Waikiki is the most famous beach in Hawaiʻi, and if you’re vacationing here, you’ll want to know how to get to Waikiki from the Honolulu Airport (HNL). Even though it's a major tourist destination, Waikiki is one of our favorite places because it has all the attractions and vibrance of a bustling city without losing its local flair. With its white sand beaches and vibrant blue waters, this stunning location is a must-see in Oahu.
The Essential Hawaiʻi Experience
There’s a reason people go straight from HNL to Waikiki, and we want to help you know how to get the most from this essential Hawaiʻi experience. You’ll find snorkeling, swimming, surfing, and sunbathing on the shores of Waikiki Beach—not to mention the delicious food and breathtaking views.
Try a New Activity
Longboarding is a Hawaiʻi pastime, and if you’re looking to immerse yourself here, take a lesson! There are many tour companies along the main strip that offer same-day lessons. The serene waters make it less daunting for first-timers.
If you want to literally get your feet wet with a new hobby, you’ll also find easy access to surfboard rentals and snorkeling equipment. Learning how to surf is a challenge if you’ve never attempted it, but you’ll find plenty of friendly instructors if you want to get the hang of it on Waikiki Beach.
Parking & Transportation
Because the beach is such a popular destination and parking is metered or free, it can be difficult to find a spot for your car rental. If you’re staying in the greater Waikiki area in a hotel or condo, you likely won’t need to drive. The beach is central to the area and can easily be reached on foot.
Waikiki Beach has everything you need for a great day in the sun. There are umbrella rentals, snack shacks, showers, and public restrooms. To be prepared, bring sunscreen, water, snacks, and some towels. There are locker rentals available if you’d like to leave your belongings secured while you go out to swim or shop.
One of the biggest questions we get from tourists at the airport is, how safe is Waikiki? Waikiki Beach is generally safe during both day and night. Take precautions by securing your valuables and always swimming with a buddy. There are lifeguards on duty during the daytime hours.
Tour Oahu With GoVibe
After Waikiki Beach, you may wonder how to get to other destinations on the island. GoVibe makes renting a car easier than ever. Reserve your vehicle online, and we’ll pick you up directly at the airport with no waiting and no complicated paperwork. Enjoy luxury service and a stress free vacation at an affordable price. We’re locally owned and operated, so if you have questions about touring the island, contact us online or call us at 808-330-3050. If you’re planning a trip to Hawaiʻi, browse our selection of available vehicles and book with confidence knowing we offer free cancellation until 24 hours before your arrival. We look forward to welcoming you here.