Tag: Waikiki

Beach sunset at The Kahala

Planning a Hawaiian Vacation: Oahu vs Maui

Hawaii is one of those destinations that tops the bucket list of many travelers and most first-time visitors end up going to Oahu or Maui. While you can’t really go wrong with either island, they each have pros and cons depending on your expectations. In this post, we will compare each island and share considerations…
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September 20, 2018 5
Hawaiian Sunset

Destination Guide to Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond

As perpetual sun chasers, Oahu has become our most visited destination for trips ranging from 24-72 hours because there is a lot to do and see here. From hikes to beaches to museum and markets, it is possible to escape the crowds and the beaten path to find your own piece of paradise on the…
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June 6, 2018 0
The iconic sign at Leonard's bakery

Where to Eat and Drink on Oahu in Hawaii

In this post, we will share our favorite places to eat and drink when we visit the island of Oahu. This list focusses on primarily on small local businesses and cheap eats around the island. Waikiki: Banan: Vegans and non-vegans will fall in love with the delicious and tasty soft serve concoctions made from bananas at…
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June 6, 2018 3
Driving towads Sandy Beach

Getting Around on Oahu in Hawaii: Should you rent a car?

When we visit the island of Oahu in Hawaii, we usually stay in Waikiki and always rent a car, especially since we’re there for short stays. Renting a car allows us to visit the island at our leisure and more comfortably than other alternatives. In this post, we will help you to decide if you…
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June 6, 2018 3
Adult infinity pool at sunset at the Sheraton Waikiki

Where to Stay on Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond

On our 20+ trips to Oahu, we’ve stayed at about 14 different hotels and will share our top choices for specific criteria as opposed to reviewing each one. We have considered Air BnB and other vacation rentals but for our short stays, we prefer the convenience and consistent experiences offered by hotels. Since most of…
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June 6, 2018 2
View of Hanauma Bay from the top of Koko Crater

Guide and Tips: Beaches and Hikes on Oahu

In this post, we will share our favorite places to explore and enjoy the outdoors on the island of Oahu. Since we like to start each morning with a hike before visiting a beach, most of the suggestions center around the Windward Coast, the Hawaii Kai area in the south, and Waikiki/Honolulu. China Walls: Stunning…
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June 6, 2018 0
Selection of poke and pickled mango from Ono

Poke in Hawaii: Options for Kauai, Maui and Oahu

Poke (poh-kay) is one of my favorite things to eat and it’s especially good in Hawaii.  While it’s usually served as an appetizer, you can make it part of a meal with sides, such as rice and seaweed salad (poke bowl). If you’re not familiar with poke, it’s a type of raw fish salad. The…
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July 26, 2017 0