Post # 1
My FI and I are heading to Oahu in three weeks for a little R&R and to celebrate our recent engagement! I’m quite stocked to be leaving the polar vortex that is NY right now! Anyways I would love any must do tips and tricks from any of you ladies who have been! We are staying at a friends place the first few nights and have access to a car, and will be staying at the Disney Aulani restort the rest of the trip! I’m Disney obsessed so I’m so excited for this hotel, has anyone else stayed there?! I’m a big foodie and sushi fan as well so any testurant recommendations are welcome as well!! if you have any pics you want to share feel free I need some beach porn in my life!
Post # 3
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
@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
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.
- Paradise Cove luau is a must, the grounds are absolutely beautiful! It’s right by the Disney hotel too.
- Also you should visit Pearl Harbor and tour the USS Missouri – that was very, very cool.
- 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!
- Eat as much coconut syrup as humanly possible. On macadamia nut pancakes or French toast!
- North Shore is a must!
Post # 6
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
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
Love Oahu! We didnt want to be anywhere near Waikiki, so spent our time on the North Shore, eating pineapple and just chillin