Summer continues to bring clear skies, endless sunshine, and breezy trade winds to the islands, giving us weather that’s as perfect as ever. While that’s not exactly new in Hawaii, what IS new can be found right at the Waikiki Beach Walk shopping center. From jewelry to art to delicious treats, be sure to add these stops to the itinerary when planning your upcoming visit to Waikiki.
Kolohe Launches a New Jewelry Collection
Photo credit: Oasis by Kolohe
Oasis by Kolohe
, a semi-fine jewelry boutique on the first floor of Waikiki Beach Walk, has been leading a new way of luxury through handcrafted, custom-made jewelry. The locally owned brand recently launched its first summer capsule collection, Kolohe Girl Summer, which features a variety of stunning gold earrings, bracelets, anklets, and body chains that can be worn at the beach and in the water. That means you can go from a quick sunset surf session straight to dinner without worrying about tarnish.
See the full collection here
and visit Oasis by Kolohe to shop!
Visit Holokai Catamaran’s New Check-in Location
Photo credit: Holokai Catamaran
Are you ready to set sail across Hawaii’s beautiful blue ocean with Holokai Catamaran? On the day of your snorkeling adventure, afternoon cruise, or sunset sail reservation, don’t forget to check in at the new greeting area on Waikiki Beach Walk’s upper level next to The Royal Room
and Hele Mai Salon
Fully equipped with spacious seating, a netted splash area for lounging, a Bluetooth sound system, and an onboard bar stocked with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, Holokai Catamaran offers both action and relaxation off the shores of Waikiki. Kamaʻāina and military rates are also available.
Book a cruise or tour today at https://www.sailholokai.com
Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery Starts Hosting New Art Seminars
Photo credit: Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery
As the world’s largest art dealer, Park West
Hawaii houses an impressive collection of classic and contemporary masterpieces by some of the most famous artists of all time. The vibrant museum and gallery is free to the public and open seven days a week, meaning everyone can enjoy a fine art experience with works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Peter Max, and more.
Park West’s latest offering comes in the form of free art seminars from Sunday through Thursday at 1:00 p.m. each day. Guests attending a seminar will receive a complimentary cocktail (if you’re 21 and over), a free unframed artwork, and a $500 gallery credit.
For more information, call (808) 859-4871 or visit https://www.parkwestgallery.com/hawaii
Honolulu Cookie Company Releases New Seasonal Flavor
Photo credit: Honolulu Cookie Company
If you’re searching for a gift or something sweet for yourself, look no further than Honolulu Cookie Company
. This time, the iconic pineapple-shaped treat is getting a special green tea treatment. Take a bite out of a classic Butter Macadamia shortbread cookie dipped in creamy, matcha-infused white chocolate for a flavor that’s a little sweet, yet a little earthy.
Don’t miss out! Matcha Dipped Macadamia
is only here for a limited time while supplies last, so stop by Honolulu Cookie Company’s boutique on Lewers Street to grab a box.
Free Weekly Activities Worth Checking Out in Waikiki
Beach Walk Market
Our weekly farmers market event
is a wonderful place full of Hawaii-made snacks, gifts, souvenirs, and other unique finds. Stop by the Plaza Stage area every Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to pick up something cool. For a list of our usual vendors, click here
Local Hawaiian Music
Every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Waikiki Beach Walk puts on the Ku Ha'aheo musical showcase, a free event featuring both classic and contemporary Hawaiian music and dance. If you can’t come down in person, tune into the live stream on our official Facebook
The Royal Room + Free Feather Flower Classes
Created in partnership with the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame
, The Royal Room is a free cultural experience highlighting the history of music in Hawaii and the art of feather lei making, which was historically reserved for Hawaii’s ancient royal class.
The interactive gallery/classroom also offers Hawaiian culture workshops, such as free feather flower classes taught by the renowned Nā Lima Mili Hulu Noʻeau
(meaning “skilled hands that touch the feathers”). Classes take place every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. There are only 4 spots available per class, so please reserve in advance by calling (808) 499-7408.
For more on what The Royal Room offers, click here
Ka Lei Hula Classes
Head to the Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page
to sign up for a fun, free hula class every Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Groove along to a playlist of our favorite Hawaiian songs while learning some of the rhythms and movements of Hawaii’s treasured storytelling dance. Masks are mandatory for this class and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Spots are limited to 10 people per class.