Category Archives: Oahu See & Do

The New Waikiki Beach Walk

The nearly eight acre shopping, dining, and entertainment development called the Waikiki Beach Walk has recently opened.  This lively area along Lewers Street offers everything from restaurants, spas, hotels, as well as shops for clothing, gifts, jewelry, and art.  Here is a list of what they have to offer.  The Waikiki Beach Walk also provides free concerts and Hawaiian cultural programs such ... Read More »

Oahu Hiking Guide

If you are looking for hikes on Oahu, you will find great information at Backyard Oahu.  This site provides an overview of hikes and lets you know what to expect. It also tells you what sort of physical condition you need to be in in order to tackle the hikes.     Technorati tags: Oahu, Hawaii, Hike, Hiking Guide Read More »

Good Review on Paradise Cove Luau

Findiing a good luau in Hawaii can be a hit or miss situation.  This John Fisher review of the Paradise Cove Luau at the Ko Olina Resort indicates that this particular luau is a winner.  [N]ot only is it the best luau on Oahu, but one of the best I’ve attended anywhere in Hawaii. It especially impressed me that they ... Read More »

Hawaii’s New Pacific Aviation Museum

AmericanHeritage.com has an excellent review of the Pacific Aviation Museum.  The first phase of the new museum is in Hanger 37 which is a former seaplane hanger that survived the attack on December 7, 1941.  The museum is open every day (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years day) from 9 to 5.  Admission is $14 for adults and $7 for ... Read More »

Top Hawaiian Spas

Mobile Travel Guide has released their 2007 list of top spas.  There were eight Hawaiian spas on the list.  Maui, Oahu, Lanai, and the Big Island have four and three-star spas.  Maui has the most spas on the list with four in total.  No spas on Kauai were listed. Moble Guide Four-Star Hawaiian Spas • Hualalai Sports Club and Spa, Four Seasons ... Read More »

An A-Mazing Pineapple

This weekend’s edition of Parade Magazine has an article featuring America’s 21 Wonders.  The one “wonder” from Hawaii is the Pineapple Maze at Dole Plantation.  This maze is the world’s largest and is made up of over 11,000 plants including the Hawaii state flower, the hibiscus.  Navigating the pineapple takes about 45 minutes.  The maze is located on Oahu about a ... Read More »

Advice on Choosing a Safe Helicopter Tour

If you are considering a sight seeing tour by helicopter in Hawaii and are concerned about the safety of the tour, be sure to do your research before you hop onto one of the whirly birds. Here is some valuable advice I found in this article: The NTSB maintains an online database ( www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/query.asp) with accident information searchable by state ... Read More »

Oahu “treasure” to become a state owned park.

Upper Moanalua Valley, “one of Oahu’s natural treasures,” is state land now, officials announced today. If you hike in the valley you will find a pohaku (stone) with unique petroglyphs, seven stone bridges hand-crafted by Italian masons in the late 1800s, and historic home sites. You might also see one of three endangered bird species for which the valley’s five ... Read More »

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