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Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

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Soak up Hawaii’s island charm while relaxing on the sandy shores of Waikiki Beach. Located on the south shore of Honolulu, the beach borders the well-known neighborhood of Waikiki, once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Known for its pristine white sand, bathtub temperatures, and spectacular views of the Diamond Head tuff cone, the beach serves as a popular place for watersports and sunbathing year-round. Try your hand at riding the waves with a surf lesson, or take a stroll along the boardwalk, where you will find a variety of oceanside dining options and street vendors. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Honolulu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Waikiki Beach and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Nothing like it in the world! Busy, but beautiful. Some spots have limited shoreline. Go south for more room  more »
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  • Best Beach in the honolulu Hawaii Lots of fun and beach Weather fun for the whole family Lots of nice restaurants lots of activities going on around you Lots of dinner cruise to take your family lots ...  more »

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Where to stay in Honolulu

Most of Honolulu's luxury hotels and oceanfront condos are located in Waikiki, the city's most popular neighborhood. Staying in this area keeps you within walking distance of one of the world's finest beaches, but it also means paying a bundle for your room and board. To avoid high rates and big crowds, consider the budget hotels outside Waikiki's busiest areas. Smaller hotels just a short drive from the city's beaches offer comfortable rooms and good food at a fraction of the price of their Waikiki equivalents.
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