A June 2003 trip
to Oahu by Traveler707
Quote: Maholo Nui Loa means thank you very much, which is my message to the beautiful island of Oahu. I thank it for the gentle breezes, warm water, and generous nature that left both my husband and I longing for more time in the true paradise of Oahu.
The beaches in Hawaii cannot be beat. Really, these are the best beaches we have seen in the entire world. The Polynesian Cultural Center is definitely worth a look; it was like the Disney version of Hawaii, but it was a good time. You have to do the luau someplace, and it might as well be here, where you can check out all the other stuff. Who knew New Zealand counted as a Polynesian island?
Restaurant | "L&L Drive Inn"
For locations near where you will be, check out http://www.hawaiianbarbecue.com/locations.html.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 10, 2005
L&L Drive Inn
3045 Monsarrat Ave
You should try the shave ice on top of ice cream - really delicious. If you are adventurous, you can also get it with beans, which sounds strange, but they are sweet adzuki beans. At least one your group should get the beans so you can try them.
It's a good road trip. To head over there, you can go through the pineapple fields and, of course, see the famous North Shore beaches after you finish your shave ice. It has to be good, because Tom Hanks has gotten shave ice here!
66-087 Kamehameha Hwy
Attraction | "Polynesian Culture Center"
We did the Alii Luau package, which seemed like the best deal for us, but you can check out the website to choose the package that suits your needs. With that package, you get admission to the park, the all-you-can-eat buffet, and the show. Also, you get to wander around the villages at your own pace, which we prefer to a guided tour. The villages are like huts representing each of the Polynesian islands, with people in dress performing an activity related to that island. For example, the Samoa one was to learn how to make fire by literally rubbing two sticks together, how to easily crack open a coconut, the difference between coconut juice and "milk," and how the men do all the major cooking. The young men will also show their strength and agility by climbing 40-foot coconut trees.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 10, 2005
Polynesian Cultural Center
55-370 Kamehameha Highway
Laie, Hawaii 96762
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 10, 2005
Dole Pineapple Plantation
64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy.
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786