Ed Sultan

November 5, 2014 | By Waikiki Magazine Team

Na Hoku


Aloha, and welcome to the islands.

Waikiki is very close to my heart. I was born less than two miles from the center of Waikiki and have lived most of my life within four miles of this special place. Once the playground of Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki continues to be a fabulous place to spend time.

There’s so much to do and explore in Waikiki. Swim, snorkel or sail at one of the most famous beaches in the world. Better yet, take a surf lesson at the same spot surfing was born. Enjoy a short hike to the top of Diamond Head, visit the Honolulu Zoo, or go to the Waikiki Aquarium. Don’t miss a glimpse of the green flash at sunset while enjoying a sundowner.

Enjoy the excitement of discovering your own pearl in an oyster at Pearl Factory at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Even more fun is selecting just the right mounting for your pearl.

If you’re a foodie at heart, Waikiki offers a wide range of options, ranging from local food trucks to fine dining, and regional cuisines to satisfy all tastes and budgets. Or, just hang loose and try some local food.

You’ll want to take home some mementos, so shopping is a must. In addition to strolling Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki’s main thoroughfare, I suggest visiting one of Na Hoku’s four Waikiki locations: Ala Moana Shopping Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach Walk on Lewers Street and Outrigger Waikiki Beach on Kalakaua Avenue. Creating Hawai‘i’s finest jewelry since 1924, we’re known for our current, innovative design, and quality and expert craftsmanship.~Our Hawaiian and Island Lifestyle jewelry is the perfect way to take home a little aloha.