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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“This is our favorite local beach, named after the hotel directly behind it (which has a great happy hour at its lobby bar). It's an easy, scenic 15 minute walk or 5-10 minute ride/drive. Walk toward Diamond Head, along Kapiolani Park on your left, and you'll get to Kaimana Beach. It is located between the War Memorial Natatorium and the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel. It is a beautiful wide stretch of beach that is popular with locals because it away from the tourist crowds of Waikiki. The beach is protected by a wide reef and the near ocean bottom is shallow and sandy, great for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is also an access point for the popular surf spot Old Man's.”
  • 24 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Breafast, lunch and dinner on the beach! Very yummy options and best is that you can take a dip right after!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Most perfect sunset.... great dinner spot for very special night out, also $$$$$ but absolutely fabulous”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“A local great beach with fewer tourists. This is THE beach for locals in right in town. You will always see families having bbqs and playing in the park.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Less crazy than Waikiki Beach, and a great place to go if you are serious about swimming.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Built before WWII, this is one of the only remaining memorials dedicated to those who served in "the Great War". It is located at Kaimana beach.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Hang out with the locals. Just down from crowded Waikiki Beach is Kaimana Beach park, where WE go to the beach. Walk across the park, or a quick drive. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Fabulous Japanese restaurant - feels like an authentic Japanese experience with staff in kimonos and traditions kept alive.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beauty Salon
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
“So close! Drinks for the beach, snacks for the room, essentials. Russel's has your back. Open almost always. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Breafast, lunch and dinner on the beach! Very yummy options and best is that you can take a dip right after!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Most perfect sunset.... great dinner spot for very special night out, also $$$$$ but absolutely fabulous”
  • 15 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Fabulous Japanese restaurant - feels like an authentic Japanese experience with staff in kimonos and traditions kept alive.”
  • 1 local recommends

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