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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #300 on: December 23, 2020, 12:00:09 PM »
Thoughts on must do stuff during a stopover on way home?

Worth to stay overnight for the above?

Currently, plan is to arrive @ 12pm & leave @ 7pm giving me enough time to do USS Arizona + Lappert's/Oahu Kosher for quick bite, but am flexible.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #301 on: January 05, 2021, 03:34:38 PM »
Thoughts on must do stuff during a stopover on way home?

Worth to stay overnight for the above?

Currently, plan is to arrive @ 12pm & leave @ 7pm giving me enough time to do USS Arizona + Lappert's/Oahu Kosher for quick bite, but am flexible.

Anyone?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #302 on: January 05, 2021, 06:20:28 PM »
Anyone?
I actually really like Oahu; there's tons to do. Get/borrow the Oahu Revealed book/app to see what interests you.  I've spent probably a couple weeks on Oahu, and could easily find another week's worth of stuff  to do, but I'm weird like that.

Lappert's is milchig, doesn't have real food, and Oahu Kosher is pretty much all fleishig.  Oahu Kosher needs to be delivered.  Also: traffic is a real thing on Oahu.  Airport to Waikiki when you are arriving is no joke, unless COVID-19 changes that.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #303 on: January 05, 2021, 07:38:53 PM »
I actually really like Oahu; there's tons to do.
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Our favorites:
Polynesian Cultural Center
Dole Plantation maze (other activities there were only OK)
Rent mopeds and ride up to Diamond Head for the crater hike

If you are coming from Waikiki area you can easily do Dole in the morning and PCC at noon as soon as they open.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #304 on: January 05, 2021, 08:30:01 PM »
I actually really like Oahu; there's tons to do. Get/borrow the Oahu Revealed book/app to see what interests you.  I've spent probably a couple weeks on Oahu, and could easily find another week's worth of stuff  to do, but I'm weird like that.

Lappert's is milchig, doesn't have real food, and Oahu Kosher is pretty much all fleishig.  Oahu Kosher needs to be delivered.  Also: traffic is a real thing on Oahu.  Airport to Waikiki when you are arriving is no joke, unless COVID-19 changes that.
i dont doubt there's lots to do, but since traveling from TBI we're really only looking for must do activities as opposed to spending a few days touring. it's why i assumed pearl harbor, as most other items i read about in TR seem similar to whats available on TBI.

how long do u think i need at pearl harbor/uss arizona?

planned on getting food for trip home and delivered by uber to airport.

Our favorites:
Polynesian Cultural Center
Dole Plantation maze (other activities there were only OK)
Rent mopeds and ride up to Diamond Head for the crater hike

If you are coming from Waikiki area you can easily do Dole in the morning and PCC at noon as soon as they open.

when originally looked into PCC and Dole it didn't seem worthwhile, but with your recommendation i will revisit.

want to do mopeds but since travelling with kids, is not practical as not have motorcycle license. while the coupe model looks like ago-kart.

assuming you've been there, how much time do think we need at pearl harbor/uss arizona?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #305 on: January 05, 2021, 08:51:41 PM »
assuming you've been there, how much time do think we need at pearl harbor/uss arizona?
Assuming you can get timed tickets in advance so you know exactly when the Arizona tour is, figure 2-2.5 hours. I think the boat ride to the memorial is 45 mins round trip plus a 20 minute movie beforehand. You can do the museum before or after. I recommend paying for the self guided audio tour which makes the museum much more interesting.

We did not do the extra activities there like the Missouri or the submarine but that obviously adds time.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #306 on: January 05, 2021, 11:51:27 PM »
i dont doubt there's lots to do, but since traveling from TBI we're really only looking for must do activities as opposed to spending a few days touring. it's why i assumed pearl harbor, as most other items i read about in TR seem similar to whats available on TBI.

how long do u think i need at pearl harbor/uss arizona?

planned on getting food for trip home and delivered by uber to airport.

when originally looked into PCC and Dole it didn't seem worthwhile, but with your recommendation i will revisit.
I've spent lots of time on the BI, and think that covers most things to do in Hawaii, but Oahu is different.  It's like Hawaii on steroids.  Hence, check out Oahu Revealed.  I've been to Pearl Harbor twice.  How long you spend depends on what you want to see/do.  Once we did the basics and were out in 2-3 hours, the other time we did almost everything.  If you do choose to do everything, you can spend an entire day there (7 hours). 

A lot of the shows at the PCC are extremely untzniusdik, but there is some interesting cultural stuff.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #307 on: January 18, 2021, 10:03:12 PM »
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #308 on: January 27, 2021, 01:17:16 PM »
how "safe" is the parking lot at diamond head and pearl harbor? united not allow check-in until 4 hrs before flight, so figured to leave luggage in rental minivan while out & about.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #309 on: January 27, 2021, 01:19:37 PM »
Not a great idea. Why not leave it at the hotel?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #310 on: June 20, 2021, 01:06:45 PM »
Anyone stay at the sheraton princess in wakiki for shabbos before? Any issues I should be worried about?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #311 on: November 09, 2021, 03:59:04 PM »
I'm heading to Oahu this winter and wont be able to Island hop, so I need to make the most of the island. I'm looking to stay at a luxury hotel. Does anyone have a recommendation or an experience that will help me narrow down the options? Here are the criteria:

1) needs to be within a 40 min drive to chabad
2) larger airy rooms are more preferable to smaller modern hotels.
3) looking for a luxury experience - my budget is up to 1,500 per night
4) if someone knows of a nice private villa/cottage with beach access that would work as well

Thanks!

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #312 on: November 11, 2021, 12:15:31 PM »
I'm heading to Oahu this winter and wont be able to Island hop, so I need to make the most of the island. I'm looking to stay at a luxury hotel. Does anyone have a recommendation or an experience that will help me narrow down the options? Here are the criteria:

1) needs to be within a 40 min drive to chabad
2) larger airy rooms are more preferable to smaller modern hotels.
3) looking for a luxury experience - my budget is up to 1,500 per night
4) if someone knows of a nice private villa/cottage with beach access that would work as well

Thanks!

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #313 on: November 11, 2021, 03:59:43 PM »
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Have you checked Oahu Revealed?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #314 on: January 12, 2022, 09:10:25 PM »
Has anyone stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki? 
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #315 on: January 13, 2022, 10:20:32 AM »
Has anyone stayed at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: January 13, 2022, 10:52:02 AM »
Hyatt explorist.

Booked cheapest room.

Auto upgrade only got high floor city view.

$20 front desk tip @check-in got ocean front high floor diamond head tower.

Another $20 tip got regency club access.

Room is decent size but older hotel.

Stunning views.

Looks like 25 minute walk to shul.

Don't think there is an eruv but not sure.

Steak at the restaurant last night was good.

You can buy full bottle of wine at dinner and they keep your bottle over shabbos.

Sorry just got here so can't advise re tours, only doing the lazy mans tours: helicopter ride and playing golf.

Didn't bother renting car, parking is an expensive and hard to find in some places, uber is fast and fair pricing.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: January 13, 2022, 02:09:22 PM »
Thanks very much.  Do you happen to know how much they charge for parking?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: January 13, 2022, 02:26:09 PM »
Thanks very much.  Do you happen to know how much they charge for parking?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #319 on: January 13, 2022, 03:50:48 PM »
Thanks very much.  Do you happen to know how much they charge for parking?
Valet Parking
Per night, plus tax
$60 /Overnight
Self Parking
Per night, plus tax
$50 /Overnight