The most famous beach on Oahu (and possibly in the world), Waikiki Beach lives up to the hype.
Though the sections in front of major hotels can get crowded, the scene - a mix of local bathing beauties, Japanese
surfers, and pink-roasted visitors is endlessly entertaining. The surf breaks are far from shore, so there's plenty
of gentle water for swimming. And the options for pre- and post-beach drinks, dining, and shopping are numerous.
Begin your visit by strolling along Waikiki's beautiful beaches.
Stretching from Duke Kahanamoku Beach near the Hilton Hawaiian Village to
the Duke Kahanamoku statue on Kuhio Beach and beyond, you can swim, snorkel, sunbathe, or take your first surfing lesson or group canoe ride.
Who knows, you may even get a surf or canoe lesson from one of the real Waikiki Beach Boys, instructors who come from a long line of watermen
taught by Duke Kahanamoku himself. For beginners, the gentle waves at Waikiki Beach (once surfed only by Hawaiian royals) are ideal.
Ask a friendly Beach Boy for a lesson or rent a board by the surfboard racks on the sand.
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After a day at the beach, explore Waikiki by foot, bike, or even rented moped. Learn how to strum an ukulele or dance the hula at the Royal
Hawaiian Shopping Center, which is undergoing an exciting renovation. Or venture beyond Waikiki to get the most out of your stay on Oahu. > Explore
After a day in the surf visit a Waikiki spa to relax and unwind. With some of the finest hotels and resorts on Oahu,
Waikiki's excellent spas
offer lomilomi massage and other relaxing treatments unique to the islands. > Spa listings
WAIKIKI RESTAURANTS & BARS
After you've enjoyed one of our gorgeous sunsets, check out Waikiki's fun restaurant, bar, and night scene in places like the new
Waikiki Beach Walk. . > Waikiki restaurants