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Waikiki Beach

Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
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Ranked #31 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Surfing, Snorkeling, Walking, Dining
Description: Oahu's most popular beach.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Helena, Montana
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175 reviews 175 reviews
67 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you can afford an oceanside room in one of the better, older hotels on the beach (the Royal Hawaiian, for example), then a vacation on Waikiki can be relaxing and enjoyable. But for most of us, vacationing on Waikiki is a mixed bag: some really fun aspects, along with some real downers. First, the upside....The lobbies, outside restaurants and... More

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Hope Island, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A tourist patch, but still beautiful. The protected lagoons are a great place for to swim or learn to surf. The board riders go out the back, away for the swimmers. The scenery is beautiful, tropical to the end. The water is crystal clear. The shops of waikiki are a mix if ABC Stores and luxury goods. Enjoy a long... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The majority of visitors to Hawaii stay at least part of the time in one of the hotels near Waikiki Beach. However, the mistake many of them make is to confine themselves to Waikiki when there is so much more to see and do, much of which at little or no cost. For example, within half an hour walk of... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Should not call this a beach. Totally commercialized with high end stores and hotels. Over crowded. Over priced. Beach itself is small and man made. Don't come for the beach itself as you will be disappointed.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I love to walk along this beach during sunset. I am so afraid too many tourists will eventually destroy this beautiful beach. Although signs forbid people to leave cigarette bud on the ground, no pet, not litter, no cooking ... people still do... Some people even brought barbecue grill and cook on the beach!!!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you want to "get away" best if you go elsewhere. Waikiki over the years has become more and more expensive, crowded with buildings and now they are going to take down one of the few venues for live local musicians to play- International Village. Its main street called Kalakaua Ave. with its designer stores is trying to be chic.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Waikiki Beach is beautiful when you view the coastline from a hotel (Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton, Michel's, Hilton Hawaiian Village, etc.). For swimmers, it's okay, but usually crowded. I believe there is a walkway that runs through most of Waikiki Beach. It would be on the beach-side of the hotel. Hawaii is my home, I am not a visitor.

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Watervliet, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I loved Waikiki. It helped me get away from upstate NY's harsh winter weather in the midst of December 2013/January 2014's arctic vortex. I got round trip airfare from JFK Airport NYC for $619. Hawaiian airlines was hospitable, offering 2 meals/2 snacks each direction. Waikiki Beachside hostel was a reasonable daily price for HI (around $27/day), ABC stores w/in walking... More

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Verona Island, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In Waikiki area food establishments do not have to have restrooms and so diabetics, crones patients, anyone with neuropathy, or irritable bowel syndrome, or bladder control issues it is not a great place to visit. A lot of public washrooms on the beach have no stall doors and no privacy. I have seen many older ladies and men in real... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have seen multiple purse snatching, assaults, and homeless defecating on the sidewalk in broad daylight. Waikiki is no longer a civil place to bring your family. The cops are either lazy or have their hands tied. The looneys have taken over the place. Please, there are nice places to go in Hawaii, just not Waikiki. It's so bad I... More

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