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Waikiki Beach

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Address: Kalakaua Avenuue, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 0862211885
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Oahu's most popular beach.

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$129*
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Private Surf Lesson at Waikiki Beach
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$79*
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Private Group Stand-Up Paddling Lessons
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$139*
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Semi-Private Oahu Circle Island Tour

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It's all about the people and the activity...not the beach!

If you're looking for a beach vacation in Hawaii, there are much better choices elsewhere. But if you're looking for the vibe, the people watching, the shopping and the feeling of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're looking for a beach vacation in Hawaii, there are much better choices elsewhere. But if you're looking for the vibe, the people watching, the shopping and the feeling of being part of the iconic tradition of what was Waikiki Beach, then be sure to spend some time in the area. We did spend an hour or so on... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Blue waters, surf-able waves & loads of sun ... What's not to love. The only slight grumble anyone would have is if you were an keen surfer ... The 100 plus beginners crowding on any wave can be annoying, but a few nice waves further out they don't want to paddle to.

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Thank Jess O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The water is turquoise green/blue, the sand is soft and the waves are welcoming. Be sure to buy an inflatable tube or something similar... floating and letting the waves push you around is part of the fun. I highly recommend spending some time at this beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Waikiki Beach is just perfect. It is not for those that want a deserted beach. But if you like being able to chill in a beautiful ocean and not have to drive to have an excellent meal and good shopping, Waikiki is the place. It is one of the easiest places to learn to surf as the waves are good... More 

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Thank Agent9
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While it wasn't what I expected (a lot more rough), it by far beats any beach I have ever been to! Water is amazing.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Luckily, our resort was only 3 blocks from Waikiki Beach. We were able to walk to the beach. The sand at the east end of Waikiki was more coarse than in the middle. We visited the middle area of Waikiki mostly. There is a lane beside the Cheesecake Factory to the beach. The sand is fine and better here. The... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed this beach, most of all the convenience to great restaurant and upscale shopping. Gorgeous water, fun nightlife

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm Australian so I'm rarely impressed by beaches anywhere else. The sand is course but the action is non stop. Packed with people & surrounded by huge tourist resorts & restaurants. But it's one of those iconic places that you at least need to pop over & see.

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Thank LivBrad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Waikiki beach is a must see beach. But me myself prefer to go to other beaches since Waikiki always get very crowded and it's to much noise going on all over from people and traffic. But it's beautiful and perfect if you like sharing your towel with a stranger.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The famous Waikiki Beach is certainly worth a visit because of it's history but that's about it. The beach is small and nothing special compared to for example the beautiful beaches in Asia. And the prices for beach chairs are extraordinarily high.

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