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- 98%Family Travelers
- 94%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 80%Local Culture
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 68%Budget Travelers
- 61%Nightlife Lovers
- 58%History Buffs
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- Waikiki BeachJul 05, 2014
This is one of the best beaches in the world for so many reasons. The slow, rolling waves make it simple to learn to surf. The access to Honolulu is immediate, and the coastline is bordered with fantastic hotels, restaurants, and fun things to do. Sunsets are epic.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Jun 08, 2014
One evening there was an elderly man playing classical music on his violin under one of the small pavilions by the sidewalk. Very moving. I've lived in New Orleans many years and have never seen a street performer so impressive.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2May 29, 2014
I don't think you can go to Waikiki and not go to the beach. Well, you could, but why would you want to? It's going to be crowded, and there are areas that you can't quite figure out how you're supposed to access the beach from the road, but it's definitely worth going.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsMay 01, 2014
What can I say? You have to pass through purgatory to enter the doors of paradise and despite it's very lovely tropical island setting, Waikiki is over-developed and attracts really trashy people who like their comforts without any imagination attached. Before I totally trash the place, the ocean is wonderful and as beaches go this is world class; it's just the whole resort paraphernalia which surrounds it makes someone like me wince. Still, one to chalk up to experience.
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Apr 22, 2014
I'm not normally a beach person, but I LOVED Hawaii beaches. While I usually don't mind crowds, I'm glad I lived there during the off-season (August-December). Because it's HAWAII. There are already so many people at Waikiki beach during the off-season, but there are an unearthly amount during the summer.
Waikiki has pretty calm waters, so it's great for learning how to surf or sea kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofBudget TravelersFamily TravelersHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversApr 15, 2014
It is popular and overcrowded. The sand is fine & the water turquoise. Go if bucket lists are important, but Kailua beach park is a much better choice.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jan 28, 2014
Waikiki Beach is the Hub of all tourism in Oahu. It has a huge strip of Hotels, Shops, and Restaurants which can be both god and bad depending on what your looking for.
When trying to avoid the crowds head up toward the Zoo where the beach is quieter and you are able enjoy the sunset with a little more peace.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofStudentsJan 21, 2014
If your a beginner or advance surfer this is the place to go. During June/July months the waves are so much fun and there are a couple of different breaks suitable for everyone. Hiring a board is pretty easy if you don't have your own and that way you can swap them round if the swell picks up or drops off. It's a great beach for the family as the currents are not bad on the shore for younglings, meaning fun for the whole family. The water is as clear as too!Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8May 17, 2014
Have you heard of the Andy Cummings song "Waikiki" sung by the Brothers Cazimero? It brings me to tears each time I hear it. Such a beautiful melody for a beautiful place. It used to be the playground for the rich and wealthy pre-war. Modern days it is a mecca for tourists to shop, dine, and play. Having fun in the sun, playing in the sand, and surfing the USA! Waikiki Beach is like no other, hot men and women all around, hotels lined along the shore, swaying palm trees and lit-up tiki torches, hip hotels, wonderful ocean front restaurants, beaches of soft sand and clear blue waters, and just a beautiful sight. It is a great place to see the sun rise above Diamond Head and one of the best spots to watch the sun set towards the Pacific Ocean. A visit to Oahu isn't complete until you get to stroll along Waikiki, dip your toes into the sand, and jump into the ocean.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Nov 07, 2013
The ocean is gorgeous, but the beach is crowded and touristy. I still recommend seeing the beach, but there are much better, less populated spots if your goal is to stay a while and catch some sun.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Apr 21, 2014
Never mind the tourists, Waikiki Beach is a must for summer. The waves are pounding here on the south side of the island during summertime. Cool off by jumping into the ocean or grab a drink at one of the many beachside bars.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
Waikiki Beach is a Honolulu must. This famous beach has been in more movies than Michael Caine (if you can believe that) and for good reason - the sand, surf and locals are gentle and warm (no locals only vibe here) so it's a fine place for a howlie to dip his or here toes into the fascinating Pacific Islander culture (or a cleaned up and sanitized version of it for the tourists anyway)Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Jun 18, 2014
Waikiki is so much fun!
It is a big city but there is so much to do!
If you are a nightlife person you will love it.
It also changes constantly...each time I go back I find something else interesting!
I would visit the zoo if you have never been it is really underrated.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersOct 20, 2013
Pull on your board shorts. Surf's up! Waikiki is the classic Hawaii vacation resort scene. But this long-time popular beach also is the spot for vintage Hawaii vibes, cool modern design, and authentic Hawaiian slack-key guitar music and hula at sunset.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jun 22, 2014
I love the old school glam vibe of Waikiki Beach, however, this place has been overrun by high end department stores and TONS of tourists. It's worth checking out but I can only imagine that Waikiki in its prime, was a much more classy place. It is a great spot to learn how to surf. It's shallow and sandy and the small waves make it easy to stand up quick.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesSep 13, 2013
It's very convenient to the hotels, but also crowded as a result. It would be fine for kids, but not where I'd want to spend a whole day on the beach. It is very nice to wake up to the sound of waves, however.Recommended for:
- Waikiki BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 13, 2013
Waikiki Beach is a world-famous iconic beach. With long sandy shores and clear water, it's irresistible to tourists. For many, Waikiki equals Hawaii. The waves are gentle and it's a great beach for the whole family.
While there are many other beaches worth exploring, for a tourist visiting Oahu, Waikiki Beach is often the number one attraction.Recommended for: