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We loved the easy going beach vibe here! Went twice on a seven day vacation and would go more often next time. First time was a Thursday and it was super busy and we were there by 11:00am. Went again the next day (Friday) because...More
Turtle Bay/ Laniakea Beach; NOT Turtle Bay Resort but further up the cost and you’ll find paradise. Large green turtles feeding on the algae feet away from you. The most incredible beach you are ever likely to find. This is truly heaven on Earth. I...More
We stayed in Waikiki, and while it was nice, it was a lot like any other big city. North shore is more what you think of when you picture Hawai’i. Beautiful beaches and scenery. Still “country”. Good food and nice people.
I've always stayed in the city, but this time we stayed on the North Shore at Turtle Bay. It was SO beautiful, peaceful, and inviting. We were central to some of the North Shores greatest attractions, and still just an hour from the city. I...More
I visited Oahu for the first time and stayed in Waikiki. I liked the city, but next time I will spend way more time on the North Shore. Better beaches, better food, and a better experience of what Hawaii should be.
Our tour stopped on the North Shore but only briefly. We ended up renting a car and going back. We found several beaches worth stopping at and one even had four sea turtles on it. Amazing to see them up close and in person. There...More
We had 3 days at the Marriott North Shore. Being 63 and 70 we were not here for swimming, surfing, or snorkeling - just wanted to admire some scenery and walk on a beach or two, sample some local food favorites. The Kamehameha Hwy is...More
We stayed in Waikiki and took a day trip to the North Shore. I was excited to see the huge waves and some surfing. Imagine my disappointment when I realized that the water was smooth and calm and there was no surfing! Apparently, the huge...More
I enjoyed the beaches in North shore more than Waikiki Beach. These are the beaches I imagined when I think of Hawaii. Less busy, and more enjoyable. Soft sand, clean beaches, and you will spot an occasional sea turtle! Great locations for snorkeling.
We stayed both on the North Shore (Courtyard, Laie) and in Ko Olina (not Waikiki, but the other sisde of Honolulu and on the west coast). Definitely a car is the way to go - buses run all over but I can't imagine the time it... More
We stayed both on the North Shore (Courtyard, Laie) and in Ko Olina (not Waikiki, but the other sisde of Honolulu and on the west coast). Definitely a car is the way to go - buses run all over but I can't imagine the time it takes. Traffic is only bad around Honolulu. North shore eating is primarily food trucks, nothing fancy by any means. Ted's Bakery (they sell more than pastries) is along Kamehameha Highway (as is everything) and is a good breakfast and lunch spot.No alcohol sold up that way either except the food store by Sunset Beach (that we found, anyway). We didn't out to eat out in the Waikiki or Diamond Head area but there are some good looking spots.
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So I always take highway 83 it is called Kamehameha highway it is a beautiful drive from Honolulu up passed the Polynesian Culture Center. There are several beaches up on the North shore there is parking along the highway... More
So I always take highway 83 it is called Kamehameha highway it is a beautiful drive from Honolulu up passed the Polynesian Culture Center. There are several beaches up on the North shore there is parking along the highway and there are several small parking lots around the different beaches. Have a great time.