Hawii A shopping Paradise Too!
Hawaii is a beautiful place. Tourist enjoy and relax in Hawaii. When you are in holiday mood then you also enjoy shopping a lot. Hawaii offers amazing places to satisfy your shopping mood. Most visitors to Hawaii have heard of Ala Moana Center and Waikele Premium Outlets, the two premier shopping destinations on the island of Oahu.
But they may not have heard of the many shopping opportunities in Waikiki, where at least 12 hot spots are within walking distance of major hotels and resorts.
HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE
Waikiki’s largest beachfront property, Hilton Hawaiian Village is a shopping paradise with 70 stores and 20 restaurants spread across seven venues on the resort grounds. Dominating the shop fronts are island-inspired fashion boutiques like Tori Richard and Rix Island Wear, and jewellery designers including Na Hoku and Gem Collection. What to buy: For fans of the Hawaii Five-O TV series, the official merchandise store Hawaii Five-O Apparel is in the Diamond Head Tower.
COLLECTIONS OF WAIKIKI
Collections of Waikiki is a set of 60 boutiques, spas and restaurants within Starwood Waikiki’s four iconic resorts: Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. The selection of local businesses make it ideal for buying holiday keepsakes including Hawaiian beauty products at Malie Organics, Hawaii artisan goods at Accents, beautiful Koa wood accessories at Martin & MacArthur and hand-stitched Hawaiian comforters at Moana Quilts. Hot tip: Pick up a Collections of Waikiki coupon book at any of the four resorts or download it from the website for free gifts (with purchase) and discounts up to 50 per cent. At Beachhouse at the Moana, for instance, there’s a free dessert with your mains.
ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER
Taking up three blocks of prime real estate on Waikiki’s main thoroughfare Kalakaua Ave, the Royal Hawaiian Center is a four-level mega-structure housing 150 stores. Shop for a Hawaiian ukulele at Bob’s Ukulele, cheap and cheerful fashion at Forever 21 and sunglasses from not one, but two, Sunglass Huts. There’s a Waikiki Trolley Kiosk to buy trolley tickets, a Paina Lanai Food Court to grab an affordable bite to eat and Tricked Out Accessories for emergency iPhone repairs. The Apple store is a must-see building with its facade made from cut Hawaiian lava rock. Don’t miss: Aunty Bella’s Lei Stand is one of the few places left in Waikiki to buy fresh flower leis.