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Markets / 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.

The Exchange

The Hale Koa Hotel Post Exchange (PX) is conveniently located near the reception desk in the Ilima Tower lobby. You’ll find all the essentials and value prices you’d expect at any PX. Its hours of operations are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and closed on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Please note that registered hotel guests who are sponsored will get a special pass at check-in to be able to make purchases at the PX. Only military ID cardholders can purchase alcohol and tobacco there.

Royal Hawaiian Center

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.

Ala Moana Center

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.

Kaka’ako Experience

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.

Aloha Artisans and Crafters

As of MARCH 18, 2020, the Aloha Artisans and Crafters will not be open.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Hale Koa Hotel Maile Tower lobby, explore more than a dozen stations showcasing local artistic talent. All the items are handmade in Hawaii, and the artists are on hand to demonstrate their techniques and share their crafts to purchase. It’s a one-of-a-kind marketplace for keepsakes and gifts that are pure Hawaii.

Note: All information and prices subject to change.