Never has a beach been as fabled as Waikiki. Since the 1950s, this beach has been a tourist destination extraordinaire. While ... More
Never has a beach been as fabled as Waikiki. Since the 1950s, this beach has been a tourist destination extraordinaire. While much of it has been eroded, trampled by millions of feet, or encroached upon by towering skyscrapers, hints of its original beauty can still be seen in the crashing waves and the warm sand. Come night time, the hipsters strut their club wear on the beach walk, and lovers find peaceful little nooks under the cover of sweeping palm trees.
Waikki, well known around the globe, we are so disappointed by this beach, the sand is brown!!! (We thought Waikki had white sand).
Waikki beach is just the same or no better than many not-so-well-known ordinary Californian or Floridian beaches. But for the price and name Waikki cares, than Waikki beach is definitely overrated, and hotels are over prices too.
Overall, the beaches at Oahu are not impressive; I have visited many beaches around the world, Oahu beaches are okay, but nothing special. Considering flying 10 hours from Shanghai, the whole Hawaii trip is a flop and unimpressive. We heard beaches in Bali, Indonesia are good, hope it is true.
Thanks and Good luck!
A Chinese tourist.
i'm a little sad that people are mad about the homeless in waikiki or at the other places honolulu. cuase to me it a just a part of hawaii i'v been there 5 times and there has always been homeless roming around. people froget that honolulu is a big city not just a tourist destination. it not there fualt that the price to live there is crazy. if you hate spending all the money on hotel and have to deal with homeless then you should spend the money to help them out cause their not going any where.and besides the fact waikiki is over poupulated as it is if i cant make it north shore when i want to go the beach ill go to ala moana its way less crowed and i dont have to deal with stupid tourist. one good thing about waikiki is that you do get a good view of diamond head.
Beach feels like you're lying on a parking lot with some sand thrown on top...too many people...and too much coral prevents a good swimming experience. I recommend either Sandy Beach which is just past Diamond Head (next to blowhole) or Lanaiki Beach...both are accessible by the BUS system.
I have many times spent months on Oahu. I love it. I love all of the island. I stay at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki. It is like home to me, and all the folks there are wonderful and treat me like family. A car is a must. Take Kakakaua Avenue KoKo bound until it turns into Diamond Head Road which then turns into Kahala Road. There is a nice little beach there that is not crowded during the week. Tourists don't know about it. If you keep going until Kahala Road ends turn left and get on the Kalanianaole this will take you to KoKo Head and around the mountain and on to Makapuu Point. That is a nice beach there with a light house and the view is heavenly and Rabbit Island is also there. Going up the road a mile or so more, is Waimanalo Beach Park. I go there every morning right after rush hour. There are miles and miles of deserted beaches that run all the way to Bellows. You can walk or stay there for hours on a week day and hardly see a soul. Maybe another walker or two a couple of surfers and maybe a dog or two. It is peaceful and so heavenly. On the way back to town, stop at KoKo Marina afer you come down the hill from KoKo Head and have lunch.
As for Waikiki, never a dull moment. Just walking and watching people and enjoying a meal or drink along the many hotels on the beach is heaven.
Oahu is always beautiful, friendly and clean all over the island. Just heaven.
You, absolutely cannot visit Oahu without spending time on Waikiki. It's beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, as is all the islands. Watch the local news and get surf conditions around the island(s)!! How refreshing!!! No matter how long your trip is, it definately won't be long enough and you'll be planning your next trip immediately.
The last time I've been to Hawaii was in 1990, sixteen years ago, but until now there's such a deep memory in me about Waikaki, esp the beautiful Hawaiin gals.
I'll be travelling to Hawaii this coming July 2006 n I'll spend 3 months vacationing. This time around, I'll b more adventureous. Will be visiting more of the islands n frolick in the sun, sand, sea and not forgetting the Hawaiin gals n culture.
There's no dislike for me in anything as the food, culture, people and the ease of moving around is so easy. Hope i can find a Hawaiin gal to settle down as i m still single n available.
Doubletree by Hilton Alana Waikiki is a newly renovated intimate boutique hotel that is close to the beach and the
excitement of Waikiki, yet far enough from the crowds to offer relaxation and quiet. It's also steps away from ...
Located on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki and just a three minute walk to Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Place Waikiki
Beach is a springboard to many activities and attractions for the visitor on the go. This hotel is also ...
For only $16.75 a night you can get a dorm bed a few blocks from the beach. Private rooms are
also available, some with kitchenettes. While they're far from elegant, the rooms have air conditioning and cable TV. This ...