Waikīkī translates into spouting water. Decades ago, before the hōkele (hotels), malihini (tourists), haleku’i (buildings) and nui nā ka’a (traffic), Waikīkī had kahawai (streams) and pūnāwai (springs). These water sources flowed from Mauka into our once nourished and existing wetlands. Those wetlands were once used as lo’i fields (irrigated terraces) for kalo and loko i’a (fishponds).
Send Waikīkī Beach and Waikīkī Sail to a loved one, as a reminder of Hawai’i History.