This is a beautiful beach, but it’s a busy beach, surrounded by fancy hotels. We got there early, after coming from the Diamond head hike, about 8 am and it was perfect, not too busy at all. However, by the time we left (11am) it was already quite busy. Nothing wrong with that, it just depends on what kind of beach you like. This was the only beach I saw that offers tons of seating, shade etc from the hotels to rent. It was quite nice to watch the surf lessons and walk around waikiki area afterwards. It’s worth going for sure, just be aware of the type of beach this is.