Pictured from a sea wall at the north end of Waikiki Beach on Oahu, downtown Honolulu buildings rise into the sky while reflecting off calm waters behind the break. Visitors to the island swim out into this man-made pool free from worries about waves and current. Outside the break wall this stretch of shoreline offers surf breaks, fishing, outrigger canoeing, and boating…a virtual ocean-goers paradise. For those not water-inclined the buildings pictured here offer shopping, dining, and entertainment.
At a population of about 400,000 Honolulu is by far the largest city in Hawaii. Honolulu also sees millions of visitors a year bringing in billions of dollars to the community. Honolulu is litterally translated as “sheltered bay.”