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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2012, 12:55:14 PM »
I hate hotels like that.  If I were to stay in Oahu again for shabbos I'd find a hotel without sensors like that.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2012, 01:06:03 PM »
I think it might be hard in that area as there were some other people that ate the meals at the Chabad House / Center and they also had the issue in their hotels, though I don't remember offhand which hotels they were staying at.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2012, 01:07:07 PM »
I think both the Sheraton and the Westin are problematic, but I think the Royal Hawaiian is OK.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2012, 01:45:15 PM »
I stayed in the Hyatt, didn't have any issues
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2012, 01:56:14 PM »
I stayed in the Hyatt, didn't have any issues
Thanks for the data point.

Has anyone here stayed at the Royal Hawaiian?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2013, 11:13:01 AM »
Anyone ever stay in the sheraton waikiki?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2013, 02:36:50 PM »
in connection to this post im gonna bump it here with a modified question:

whats the best option for the cheapest normal accommodations i can find for 2 guys (maybe a 3rd) for 6 days?
cash and points?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2013, 05:00:44 AM »
Leaving For Oahu on tuesday morning iyh from LAX will get there by noon time.
heres my Activity List i put together for the few days ill be there. i would like some input and advice please:

Tuesday
Visit Chabad
Hike Manoa falls ----How long will that take?
Back to Airport ----pick up a friend
Head over to Lanikai beach----- stay for sunset

Wednesday
Hanauma Bay snorkeling------early morning (sunrise) and stay for how long ??
Koko head park
Halona blow hole
(Diamond head)---------if theres time....how much do i need for this

Thursday - Fast Day
Pearl Harbor
Drive across H3 highway
Walk up to Pali lookout
Polynesian cultral center (luau) ------has anyone seen it? worth the money?
Waikiki Boardwalk
Sunset atwaikiki
(dole plantatation) --------if theres time ----is it worth it?

Friday - North Shore
Haleiwa beach
Weimia bay
Sharks cove
Banzai Pipeline - waves

Sunday ------ PURIM

Monday till noon
Atlantis Submarine Adventure--------worth it?
or Diamond hill if didnt do on a diff day

Please tell me if there are things i missed, can skip or i should prioritize. Also if i should change around the order for diff days etc..

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2013, 02:13:25 PM »
Leaving For Oahu on tuesday morning iyh from LAX will get there by noon time.
heres my Activity List i put together for the few days ill be there. i would like some input and advice please:

Tuesday
Visit Chabad
Hike Manoa falls ----How long will that take?
Back to Airport ----pick up a friend
Head over to Lanikai beach----- stay for sunset

Wednesday
Hanauma Bay snorkeling------early morning (sunrise) and stay for how long ??
Koko head park
Halona blow hole
(Diamond head)---------if theres time....how much do i need for this

Thursday - Fast Day
Pearl Harbor
Drive across H3 highway
Walk up to Pali lookout
Polynesian cultral center (luau) ------has anyone seen it? worth the money?
Waikiki Boardwalk
Sunset atwaikiki
(dole plantatation) --------if theres time ----is it worth it?

Friday - North Shore
Haleiwa beach
Weimia bay
Sharks cove
Banzai Pipeline - waves

Sunday ------ PURIM

Monday till noon
Atlantis Submarine Adventure--------worth it?
or Diamond hill if didnt do on a diff day

Please tell me if there are things i missed, can skip or i should prioritize. Also if i should change around the order for diff days etc..
BUMP

i know its an early bump but my flight is tomorrow AM and i need to make sure this makes sense and if someone is able to answer the few questions i had on a few Attractions.
thanx

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 02:17:25 PM »
BUMP

i know its an early bump but my flight is tomorrow AM and i need to make sure this makes sense and if someone is able to answer the few questions i had on a few Attractions.
thanx
looks really good, I would say skip the submarine tour and just leave diamond head for Monday, otherwise looks like you have a great itinerary
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 02:24:51 PM »
looks really good, I would say skip the submarine tour and just leave diamond head for Monday, otherwise looks like you have a great itinerary
thank you. So it doesnt seem  like too much to cover?
how long do i need at Diamond Head? - flights at 1:45 and i dont want to wake up too early morning after purim.

how about all the other stuff time wise, have you done them to know how much time is ideal per attraction (the specific ones i asked that is)

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2013, 02:29:06 PM »
Leaving For Oahu on tuesday morning iyh from LAX will get there by noon time.
heres my Activity List i put together for the few days ill be there. i would like some input and advice please:

Tuesday
Visit Chabad
Hike Manoa falls ----How long will that take?
Back to Airport ----pick up a friend
Head over to Lanikai beach----- stay for sunset

Wednesday
Hanauma Bay snorkeling------early morning (sunrise) and stay for how long ?? I would say 2 hours is plenty
Koko head park
Halona blow hole
(Diamond head)---------if theres time....how much do i need for this - would recommend leaving until mon

Thursday - Fast Day
Pearl Harbor
Drive across H3 highway
Walk up to Pali lookout
Polynesian cultral center (luau) ------has anyone seen it? worth the money? Never did that particular one, but I wasn't impressed in general with luau
Waikiki Boardwalk
Sunset atwaikiki
(dole plantatation) --------if theres time ----is it worth it?- never did

Friday - North Shore
Haleiwa beach
Weimia bay
Sharks cove
Banzai Pipeline - waves

Sunday ------ PURIM

Monday till noon
Atlantis Submarine Adventure--------worth it? - don't think it is
or Diamond hill if didnt do on a diff day

Please tell me if there are things i missed, can skip or i should prioritize. Also if i should change around the order for diff days etc..
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2013, 02:30:43 PM »
I did the whole diamond head in 2.5 hrs with a pregnant wife, you can do it much quicker
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2013, 02:34:16 PM »
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cool.
a friend of mine told me that hanauma bay is worth it to make a whole day trip out of it. but i guess that depends how much u enjoy the sand, water and snorkeling.

Any type of car recommended?

where is a nice sunrise/sunset that uve seen this time of year?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2013, 02:35:49 PM »
cool.
a friend of mine told me that hanauma bay is worth it to make a whole day trip out of it. but i guess that depends how much u enjoy the sand, water and snorkeling.
agreed, I actually spent a whole Friday there. I was saying that I think 2 hours is enough to enjoy the snorkeling without feeling your missing anything and get on with your itin
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2013, 02:36:06 PM »
I did the whole diamond head in 2.5 hrs with a pregnant wife, you can do it much quicker
manoa falls is quicker or longer would you say?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2013, 02:38:40 PM »
manoa falls is quicker or longer would you say?
i spent less time on the hike, and more time at the falls. IIRC there are multiple trails. you can definitely do it in 1:30
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2013, 02:42:51 PM »
ok...Any type of car recommended? (AWD or ...?)

where is a nice sunrise/sunset that uve seen this time of year?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2013, 02:44:14 PM »
ok...Any type of car recommended? (AWD or ...?)

where is a nice sunrise/sunset that uve seen this time of year?
i had a convertible, never felt the need for an AWD. I was there in the summer, and not much of a sunset guy
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2013, 02:18:53 PM »
Leaving For Oahu on tuesday morning iyh from LAX will get there by noon time.
heres my Activity List i put together for the few days ill be there. i would like some input and advice please:

Tuesday
Visit Chabad
Hike Manoa falls ----How long will that take?
Back to Airport ----pick up a friend
Head over to Lanikai beach----- stay for sunset

Wednesday
Hanauma Bay snorkeling------early morning (sunrise) and stay for how long ??
Koko head park
Halona blow hole
(Diamond head)---------if theres time....how much do i need for this

Thursday - Fast Day
Pearl Harbor
Drive across H3 highway
Walk up to Pali lookout
Polynesian cultral center (luau) ------has anyone seen it? worth the money?
Waikiki Boardwalk
Sunset atwaikiki
(dole plantatation) --------if theres time ----is it worth it?

Friday - North Shore
Haleiwa beach
Weimia bay
Sharks cove
Banzai Pipeline - waves

Sunday ------ PURIM

Monday till noon
Atlantis Submarine Adventure--------worth it?
or Diamond hill if didnt do on a diff day

Please tell me if there are things i missed, can skip or i should prioritize. Also if i should change around the order for diff days etc..
Why are you spending so much time on Oahu instead of Kauai or Maui??

Anyway
-Manoa Falls is nice, maybe 1-2 hours.  I hiked a little past the falls into the bamboo forest.
-Hanauma Bay is overcrowded and you have to watch a video about preserving the coral.  It's overrated, though Oahu isn't known for great snorkeling.
-Diamond head is 1-2 hours, nice view at the top.
-Pearl Harbor can have long lines. allow 2-3 hours.
-H3 and Pali are nice
-I'd skip the Luau.
-Waikiki is worth a walk down I suppose.  There are probably better sunset spots.
-I think dole is for kids. CMIIW.
-Jetskiing on Banzai pipeline was great

-I'd do the kayaking trip to the sandbar that I wrote about in my TR over some of the stuff you have on your list.
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