When Jack London (author of Call of the Wild) visited Waikiki in 1893, it was already well known both as a neighborhood in the city of Honolulu and for the beach of the same name - one of the most famous beaches in the world. In the Victorian era, Waikiki was were the wealthy went to rest and play. London stayed at a little hotel called Sans Souci ("Without Worries"). Robert Louis Stevenson stayed there, too.
Waikikim with Diamond Head in the background
Waikiki Beach - Waikiki means "spouting fresh water" in Hawaiian - has beautiful views of Diamond Head, a volcanic tuff cone (huge cone of volcanic ash), and is home to many high rise hotels and resorts. But what I dream of (as I've written about before) is of living in a house near the beach - not just staying in a hotel.
Eyman-Judson House, Honolulu
A full service Honolulu real estate firm can really help you find something special in Waikiki Condos and real estate - the perfect property out of tons of listings and homes for sale. You know what I'd love to own? One of the older Hawaiian-style bungalows that were really popular in Honolulu back in the 1910s and 1920s. Check out this gorgeous house, the Jessie Eyman-Wilma Judson House - built in 1926 for two nurses originally from the Midwest. It is now a National Historic landmark, so I won't be able to live there. But I am going to keep dreaming about a 1920s bungalow not too far from Waikiki. At least I can enjoy looking through real estate sites online and check out all the homes for sale, properties large and small - maybe even peek at a few condos. I'll be all ready if I ever get the chance to go to Hawaii.