Waikiki is located on the south shore of Honolulu, the world-famous neighborhood of Waikiki is Oahu’s primary hotel and resort area, and a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the glober. Along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue are world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, activities and resorts.
Waikiki is most famous for its beaches and every room is just two or three blocks away from the sea. With Diamond Head as the backdrop, the calm waters of Waikiki are perfect for a surfing lesson – legendary Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku grew up surfing the waves of Waikiki; the Olympic gold medalist in swimming actually taught visitors how to surf at the turn of the century and was later known as “The father of modern surfing.” Today, the Waikiki Beach Boys perpetuate Duke’s legacy by teaching visitors how to surf and canoe and the Duke Kahanamoku Statue is an iconic symbol in Waikiki.
There’s more to Waikiki than just the beach, including attractions like the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium – fun for the whole family. You can learn about the history of Waikiki by reading the surfboard markers along the Waikiki Historical Trail. Among the various things to do, fantastic shopping and dining can be found throughout Kalakaua & Kuhio Avenues and at gathering places like the Royal Hawaiian Center and the Waikiki Beach Walk – the fun doesn’t stop after the Waikiki sunset, with amazing night-life, entertianment and live music.