Oahu Hotel Beaches: Duh, they're more crowded than you think

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."

Observe:

In Hyatt Regency Waikiki's photo gallery
In Hyatt Regency Waikiki's photo gallery
Our Hyatt Regency Waikiki beach experience
Our Hyatt Regency Waikiki beach experience
Hilton Hawaiian Village shows no people in the water
Hilton Hawaiian Village shows no people in the water
Oh look! People in the water. And a parking lot!
Oh look! People in the water. And a parking lot!

In conclusion: you won't have the beach to yourself. You know, in case you were confused.

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