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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: February 14, 2019, 10:03:56 AM »
We have a 4 hour stopover in HNL. Any recommendations for what to do during that time?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: February 14, 2019, 10:28:32 AM »
We have a 4 hour stopover in HNL. Any recommendations for what to do during that time?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: February 20, 2019, 09:06:05 PM »
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: April 09, 2019, 01:47:19 AM »
I just wanted to jump in and say that Oahu really surpassed my expectations, and is not a second-rate Hawaiian island at all! The mountains along the eastern and northwestern shores are incredible, and there are many more swimmable, empty beaches on Oahu than Maui or Kauai by far.(never been to BI).

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: April 09, 2019, 12:26:45 PM »
I just wanted to jump in and say that Oahu really surpassed my expectations, and is not a second-rate Hawaiian island at all! The mountains along the eastern and northwestern shores are incredible, and there are many more swimmable, empty beaches on Oahu than Maui or Kauai by far.(never been to BI).
That's actually really good to hear as I may be heading to Honolulu in December but I would arrive there on Sunday night and need to leave Tuesday night. I was torn since everyone says to leave Oahu but if I did that I would waste way too much of the short amount of time I had there. Any suggestions on hotel options using points?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: April 10, 2019, 06:01:42 PM »
I used Wyndham Ilikai in Waikiki. It's ok nothing special. Studio with full kitchen, but $28 per day parking.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: April 10, 2019, 06:05:00 PM »
Not sure if it was mentioned, but hnl airport has a really cool outdoor garden area past security.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: April 10, 2019, 06:50:05 PM »
I just wanted to jump in and say that Oahu really surpassed my expectations, and is not a second-rate Hawaiian island at all! The mountains along the eastern and northwestern shores are incredible, and there are many more swimmable, empty beaches on Oahu than Maui or Kauai by far.(never been to BI).
The problem with Oahu is that people get stuck in Waikiki and hate it. If you don't focus on Honolulu it's a great island, though I don't think it compares to the outer islands.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: April 11, 2019, 10:16:25 AM »
I think outside of Waikiki it does compare. Not a tier below.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #279 on: April 11, 2019, 10:21:32 AM »
We stayed in Wakiki but drove around each day to different parts of the island.  While it may not compare to the other islands, there are plenty of beautiful beaches, rain forests and things to do on Oahu.

Just get Oahu reveals.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: April 11, 2019, 10:15:15 PM »
The problem with Oahu is that people get stuck in Waikiki and hate it. If you don't focus on Honolulu it's a great island, though I don't think it compares to the outer islands.
If I am there for 2 days with my wife, what would you suggest to do?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #281 on: April 12, 2019, 03:00:38 AM »
If I am there for 2 days with my wife, what would you suggest to do?

Hikes or beaches?

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #282 on: April 14, 2019, 04:26:14 PM »
If I am there for 2 days with my wife, what would you suggest to do?
Depends when.
If government not shut down, Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial is a must.
If winter time, North Shore to see massive waves and crazy people surfing them.
Windward size has some of the best beaches in the world (according to some ranking systems), such as Kailua or Lanikai.
Diamond Head has a nice walk to the top and nice views.
Manoa falls is a nice hike.
All of the above based primarily on my year on Oahu, 1995-96, with my DW. Obviously some things may have changed....

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #283 on: April 15, 2019, 08:22:03 AM »
Manoa falls hike was very nice!

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #284 on: April 15, 2019, 08:30:59 AM »
We lived in St Louis Heights during our year there. Rented a modest house that
Overlooked Waikiki and DH. Had a lovely lanai (mirpeset). Wouldn’t be a bad location for an Air!bnB rental.