Honolulu Journals

Week in Honolulu, Hawaii

An October 2005 trip to Honolulu by ccabrales

Quote: I went to the Island of Oahu and stayed at the "Ohana Islander Waikiki" because the Fairfield property is in the midst of being built. It was a very nice trip; the island is beautiful, and there are a great many things to do.

Week in Honolulu, Hawaii

Overview

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The highlight of my trip was going to the Polynesian Cultural Center, where you see people from all different types of island backgrounds (for example, from Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, etc.) and their traditions. It was very interesting to see their dances, clothing, and learn of their differences. The beach at sunset was beautiful, and there were a lot of things to see as you walked along.Quick Tips: Even though this is a tourist locale, there are many things to do and see inexpensively or for free. As the sun goes down there is usually a free show of hula dances on the beach. Many restaurants have happy hour, with discounted food and drinks. You can get around easily on the trolley that runs alo...Read More
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Best Things Nearby:Beach, Shopping, Restaurants, NightlifeBest Things About the Resort:Reasonable accomodations while brand new Fairfield resort is being built across the street.Resort Experience:This is affiliated hotel property that I was put in but it was comfortable, clean and centrally located to the beach, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. There was a Fairfield desk in the lobby to give assistance or answer any questions. They also were accomodating for Fairfield guests in helping them with their tour and sight-seeing arrangements. They recommended I go to the Polynesian Cultural Center as one of the highlights of my vacation and they were right......Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 1, 2006

Ohana Islander Waikiki
270 Lewers Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 923-7711

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Vendors are at small booths or tables selling T-shirts, crafts, jewelry and miscellaneous items. You can get some really good deals on souvenirs here. These people are all separate businesses so they sell their items at variable prices. The place is very large inside and there is a lot to look at but the items get repetitive. Make sure that you shop around because you can find several booths selling the same item for five different prices. I ended up getting some very nice sterling silver (Hawaiian flower) jewelry inexpensively at this marketplace and get compliments about it all the time back in the states.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 1, 2006

International Market Place
2330 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 971-2080

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ccabrales

ccabrales
Brea, California