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Waikīkī

/ Wai-kī.kī / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., Place name used as a direction marker in Honolulu.

  • Literally, spouting water.
  • Examples:
    • Ma ka ʻaoʻao Waikīkī, on the Waikīkī side.

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Waikīkī

/ Wai-kīkī / Eng to Haw, Pukui-Elbert,

Waikīkī (literally, spouting water).

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Waikīkī

/ Wai-kīkī / WahiLocation, Place Names of Hawaiʻi,

Section 31 of Honolulu (map 6), beach, park, elementary school, and tennis center, Honolulu, Oʻahu.

  • Literally, spouting water (said to be named for swamps later drained to form Ala Wai Canal; also the name of a chiefess [PH 173]).

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  • 1. Aquarium, Waikīkī, Oʻahu. The Honolulu Rapid Transit Company (HRT) built the Aquarium in 1904 at the east end of Waikīkī. HRT owners hoped the facility would stimulate public ridership to the end of its trolley line. Charles M. Cooke paid for its construction and James B. Castle provided the land. Both were directors of the HRT. The original structure was replaced by the present one in 1955. A research laboratory established as part of the aquarium in 1912 became part of the University of Hawaiʻi in 1919.
  • 2. Beach, Waikīkī, Oʻahu. One of the most famous beaches in the world, Waikīkī Beach is a 2-mile long calcareous sand beach between the Elks Club to the east and the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor to the west. Formerly a barrier beach between the ocean and an extensive wetland, it is now almost entirely artificial, having been altered with imported sand to enhance the beach and seawalls to reduce erosion.
  • 3. Beach waters, Waikīkī, Oʻahu. Undesignated moorings immediately off the beach from Diamond Head to Fort DeRussy.
  • 4. Historic Trail, Waikīkī, Oʻahu. A 2-mile trail that begins at Kūhiō Beach Park, follows Waikīkī Beach west to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and ends inland at the King Kalākaua Statue at the intersection of Kalākaua and Kūhiō Avenues. It includes nineteen bronze surfboard-shaped markers, each identifying an important historic, natural, or cultural site.
  • 5. Marine life conservation district (76 acres), Waikīkī, Oʻahu. Established in 1988. The Waikīkī MLCD extends from the Kapahulu Groin (The Wall) to the Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium and includes the offshore reef.
  • 6. Surf sites, Waikīkī, Oʻahu. There is no single surf site known as Waikīkī. "Surfing at Waikīkī" usually means surfing at either Queen's or Canoes, the two famous surf sites in the center of Waikīkī Beach.
  • 7. War memorial natatorium. Waikīkī, Oʻahu. A 100-meter saltwater swimming pool on the shore of Kapiʻolani Regional Park that was opened in 1927 as a memorial to honor the men from Hawaiʻi who died in World War I.
  • 8. Wreck, Waikīkī, Oʻahu. Same as the Atlantis Wreck.
  • 9. Yacht club. Private recreation facility in the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor that includes 143 slips and visitor moorings. Lit., spouting water. Perhaps named for springs that were in the now landfilled wetlands behind the beach. Waikīkī was also the name of a chiefess.

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