A May 2000 trip
to Oahu by williamsfam
Quote: My husband and I took a beautiful trip to Hawaii for a week, and if I could, I would go every year!
Hotel | "Ohana Hotel"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 19, 2006
Ohana Islander Waikiki
270 Lewers Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 19, 2006
I've been to Hawaii two times and am planning to go again in February of next year to take all the boys to the pro bowl game. The first time I went was for my birthday with my boyfriend in 1998. I did all the tourist tours, went to the restaurants, and loved it. I can't believe how different it is compared to the islands in the Caribbean!! There's so much beauty in the island itself that it literally takes your breath away. The people are so friendly and proud of their island, and that is reflected in everything. The cultures are so diverse because of the people and history.
I loved Hawaii so much, my boyfriend and I went back again in 2000 and we got engaged. The second time we went, we spent more time traveling around on our own. We spent more days on various beaches, as each one has something totally different to offer!! You can go from a calm blue sea by the beach to a cliff overlooking the ocean and other islands. Hawaii, of course, isn't all beaches, as it has the most impressive mountains, waterfalls, etc.--you could spend weeks touring the island and never see everything. All the activities, tours, and centers take a lot of pride in showing you the history, customs, etc., of the people.
The restaurants and food are as varied as the people who live here. You can eat Hawaiian in one restaurant and then the next night eat sushi, steak, or Chinese food, but no matter what you eat, it's all made by people who know the way to make it.
This is a vacation you can take anyone on! Even planning my third trip to Hawaii, I still have so much I haven't done--it's endless and I love it. You can never be bored. Now that I'm married to the man who I took this first trip with to Hawaii, I look forward to going again and again. I have such good memories of this place and the time I've spent here. I really can't write it down; you just have to experience it yourself to get it! I can't wait to take my son and stepson here so they can see everything--it'll be a trip they never forget!!
Cherry Hill, New Jersey