Trip time! Discover the surfing, beaches, and sunsets in romantic Waialee.

Explore the romantic city of Waialee—beaches, surfing, and popular sights from Banzai Pipeline to Waimea Bay.

Top Hotels in Waialee

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Backpackers Vacation Inn and Hostel
Backpackers Vacation Inn and Hostel
1.5 out of 5
59-788 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI

Situated in Haleiwa, this beach hostel is steps from Three Tables Beach and Waimea Bay. Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

3.3/5 (96 reviews)

"My boyfriend and I really liked our stay. The staff was super friendly and easily accommodated our requests and made our room situation work out. It's not a 5-star luxury hotel, but it has a tree house aesthetic which we really liked. So much beauty all around, and made amazing memories there. We ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2019

Backpackers Vacation Inn and Hostel
Kalani Hawaii
Kalani Hawaii
3 out of 5
Sunset Beach, Haleiwa, HI
¥23,213
per night
Nov 25 - Nov 26

Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline. Waimea Bay is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

Kalani Hawaii
Rocky Point Beachfront/Paradise
Rocky Point Beachfront/Paradise
2.5 out of 5
59-181 Ke Nui Rd, Haleiwa, HI
¥19,782
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6

Offering direct access to the beach, this Haleiwa apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline. Pupukea Beach Park is 1.7 ...

3.3/5 (64 reviews)

"Unbelievable location, instant access to the best surf in the world. Hospitality was excellent, property is beautiful, and a very functional studio. I will 100% be coming back to this property."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Rocky Point Beachfront/Paradise

Popular things to do in Waialee

Banzai Pipeline
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Banzai Pipeline

4.5/5(197 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Banzai Pipeline, a popular beach in Haleiwa. Discover the area's sunsets and seek out the surfing spots.

Sunset Beach
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Sunset Beach

4.5/5(147 reviews)

Go to this beach early to watch some of the wildest surfing on O’ahu and stay late for some of the island’s most beautiful sunsets.

Waimea Bay
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Waimea Bay

4.5/5(62 reviews)

Enjoy the roar of crashing waves, soft sands stretching alongside the blue ocean and lush tropical Hawaiian interior, all in one location.

Waimea Valley
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Waimea Valley

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Haleiwa with a stop at Waimea Valley. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Laniakea Beach
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Laniakea Beach

5/5(8 reviews)

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Laniakea Beach during your travels in Haleiwa? Amble around the area's seaside, or seek out its surfing spots.

Pupukea Beach Park
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Pupukea Beach Park

4.5/5(11 reviews)

One of the best snorkeling spots in O’ahu is a cove nestled between famous North Shore surfing beaches.

Top activities in Waialee

Swim with Sharks North Shore Adventure
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Swim with Sharks North Shore Adventure

¥11,421

Come face-to-face with sharks 3 miles (4.8 km) off the shore of Oahu. With a snorkel and mask, dive into the Pacific Ocean to view these incredible creatures of the deep in their natural environment from the comfort and safety of a custom-built cage.

Original North Shore Tour - Snorkel, Waterfall, Paddle
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Original North Shore Tour - Snorkel, Waterfall, Paddle

¥14,162

Explore amazing local nature and scenery on a tour of Oahu's famous North Shore with your choice of outdoor activities. Snorkel at The Cove, swim at Waimea Valley Waterfall, bike the Tree Tunnel Path, stand-up paddle board or kayak in the protected ocean waters of Haleiwa Bay and up the Anahulu river, and surf or boogie board the North Shore.

TOA LUAU at Waimea Valley on Oahu's Northshore
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TOA LUAU at Waimea Valley on Oahu's Northshore

¥10,715

Toa Luau invites you to immerse yourself in the beauty and excitement of Polynesia at Waimea Valley on Oahu's North Shore! Set aside ample time in the day to walk through the fragrant flower lei gardens or hike among some of Hawaii’s most diverse plant life and even swim at the refreshing Waimea falls.

Turtle Eco Adventure Tour
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Turtle Eco Adventure Tour

¥14,104

Jump on the turtle bus and leave the hustle and bustle of Waikiki for the more laid back rural areas of the island known as the “country.” Expert guides carefully choose which locations to share with you on this island tour to hang out with sea turtles and snorkel in Haleiwa.

North Shore Island Tour 44
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North Shore Island Tour 44

¥8,637

Explore the beauty of Oahu’s North Shore and Oahu’s windward side with this sweeping tour. Indulge in island favorites like shrimp and shave ice, experience one of the North Shore’s most popular beaches, wander through a stunning temple nestled again

Surf lessons
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Surf lessons

¥9,159

It's okay if you've never tried surfing or are recently new to the sport. That is why we offer a fun and exciting beginner lesson with guidance from your instructor the whole time. At our beginner level, we offer private, semi-private, and small group lessons.

Reviews of Waialee

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 56%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 36%
3 - Okay
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5/5 - Excellent

Bill

Aug 11, 2019

Snorkeling at Three Tables and Sharks Cove was amazing!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 21, 2019

Thoughtful outdoor shower to rinse off sand (excessive sand will incur extra cleaning fee). Access to Sunset beach just a block away, for sunsets that are worth planning for.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 23, 2018

Good place to visit to avoid the crowds at Honolulu, and it was not far to travel there to see the sights. Nearby beaches were very nice, and the waves and sunset were amazing. It is really busy on the weekends, even for October.