posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Oahu! Part of my heart is on that island. I absolutely love it there!

Are you interested in a luau? If so, there is one close to where you are staying… Paradise Island Luau I think it’s called. The food isn’t amazing but it’s worth it just for the experience, and watching the sunset from there is incredibly beautiful.

Restaurants – We had an amazing dinner at the Beach House Restaurant at the Moana Surfrider in Waikiki… everything from the food to service to the view was outstanding! There’s also a Nobu and Morimoto’s in Waikiki, but sine you’re from NYC you probably want something a little different! Hula Grill, Duke’s, Roy’s, are also highly recommended. We had great experiences and food at all of those places.

Ewa Beach and Kailua are beautiful beaches, and are a nice alternative to the crazy busy Waikiki beach.

Try to visit the North Shore, it’s a difference experience to the main tourist areas and there are some great fruit stands on the side of the road, the acai bowls are delicious! It’s pretty fun to watch the surfers at the Pipeline.

Take a sunset cruise if you can, so relaxing!

I’m trying to think of other things to recommend! Oahu is so much fun, and you will have a great time 🙂

Post # 4
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@BWLE:  We stayed right down the street from the Disney Aulani for part of our honeymoon.  Its beautiful and away from the hustle and bustle of waikiki.  The best meal we had in Oahu was actually a whole in the wall next to our car rental place down by waikiki.  It’s called Joe’s Grill on Nimitz Hwy.  Its not cute or romantic at all, but their loco moco is to die for!

Post # 5
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

We’re sitting in the airport on our way home from our Oahu honeymoon… We rented a condo in Waikiki and then stayed at the Sheraton Waikiki for the last few nights.

  1. Paradise Cove luau is a must, the grounds are absolutely beautiful! It’s right by the Disney hotel too. 
  2. Also you should visit Pearl Harbor and tour the USS Missouri – that was very, very cool. 
  3. Try surfing! It’s fun but oh so exhausting… we took a lesson and had to paddle over half a mile plus all the paddling around to catch waves. My body was a wreck for a couple days after but it was really fun when I was out there! 
  4. Eat as much coconut syrup as humanly possible. On macadamia nut pancakes or French toast!
  5. North Shore is a must! 

Post # 6
7292 posts
Busy Beekeeper

In the shop area of Ko Olina there is a restaurant called Monkey Pod. Try it, beautiful food and basically across the road from your hotel. The mexican restaurant in the same shopping area was really good as well.

If you like snorkelling I would highly reccommend Wild Style tours. They do small group snorkelling tours and the guides re all marine biology students. It is not uncommon for them to stop to take footage for research. We encountered whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles. They did a wonderful job of explaining in depth about he animals and the lunch sandwiches are to die for.

Also if you have a car check out Auntie Pastos in Kunia (about 10-15 mins drive from Aulani).

Post # 7
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Oahu is so lovely! I don’t mind the tourist traps myself but there is plenty of island left if you want to avoid them.

One of my favorite things we did was snorkel in Hanauma Bay. The water was so clear and you could see eels, fish of all colors and the sea turtles were swimming a little ways off the shore. It was truly amazing!

Oh and drink lots and lots of POG! Mmmm POG!

Post # 8
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Love Oahu! We didnt want to be anywhere near Waikiki, so spent our time on the North Shore, eating pineapple and just chillin   

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