If it’s a rainy day in this island paradise, or you forgot your bathing suit at home, the Waikele Center is a sprawling sanctuary of classic retail therapy. Located in Waipahu in Central Oahu, the outlets here provide an affordable alternative to the larege scale malls in town. You’ll find global classics such as Armani, Converse, Adidas, and Michael Kors, as wells as shops with island flare like the Local Motion surf shop. There’s a popular food court for re-fueling so you literally don’t shop ‘til you drop, and even a trolley connecting the two sides of this sprawling commerce compound.
The Waikele Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and on Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Stores are often open later during holidays, with the exception of Christmas when all stores are closed. The Waikele Center is about 35 minutes from downtown Waikiki and 20 minutes from West Oahu resort such as Aulani and Ko Olina.