Living in Waikiki | Close to Shopping, Dining, and the Beach

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to live in Waikiki? It’s typically a place for vacationing — but it’s close proximity to shops, restaurants, and the beach make for a great place to reside.

Close Proximity to Beaches

I know many locals who currently reside in Waikiki. Each of them love it, for different reasons. The most common reason I’ve found is the proximity to the beaches. Waikiki offers some of the most swimmable beaches on Oahu, all-year long. Not common knowledge to someone who did not grow up on the island is that the same beaches here can be a completely different condition by the season. For example, most of the North Shore during the Wintertime can have swells upwards for 15-20 feet and impossible to swim at. And during the summertime, that same beach can look like a lake and the perfect swimming spot.

The beaches of Waikiki offer all-year long perfect swimming areas.

Close Proximity to Dining & Shopping

Others simply prefer the location to shops and restaurants. Living in Waikiki, you can walk or biki bike to some of Oahu’s best dining and shopping. Plus, in Waikiki the stores and shops open a lot earlier and close a lot later than most places on Oahu.

Favorite Breakfast Spots in Waikiki

Goofy’s Cafe and Dining 

  • Known for their freshly baked taro bread.

Island Vintage Coffee

  • Known for their acai bowls, but honestly my favorite coffee on the island

Bogarts Cafe

  • Honestly, anything and everything is great here.

Villa on Eaton Square – One of Waikiki’s few residential buildings with a rooftop pool and amenity deck.

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Stephen Collins

August 18, 2020

Really neat article! I’ve always loved Waikiki. Great energy, and a 360 degree feast for your eyes. Can’t wait to return. Thanks for sharing.

Kaety Enos

August 18, 2020

> Aloha Stephen! 🌺 Waikiki sure is a different scene with no tourists. Hawaii awaits for your return. A hui hou! (“until next time”).

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