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Reviewed yesterday

Waikiki Beach is a great beach but be prepared to share the experience with many others. There is rarely a place on the beach that isn't well traveled and full of tourists and the everyday beach goer... The sunrises are breathtaking and only eclipsed by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vernell C
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful blue waters and soft sand. Spent my whole week just laying in the sand and swimming. Just try to get there early since it gets really crowded. We even saw sea turtles and husband swam with them.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family loved the vacation here at Waikiki. The location and people are fantastic. We felt safe and comfortable here. The Beach was clean and as you could imagine. Paradise. Plenty of food places across the road. It is however located in a city so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AJPato
Reviewed 2 days ago

A small beach and usually crowded but it has one of the best sunsets I've ever seen. Lots of restaurants beachside so you can dine and watch as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nikkigfoster
Reviewed 2 days ago

Waikiki Beach is pleasant but not worth a trip to Hawaii just to see a tourist trap. To see the real thing take a trip to the north of the island where the big waves are. Fantastic.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rager999
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing beach! Gets crowded but that didn’t bother us. Also so many good restaurants right on the beach

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank araedel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great spot to see all of the variations of human shapes and expression in a very exotic setting different from your home.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JOHN B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit to Waikiki Beach! The walk along the beach is interesting, refreshing and inviting. You will encounter homeless people who sleep under the trees and grassy knolls fronting the beach. They are not panhandling. The swimming areas are plentiful, the fish/marine life...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Monica d
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach. Love how the waves break further back so you can swim in the shallow, clear water and watch the surfers! The view of diamond head is amazing as well and I highly recommend going to Banan down the surf board beach entrance and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank audreyo587
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The beach and water is great kids had tons of fun. The only downside is there are a lot of homeless folks roaming around and I even saw a drunk bum starting fights with people on the beach. This part is sad to see but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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23 October 2018|
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Response from RaewynE5 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I was there in March this year & it was beautiful sunny & hot, lots of people but we didn't have any trouble finding a space to lie down & people watch. The water was clear but a little cold for me but my friend thought... More
22 October 2018|
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Response from BrianN1895 | Reviewed this property |
No food on the beach, but basically any and all kinds on the main drag just behind the beach anywhere you decide to go!
29 August 2018|
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Response from Hoss98057 | Reviewed this property |
Very little difference in water temperature year around. Great swimming year-round