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Areas of Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

Waikiki AREA I – Gateway to Waikiki

Far west of Waikiki spanning from Ward Village and Kakaako to Ala Moana Center, Ala Moana Beach Park and Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.

  • Most accessible hotels and resorts to and from the Honolulu’s Airport
  • The closest area to key shopping hotspots including Ala Moana Center, Ward Village Shops, and big-box brand stores like Walmart and Target
  • Best access to Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island lagoon, a locals recreation area that’s also great for jogging
  • A nice marina atmosphere with harbor views (rather than beach frontage)
  • It’s a comfortable walking distance to Hawaii Convention Center
  • Relatively close to Kakaako, a cool neighborhood full of street art, cafes and restaurants, bars and breweries, and boutique shops
  • Home to Hilton Hawaiian Village, a destination in itself where guests and non-guests can explore over 70 retail shops and 20 food outlets on-property
  • Close to Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, while situated at Hilton Hawaiian Village it’s actually a public lagoon for everyone to enjoy
  • Fishermen will appreciate its proximity to Keawalo Basin where fishing charters depart from
  • Ala Moana Farmers Market (Sun 9am-Noon), Honolulu Farmers Market (Wed 4-7pm) and Kakaako Farmers Market (Sat 8am-Noon)
  • Food Pantry on Hobron Lane is a grocery store in Waikiki within walking distance
  • For a list of Hotels located in each Waikiki AREA please download the Free Waikiki Map

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