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Lounging on the Lanai at Waikiki Beach

A May 2005 trip to Honolulu by Gloria381948

Quote: The very first time I had been to any of the islands, was just amazing!! The people are sooo friendly!! Seeing Diamond Head was beautiful!! It is soo very clean there, and I really didn't find the beaches overly crowded. I had an amazing time!!

Lounging on the Lanai at Waikiki Beach

Overview

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One of the best things to do while in Honolulu would be to go to the Arizona Memorial/Pearl Harbor. You see quite a bit of history. Very moving, and you actually see the USS Arizona right beneath you. I shall not forget that site!

Quick Tips:

You can get discount coupons at any newsstand located on the streets. This Week in Oahu is a very good magazine to get, lots of coupons and information in it. There are various magazines at these stands.

Best Way To Get Around:

The best public transportation would be TheBus. You can buy a 4-day Discovery Bus Pass for at any ABC store on the island. You can get on and off any TheBus for 4 consecutive days!!

Pacific Beach Hotel

Hotel | "The Pacific Beach Hotel"

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We stayed in the Oceanarium Tower of the Pacific Beach Hotel. There are two towers, the Beach Tower, and the Oceanarium Tower. We had a partial ocean-view room, private lanai facing Diamond Head/Pacific Ocean. There were two double beds in the room. There are smoking and non-smoking floors in the hotel. There is an Oceanarium Restaurant that has part of a 280,000 gallon "fish tank." Buffet breakfast was great!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

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

Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Hotel | "Waikiki Beach Marriot Resort"

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Best Things Nearby:
Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head Monument.

Best Things About the Resort:
The beds are the most wonderful sleeping possible!! I had an amazing sleep there!

Resort Experience:
We stayed on the 25th floor of one of the towers. A partial oceanview room. We had a very clear view of Diamond Head. It was just amazing!!

  • Unit Type: Other
  • Activities: Good
  • Amenities: Good
  • Unit Satisfaction: Good
  • Family Friendliness: Good
  • Service: Good

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
2552 KALAKAUA AVE
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
808-922-6611

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This restaurant is like a "hole in the wall". Really great food for a great price!! American food, they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Great service!!Good for the budget minded traveler!!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 4, 2006

Seaside Bar and Grill
2256 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu 96815
(808) 922-8227

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This is an awesome sunset buffet dinner cruise!! It is a 2 hour cruise above the Navatek 1. You have all kinds of different food: Kahala Chicken, MahiMahi fish, fruit, garlic mashed potatoes, etc. It cost $63.00 per adult, but you get the 2 hour cruise, entertainment, and a full buffet. Plus you see the amazing sunset as it descends on Diamond Head!!All in all a wonderful time!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Navatek 1 Sunset Buffet Dinner Cruise
Honolulu Harbor
Honolulu
(808) 356-1800

Blue Hawaii

Attraction | "The Blue Hawaii, The Show"

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The Elvis impressionist is really great!! He sings all of the Elvis songs that "The King" sang during his movies filmed in Hawaii. Plus an array of different Elvis songs. Outstanding performance!! A must see!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 4, 2006

Blue Hawaii
Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel 2300 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu 96815
(808) 922-4646

Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial

Attraction | "USS Arizona/Pearl Harbor Tour"

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You get on a small pontoon boat that takes you out to the Arizona Memorial. You view the wall that has all of the names of the people that were killed during the attack of December 7,1941 on Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona is right beneath your feet. You pay homage to the people that were killed on that fatal day.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial
One Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
(808) 422-0561

Waikiki Beach

Attraction

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You can learn to surf there, eat at one of the tables, swim, watch the surfers, and view the amazing sunsets! You can also just sit and "people watch." Just sit back and relax!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Waikiki Beach
Kalakaua Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
+1 808 951 4088

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Last May, we rented a car to take our own Circle Island Tour of Oahu, HI. We went to the Dole Pineapple Plantation, drove past Chinaman's Hat, North Shore (where they have the surfing contests)—mighty big waves! Just took our time riding around the island. It was fun to just "hang loose" and do it on "Hawaiian time."

About the Writer

Gloria381948

Gloria381948
Hazel Park, Michigan

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