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2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1917
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Ways to Experience Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Looked fantastic in photos but on closer inspection it looked a bit murky and dirty for me to actually want to go in

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 391lucindaj
Reviewed December 8, 2018

Took my 5 & 7 year olds to the lagoon and we spent a good 3-4 hours there. The lagoon water had no waves and was shallow and clean. The ocean side was also kid friendly - smaller waves. Rocky in parts so kids needed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank rebeccai362
Reviewed December 4, 2018

The Lagoon is the first thing you see when you have an Ala Wai harbor facing lanai in the Rainbow Tower. It looks beautiful from the room, and I never tired of sitting on the lanai and just gazing out at it. Naturally, a toddler...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank charley-marley
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We brought our 2-year old here and he LOVED it. We weren't expecting it, so we didn't bring proper attire for him...that didn't seem to stop him. Obviously calm water and it was really fun to just let him splash around.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank scranton38
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We are spending two weeks on Oahu staying just behind the Lagoon in a Condo at the Ilikai. We strolled down the walkway to the beach thinking we would split our time between the ocean and the lagoon. The section of the beach right in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank AkBlueliner
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This lagoon was the highlight of my trip! I love how clean it was. The water bicycle was so much fun. The sand is so clean. I highly recommend this place!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ashley M
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

This place looked majestic in photos. When you actually get there it is crowded, the water is murky, there's a weird sludge that washes on the shore as well. It just felt dirty. I saw several pieces of trash floating around and several bandages as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank dannyyi85
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I went here often with my boyfriend's daughter while we were staying a couple hotels over at The Modern Honolulu. I got some very nice SUPping in and so did she. One evening I paddled upwind and let the wind carry me gently across the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jelyla
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Lagoon looks beautiful, and the area around it is nicely done. Palm trees and grass area are a really nice touch, but closeness to a huge parking lot is kind of a downer. Water looks wonderful but its way too cold for me. Much colder...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank zmajodbosne
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Great safe place to do anything in the water, maybe leave belongings you don’t want stolen as it is known for thieves to operate and watch tourists down there. Other than that it’s a beautiful spot to watch or relax amongst an interesting lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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February 8, 2019|
Response from charley-marley | Reviewed this property |
The lagoon is free. No charge for public access, only if you want to rent any equipment or water toys.
September 12, 2018|
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Response from JacquelineB3159 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I’m not sure on public drinking, but I did see gazebo/bbq big family gatherings parked up for the day there, just like being at a beach or park situation. Really nice there.
Pamela K
March 27, 2018|
Response from supernaturalgal | Reviewed this property |
Yes you definitely can! It is shallow around the edges....obviously towards the middle it gets deeper but if you stick to the outer you’ll be right👍🏽