Some people have the luxury of owning property in Waikiki while others have a favorite vacation rental which they visit year after year. As one of the fastest growing areas in all of Hawaii, it is easy to see why so many tourists who visit this amazing beachside resort find it hard to stay away. With one of the cleanest beaches and crystal blue Pacific Ocean waters, there is always something to do and see on Waikiki beach.
Watersports on Waikiki Beach
As one of the world’s leading tourist destinations, Waikiki beach tends to be a bit crowded year round. However, don’t let that deter you as there is always room for a few more sunbathers as there is plenty of sunshine to go around. Actually, if you are feeling a bit adventurous there are a number of watersports which you can participate in. Surf the waves on Waikiki or try your hand at stand up paddle boarding. If you don’t want to brave the waves alone you could go on an outrigger canoe ride or perhaps try the Beach Boy Valet Tour. From body boarding to surf boarding, Waikiki is always listed among the top travel destinations for watersports.
Moments Away from World Class Restaurants and Nightlife
After a day of fun in the sun there is plenty to do just moments away from the sandy beaches. Although parking isn’t available on Waikiki beach, that usually doesn’t present a problem if you are staying at one of the amazing hotels or vacation rentals along the shore. Waikiki is home to some of the best restaurants not only in Hawaii but anywhere in the world. Then there are the clubs which are also within walking distance of the beach. Waikiki comes alive after dark with a number of trendy dance clubs and live shows and dinner theaters. Don’t forget to check Waikiki’s calendar of events to see when the next outdoor concert will be held at the Waikiki Shell, an amazing outdoor theater where up to 2,400 people can be seated with room for at least 6,000 more on the grounds.
Shopping in Waikiki
Scattered along the beach you will find a number of touristy shops but the one attraction which draws visitors from all over the world is the International Market Place with more than 130 shops and cart vendors. The market is actually in an open-air setting, complete with a cascading waterfall. The Market is located adjacent to the Waikiki Town Center and when your legs give out from shopping and hunger settles in, take a break at the international food court where you’ll find tasty treats from all over the world, and of course some traditional Hawaiian cuisine as well.
If you are planning a visit to Waikiki, make sure to book accommodations on a vacation rental well in advance since this is one of the most visited travel destinations in the world. Remember, there are beaches and then there is Waikiki!