Waikiki is a very lively beach. Most people say it is very busy, and that is true. But just because its busy, it doesn't mean its not fun. You could rent umbrellas and chairs for like only $20!!!Some people in Honolulu say that because there's only 1-2 very large beaches, theres just to many people there, but that depends on the type on month you go to Honolulu, I recommend you go in July and Augaust!!! If you are a more calmer person go Maui, in Maui you could choose from many beaches to go too, and the good thing is the people in Honolulu and Maui are so polite! And if you're a more out going more energy person go too Honolulu, and if you go too Honolulu stay at the TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL,you may find it a tiny bit pricey but it is worthy. There service is excellent, and they give you lots of free stuff.If you are not willing to pay the price the Shereton Hotel is nice too but not as nice as the TRUMP!! Check out the website. Lets Go Honolulu!!! Hope this comment works, Thanks.