What is your image for Waikiki? Surfers riding in clear turquoise water below Diamond Head? Luxurious hotels lined alongside the coastline?
Waikiki is most well known for beautiful beaches. No wonder that Waikiki was once a playground for the Hawaiian royalty, and the first hotel was built on its shores in 1901. Since then, it never stops drawing in so many visitors seeking the most luxurious experience in a historical place.
Waikiki has the majority of Oahu’s hotels; condos and resorts, where people enjoy highly recognized service and activities including water sports’ lessons. Do you know that a legendary waterman, Duke Kahanamaoku who rode a massive wave for 1/8 mile at Waikiki? He grew up surfing, canoeing, and swimming at this beach. As the water is nice and calm, everybody can enjoy any kinds of water sports, just like Duke did.
There is more to Waikiki than just the beach. Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, and Waikiki Historical Trail are fantastic places for the whole family. Also, Waikiki is proud of its brilliant shopping center. Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues Waikiki’s main street, have high-end boutiques, unique cafes, restaurants and grocers. Visors and residents relish a multi-national experience throughout the amazing offers.
Amongst of many shopping opportunities, Waikiki Beach Walk, located in the heart of city, is especially favored by both visitors and locals as it offers unique and fun experience. More than 40 popular shops from locally owned boutiques to global brands, and quality restaurants serving classic American to international cuisines, and Hawaiian cultural experience, such as ukulele and hula dance lessons, are attracting uncountable number of visitors. Exquisite Japanese restaurants are also housed in the Waikiki Beach Walk.
Waikiki is almost saturated with condos and hotels. New condos are hard to come by due to the fact that Building Standard Act requires developers to scale down a size of new housing, that deters from the appearance of new condos. That said, there are many great old condos out there. Regardless of the age, a property value with a good location hardly comes down. The demand of condos is high because of its rapid population growth and strong tourism to the point that 7 million people visit Waikiki every year. The state with a high demand but a low supply of condo generates significant amounts of investment from across the world. The latest news is that in 2017, it is announced that a forthcoming complex a high rising building to house rental rooms and commercial space will be constructed.
Waikiki has been continuously evolving in a modern and elegant way. Why not take a first step into the most vibrant city in Hawaii?
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