Post by leapnlineman on Mar 2, 2012 0:36:34 GMT -1
OK, heres the story: My wife of 38 years and 10 months has always dreamed of going to Hawaii, so I have arranged for a week at the Hilton Hawaiian Village at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu the first week of April. My problem is having never been to any of the Hawaiian islands and knowing that this trip is numbero uno on my wifes "bucket list" I need all the help I can get as to what to do and see while we are there on Oahu. So if any of you guys have been there let me know what you think the two of us should do that week, which laua, what helicopter tour or company, which bus tour, what transportation to use to and from airport and around town for sight seeing, any special tours and who to use, where to eat both cheap and for a special meal one evening. As you can see I'm open to any ideas and any help will be greatly appreciated.
Ray, best advice I can give you on what to see is sit with a travel agency and pick the things that appeal to you. It has been a number of years since my wife, son and I were there. We actually split our stay between Oahu and Maui. Just a short plane trip from one island to the other. We did a dinner sail on Marlon Brandos yacht one evening, scuba diving, bus trip around both islands with lots of stops, visit of pineapple fields, took in a Lu al (not sure of spelling, that was cool, may want to include visit of pearl harbor, lots to do, just bring you a roll of green ones. Richard I would liked to have flown over the active volcano.
Having never been and only seeing it in TV shows I would suggest a red Ferrari to drive around in,,, SORRY DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!!!!!! And if you get arrested be sure to have DOG bail you out, HAR HAR HAR,,,,
Hey Ray. The wife and I rented a pilot and plane and did a flyover of the volcano & lava fields for about 30 min. It was AWSOME!! We also walked around on a ancient lava bed on the west side of Maui. The sunrise drive up to Haliakala on Maui is worth the trip. You are above the clouds with the sun rising from below the clouds. The clouds light up red and look like a sea of fire. It is COLD up there. Be prepared. Don't rent a open Jeep for this. The heater don't do squat. A snorkeling afternoon trip was cool too. The water in the Pacific around the Islands is chilly. 20 Minutes is about all I could take. A wet suit would have helped.
Have fun and spend at least a week. We spent 2 weeks and wanted more.
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