Hawaii — Shopping and Leisure
A Hawaiian holiday is not complete without shopping. Honolulu is home to plenty of modern and glamorous shopping spots, especially around the tourist-centered Waikiki area or Oahu. While holidaying, tourists may like to pick up a local aloha shirt, lei or muumuu dress. Synonymous with Hawaii, plenty of bright designs and patterns are available. In addition to these clothing options, the state is famous for its bath and body products. The archipelago is renowned for its fragrances, scented candles, oils, soaps, shampoos and lotions.
International Marketplace Waikiki
The International Marketplace in Waikiki sells a range of products. The largest market in the state, tourists will be taken aback by the beautiful setting including a backdrop of banyan trees. Plenty of items are on offer, including clothes, food, and handicrafts.
Ala Moana Center
This memorable shopping mall is the largest open-air shopping complex on the planet. It is home to a fine range of clothing, body products, and other popular items. Found between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, many resorts are within minutes by car of this grand plaza.
Although not famous for its shopping culture, Honolulu’s Chinatown is a nice place to find delicious seafood and Chinese products. The traditional Hawaiian flower necklaces, called lei, can be purchased here.
Duty Free Shops Galleria
Found in several spots around Oahu, Honolulu International Airport contains a branch for arriving and departing passengers. In addition, Waikiki is home to the DFS Galleria, which contains plenty of world-renowned fashion labels and accessories. Even though the products are duty-free, visitors should expect to pay high prices when shopping at upscale DFS.