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Simply Amazing!

This will be our greatest memory from our 2018 trip to Waikiki. We took the bus to the golf course... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Maple Ridge, Canada
Try to go on a clear day for a much better view

Make sure to follow the trail that has the white arrows painted on the rocks or you're in for some... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

This will be our greatest memory from our 2018 trip to Waikiki. We took the bus to the golf course and walked a km or two to the light house trail. Follow the trail to the third rest stop and you will find some warning...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Make sure to follow the trail that has the white arrows painted on the rocks or you're in for some loose gravel. I accidentally took friends on a slightly different path and it was rough. We finally worked our way over to the right trail...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank CoupleCastaways
Reviewed May 16, 2018

We hiked to the tide pools in a less conventional way. (If you're doing this, go up the paved lighthouse trail to the 3rd whale watching spot and look for the white arrows and dots painted on the rocks.) We stupidly took the trail to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

The walk up to the lighthouse is easy and enjoyable. The trek down and back up the side of a mountain of lava rock to the tide pools was not! If you fall (and there are many opportunities to do so) you will probably not...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank 844lizak
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were definitely not prepared for such a hike. Actually we had no idea it would be so steep. I suggest you wear proper hiking shoes and go down slow and steady. The pools are gorgeous. We went on a sunny day...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank boodoo83
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

In the summer of 2016 a father and his 6 yr old daughter were swept out of these tide pools and died. She was taken out first and he went in after her. The ocean is powerful and unpredictable at times. Prior to them being...More

Date of experience: September 2017
8  Thank Mp316
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

It wasnt an easy hike to be honest but it was definitely worth it. You need to wear good shoes and be ready for this hike. Once you're there tho its beautiful and the water is not so cold. You can see some little fish...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank daniellap674
Reviewed August 19, 2017

very beautiful coastline with decent facilities and easy access to ocean.....big parking lot and great views all around...we did not see the tide pools

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Hibby922
Reviewed July 24, 2017

First thing... make sure you go at low tide so you can actually swim in the tide pools — definitely check before making the trek! You can get to the Makapu'u Tide Pools by climbing down the cliffs off the Mkakapu'u Lighthouse Trail (you'll spot...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Zebmingo
Reviewed June 20, 2017

Long and risky climb down the cliff to the pools - need trainers on - no thongs/flip flops. Rocks very slippy and do not climb further than the pools. We got out on the rocks but promptly washed back into the pool by a huge...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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November 14, 2018|
Response from CoupleCastaways | Reviewed this property |
There’s no staff there... or is there some sort of tour you’re looking for? Anyway, there’s no staff and yes, it would be tough for a 3 year old to scale down the rocks (many of which are loose). I would not recommend this... More