We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Most beautiful beach on Oahu!”
Review of Waimanalo

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Camano Island, Wa.
1 review
5 helpful votes
“Most beautiful beach on Oahu!”
Reviewed 22 November 2008

Our family of 5 just spent 17 days on Oahu in Waimanalo. It was truly the best vacation we have ever had.

We rented part of a house, listed as Rena's Best Beach, which was incredibly clean and close to the beach. 100 yards or so is all it took to get to this incredible beach.

The water is aqua, the sand is golden, the waves are great for boogie boarding, and the beach was almost vacant during the week. We went in November so it was the beginning of winter. We did encounter a few cloudy or rainy days but we simply drove over to Ko Olina (to the lagoons there) or Waikiki and enjoyed the sunshine that is more prevalent there. Our 11 year old son is less certain of himself in the waves at Waimanalo so enjoyed the time at Ko Olina and Waikiki.

The quiet pace in Waimanalo creates a relaxation unobtainable in Waikiki.

There is a McDonald's, Jack-in-the-Box, L&L Hawaiian Drive-In, a Bakery which had warm glazed doughnuts in the morning, a drive-in called Kenekes (great steak fries!), a 7-eleven, and a few other commercial businesses in town. No large scale shopping, but who needs it when you have Waikiki to go to for any tourist gifts you could desire.

My husband, myself, and our 3 boys ages 11-17 all loved this area. We'd go there again in a heartbeat and hope to return in the future.

5 Thank ricsan5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Waimanalo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos
© 2021 TripAdvisor LLC All rights reserved.

This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in South Africa. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu.