There are quite a few spots that you can see a banyan tree in Waikiki.
One of the famous banyan trees in Waikiki is the banyan tree at Kuhio Beach!
Where can you see banyan trees in Oahu?
One of the areas that you can see banyan trees on Oahu is Waikiki!
There are banyan trees in Waikiki at Kuhio Beach, the Moana Surfrider courtyard, Honolulu Zoo, and Queens Beach. (There are links to maps below for exact locations.)
While none of the Waikiki banyan trees are the largest banyan tree in Hawaii, it is still a sight to see!
If you are staying in Waikiki, then you may just happen upon the banyan tree at Kuhio Beach!
Basically, if you see a massive different looking tree in Waikiki, and you’re like…
What is that tree at Waikiki Beach?!
It’s a banyan tree! (Probably!) You can find banyan trees in Hawaii, including near Waikiki Beach!
The Kuhio Beach banyan tree is located in a central area of Waikiki, with the main road of Waikiki (Kalakaua Avenue) on one side and one of the main beaches of Waikiki (Kuhio Beach) on the other side!
You can buy some grab and go food at ABC Store across the street, and then find a spot to eat with views of the banyan tree!
Or after you’ve checked out the banyan tree you can go to one of the food spots located directly along Kuhio Beach!
This is also the location of the free Waikiki hula show that takes place every Wednesday and Saturday around sunset. (Confirm current timings.)
When you see this Waikiki banyan tree, have a walk around it!
Don’t forget to look up!
And that’s a bit about an easy way to see a banyan tree in Waikiki!
Where to see banyan trees in Waikiki:
- International Market Place (map)
- Kuhio Beach (map)
- Moana Surfrider courtyard (map)
- Kapahulu Zoo Trail near Honolulu Zoo (map)
- Kapiolani Park / Sans Souci Park / Queens Beach (map)
International Market Place banyan tree
Walk around the International Market Place banyan tree before you take a walk down Waikiki Surfboard Alley! (It’s nearby!)
International Market Place is a shopping mall.
There are many places you can enter, but if seeing the banyan tree is your goal, the best entrance is at Kalakaua Avenue. For google maps, you can look for the Don Ho Statue. This entrance is across the street from the Waikiki Surfboard Alley. (map)
You can walk around the International Market Place banyan tree on the first floor, then take the escalator to go to the upper level so you can see the massive nature of this Waikiki banyan tree from above!
Moana banyan tree
The Moana Surfrider is a historic hotel in Waikiki that’s a Westin resort in Hawaii.
It’s a beachfront hotel and you can see the banyan tree with a walk along Waikiki Beach. If you walk Waikiki Beach at night, then you can see the banyan tree lit up.
Walk on the streetside of Moana Surfrider on Kalakaua Avenue and you will see the grand architecture of the Moana Surfrider.
Walk into the hotel through the front and keep walking straight and it will lead you outside to the Moana banyan courtyard.
As soon as you get outside, the banyan tree will be right in front of you!
Look up and around to see how the different tree trunks are actually connected together at the top!
Keep walking, and you will be at the Moana Surfrider beach bar.
Keep walking more, and you will be at Waikiki Beach, with views of Diamond Head!
From here, if you are looking for more things to do in Waikiki for views, you can make it into a Waikiki Beach walk by walking to the right towards the Royal Hawaiian so you can see another iconic hotel! (It’s a perfect view from beachside!)
See the Waikiki map for the visual of how to make it a Waikiki banyan tree walk!
See more of this Waikiki banyan tree:
Hawaii’s biggest banyan tree
Are you going to Maui too? If you are interested in seeing banyan trees in Hawaii, then you MUST see the famous Maui banyan tree! It’s a massive tree. When you first pass by it, you won’t realize that it’s a single tree!
HAPPY SEEING A BANYAN TREE IN WAIKIKI!
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See the list:
- Things to do on Oahu (for VIEWS!)
- Things to do in Waikiki (for VIEWS!)
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