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Malaekahana Beach Campground

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Reviewed 30 October 2015

Staff at front office were very friendly & helpful. Location of tent site excellent just a stones throw from the beach, on a slight incline and surrounded by trees, very comfortable. Amenities and little less comfy but not a problem, the cold shower(but you don't need hot water) was not very private only a green mesh attached to trees surrounding...

Thank Betsie67
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We really liked the site. We reserved a spot (2C) close to the beach, bathroom and shower area. I would highly recommend this spot. We loved the chickens waking us up in the morning and keeping us company throughout the day. We also enjoyed the short walk over to the beach where we watched people fish and take surf lessons....

Thank Mailoha
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Good news: This place is awesome. Bad news: Due to the Suites, I will never go regular camping again lol After staying in Suites 3&4, with electricity, your own indoor bathrooms and your semi private outside shower, then throw in the roomy front porch for coolers and chairs, your own picnic tables up front, and parking next to the Suites....did...

1Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We first camped here in 2008. The campgrounds were wild and rustic and quiet, with lots of trees and a beach-side site that was unbeatable. Fast forward seven years later when we finally returned to Oahu. We loved our stay at Friends of Malaekahana so much in 2008 that we wanted to go back however, after a quick search, we...

1Thank slyandvero
Upland, California
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I read the prior reviews and feel so lucky. The campgrounds are under new management....and look fantastic! Staff has a visible presence and a real passion to keep the site in great shape. Each "bungalow" has been built so that each has a clean view of the beach....but is relatively private so you don't feel like you are butting up...

2Thank DeLGan
Waialua, Hawaii
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

I work part of the year on oahu. I love to come here to get away. I always stay in the grass shacks. Right on the beach, you can have fires, and it's quiet! It's where I "vacation" away from work. I went to stay in December and it is shut down (dangerous trees?) and I was bummed. Hope they...

Thank Angela E
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

beautiful location, homeless/drug addicts roam the campground. I stayed for 4 nights in a campervan. You can't tell who the campground staff are because they don't drive marked vehicles or wear uniforms. You can't access your campsite with a vehicle, so campervan camping is (not allowed, but it seems to be tolerated anyways) in the parking lot. You can't go...

Thank frugal4ever
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Been camping here several times. Nothing as weird as this trip happened. Was approached by a hostile drunk old dude who knew the cats at the campground by name and said several derogatory statements to me while standing over me and refusing to leave. I saw him again the second night but ran far, far away. Next day, packed my...

3Thank Cyndi B
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This could be be paradise, but the management do not spend a cent to update or simply clean, repair this place. Horrible bug problems in the yurts, no electricity, the wifi not working, serious toilet cleaning issues. The "hot showers" are outside solar water pipeline. The beach area is dangerous with sharp rocks. We are not coming back for sure....

2Thank MaggieOrda
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed 5 nights at FOM during the independence day holidays. This is definitely the best camping area on the island. Don't go to state parks, they are full of bums and creepy looking individuals. FOM was safe, we didn't see anyone sketchy. The place is clean. We rented a place for a tent so cannot comment on the conditions...

7Thank Xroust

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Malaekahana Park at Kahuku is a public campground with cabins available. It is a privately managed, non-profit organization. No state permit required to camp. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malaekahana Beach Campground

Address: 56-335 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, Oahu, HI 96762 (Formerly Malaekahana State Recreation Area)
Region: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Laie
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Malaekahana State Recreation Area Hotel Laie
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“Cabins towards the southern end are closer to the beach and further from kids areas.”
  • Our little cabin from behind! The sand just a step away.
  • Taken from the little porch of our cabin, our picnic table while we set up the hammock!
 of 5 bubbles GinniLeonard, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best beach”
 of 5 bubbles elitistdave, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You may as well just get a campsite. Suites are overrated.”
 of 5 bubbles nadarobillard, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Try cabin S1, S2 or S3, a little more private. Cabins are very basic.”
 of 5 bubbles Ingrid70, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Not a hotel, but accommodation that didnt fit into categories! Perfect for singles, couples and family. No dogs allowed”
 of 5 bubbles Webaroni, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
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