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  • Sunset Lanai: The Hau tree shaded Robert Louis Stevenson as he wrote poems to Princess Kaiulani. Today it frames the ocean view from the Sunset Lanai, next to the Hau Tree Lanai restaurant in the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. Sunset Lanai is the favorite watering hole of Diamond Head-area beachgoers who love Sans Souci Beach, the ocean view, the mai tais and sashimi platters, and the live music during weekend sunset hours.
  • House Without a Key: Oahu's quintessential sunset oasis in the Halekulani hotel claims several unbeatable elements: It's outdoors on the ocean, with a view of Diamond Head; it offers great hula and steel guitar music; and it serves one of the best mai tais on the island. You know it's special when even jaded Honoluluans declare it their favorite spot for send-offs, reunions, and gorgeous sunsets.
  • Mai Tai Bar: Perched a few feet from the sand, this open-air bar at the Royal Hawaiian hotel boasts sweeping views of the South Shore and Waianae Mountains and one of the most pleasing views of Waikiki Beach. Surfers and paddlers ride the waves while the light turns golden and crowns Diamond Head with a halo. Sip a mighty mai tai while entertainers Carmen and Keith Haugen serenade you on stage.
  • Duke's Barefoot Bar: It's crowded at sunset, but who can resist listening to the top Hawaiian musicians in this upbeat atmosphere a few feet from the sands of Waikiki? Come in from the beach or from the street (the club is part of the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel) — it's always a party at Duke's. Entertainment here is tops, and it reaches a crescendo at sunset.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.