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Aloha Oi International Marketplace

International Marketplace of Waikiki Closed!
While the many vendor stalls and wagons may still sit in their usual spots, the vendors and merchandise that once made the International Marketplace a favorite of many visitors and locals alike – are gone.  December 31,  2013 marked the last day  for this iconic location and while there are a […]

Royal Hawaiian Center…More Than Just A Shopping Mall

The Royal Hawaiian Center is not only Honolulu’s premiere shopping center, but also offers a lot of free cultural activities for locals and tourists alike. Located in the heart of Waikiki, it offers over 100 stores and eateries that are convenient to get to.

Fine Dining In Waikiki…In Your Hotel?

Twenty or thirty years ago, “fine dining in Hawaii” would have probably been considered an oxy-moron.  The only images of eating in Hawaii was of poi served at a luau or the ever present Spam.  However,  fine dining in Waikiki has become as commonplace today as it was lacking back then.  Its a melding of […]

Beach Closures Will Affect Waikiki For Next 2 Months

Waikiki Beach Closures Will Affect Beach Access Until March
The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources is overseeing the beach reclamation project that began January 9th.  The projected completion date is mid-to-late March, weather permitting.  This is the first time that a “reclamation” effort is being undertaken by dredging sand from offshore and putting it […]

Royal Hawaiian (Shopping) Center

Last minute Christmas shopping still needing to be done?  Well,  if you have not yet been to the Royal Hawaiian Center and its 100+ shops, maybe you should check it out.
What’s nice is that many of these shops/stores are locally owned and operated and offer items made by local artisans!  The other nice thing is, […]

International Marketplace – 7/14/2010

What do you think about the continuing controversy of this Waikiki landmark? It appears that the International Marketplace’s days are numbered, as the Queen Emma Foundation (owner’s of the property) continue to review proposals from multiple land developers.
 
Do you think Waikiki really needs another “upscale” shopping mall?  Admittedly, the International Marketplace has grown long in […]

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