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Cool Down with the Best Shave Ice in Oahu
May 16 ,2021

Hawaii’s tropical weather makes it a beautiful place to vacation year-round. Travelers who stay at Prince Waikiki can enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures no matter when they visit. After checking into this contemporary Honolulu hotel, it’s time to explore. While this idyllic weather means plenty of sunshine while enjoying the on-site and off-site attractions, it can also mean visitors could get a little toasty while exploring. Cool off with a dip in Prince Waikiki’s pool or with some of the best shave ice around Oahu.

A Guide to Hawaiian Shave Ice

Shave ice is a staple Hawaiian treat. With so many different combinations of syrup flavors and toppings, guests can enjoy shave ice every day of their vacation and never repeat a combination. When wandering around the island, be sure to stop by one of the many shave ice stands or stores to cool down while enjoying a sweet treat.

  • Lahaina Shave Ice: Enjoy a photo opp in front of the Aloha mural before indulging on shave ice from Lahaina Shave Ice. Don’t know which flavor to get? Ask the knowledgeable and helpful staff.
  • Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha: For over 25 years, Uncle Clay has been serving locals and guests with some of the best shave ice in the area. Visitors can see for themselves why this spot was featured on Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.”
  • HItalian Ice: This Hawaiian-made but New York-inspired shave ice puts a different spin on the classic. Build a bowl made from shave ice infused with all-natural flavors, or try an acai ice bowl for a healthy take on this Hawaiin classic.
  • Waiola Shave Ice: There’s always a line at this shave ice store for a reason. With topping and flavor options that take up five menu boards, this cash-only shop is a hit with both locals and visitors.
  • Matsumoto Shave Ice: While this shop is a little bit of a drive from the hotel, it’s a must-visit for guests who venture to the other side of the island. Since 1951, visitors to the North Shore have been creating delicious shave ice combinations at one of Oahu’s most iconic spots.

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