Waikiki Beach, located in the heart of Waikiki, was once the ocean playground for Hawaiian royalty. Today, it is a beautiful and lively gathering place for visitors from all around the world. The Waikiki Beach Walk is over eight acres long and brims with world-class resorts, shopping centers, souvenir kiosks, and restaurants showcasing international flavors and Pacific Rim cuisine.




From swamp land to aquaculture farms, Waikiki has seen many changes in urbanization since the 1950s. Previously, it was the site of a great battle in 1794, when King Kamehameha I invaded Waikiki and claimed victory over Oahu’s chief in an epic battle that made its way up to the cliffs of Nuuanu Pali.

Things to Do

Star of Honolulu Sunset Dinner Cruise

  • Hawaii’s most famous sunset dinner cruise
  • Packages range from fun casual to premium elegant

Top Oahu Parasailing Tour

  • Fly high on parasail lines that go up to 1,000 ft. in length
  • Tandem and triple flights available

Tips when Visiting Waikiki Beach

  • Arrive early to secure a spot on the sand.
  • Use reef-safe sunscreen to protect both your skin and Hawaii’s marine life.
  • You can buy beach towels, float rings, and snorkel sets at nearby malls.
  • Beach chairs are also available for rent.
  • Respect the wildlife by not touching or getting close to them.
  • Drinking alcohol on the beach is illegal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can swim at Waikiki Beach. However, it is important to be aware of the strong currents and waves that can make swimming conditions dangerous. We recommend that you only swim in designated areas and during lifeguard hours.

Yes, there are. You can find beach umbrellas and chairs for rent at most of the hotels along Waikiki Beach.

Yes, there are several places to buy food on the beach. There are also a few restaurants that have outdoor seating overlooking the beach.

No, you cannot drink alcohol on the beach. However, there are several bars and restaurants in the area that have outdoor seating with a view of the beach. You may also want to check out booze cruises.

How to Get to Waikiki Beach

The easiest way to get to Waikiki Beach is on foot. Most hotels in the area are within walking distance of the beach. If you’re staying at a hotel further away, you can always take the bus or taxi.