We drove down to Waikiki this morning to go to Dukes for coffee and then for swims.
We parked in the car park at the Waikiki shell and then wandered along Kalakaua Avenue towards the Outrigger hotel where Dukes is. Dukes is named after Duke Kahanamoku who is a Hawaii surfing legend.
We sat on the lanai which is right on the beach. The coffee is so good, the location perfect and the music is the best. No ka oi. So good in fact that we stayed for an early lunch.
A visit to Hawaii is not complete for me without at least coffee at Dukes on Waikiki beach.
We then walked back to the Diamond Head end of Waikiki for our swims.
The water was crystal clear and perfect.
After our swim, sitting on the beach, people watching and taking in a little Hawaiian sunshine was wonderful. I had almost forgotten how good that feels