A March 2005 trip
to Oahu by ongkenyong
Quote: This is the second part of my three-part vacation to California and Hawaii with my fiance. We had a great time and would like to share our travel experience with everyone.
Hotel | "Radisson Prince Kuhio Waikiki"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 6, 2005
Radisson Hotel Waikiki
2500 Kuhio Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Restaurant | "Haleiwa Eats (Thai) - North Shore"
We ordered the tom yum shrimp soup, green chicken curry, and aubergine - all very yummy. Having been to Thailand, I can confirm that the dishes were authentic. You can request dishes to be as spicy as you wish. Be careful asking for hot, as I found it spicy by my Asian standards. Compared to the Thai food at Keo's Waikiki, which we tried earlier, this place has twice the portions for half the price. I am so glad we stopped here. As an added bonus, for dessert, Matsumoto's Shave Ice, reputedly the best on the island, is just a few doors away.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 8, 2005
66-079 Kamehameha Hwy
You start off being pampered with freshly baked bread served with homemade garlic butter, which is an appetiser unto itself. I couldn't resist ordering the pan-seared ahi tuna appetiser, one of their signature dishes. If you enjoy sushi, you MUST try this. For entrées, I had the opakapaka while my fiancé ordered the mahimahi - both fresh, local fish cooked to perfection. Portions are decent by fine-dining standards. By the time we were done, we didn't have room for dessert. This is one of the best seafood restaurants I have been to in awhile, and I would recommend it to anyone.
2070 Kalakaua Ave.
Restaurant | "Keo's (Thai)"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 8, 2005
Keo's In Waikki
2028 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
The food isn't great, but it’s not bad either. The night ends with an hour-long performance of Hawaiian song and dance not to be missed. Everyone left with a smile on their face. There's an informative website at www.paradisecovehawaii.com.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 6, 2005
Paradise Cove Luau
2024 N King St
Oahu, Hawaii 96819
Attraction | "Hanauma Bay"
The waters are clear, and you don't have to go far before you start seeing fish and turtles. It's a magical experience swimming with the fishes feeding off the corals. The bay itself is beautiful and perfect for those wishing to just relax on the sand. You can go early to avoid the crowds, but the waters are a bit colder then. This is a must go for anyone travelling to Oahu. No regrets.
Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay
Attraction | "Diamond Head"
You can see Diamond Head looking south on Waikiki Beach. It looks impressive there, and the views are even better on top. If you've got time, it’s definitely worth going to, as it's a short trip from Waikiki itself by bus or on a rented moped (if you're adventurous).
Diamond Head State Monument
Diamond Head Road And 18th Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 6, 2005
end of Manoa Rd
Oahu, Hawaii 96822
Dole Pineapple Plantation
64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy.
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
Oahu, Hawaii 96734
North Shore Beaches