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Explore Hawaii Like a Five-O

Neither Hawaii nor Hilton is shy of the silver screen. For decades, Hilton Grand Vacations Club and the beaches of Waikiki have attracted stars and served as backdrops for Hollywood’s films and TV’s dramas to unfold.

In fact, Hilton Hawaiian Village is a bit of a star itself, making its seventh season of appearances on the popular CBS crime drama Hawaii Five-O. Since the 2011 reboot of the hit 1968–80 show, Hilton Hawaiian Village has partnered with CBS. The television series has featured areas of the property including the Rainbow Tower, Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, Spirit of Aloha catamaran, the Paradise Pool, Hau Tree Bar and the resort’s recognizable Friday night fireworks over Waikiki Beach.

Hilton Hawaiian Village is not only a star in moving pictures but was also the most instagrammed spot in the state of Hawaii in 2016, according to Instagram and USA Today. See for yourself!

Plan Your Own Hawaii Five-O Adventure

Members can begin planning vacations as early as 275 days in advance of check-out to one of several Hilton Grand Vacations properties in this little spot of paradise. As you look over dates and determine when you want to say “Aloha” to Oahu, here are a few Hawaii Five-O-themed itinerary activities to consider while vacationing.

  • Walk in the same sand as some of the show’s stars, like Capt. Steve McGarrett and Detective Daniel “Danno” Williams, or hop into the lagoon at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
  • Visit Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Tropics Bar & Grill and sip on a “Hawaii Five-O” or “Book ’Em Danno” cocktail, created by bartender Rocky Nago in honor of the series.
  • Set out on the sea on one of the Spirit of Aloha’s catamaran cruises, which were also featured on the show. Try the Adventure Sail, which takes passengers on an exploration toward Diamond Head and presents striking views of the Waikiki coast and marine wildlife along the way.
  • Treat yourself to shave ice from Waiola Shave Ice, an establishment, like Hilton Hawaiian Village, which frequently makes appearances in Hawaii Five-O episodes.

Did You Know...

Hilton Hawaiian Village’s properties aren’t the only Honolulu resorts Five-Os frequent? In season four, the show also filmed from the rooftop of Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club. Members can head to this very same spot to sip on cocktails and relax like movie stars on top of the resort’s rooftop pool and bar, Nā Lani.