Waikiki Beach in Honolulu

August 30, 2011 by

Local Recommendations

Headed to Oahu? On the south shore of Honolulu lies the world famous Waikiki beach. Once a playground to the Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki is now Oahu’s main hotel and resort destination and an exciting gathering place for Oahu’s many multinational visitors. If this isn’t your first stop when visiting Oahu, it should be one of the top three. It’s good to see where it all came from, and get a sense of what keeps Waikiki popular today.

The Beautiful Waikiki Beach

Wakiki is a beach, and a gorgeous one, and surf lessons are readily available. The breaks are long and mellow and good to learn on. Duke Kahanamoku himself grew up surfing the waves there and later was dubbed with the epithet of “the father of modern surfing.” Not a bad accolade. Consider getting a lesson from a local tour operator or hotel. On the beach you’ll also find world-renown shopping, dining, nightlife, music, and exciting Oahu outdoor activity tours launching from the beach.

If beaching isn’t doing it for you, or you’re just ready for a change of pace, Waikiki has other attractions to keep you captivated. The Waikiki Aquarium, a tour of Pearl Harbor or visiting ‘Iolani Palace could stimulate the history buff, while a stroll along the boulevard could be good for people watching and a light lunch.

- Hudson

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