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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2012, 10:08:20 AM »
Beware that many Waikiki hotels have staircases with motion-activated lights.
Find out before you go for shabbos.
Beware that many Waikiki hotels have staircases with motion-activated lights.
Find out before you go for shabbos.

The Ala Moana also has motion activated lights in part of the stairwells.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2012, 12:42:55 PM »
The Ala Moana also has motion activated lights in part of the stairwells.
So how do people stay there?
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2012, 01:38:34 PM »
So how do people stay there?

Not quite sure, with us the security guard guided us up, so he went in front of us, but going down I only noticed that it went on once, the rest of the times it was on already. Maybe the rabbi there knows more about it.

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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2012, 01:53:29 PM »
Maybe the rabbi there knows more about it.
Yup, would be a good idea to ask first.
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Re: Oahu, HI Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2012, 12:53:45 PM »
So how do people stay there?

I ended up staying there, the Chabad Rabbi there stays in the hotel every Shabbat with his family, they have Security walk in front of them on the way up, and have their maintenance guy pick them up in the morning. They told him which room we were in and he came to pick us up in the morning as well.

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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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