Markets and Shopping
No Hawaiian vacation is complete without a chance to explore local stores and boutiques for souvenirs and special somethings. Hale Koa Hotel is located in Waikiki, which is in Honolulu and renowned for retail destinations that showcase the height of fashion. Major designers have a presence here. Whether you’re window-shopping, seeking a must-have item or looking for a unique island gift, you’ll have lots of sophisticated options well within reach. There is an Exchange conveniently located in the lower lobby of the Hale Koa for all your souvenir needs.
When you first enter Waikiki, you’ll notice high-end and luxury retail brands on Luxury Row. Collections are notably high-end here and many travelers enjoy making purchases at these luxury retailers because of the sought after quality and refined elegance.
With more than 310,000 square feet of retail space and more than 110 shops and restaurants, the Royal Hawaiian Center is one of the largest shopping malls in Hawaii and about a 10-minute walk from Hale Koa Hotel. You’ll find boutiques and specialty stores you’ll only see in Hawaii as well as world-famous brands, designer apparel and fine jewelry.
A master-planned urban district, Kaka’ako is between Ala Moana and Honolulu Harbor, and not far from Hale Koa Hotel. It includes a well-curated mix of retail shops, restaurants, artisans and local businesses. You’ll enjoy exploring the wide paths, green spaces and eclectic markets and merchants in this area.
Upscale shopping in an open-air setting makes for a special kind of retail paradise here in Waikiki. The Ala Moana Center is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii, with more than 340 stores and restaurants. Major department stores and international retailers have space here. It’s just over a mile from Hale Koa Hotel, so be sure to leave room in your bags for your return trip home. You never know what you’ll find to bring back.