The Hawaii Fish Auction is a one of a kind experience. It’s a great peek into the commercial fishing world and where you can get up close to the auction action. The day starts at 1:00 am. That’s when unloading begins, 6 days a week. But don’t worry you don’t need to be there until much later! The fishing vessels are unloaded in order of arrival. Fish are weighed, tagged… Read More
If you are traveling from the mainland to Oahu, your first morning in Hawaii will most likely be an early one. If you are traveling from the west coast 8am suddenly becomes 6am and if you are traveling from the east coast it will be 3am Hawaii time. Take advantage of your internal clock with an early morning visit to the Pier 38 Fish Auction. The Hawaii Fish Auction It’s… Read More
Oahu’s North Shore serves up some tasty shrimp. Just visit one of the many shrimp trucks located in Halewia and Kahuku for some of the yummiest, fresh shrimp. Trucks have specialties ranging from garlic shrimp to spicy shrimp and coconut shrimp. It’s a delicious way to enjoy lunch like a local. Read More
Six miles outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, nestled in a secluded cove with white sand beaches, a hidden luxury resort awaits. From the minute you arrive at the Kahala and are presented with a flower lei or for the men, a hand-painted necklace you know you are in for a one of a kind experience. Once the aroma of the lei envelops you and you walk into the… Read More
You do not have to go far to experience luxury in Honolulu. My day of pampering began with an oceanfront breakfast at House Without a Key. While the restaurant draws tourists and locals alike every night with Hawaiian music and classic hula they also offer an amazing breakfast.
Wild Side Specialty, "Wild West Tours" offer a unique glimpse into the world of over 20 species of whales that make Oahu their home as well as many dolphin species. It’s a unique opportunity to spend a day with marine wildlife biologists while they explore the beautiful Hawaiin waters in search of these beautiful animals. Connect with Wild Side Specialty Tours by visiting their website Read More
1. Take a surfing lesson on Waikiki Beach.
2. Know how to surf? Take a paddle board lesson.
3. Go to a Luau.
4. Get a massage. Preferably in a private beachside cabana.
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There are many sides to Waikiki, Hawaii’s biggest city and many ways to spend a day. Of course, you can relax pool side drinking blended drinks, play in the surf or shop the many ultra high end stores in town. Or you can seek out another side to this cosmopolitan Hawaiian locale; one that includes hiking in a bamboo rainforest, finding some of the best city views by bike and ending the day with a catamaran sail.
If you’ve got a rental car and a day to kill, you can sight-see a good portion of the island in one day and all on one road. By driving up the eastern shore to the North Shore, and back down through the middle, you’ll experience the best of Oahu’s rugged landscape, dramatic coastal scenery, and rural old school Hawaiian charm.