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Oahu - Commercial but Relaxing

A January 2002 trip to Oahu by Fula97

Bali by the Sea Photo, Oahu, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: Oahu, while a bit too commercial for my taste, was still a sight to see, full of great beaches and great food. There are things to do and see beyond your resort if you are willing to explore

Oahu - Commercial but Relaxing


Standing on the USS Missouri Photo, Oahu, Hawaii
You have to see Pearl Harbour. I would also recommend you visit the USS Missouri. I was fortuate to attend a private function on the ship and was able to see parts of the ship that is usually off limits to visitors. Also, check out the Polynesian Cultural Center to learn more about their heritageQuick Tips: While Oahu can be very expensive there are several ways to save money. I loved those sarongs and skirts with there bright vibrant colors but disliked the price of even a simple shift. I went to a large fabric store on the island and purchased several yards of materials to make simple sarongs for myself and friends. Also, for drinks and snacks, I would go to a neighborhood ABC ...Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Photo, Honolulu, Oahu
If you have children, I would recommend this hotel since there are a lot of activities for them. If you don't have children or are looking for more attention, this might not be the best place for you as there are quite a few children around and the wait staff is not as attentive because of the number of people. Also, for drinks and snacks, I would go to a neighborhood ABC store since it is often cheaper. Or go to Costco and get bulk water and snacks for the day. I stayed in the Kalia Tower, which was recently built and is geared toward more upscale stays and business travelers. The room was spacious and tastefully decorated. This tower also contains its own check-in for its guests. The roo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 13, 2004

Hilton Hawaiian Village
2005 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu 96815
(808) 949-4321

Bali by the Sea


Bali by the Sea Photo, Oahu, Hawaii
This was one of the best restaurants ever. The food was sublime with lovely presentation. The staff provided great service. If you are looking for a romantic dinner, this should be on your list, as it overlooks the ocean. You have to have the volcano chocolate dessert.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 13, 2004

Bali by the Sea
2005 Kalia Road
Oahu, Hawaii
(808) 941-2254