Waikiki Beach is one of the best and most popular beaches on Oahu Island, Hawaii, United States, and attracts visitors from around the world.
Waikiki is a neighborhood of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of Oʻahu in the state of Hawaii, in the United States. Among the six beaches in the district, Waikiki Beach is best known for its Waikiki Beach, which is one of six beaches in the district, alongside Queen’s Beach, Kuhio Beach, Gray’s Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach, and Kahanamoku Beach.
The area was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s who enjoyed surfing there on early versions of longboards. In the 1880s, a few small hotels had opened up. The phrase “Sans Souci” (French for “without worries”) is credited with having been created by Greek-American George Lycurgus, who leased the guest house of Allen Herbert and renamed it “Sans Souci” (French for “without worries”). That same year, Robert Louis Stevenson spent time at the resort; since then, it has become a popular location for tourists from the mainland.
The total number of beaches in Waikiki is eight. They are located at Fort. These beaches include: DeRussy Beach, Duke Kahanamoku, Halekulani, Royal Hawaiian, Kūhiō Beach, Kapiʻolani Beach, Queens Beach, and Kaimana.
It is a well-known fact that the thoroughfare along the Kalakaua Channel in Waikiki is named after the King Kalakaua, and, as a result, is packed with luxury hotels (the Sheraton, the Royal Hawaiian, and the Moana Surfrider Hotel), expensive brand stores (such as the Apple Store, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry, Dior, Tiffany & Co., Fendi, Cartier, Gucci, and Coach), and clothing stores like the aforementioned surf clothing brand (as opposed to, say, skateboard and surfing clothing brands) (Quiksilver, Billabong, Volcom).