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HGVClub Hilton Hawaiian Village

An October 2005 trip to Honolulu by Limburger

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Quote: Hilton Hawaiian Village, the perfect way to experience Hawaii.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Photo, Honolulu, Oahu
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On this trip we took my mother-in-law to Hawaii for her 70th birthday. It was a lifelong wish of hers to visit the Hawaiian Islands.We have stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village three times since 1995 when we went there for our honeymoon. Every time we go to Hawaii, we include a stay at this resort on our trip and visit another island while we are there.The resort is in my opinion a world first-class and I always enjoy being back at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.The people there are very friendly and there are many shops and restaurants to choose from at the resort. The resort is located on famous Waikiki and is the only resort on Waikiki. The food at their buffet is the best in ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

Hilton Hawaiian Village
2005 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu 96815
(808) 949-4321

Rainbow Lanai

Restaurant

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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The breakfast buffet at the Rainbow Lanai is expensive, but worth the money. They have a wide selection of food including fresh fruit and juices as well as the traditional breakfast items and custom made omelettes. The buffet also includes some Japanese breakfast items to please the many Japanese tourists visiting the Hawaiian Islands.

The dinner buffet at the Rainbow Lanai is excellent too.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

Rainbow Lanai
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 949-4321

McDonald Restaurants: Fort St Mall

Restaurant | "McDonald's (Okay, Don't Laugh!)"

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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When visiting Hawaii, walk into a McDonald's and get a Pineapple Pie, a local specialty. No matter where you travel, you'll find local specialties at McDonald's. Also don't forget the SPAM breakfast meal.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

McDonald Restaurants: Fort St Mall
1101 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 532-1596

Diamond Head State Monument

Attraction | "Diamond Head Crater Hike"

Diamond Head State Monument Photo, Honolulu, Oahu
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The hike up Diamond Head is for sure something you want to do and you'll have absolutely stunning views of the island of Oahu and the city of Honolulu. Even if you are an inexperienced hiker, it is worth doing the hike, but make sure to do it slowly and take water with you as you WILL need it.

They have a helicopter available to rescue people who get in trouble once they get on top of Diamond Head Crater, which when I made the climb they had to use, because an elderly man suffered a heart attack while reaching the top. BE CAREFUL!!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

Diamond Head State Monument
Diamond Head Road And 18th Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
808-587-0285

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve

Attraction | "Hanauma Bay"

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve Photo, Honolulu, Oahu
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A visit to Hanauma Bay has to be included in your Oahu visit. Once a spot only accessible to the Hawaiian royal family, it is the prime spot to find fish and turtles while snorkeling.The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of the world's most unique natural environments.Within the Hawaiian Islands is a volcanic crater that the Pacific surf opened to the sea, creating Hanauma Bay. The volcano's floor is now a living reef. Both local residents and visitors from all over the world come to Hanauma Bay to observe hundreds of species of fish and other marine organisms in their natural environment. Over the years, Hanauma Bay has become such a popular place to observe Hawaii's marine l...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 24, 2007

Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
7455 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
(808) 396-4229