Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

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Waikiki Beach, Hawaii Overview

Waikiki is a bewitching seafront that unfurls itself near Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii (U.S state). Waikiki houses grand Waikiki beach that is famous for its white sand, corals, pristine water and nearby eateries offering heavenly beach food. At Waikiki one can also visit places like Ala Wai Harbor, Kahanamoku Lagoon, Kapiʻolani Park, Kūhiō Beach Park, and Fort de Russy Military Reservation.

There is a legendary past that has weaved this beachfront. The place was regularly visited by the Hawaiian royalty for recreational activities in 1800s. The royal guys used to unwind themselves on the superficies of water by indulging in ardent surfing activities. There were also some hotels nearby at that time but looking at the fondness of royalty in the place, soon the place was provided with its first resort in 1893 with the name "Sans Souci" by a businessman. Gradually and eventually, the place transmuted itself into an enthralling and enticing travel destination that many mainland people starting hoping on to relax and frolic.

Today there are numerous resorts in Waikiki such as Sheraton, Halekulani hotel, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Hyatt Regency, etc. The beach authorities and private entities also organize various competitions and activities such as outrigger canoe racing competitions, surf competitions, hula dance performances, etc., to keep the enthusiasm alive.

For travelling from the beachfront to various hotels, designer brand outlet, and clothing stores there is a thoroughfare called Kalakaua Avenue. Kuhio Avenue is another thoroughfare that will take one to enigmas of vivacious Waikiki nightlife, clubs, restaurants, cafeterias. Even if one wants to buy food and household products from grocers, one should take this thoroughfare. The Honolulu Police Department also has its substation located in Waikiki. There is also a Post Office in Waikiki that is run by the United States Postal Service.
 

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