We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

purchase of kids' beach toys

Which Kailua hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Ventura
Level Contributor
113 posts
10 reviews
Save Topic
purchase of kids' beach toys

We'll be in Kailua in early November with grandkids.

We'll need boogie boards, beach umbrella(s), etc.

Here in California these items are considered "seasonal" and disappear from stores in early August.

Is there a place to buy these (for a somewhat reasonable price) in Kailua or Honolulu, or should we take them from home?

Thanks

Level Contributor
983 posts
29 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: purchase of kids' beach toys

Hawaii is located in the tropics, which makes ocean fun a year round event. The only issue is avoiding killer waves that only the pros ride.

Windward Mall is the closest major mall to you, however, there are about 50 places to get those items elsewhere. Go to downtown Kailua and drive in small circles. You can pick from surf shops to Longs drugs and Daiewa.

www.windwardmall.com

Personally, we go to WalMart.

Most rentals in Kailua have these items. Left by people who buy them for their vacations and have no use for them at home.

Kailua, Hawaii
Level Contributor
1,725 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: purchase of kids' beach toys

Daiei is the best place in Kailua for getting beach items. They've got boogies boards and a surprisingly decent selection of beach stuff. You might want to skip the beach umbrella---it is often too breezy at Kailua beach for them.

There is no store in Windward Mall that has beach items.

Ventura
Level Contributor
113 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: purchase of kids' beach toys

Thanks to both of you..

As for the year 'round beach-fun, one would think California is in the same cathegory, but try to tell this to the retailers here..

This is early August and they replaced beach items with back to school stuff and in some instance, would you believe ... "Christmas items !!!!?"

ps.

Unfortunately the place we are renting does not have the usual "kids' stuff"

Level Contributor
983 posts
29 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: purchase of kids' beach toys

Thanks for the catch KailuaMama! I now remember going to places around Windward Mall to buy things.

5. Re: purchase of kids' beach toys

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 10:17 pm, August 15, 2009