The Ali’I, or nobility, came here to luxuriate in a pool called Loko O’o or “lake that was pierced”. Legend tells us that a worker broke the bedrock with a digging tool (0’o), allowing an underground spring to burst forth. Halepuna Waikiki opened her doors on October 26, 2019.
From Hale to Hale, a higher standard. First there was Halekulani, a storied name in the history of Waikiki that is still unrivaled. Today Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani complements her sister property in every way – service before you even ask, outstanding food and beverage, and comfortable accommodation, offering an experience that is distinct yet rooted in the same dedication to a higher standard.
Hawai’i Heritage Center:
Hawai’i Heritage Center offers twice weekly tours of Honolulu’s Chinatown, where you can soak up the history, food and culture of one of Honolulu’s most historic districts dating back to 1886.
Over the years ethnic contributions have enriched Hawaii and there is no better example of that “melting pot” than Honolulu’s Chinatown. Representing not only Chinese culture and business, but Japanese, Thai, Filipino, Korean, Laotian and Vietnamese ones as well.
North Shore – Oahu:
The laid-back North Shore is a stretch of coast known for big waves and professional surfing contests at Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. In summer (May-Oct), you will find calm water for snorkeling among colorful coral and fish. Art galleries, surf shops and Hawaiian plate -lunch spots fill Haleiwa town. All this a mere hour drive from Waikiki. Two different Hawaiian experiences – if your time is limited spend three nights Waikiki and three nights up on the North Shore – the best lodging in my book is to be found at Turtle Bay Resort.
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