Here's a special surprise for everyone: beaches in Hawaii are crowded. Just like Vegas pools.
Listen, all we're saying is that you shouldn't expect the beach behind your Hawaiian hotel to look much like the beach that particular hotel has pictured on its website. The real thing may be a different beach altogether, a big patch of sand densely populated with children and their inflatable beachgoing companions, or, you know, up against a mammoth construction site.
These wouldn't necessarily qualify as photo "fakeouts," per se -- more like "somewhat misleading inclusion of photos of deserted beaches in photo galleries on hotel websites."
In conclusion: you won't have the beach to yourself. You know, in case you were confused.