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“Best Beach in the World!”
Review of Lanikai Beach

Ranked #2 of 42 things to do in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

If you want a beach in paradise, this is the place you need to go to! Forget about Waikiki or any other part of the islands. This is Nirvana! The waters are warm, waves are minimal, facilities are well kept and grounds clean and litter free. Folks are mellow and the entire atmosphere for a memorable vacation starts here. Sand is clean and parking is limited, so arrive early! Nearby Kailua is laden with many interesting shops to browse and just relax. Great restaurants in this quiet town that is a much better atmosphere than the crowds in Waikiki!

56  Thank Elnakaz1
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Its a gorgeous beach. i could lounge there every day. It was a short walk away from the Hula Breeze where we stayed.

7  Thank Diana K
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Windy in March but so gorgeous! White sand and blue waters. You couldn't ask for more! We were looking to snorkel but it was too windy and there were a load of windsurfers out there. We didn't mind wading instead though.

4  Thank AdeleNg
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lanikai beach has no restrooms, no lifeguards and limited parking. Kailua Beach is nicer and has bathrooms, drinking fountains and good parking.

7  Thank SAF080
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

First, it is a very nice beach and very calm waters for a Hawaii beach and easy to get to.

What really bother me the most and had me searching for other beaches is that there were lots of dogs.

Even though the owners are required to pick up after their dogs and they do. It bothered me to see dogs defecating in the water where I was going to swim.

2  Thank zarf1946
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