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Royal Hawaiian Center

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Address: 2201 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: +1 808-922-2299
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as...

The 310,000-sq.-ft. Royal Hawaiian Center sits on land once known as Helumoa, the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop in the 1870s and 1880s. It’s highlighted by the 33,000-square-foot Royal Grove, one of the largest open green spaces in Waikiki. Throughout the day, the event-friendly area showcases entertainment and cultural activities, including arts of Hawaiian quilting, lomilomi massage, ukulele playing, hula dancing, lei making and kapa cloth making. No worries if you’ve been at the beach and are covered with sand. That’s the case with most visitors!

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Shopping near the Resorts

This shopping center is conveniently located next to most of the resort. They had quite a few different types of stores high end mostly. It's within walking distance of the Royal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's really sad to see that all of the local shops have been turned into these high end shops only to cater to a certain few. Cartier, Gucci, Harry Winston, etc, etc. Really? Thousands of visitors come to Hawaii for Hawaii, the beautiful culture, it's people, and it's art. It's funny that all of these shops are empty yet go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This shopping center is conveniently located next to most of the resort. They had quite a few different types of stores high end mostly. It's within walking distance of the Royal Hawaiian and the Sheraton Waikiki, Trump Towers and several other resort. I would check your prices while shopping in Hawaii I found leave the dock that Louis Vuitton stores... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many things going on here. Nicer restuarants, good food court choices, wide array of shops, entertainment, wedding pictures venue, etc. We enjoyed the NOI Thai restaurant for lunch. Also find that Island Village Shaved Ice is a must every trip. Visited Kulu Kulu bakery and Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake almost every day of our stay. Check out the Malie Kai Chocolate... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes another high end mall in Hawaii - but one that is adjoining prestige properties which allows for an additional side visit if you have the time All major brands appear to be represented - and if not inside then likely across the road

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great shopping place on Waikiki. They have validated parking. We found everything we need here. They have souvenir stores. Restaurants and an Apple Store. This place is full of tourists. And is very busy. It could take a whole day just to browse or shop. It is also by the beach.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This centre occupies a vast area along the main street and it is not immediately obvious just what is contained withing; a variety of individual shops and a small food court. It is all spread out over several levels with a myriad of escalators and walkways. Shops are expensive but good for window-shopping.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Sheraton Waikiki and didnt want to spend a lot of money on dinner. We walked to the food court at the Royal Hawaiian Center and to our surprise dozens of other people had the same idea. The Food Court was packed with people. Every food joint had long lines. Years ago we would go to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place, expensive shopping, window looking, browsing opportunities. A great place to go for all types of travellers.

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Thank Janelle P
Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It's a short walk from our hotel to this open air shopping center! Just had fun walking window shopping, it was a different feel from what I'm used to in Orange County, California. Even the food court were different! Love it!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The grounds are beautiful and they have great entertainment with hula dances and Hawaiian music. Restaurants there have great food. High end shopping abound the area and it's a nice place to window shop when budget is limited. It's a wonderful place to hangout for entertainment. However, if you want to purchase inexpensive souvenirs, one can just walk a few... More 

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