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Diamond-Head is probably the most easily recognizable landmark in Hawaii. Located on the southeast coast of the island of Oahu, Diamond Head is an extinct volcanic crater that rises above the Pacific Ocean at the end of Waikiki Beach. The name was given to the crater by British sailors in the 1800s who thought the calcite crystals in the lava rock looked like diamonds. Diamond Head has been extinct for 150,000 years and is 3,520 feet in diameter with a 760-foot summit. A hike to the summit is considered moderate in exertion and gives an unparalleled, stunning view of the entire west side of the island. Down below on Waikiki Beach, the "sun and fun capital of the world," activities include everything from swimming, surfing and snorkeling to horseback riding, golf and parasailing. The two-mile stretch of gleaming white sand of Waikiki Beach is usually always filled with people, and high rise hotels, condominiums and restaurants line the beach. Nightclubs, theater, shows and outdoor concerts can all be found here, as well. Diamond Head is near the Polynesian Cultural Center, Sea Life Park, Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.

Surrounding areas: Kahala, Hawaii (1.4 mi), Waikiki, Hawaii (2.6 mi), Honolulu, Hawaii (3.1 mi), Hawaii Kai, Hawaii (6.7 mi), Waimanalo, Hawaii (7.8 mi), Bellows Beach, Hawaii (8.9 mi), Kaneohe, Hawaii (9.9 mi)

Diamond Head Vacation Rentals

Diamond Head Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel2863 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI (808) 923-1555
Quality Hotel-queen Kapiolani Hotel150 Kapahulu AveHonolulu, HI1.1 mi.(808) 591-2235
Aston Waikiki Sunset229 Paoakalani AveHonolulu, HI1.2 mi.(808) 922-0511
Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki175 Paoakalani AveHonolulu, HI1.2 mi.(808) 922-3861
Ocean Tower Hotel At Waikiki Beach129 Paoakalani AveHonolulu, HI1.2 mi.(808) 687-7700
The Park Shore Hotel2586 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.2 mi.(808) 923-0411
Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Hotel2570 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.3 mi.(808) 922-2511
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa2552 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.3 mi.(808) 921-5444
Aston Waikiki Beach Tower2470 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.4 mi.(808) 926-6400
Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel2452 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.4 mi.(808) 922-7866
Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel2500 Kuhio AveHonolulu, HI1.4 mi.(808) 922-0811
Pacific Beach Hotel2490 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.4 mi.(800) 367-6060
Waikiki Resort Hotel2460 Koa AveHonolulu, HI1.4 mi.(808) 922-4911
Hyatt Regency Waikiki2424 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.5 mi.(808) 923-1234
Pacific Monarch Hotel2427 Kuhio AveHonolulu, HI1.5 mi.(808) 923-9805
Pacific Monarch142 Uluniu AveHonolulu, HI1.5 mi.(808) 923-9805
Aloha Surf Hotel444 Kanekapolei StHonolulu, HI1.6 mi.(808) 923-0222
Ohana Waikiki W2330 Kuhio AveHonolulu, HI1.6 mi.(800) 462-6262
Outrigger East150 Kaiulani AveHonolulu, HI1.6 mi.(800) 688-7444
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel120 Kaiulani AveHonolulu, HI1.6 mi.(808) 922-5811
Aston Coral Reef Hotel2299 Kuhio AveHonolulu, HI1.7 mi.(808) 922-1262
Ilima Hotel445 Nohonani StHonolulu, HI1.7 mi.(800) 801-9366
Miramar At Waikiki2345 Kuhio AveHonolulu, HI1.7 mi.(808) 367-2303
Outrigger Waikiki2335 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.7 mi.(800) 688-7444
Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel2300 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.7 mi.(808) 922-4646
Island Colony445 Seaside AveHonolulu, HI1.8 mi.(808) 923-2345
Marc Island Colony Hotel445 Seaside AveHonolulu, HI1.8 mi.(808) 923-2345
Marine Surf Waikiki Hotel364 Seaside AveHonolulu, HI1.8 mi.(808) 923-0277
Royal Hawaiian Hotel2259 Kalakaua AveHonolulu, HI1.8 mi.(808) 923-7311
Halekulani2199 Kalia RdHonolulu, HI1.9 mi.(808) 923-2311
Ohana Waikiki Malia2211 Kuhio AveHonolulu, HI1.9 mi.(800) 462-6262
Ohana Waikiki Surf E422 Royal Hawaiian AveHonolulu, HI1.9 mi.(800) 462-6262
Ohana Waikiki Surf2200 Kuhio AveHonolulu, HI1.9 mi.(800) 462-6262
Ohana Waikiki Village240 Lewers StHonolulu, HI1.9 mi.(800) 462-6262
Outrigger Islander Waikiki270 Lewers StHonolulu, HI1.9 mi.(800) 688-7444
Waikiki Joy Hotel320 Lewers StHonolulu, HI1.9 mi.(808) 923-2300
Imperial Hawaii Resort205 Lewers StHonolulu, HI2.0 mi.(808) 347-2582
Kahala Manadarin Oriental5000 Kahala AveHonolulu, HI2.0 mi.(808) 739-8888
Ohana Reef Lanais225 Saratoga RdHonolulu, HI2.0 mi.(800) 462-6262
Ohana Reef Towers227 Lewers StHonolulu, HI2.0 mi.(800) 462-6262

Diamond Head Weather & Climate

Oahu has a tropical climate but with many variations within short distances on the island. This is because there are greater variations between elevations and coast exposures (leeward or windward) than in temperatures or seasons. The southern side of the island, near Honolulu and Waikiki Beach receives much less rainfall than the north and west (or leeward) sides. There are two mountain ranges that influence the climate of Oahu - both serve to block trade wind moisture from reaching the south and southwestern sides of the island, thus resulting in the drier climate. In the Waikiki area, yearly rainfall is 25 inches (with most of that occurring in November through March,) as compared to Manoa Valley, which is just a few miles away upland, and receives 158 inches. Overall, Oahu enjoys warm, balmy weather year round, with moderate humidity and no extremes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 80°F 64°F 3.40 in. 76°F
February 81°F 64°F 2.41 in. 76°F
March 82°F 66°F 2.28 in. 76°F
April 83°F 67°F 1.38 in. 76°F
May 84°F 68°F 1.20 in. 78°F
June 86°F 71°F 0.72 in. 79°F
July 87°F 72°F 0.89 in. 80°F
August 88°F 72°F 0.59 in. 80°F
September 88°F 72°F 0.97 in. 81°F
October 86°F 71°F 2.05 in. 81°F
November 84°F 69°F 2.87 in. 79°F
December 82°F 66°F 3.47 in. 77°F

Diamond Head Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Kalaeloa airport (JRF) located about 17 miles west of Diamond Head in Kapolei, Hawaii and the Lanai airport (LNY) located approximately 64 miles southeast of Diamond Head in Lanai City, Hawaii.

Diamond Head Attractions

Water Parks
Hawaiian WaterworksEwa BeachHI13.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Ala Wai Golf CourseOahuHI1.5 mi.
Pali Golf CourseOahuHI7.9 mi.
Pearl Country ClubOahuHI12.1 mi.
West Loch Golf CourseOahuHI15.8 mi.
Waikele Golf ClubOahuHI16.2 mi.
Ewa Villages Golf CourseOahuHI16.3 mi.
Mililani Golf CourseOahuHI19.3 mi.
State Parks
Honolulu Stadium State ParkHI1.8 mi. 
Sand Island State ParkHI5.2 mi. 
Keaiwa Heiau State ParkHI10.9 mi. 
He‘eia State ParkHI12.0 mi. 
Kahana Valley State ParkHI18.9 mi. 
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & ParkHonoluluHI4.3 mi.(History)
Hawaii Museum of FlyingHonoluluHI4.3 mi.(Technology)
Contemporary MuseumHonoluluHI4.3 mi.(Art)
Honolulu Academy of ArtHonoluluHI4.3 mi.(Art)
Bishop MuseumHonoluluHI4.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Waikiki AquariumWaikikiHI2.6 mi.
Honolulu ZooHonoluluHI4.3 mi.

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