Our second trip to Waikiki was nice but will be our last. Like any tourist area you expect to get hit in the wallet but Waikiki seems to be the most shameless. Taxes on your taxes seems pretty common. Pay for a beach umbrella at the hotel, pay for snorkeling gear (no loaners), pay a resort fee (for stuff that means nothing) pay $5 for a coffee...you get hit everywhere. For such a great location it's a shame that they stick a big target on you as soon as you get through customs. There are too many better beach locations offering much better value & quality for us to go back to Waikiki.