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Waikiki Beach

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Address: Kalakaua Blvd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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Activities: Surfing, Walking, Dining, Snorkeling
Description: Oahu's most popular beach.
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Beautiful but busy

Waikiki is a lovely, clean beach - good for kids and adults alike. Coming from NZ, though, the idea of 'fighting' for your bit of beach and paying for a chair/umbrella is just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Waikiki is a big city in the middle of paradise. I have found that people either love it or hate it. If you are looking for the natural, laid back Hawaii, this is not the place, although the people who work and live there definitely have that vibe. If you want to hit the beach, don't mind other people around... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Considering Waikiki is a very popular beach , it is very tidy. Alot of people swimming, sun bathing, relaxing and sleepong

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Waikiki Beach is a 2 mile stretch that has a lot of hotels near it. The main shopping strip in Waikiki is also along side it. This makes for a very busy beach. Go and see it at least once, but you can find quieter beaches to relax on elsewhere in the island.

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite things to do on Waikiki beach. You paddle out and ride the waves in on an outrigger canoe. We chose beach boys outrigger but several companies do the same thing. Just choose one that has 3 rides for $15 and not 2.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I love this beach! great water.Great sand. across from anything you could want. surfing body boarding or just chilling on the beach!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Waikiki is a lovely, clean beach - good for kids and adults alike. Coming from NZ, though, the idea of 'fighting' for your bit of beach and paying for a chair/umbrella is just unthinkable! We enjoyed our short time there, kids enjoyed the water and watersports. Would come again - but have renewed appreciation for what we have at home!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The beach was clean and the ocean was warm. It was on the crowded side, but that didn't mean anything! Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walkway was pleasant with lots of places to sit to watch or rest. Lots of families so generally felt safe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Besides its nice name, I really don't understand why this beach is so famous: it looks artificial, it is small and narrow, and there is no view from the beach. The buildings behind the beach are nice. I also liked very much seeing the Applestore located very close.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely clean beach and can always find a spot even when crowded. Disliked the cost od hiring a chair and umbrella, extortionate.

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