Hawaii Journals

Hawaii: Paradise 101

A May 2000 trip to Hawaii by Jaysour

Waikiki Morning Photo, Hawaii, United States More Photos
Quote: Hawaii was well worth the long plane ride from the Midwest. It is truly a paradise that you cannot get enough of, even if you sit at the beach all day.

Hawaii: Paradise 101

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Overview

Waikiki Morning Photo, Hawaii, United States
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We loved Hawaii so much that this was our second trip in two years. This time, my wife and I went along without the family, which allowed us to venture out to new areas, as well as our favorites from the year before. We stayed at the Pacific Beach Hotel, across from Waikiki Beach. With a week and a half, we had several places we wanted to see this time around. Among those places were Hanauma Bay, a beautiful reserve with crystal-clear water and a view to beat all views in Hawaii. We made several trips to the International Market, which my wife loved. And my wallet didn't! One of the days, we also made a trek to the Big Island, Hawaii, which I recommend to anyone ...Read More

Pacific Beach Hotel

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Hotel

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We stayed at this hotel in '99 and 2000 and did not leave disappointed. Our stays came with breakfast buffet tickets, and the spread was simply amazing, from pancakes to several dozen types of fruits. And while you eat, you can view one of the largest aquariums in Hawaii. The hotel staff was friendly and couteous and always asked if we needed assistance and tried as hard as they could. The rooms are simple, but very clean, with nice amenities as well as a wonderful view of the beach (if you can get a room on the side of the hotel). They have a rooftop pool, which was nice and refreshing, and always a large supply of nice towels and robes for the guests. One ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 3, 2005

Pacific Beach Hotel
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 922-1233

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve

Attraction | "Hanauma Bay Park"

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve Photo, Honolulu, Oahu
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This is a national park with so much to offer, from snorkeling to wildlife. The bay is a large area with walking paths, learning centers, and places to just sit back and relax.I will preface that the long walk down to the bay is quite a hall from the parking lot but well worth it. Even though on the day we went, there were quite a lot of people, the area is so large, you can easily pick out your spot on the beach. We promptly went snorkeling in the water. Make sure you grab some food from the park. The fish will swarm you at first sight of it. The marine life is both amazing and plentiful. You will see several types of marine life. I sure did. It is worth the trip for you and ...Read More

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Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
7455 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
(808) 396-4229

Hawaii: The Big Island Experience

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Story/Tip

Akak Falls Photo, Hawaii, United States
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Wy wife and I decided to take one day out of the trip and visit The Big Island. And we were sure glad we did. It started early in the morning with a quick (and I do mean quick) plane ride to the island. No sooner had I finished my juice than we had landed. The amazing thing about the airport was that the entire complex was outside. But I guess that, in Hawaii, that is not a problem. We departed our tour bus no more than 10 minutes after landing. And I beleive it is true that what type of driver/tour guide you have makes all the difference in the world. Our guide was truly amazing and brought some great insight into our trip. He had better! He grew up and liv...Read More