|Founded||August 1, 2020|
|Completed||September 17, 2020|
|Coordinates||19670, 64, -18463|
|Itokani Transit connections||Karakarawa|
|Third-party transit||Hummingbird Boat Lines Southern Waitui Dock|
Northern Waitui Seaplane Port
|No. of buildings||21|
|Island landmark||Tree of Light|
Waitui is the fifth island settlement of Itokani, located in the Northern Ocean in the region of Senikau. The island was built by McYoshi26, the mayor of Itokani. Construction of the island began immediately after the completion of Koroturaga on August 1, 2020, and was completed on September 17, 2020.
Waitui is notable for being the international nautical hub of Itokani.
After the completion of Vinataka, the islands of Koroturaga and Waitui were claimed on May 13, 2020. A few days before claiming MinecraftYoshi26 was notified by Echohue that there were builds on the island that would become Waitui. After checking with Core Inspect, the builds were made by zb7. After sending a Discord message to zb7 explaining his plans, MinecraftYoshi26 was able to claim the island and the three buildings that were built on it.
After the completion of Koroturaga, major construction began on the island on August 1, 2020. Trees were deforested and the floor of the island was painted with andesite, stone, and cobblestone. Buildings were built out of light blue, cyan, and blue terracotta.
Two ponds and the Tree of Light were placed on the island inside the buildings' courtyard on August 9, 2020. The other green space on the island, Mason McCarthy Park, was completed on August 20, 2020. On the same day, palms were placed to fill up the island.
The building for the Hummingbird Boat Lines Southern Waitui Dock was created on August 20, 2020. This building marked the completion of the docks.
Construction on the island slowed due to MinecraftYoshi26 dedicating more time towards the production of The Amazing Race 11. Expedited furnishing of the builds on the island began on September 3, 2020, and was completed on September 4, 2020, excluding the franchise spaces below apartments. Following the completion of the franchise spaces below apartments on September 17, 2020, the island was declared completed.
On September 28, 2020, the Hummingbird Boat Lines Northern Waitui Dock was created and eight new Hummingbird Boat Lines boats were placed. On February 25, 2022, the building was repurposed to create the Northern Waitui Seaplane Port, which housed the first seaplanes in Itokani.
On March 7, 2022, a bridge was completed officially connecting Vakasuka to Waitui.
The island is named after the Fijian word for 'sea'. A few locations on the island are named after Fijian words. Wavu Bridge and Vakatasu Bridge are named after the Fijian words for 'bridge'. The Idusidusi Lighthouse is named after the Fijian word for 'guide'.
The two statutes, A Tribute To Degei and A Tribute To Turukawa, were named to be tributes to the deities in Fijian lore. Degei is a serpent who judges the souls of the deceased and decides if they move onto the afterlife. Turukawa is a female hawk that hatched eggs with the first humans.
Mason McCarthy Park is named after a character from the sixth season of the television show Glee. A few of the hotels, hostels, apartment buildings, and restaurants are references to television shows as well. The Walsh and The Keating Lodge are named after characters from How to Get Away with Murder. Ferb & Phineas Inn is named after characters from Phineas and Ferb. The Shellstrop Stop is named after a character from The Good Place. D'Arcy Gardens is named after actress D'Arcy Carden, who plays Janet in The Good Place. The Safety Suites is named after a competition from Big Brother 22. The Pit Stop is named after Pit Stops from The Amazing Race. The hostel Ponderosa is named after the location eliminated contestants go on Survivor. Beiste Youth Hostel is named after a character from Glee. Additionally, Warbler & Smythe is named after Sebastian Smythe, a character from Glee, and his a cappella glee club. The Santana Apartments and Lima Heights Apartments are also named after a character from Glee and her residence on the show. The Tipton is named after the hotel in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Both the Westen Apartments and the Campbell Apartments are named after characters from Love, Victor. Sun Bak Sushi is named after a character from Sense8, while Desai Pharmacy is named after the actress who plays a character on the show. The Omander Apartments are named after a couple's ship name from Élite.
A few of the hotels, hostels, and apartment buildings were references to video games. LUMA is named after a character from the video game franchise Super Mario Galaxy. Joyce's Hostel and the Two Whales Diner are named after a character and her diner from Life Is Strange. the wandering samurai is named after a character from the video game franchise Rhythm Heaven.
Waitui is located in the Northern Ocean. It is the southwestern island group in the region of Senikau. The island is surrounded by deep ocean and deep lukewarm ocean biomes.
In relation to other settlements, the closest other settlement at the time of completion was Vakasuka, which is connected by a bridge in the southern portion of the island.
Builds and attractions
Waitui has a total of 21 buildings. This does not count the open-air stalls nor bathroom facilities. The building style was planned to mix a tropical feel with the shape of buildings at Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The following is a comprehensive list of buildings on the island:
Attractions on the island include Hedgehog Rock, the two statues, and the Tree of Light. Hedgehog Rock is in the northern portion of the island and has pillars of stone with diamond and lapis ores visible throughout. The statues, A Tribute to Degei and A Tribute to Turukawa, are on the east and the west sides of the island respectively, facing outwards. The Tree of Light stands at the center of the island and has many lanterns hanging from its branches.
There is a public recreation area, Mason McCarthy Park, in the southern portion of the island.
As the nautical hub of Itokani, the island is served by many boats. The Waitui Itokani Local Transit Dock on the north acts as one of the hubs for Itokani Local Boats. The dock at the northern portion of the island serves Karakarawa, Manumanu, Soko, and Vinataka.
Waitui has a bridge to Koroturaga on the northeastern portion of the island and a bridge to Vakasuka on the southeastern portion of the island.
At the southwestern portion of the island, the Hummingbird Boat Lines Southern Waitui Dock is serviced by Hummingbird Boat Lines. As of September 2022, the dock is served by:
- Mole Island, Spleef Island Alchemilla Line - Hummingbird Islands,
- Chugsdy Island, Elecna Bay, Pixl Hollyhock Line -
- Celina, Moramoa, Verdantium Poinsettia Line -
- Magnolia Line - Kantō, Malosa, Sand
- East Mesa, Kazeshima, Oparia Hibiscus Line -
- Covina, Kenthurst, Levittown Calla Line -
- Shahai Lingholm Line - Rizalburg,
- Amaryllis Line -
At the northwestern portion of the island, the Northern Waitui Seaplane Port has docks for seaplanes. It was formerly known as the Hummingbird Boat Lines Northern Waitui Dock, but had no active boats before it was renamed. The port currently serves eleven unique destinations, including Rivarennes, Foresne, and Caprica.