The rich culture of Hawai’i is as beautiful as its flora and fauna. Visit ‘lolani Palace, learn simple Hawaiian phrases, how to hula or make your own lei in our Hawai’i Culture section on the Aston Waikiki Beach blog.
Leis are made with organic materials from the island, and as you know, Hawaii is known for its exquisite tropical flowers. Jasmine and ginger flowers make leis memorably fragrant.
Royal palaces, Pearl Harbor and a church made from hand-chiseled coral are just a few of the historic landmarks in Honolulu.
Chinatown in Honolulu is one of the oldest in the United States, so if you find yourself in Oahu this Chinese New Year, you’re in luck! A parade, fireworks, lion dances, and traditional and modern Chinese fare will be available during the annual street festival in downtown Honolulu.
Did you know that coconut bras and cellophane skirts are a modern invention?
Once home to Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs, the ʻIolani Palace in downtown Honolulu remains an important centerpiece of Hawaiian national identity.