Waikiki Shops & Restaurants That Can Help You Keep Those Resolutions This Year

January 31, 2022

Sunny view of Waikiki Beach Walk's second level shops with the words "Waikiki Shops & Restaurants That Can Help You Keep Those Resolutions This Year" at the bottom.

We’re about a month into the new year, which is a good checkpoint for how your New Year’s resolutions are coming along. By February, much of the excitement and ambition behind setting new goals starts to wear off, so if you’re already finding it difficult to stay committed to them, you’re not alone!

Remember that making intentional choices is an important aspect of staying on track. Here are some of the most common resolutions and a few places at Waikiki Beach Walk that make it easy to stick to them, even if you’re on vacation.

Eat Healthy

Cobb salad with diced cucumbers, tomatoes, egg, cheese, & meat in a plate with a view of Waikiki Beach Walk shops in the background.Hand holding a bowl of acai topped with bananas, strawberries, & blueberries.
Photo credit: Giovanni Pastrami (left) / Cafe Glace (right)

You might not expect this from a sports bar in Waikiki, but Giovanni Pastrami has an premium menu that includes fresh, delicious salads that are piled high with crisp vegetables and toppings that will leave you more than satisfied.

For those wrestling with their sweet tooth, why not opt for an acai bowl from Cafe Glace? This refreshing bowl of antioxidant-rich goodness comes complete with strawberries, blueberries, and bananas to fulfill your fruit fix.

Pick Up a New Hobby

Man surfing a wave with his son laying at the front end of the board
If there’s anything positive that came out of being locked down or quarantined, it’s the number of people who were inspired to seek new outlets of joy. Just think of 2022 as another year to try something different!

Since Hawaii is considered a surf capital of the world with its beautiful stretches of beach and sparkling, blue swells, we’d naturally suggest learning how to surf with none other than the team at Big Wave Dave, all of whom are certified instructors with at least 20 years of surf experience. As a bonus, learning to surf also ties into another popular self-improvement resolution: exercising more!

Keep Your Mind Sharp

People in a dimly lit escape room searching for clues.
Photo credit: Breakout Waikiki

Don’t just focus on physical improvements this year. Make time to exercise the most important organ of all by doing more mind-stimulating activities geared towards boosting your memory, concentration, and critical thinking skills.

For a completely immersive brain game experience, check out Breakout Waikiki. These live-action escape rooms truly put you to the test with 5 different themes to choose from and only 60 minutes to crack the codes and solve the riddles necessary to secure your freedom. There’s even a fun quiz to help you pick the type of escape room to play first.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Gift box with a handmade rainbow keychain, 3 different body products, soap, & a reusable utensil set.
Photo credit: Keep It Simple

Whether it’s cutting down on waste by taking reusable totes, water bottles, and utensils wherever you go or making the conscious choice to shop at small businesses, setting a resolution that centers on sustainability helps benefit the greater good. Keep It Simple is one of the newer shops at Waikiki Beach Walk that happens to be equipped with all the cute kitchen, health, and home goods you need to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Other small business worth checking out can be found by reading our recent “Shop Small” guide or by visiting our weekly Waikiki Beach Walk Open Market, which takes place on the Plaza Stage’s lawn area every Monday from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.