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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa
2424 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Halekulani
2199 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Waikiki Parc Hotel
2233 Helumoa Rd
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Wyndham Waikiki Beach Walk
227 Lewers St
Honolulu, HI, 96815

The Outrigger Reef On The Beach
2169 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Holiday Inn Resort Beachcomber
2300 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, 96815

The Outrigger Waikiki On The Beach
2335 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Embassy Suites Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk
201 Beach Walk
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Moana Surfrider A Westin Resort
2365 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Royal Hawaiian
2259 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Castle Waikiki Shore
2161 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Stay Hotel Waikiki
2161 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI, 96815

Outrigger Regency On Beach Walk
2424 Koa Avenue,
Honolulu, HI

Ohana East
150 Kaiulani Avenue,
Honolulu, HI

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About Waikiki

Located on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, Waikiki is one of many neighborhoods located within the city limits of Honolulu. It is known for its pristine beaches, clear, blue water and stellar waves which all make it a prime location for surfing, dining and canoe racing. There are also many different places for tourists to relax, eat, play and sleep.

During the 1800s Waikiki was one of the main places where Hawaiian royals flocked to relax, play in the surf, lie on the sand and participate in games and activities together. Some of the earliest forms of surfing took place in the waters off of what is now known as Waikiki Beach, the southern shoreline of the island. Many of the areas of the original Waikiki are now swampland that is uninhabitable, thanks in part to the huge number of rivers and springs that flowed through the area to the sea. In fact, "Waikiki" actually means "spouting water."

In the mid-1800s the area became less known as a hideaway for royalty and more known as a location for tourists. Visitors from foreign countries learned of the beauty of the area and began using it for their own getaways. The traffic in the area increased so much that a road was built in 1860, and a tram was constructed in the 1880s. It was in the 1880s that real estate developers from all around the globe began to realize the potential of the area and began making their own plans. Hotels and guest houses opened up to cater to the public, and one of the more famous guests to visit during that time period was author Robert Louis Stevenson.

Development continued to grow, as did the number of visitors. In 1907 a well-developed plan was put into effect to widen city streets, construct bridges and plan for more commercial development that would help draw even more tourists to the area. Many of the duck ponds and rice paddies that were present in Waikiki were drained to make room for modern conveniences, and growth kept on occurring.

Today, in spite of its 1.5 mile radius, Waikiki is home to several five-star hotels with a modern style. Several historic hotels do remain, as well, and most are kept busy during the year since the island hosts a number of surfing competitions, hula dancing performances and concerts. The top-tier hotels are generally located along Kalakaua Avenue, along with some of the bigger-name stores that sell everything from clothing to computers, designer bags, jewelry and more. Restaurants, grocery stores, cafes and clubs find a home on Kuhio Avenue.