Quantcast
Hawaii - Oahu Island - Honolulu and Waikiki - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: Hawaii - Oahu Island - Honolulu and Waikiki

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    125
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Hawaii - Oahu Island - Honolulu and Waikiki

    Hey beyonders!

    i finally booked a trip to Hawaii and im staying on Oahu island in Honolulu and Waikiki....i searched for threads and recieved alot of great info on places to visit, things to do etc....

    im now trying to book a hotel in Honolulu, and trying to find a great location, pretty central to everything....what street/avenues should i be looing for hotels? by which beaches? any info would help!!!..thanks!!!

    also, if you can let me know the MUST DO's that'd be great!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Calgary AB Canada
    My Ride
    M5 Competition
    Posts
    2,930
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    All depends on your budget, but any hotel located around Kalakaua Ave, between Kapahulu Ave & Royal Hawaiian would work just fine.

    Here is a map.

    click for larger version
    » Click image for larger version


    What are your interests?

    Surfing? Boogie Boarding? Restaurants? Exploring? Swimming? Clubbing?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    the upside-down
    My Ride
    Edge Sport, F-150 EcoBoost
    Posts
    1,010
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    Don't waste time at Waikiki, its shallow, crowded and can get really dirty.

    Make sure to go to Hanauma Bay, have a few beach days and go to Sandy Beach and North Shore.

    My favorite beach is Kai'Lua Park Beach. Its small, but has nice sand, shaded areas, and has not been as crowded the few times I've been there.

    Have Fun! Make sure to go barter for cheap prices at the International Market.

    Eat at Duke's for dinner at least once while there.
    freshprince
    -Jan 2006-

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    125
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    we will be trying out everything from surfing, boogie boarding, hiking, tours (pearl harbour)....

    which are the must go to clubs? restaurants (Dukes,...)?

    thanks for the suggestions so far!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Calgary AB Canada
    My Ride
    M5 Competition
    Posts
    2,930
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    Originally posted by Kimchee
    we will be trying out everything from surfing, boogie boarding, hiking, tours (pearl harbour)....

    which are the must go to clubs? restaurants (Dukes,...)?

    thanks for the suggestions so far!

    Here are my top picks for things to do.

    Surfing - North Shore (Bonzai Pipeline)

    Beginner Surfing - Waikiki just in front of the closed off swimming area. Its really deep there and you can catch some really nice waves, and if you wipe out, you don't have to worry about hitting bottom.

    Boogy Boarding - Hands down - Makapuu Beach (Its World Famous)

    Best Beaches - Lanikai beach & Waimanalo beach (Rated #1 beaches in all of Hawaii)

    Snorkelling - Hanauma Bay

    Restaurants - Roy's (Best handsdown)

    Recreational activities - Paradise Cove Luau (Rated #1) , Ocean Joy Cruise & Kualoa Ranch.

    Scenic places - Waimea falls

    Enjoy!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    YYC
    My Ride
    WRX, Audi A4 Avant
    Posts
    826
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    in my opinion, honolulu is way too commercialized, u don't get that tropical island feeling. u can buy flights between islands for dirt cheap, go to maui, kona or Kauai.

    i went to maui and honolulu last year, and maui was 100x better in my opinion

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Calgary AB Canada
    My Ride
    M5 Competition
    Posts
    2,930
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    Originally posted by yellowsnow
    in my opinion, honolulu is way too commercialized, u don't get that tropical island feeling. u can buy flights between islands for dirt cheap, go to maui, kona or Kauai.

    i went to maui and honolulu last year, and maui was 100x better in my opinion
    I totally disagree.

    You can have everything Maui has plus a night life.

    Maui is for old people who don't like to do anything but sit on a beach chair and watch the waves.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    lethbridge, AB
    Posts
    29
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by 89coupe

    Maui is for old people who don't like to do anything but sit on a beach chair and watch the waves.
    x2 broke my collar bone and cracked a rib surfing at sandy beach a couple years back. also did the s.n.u.b.a or w/e its called in the 40,000 gallon aquarium at sea life park. that was kinda cool. walked out to china mans hat is also quite an experience
    sig deleted by moderator, click here for info

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    125
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    thanks for the feedback!!..i'll try to check these places out for sure!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    125
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    anyone recommend any hotels that is pretty central to the markets, beach etc....looking for a decent cost efffective place!!..thanks!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Calgary AB Canada
    My Ride
    M5 Competition
    Posts
    2,930
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    Originally posted by Kimchee
    anyone recommend any hotels that is pretty central to the markets, beach etc....looking for a decent cost efffective place!!..thanks!
    We stayed here one year.

    http://www.aquaresorts.com/aqua-bout...wave-home.aspx

    Affordable clean and nice, and its right beside the International Market.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    calgary
    Posts
    1,943
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    i stayed at the hilton prince kuhio. i was pretty impressed by everything there for the price. plasma tv in every room, modern and newly renovated.

    only small fuss is that there is a window between the bathroom and the main room(with blinds though)....if you are with a SO then no biggie, but i remember reading the reviews before booking there and lots of people did not like that at all...enough to write about it?
    Built not Bought.
    Originally posted by mitsumirage
    the civic will always be just a basic car , poor people will always buy them , its sad but its true

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Not Aspen
    My Ride
    Two from Freemont
    Posts
    9,348
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    Make sure you goto Hanauma bay at 6AM or as soon as they open. If you go later, you might not get in. Also, all the japanese will kick up the sand and you won't see shit.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    125
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    thanks for the input !!! and other "MUST DO" things when i am in Hawaii?????

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    CALGARY
    Posts
    380
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by benyl
    Make sure you goto Hanauma bay at 6AM or as soon as they open. If you go later, you might not get in. Also, all the japanese will kick up the sand and you won't see shit.

    SOO TRUE...best to go EARLY ...its soo worth it ...great place to spend a morning .

  16. #16
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    calgary
    Posts
    317
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by 89coupe


    I totally disagree.

    You can have everything Maui has plus a night life.

    Maui is for old people who don't like to do anything but sit on a beach chair and watch the waves.
    We made the mistake of going to maui after waikiki and it was the most boring week of my life. Only go to maui if you like to do nothing but relax. We stayed at the westin and the beach in front was actually pretty shitty compared to waikiki.
    Originally posted by 89coupe


    LOL, $95 for two sounds pretty damn cheap to me. Is this not including any drinks or something?

    Are you guys all students on a budget or something?

    My lunch tab is that much for two people.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    10,301
    Rep Power
    25

    Default

    Rent a house on the Ocean on the North shore, mid sized car rentals are ~$13/day and you can drive most anywhere in an hour tops unless you want to go to the complete opposite side of the island. You get total freedom, WAY nicer accommodation for probably even cheaper, and you don't have to be around millions of other tourists when you don't want to.

    I HIGHLY recommend going on a shark tour (we used Hawaii Shark Encounters) and it was the highlight of our trip by a significant margin. Make sure you snorkel in Hanauma bay too.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Cowtown
    My Ride
    2000 DC4
    Posts
    587
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    You have to check out north shore and Pearl harbour.
    JDM goodness + boost = 1 phat integra

    www.abtegs.net

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    2000 prelude
    Posts
    150
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Originally posted by dj_honda
    i stayed at the hilton prince kuhio. i was pretty impressed by everything there for the price. plasma tv in every room, modern and newly renovated.

    only small fuss is that there is a window between the bathroom and the main room(with blinds though)....if you are with a SO then no biggie, but i remember reading the reviews before booking there and lots of people did not like that at all...enough to write about it?
    Just came back from Hawaii and stayed at this hotel. No complaints. Cost was $200us/night for an oceanview. Was not bothered by the glass separation.

    Nice thing about this hotel is that it is two blocks from the ocean and walking distance to most everything (zoo, aquarium, ocean, shopping, clubs, restaurants etc..)
    00redLUDE

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Calgary,Alberta Canada
    Posts
    186
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Awesome post, helps a lot.. were planning on going in Nov. Probably stay at resort quest across from the beach.



    Originally posted by 89coupe
    All depends on your budget, but any hotel located around Kalakaua Ave, between Kapahulu Ave & Royal Hawaiian would work just fine.

    Here is a map.

    click for larger version
    » Click image for larger version


    What are your interests?

    Surfing? Boogie Boarding? Restaurants? Exploring? Swimming? Clubbing?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 10 days in Oahu, Hawaii

    By LUDELVR in forum Travel and Vacation
    Replies: 22
    Latest Threads: 07-16-2008, 04:14 PM
  2. Today only 40% off to Waikiki at the Marriott

    By 89coupe in forum Travel and Vacation
    Replies: 5
    Latest Threads: 07-02-2008, 03:37 PM
  3. Hawaii, Honolulu, Maui, etc.

    By benyl in forum Travel and Vacation
    Replies: 18
    Latest Threads: 04-06-2008, 12:49 AM
  4. Hawaii: Honolulu & Kauai Must See's and Do's?

    By koopkoop2 in forum Travel and Vacation
    Replies: 9
    Latest Threads: 12-18-2007, 12:11 PM
  5. Hawaii, island Oahu

    By 89coupe in forum Travel and Vacation
    Replies: 17
    Latest Threads: 10-05-2007, 04:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •