The Royal Hawaiian Center is a shopping center which offers more than a hundred shops to its visitors, around thirty restaurants and many other cultural activities, which are conducted to celebrate the Hawaiian culture. The Royal Hawaiian Center provides a relaxing ambience to its visitors and there are a number of entertainment activities too, which play a very important role in enhancing the experience of the visitors. The Royal Hawaiian Center spreads in an area of 310,000 square feet, in the Kalakaua Avenue. This place is also certified as a shopper?s paradise, which makes it one of those places which you should definitely visit when you are coming to Honolulu.
Shopping, Food, Entertainment, All Together in One Place
Amazing Stores to Shop
The Royal Hawaiian Center is considered to be one of the best places in Waikiki to shop. There are not only shops which are selling clothes or footwear, the shops in the Royal Hawaiian Center sell beauty products, entertainment stuff, jewellery, sports items, watches, health related products, special Hawaiian souvenirs, and many other things which will definitely suit your taste and style. Some of the popular shops over there are ABC Store, Allure Swimwear, Cartier, Disney Vacation Club, Fendi, Forever 21, Harley-Davidson, Harry Winston Salon, Hermes, Hilton Grand Vacations, Honolulu Cookie Company, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade New York, Omega Boutique, and many more.
Best Restaurants in Waikiki
The Royal Hawaiian Center has more than thirty restaurants, each serving different kinds of cuisine. All the restaurants are not pricey, so there are options available according to different budgets. The dining option has been divided into three categories in The Royal Hawaiian Center, which is the Pa?ina Lanai Food Court, Restaurants, and Specialty Food & Eateries. Some restaurant under the Pa?ina Lanai Food Court are Champion?s Steak & Seafood, Curry Caf?, Ezogiku, Kulu Kulu, Mahaloha Burgers, Panda Express, Pearl?s Korean BBQ, PHO Factory and many others. Some of the dining places under the restaurant category are The Cheesecake Factory, Dean & Deluca, Doraku Sushi, and many more. The specialty food can be bought for friends and family as gifts and this can be bought from Banan, Island Vintage Coffee, Malie Kai Chocolates, and many other popular places.
The Royal Grove
The Royal Grove is the best place in The Royal Hawaiian Center to have fun and stay entertained. This place is open for the native Hawaiian people of all ages, who they call as Kamaaina and also for newcomers who they call as malihini. The Royal Grove invites you for a fun night with great Hawaiian music and dance. All this is conducted under the moonlight, which add more to the fun and provides you with an unforgettable experience. Every Saturday, they perform the special Hawaiian dance, the halau hula, which they traditionally perform with drums and chants. They also perform the modern hula with European music.
This is one of the most popular traditional Hawaiian activity, which tourists enjoy the most and is conducted in building A, on the third level. It is a traditional Hawaiian art which requires to plait, braids and weave the leaves of P.tectorius. The basics of this art are taught here, which the visitors use to make fancy items like bracelets, mats, hats and also huge baskets. It is a beautiful art which every visitor to The Royal Hawaiian Center should try once.
The tradition of making quilts have been there since ages and this traditional activity is popular in Hawaii with the name of Kapa kuiki. This cultural activity is performed in building B of The Royal Hawaiian Center. This is a very intricate art so you would not be able to learn it at the first try. The quilting kits are provided for help, which are chargeable. Also, do not give up and take multiple classes of this beautiful art.
How to Get Tickets?
There are no requirements for any tickets or passes to The Royal Hawaiian Center. But to take part in any event or cultural activities, you should refer to their official website and make pre-booking. The pre-booking can be done through calls.
How To Get Around?
The Royal Hawaiian Center can be reached through various transports, which include bus, train, and taxi. The Royal Hawaiian Center is just nine miles away from the Honolulu international airport. So travelling by taxi is the best option.
What Should I Wear?
The Royal Hawaiian Center does not have any dress code. But, the selection of your clothes should be according to your plan. If you are going for some traditional activity, then formals can be opted in that case, for the royal grove. And if you just want to relax and chill, then you can dress down and opt for casuals. Also, please make the selection of your clothes according to the weather.
Best Time to Visit
The Royal Hawaiian Center opens around 10:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m. The restaurants and cafes might stay open for a longer time.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, there is no need for a guide. Also, there are no guides available at The Royal Hawaiian Center.
How To Get There?
Honolulu can be reached through bus, train, taxi, and flight. The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport connects with most of the major domestic and international airport.
The Royal Hawaiian Center is a bit expensive, so keep a higher budget, while visiting this place.