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Golden spots close to Waikiki

There are a few places after Waikiki Beach which are excellent stops if you are strolling around, a bit off the grid from where tourists are packing like crazy. Maybe not as fancy as many other places, but a lot quieter. The connected beach is called Kuhio Beach and that is followed by Queen’s Beach.

Pay tribute to Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue

Just by Waikiki Beach you’ll find the bronze statue of Paoa Kahanamoku, a Hawaiian world champion in swimming between 1912-1932. Most famous for introducing surfing to other parts of the world and therefore a great symbol for Hawaii. Stroll on to head to quieter parts of Honolulu beaches.

Calm beach for surfers and swimmers

Head to the end of the Waikiki beach, off to what is called Waikiki Walls. Beside the wall you’ll find Queens Beach. Here you can enjoy activities or just the beach with less people around you, there are some rocks in the water which makes this destination less popular among families. Also, the sunset from the walls is AMAZING!

And the drinks!

Enjoy the Piña Coladas and Mai Tais in some calmer places, still offering Happy Hour. Check out;

  • Lulu’s – just a short walk from Waikiki Walls.
  • Hula’s Bar – gay friendly place around the corner from Lulu’s, in the Grand Hotel.
  • Tiki’s Grill – almost nexts to Lulu’s. Perhaps a bit more expensive than the rest.

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