Waikiki, Hawai’i City Specific Information

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Waikiki is a city neighborhood located on the south shore of Honolulu, Hawai’i. Within this one area, you will have access to beautiful beaches and tropical environments while in the heart of a fairly large city. Waikiki has an active urban feel with the added bonus of gorgeous beaches within minutes from your housing!

There are plenty of activities to participate in that revolve around the beach and the ocean! You can take a surfing lesson on the same beach that Olympic gold medalist Duke Kahanamoku learned to surf.

In addition to the beach, you will want to explore the rest of Waikiki! You can easily stumble upon art and crafts fairs featuring local artists. To experience the local culture in Waikiki, we recommend that you check out the weekly Kaka’ako Farmers’ Market and the monthly Honolulu Night Market on Auahi Street! You will able to get some excellent fresh Hawaiian produce, and you might be able to find some unique gifts to bring back home.

The best way to get around Waikiki is via the public “Da Bus” system. This is the way that HPU students will get from your student housing to the HPU downtown campus for semester and summer students. Please make sure to budget money for transportation to and from class, as well as around the city!