Had the perfect beach day the other day with my sister and some of our homies. They're one of my favorite pairs of people to chill with, namely because they're sisters as well. It makes for the perfect dynamic.
Food is always involved in our hang out sessions, however this time we chose a different route and walked the block or so down the street to the beach. Waikiki is a tough place to find a good spot on the beach, especially during the peak of summer. It's overcrowded with tourists' and locals alike. We were lucky to find some free space, away from the beach bums (literally....they live on the beach and jack your shit while you're in the water).
Kaimana's is the spot we chose for our perch. Few tourists' venture that far down the Waikiki strip since it is a bit further from food stops and hotels. It's definitely worth the extra 5-10 minute walk.
Free of bums and crowds, it caters mostly to the locals for their beach barbecues and kids for their body boarding needs.
It lacks the "wall" that inner Waikiki provides, which means bigger waves (and on the downside, quite rocky in some places).
However, it's perfect for tanning with the occasional dip in the water to cool off.
I'm bummed to leave these ladies behind as I wander off on my travel adventure, but I always find myself back on da aina.