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The Waikiki Beat

Learn about the happenings in Waikiki from the people who know it best. Read The Waikiki Beat for our insight into great restaurants, cultural festivals, events, and more.

  • Mango Jam Jamboree
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    Mango Jam Jamboree

    How exciting is it to live in a world where candy just grows on trees? If you’re visiting Hawaii and this isn’t normally the case for you, then you’ve come to the right place. Here in Honolulu, mangos are synonymous with island life. What better way to honor such an important island staple than with a giant two-day festival dedicating to showing off the local culture and the magic fruit at its heart!

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  • Celebrate a Day of Remembrance with Lantern Float Hawaii
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    Celebrate a Day of Remembrance with Lantern Float Hawaii

    Memorial Day is meant to be a day dedicated to remembering and preserving the memories of departed loved ones. Everyone pays homage in different ways but Hawaiians have a very special ceremony. Every year, almost 50,000 people gather on the Ala Moana beach to participate in or spectate the lighting and shipping away of 7,000 lanterns carrying personal messages to deceased loved ones.

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  • Stock Up at Ala Moana Center
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    Stock Up at Ala Moana Center

    When you get to the point that your feet can’t move and your arms can’t paddle, it may be time to take a little time for yourself with some well-earned rest and relaxation. The best way to relax while experiencing a different side of Honolulu is to visit the Ala Moana Center - conveniently located less than two miles away from Royal Grove Waikiki.

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  • Be One With the Beach
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    Be One With the Beach

    Waikiki may be a diverse place with tons of fun activities going on at any given time, but there’s no need to kid ourselves: the world famous beaches are the cream of the crop. Every year, millions of people flock to the most magnificent 1.5-square-mile set of beaches in the world. At Royal Grove, you’re less than a mile’s walk away from experiencing this sandy paradise for yourself.

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  • Swing the Day Away
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    Swing the Day Away

    A quick aerial view of Waikiki shows magnificent skylines juxtaposed with almost four miles of a giant green patch. Yes, we’re still in Honolulu, not Central Park, New York. That lush green patch happens to be the famous Ala Wai Golf Course. You will definitely want to clear your schedule in order to fully experience this gorgeous 18-hole course that includes over 3.5 miles of playable green.

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  • Get Wild at the Honolulu Zoo
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    Get Wild at the Honolulu Zoo

    Surreal beaches and enchanting sunsets attract visitors from all over the world to Honolulu, but us humans are not alone in our love for this paradise! Honolulu Zoo is conveniently located half of a mile away from Royal Grove Waikiki.

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  • Eat Like A Local
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    Eat Like A Local

    Honolulu is home to a unique and exciting culinary scene. The metropolitan center of Hawaii, Oahu has a variety of excellent restaurants that visitors can choose from. Eat like a local in small neighborhoods like Kapahulu or Haleiwa or dine in high style at some of Hawaii's finest restaurants.

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