Hawaii (State of) Favorites

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Hawaii (State of) Favorites

  • Cruise around the Island

    Honolulu Favorites

    IT IS A LOT SAFER THAN JAKARTA !! : ) IT DOES HAVE IT'S PROBLEMS OF SOME OF THE LOCALS GIVING TOURISTS A ROUGH TIME..ESPECIALLY AT THE CLUBS EARLY IN THE MORNING..BUT LIKE ANYWHERE. .JUST STAY AWAY FROM THE TROUBLE AREAS

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  • Island Tour / Exploration

    Kailua-Kona Favorites

    Hard to believe that this dormant volcano is the world's tallest mountain at a height of 32,000 ft. measured from the bottom of the ocean floor to the summit. Although a good portion of it is below sea level, 13,796 ft. is visible and rises above the ocean. The last eruptions occured about 4,500 years ago. At the summit is the world's largest...

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  • Beaches

    Waikiki Favorites

    I loved eating fresh grilled fish sandwiches all over Waikiki and the island of Oahu. We dined at The Top of Wakiki (revolving restaurant). A little expensive (over $100 for two people) but a really unique experience. The Mahi Mahi was wonderful everywhere I went. Living in Minnesota you usually can only get lake fish sandwiches in restaurants and...

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  • Churches

    Hilo Favorites

    Also known as the Haili Church, this was founded in the 1820s by the first group of Christian missionaries to operate on the big island. The current structure, built in 1867, was designed in the Greek Revival style, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's located at 211 Haili Street, a little ways up the hill from the Bay.

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  • Landscape

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Favorites

    As the steaming lava cools & descends into the sea, patches of forest recover. Black shoreline as such are commonly observed. A huge undersea volcano (called the Loihi) is presently building a future Hawaiian island.

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  • Organized tours

    Volcano Favorites

    If you are taking an organized tour, check out where exactly they will take you. My tour was very interesting, but unfortunately they did not go anywhere near where the Lava was flowing. Which would have been an Awesome site. Just everything about this place is a fond memory. You walk around and see some incredible things. Steam spurting out of...

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  • Activities and Attractions

    Maui Favorites

    One fond memory of Maui is standing on a sandy beach as the sun starts to slide under the horizon. The final colorful glimmers of daylight streak across the sky and are reflected upon the water. A gentle ocean breeze cools the warm evening air. And you reflect in the knowledge that tomorrow you will awake in paradise.

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  • Waimea Canyon

    Kauai Favorites

    We will be leaving tomorrow for our 12th trip to kauai.We always stay on the north shore as it so peaceful and uncrowded.We stay at either Alii Kai or sea lodge.Tunnels beach and Kee beach are both great.Kee beach is excellent for kids.We usually go in may the showers are usually short lived many times occouring in the evening time. We usually Go...

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  • Empty Beaches

    Molokai Favorites

    Moloka'i only has 7,000 people on the entire island, so you can imagine that there are lots of empty beaches. Now that the Moloka'i Ranch on the islands southwest corner has closed, it's even easier to find your own private stretch of sand. If you want to relax and do nothing in the sun, there are many places for this on Moloka'i, though you may...

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  • Beaches / Coastlines

    Oahu Favorites

    There is nothing better in my opinion than having a beachfront room with a balcony. First off, the views are spectacular; there is no compare. Second, and my favorite is going to sleep with the balcony doors open with the sounds of the waves hitting the sand. It is truly one of my favorite things being lulled to sleep by the sound of the water....

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  • Waterfalls

    Hawaii (Big Island) Favorites

    Wai'anuenue "Rainbow" Falls is only 80 feet high, but it out-produces any other fall in the state in sheer volume. Its average discharge per day is more than 300 million gallons. On a sunny morning the resulting spray from this full-force falls does indeed result in a bright and colorful rainbow. When we were watching the falls it was heavily...

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  • Pearl Harbor

    Honolulu Favorites

    what an ironic twist that most visitors to pearl harbor are japanese hehehe since japan is now a peaceful country and is a major ally of the United States. The Japanese tourist are awed by the sights in the pearl harbor area and the memorial. December 7, 2009 marks the 67th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and The United States'...

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  • Volcanoes National Park

    Kailua-Kona Favorites

    Visiting Volcanos National Park was worth the whole trip. The Drive from Kona was about 2 1/2 hours, so get started early and plan on a long day. Better yet, if your going to visit VNP stay in Hilo or at the Volcano House, which is perched on the edge of the caluldera. The sights here will take your breath away. the most memorable part of this trip...

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  • Internet Connections

    Waikiki Favorites

    4 Feb 04 1115 I managed to find Buzz Cafe where I managed to swindle 10 minutes internet use, a coffee and bagel for just over $3. I got a blueberry bagel and despite some initial reservations have smothered it in cream cheese, American Style. I must say, It isn't bad. This was the cheapest internet I found, but I think they made a mistake, so I...

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  • Local Map

    Hilo Favorites

    - Here is a map of Hilo. Arnott's Lodge off the map right 1/4 mile on Hwy 19 UncleBilly's Hotel is where the 'e' is in foot bridge Shipman House is off the map left center See all the green bayfront land that hasn't been rebuilt upon since the sunami's of 1946 and 1960

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  • Useful Tips

    Oahu Favorites

    Some of the filming of the current tv series called "Hawaii Five-O" are done on the premises of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The tv series is a "remake" of a popular show which was originally aired from 1968-1980 with the original cast members of of Jack London, Richard Denning, James McArthur and Kam Fong Chun. Most people will remember the...

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  • Beaches and Coastlines

    Maui Favorites

    I beaches were beautiful. The weather was always nice. Never to hot and cool at night. I loved to open our windows at night and just listen to the sound of the ocean. The road to Hana was "a must do" for Maui. It takes about a day to see and stop at certain places. I would recommend buy the CD that gives you step by step, by mile marker. With out...

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  • Guide Books on Kauai

    Kauai Favorites

    "Tasting Kauai Restaurants" is a handy guide to restaurants that make delicious food from scratch using local ingredients. It has an easy icon system that shows what types of meals a restaurant serves, price ranges and dress code; vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options; plus if they have free Wi-Fi, food trucks and when reservations are...

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  • Warrior Signs

    Molokai Favorites

    These signs are present in all the Hawaiian Islands where there are designated historical or cultural sites unique to Hawaii. They are property of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. We never would have found the "Temple of the Shrimp" heiau if it weren't for the sign posted by the road. The heiau itself was past a closed gate and at least...

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  • Volcanoes National Park

    Hawaii (Big Island) Favorites

    As with birds, Hawaii is home to a variety of plants that exist nowhere else in the world. Evolving in isolation for over 50,000 years, Hawaiian plants normally lack the defense mechanisms or competitiveness to survive against introduced plabts, so they are now often found in unique environmental niches inhospitable to most western plants. One...

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  • Shopping

    Honolulu Favorites

    again fun to shop in hawaii due to it's sales tax of 4.71%, a way lower than the mainland sales taxes like 9.25% in california. lots of shopping opportunities here like shopping in the mile long touristy kalakua avenue, the largest outdoor mall in the mall, the ala moana center, the premium outlets of waikele, the International Market Place, the...

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  • Watersports

    Kailua-Kona Favorites

    Anaehoomalu Bay is great for windsurfing, especially in the afternoon when the wind picks up. This beach is very casual & many try the water sports available even if it's the first time. There is no pressure here to 'look good'. Anaehoomalu Bay is the only spot on the island where you can learn to windsurf. I realize this tip should be under the...

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  • Hula Dancing

    Waikiki Favorites

    Waikiki is by far a very interesting "people" watching place. I love to walk down Waikiki at night and see all the tourists begin to unwind after day long activities. The lit tiki torches really add to the "tropical" mood set, as you see literally hundreds of people decked in aloha attire, leis and shopping bags. I love to sit at the beach and...

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  • Bars.

    Hilo Favorites

    Check out this bar called Flipside Too. I think it is on Mamo St. But I know for sure it is across from the open market (Saturdays...) The bartender was a hoot in a half. And the patrons look like they've been there forever! VERY nice and made Frank and I feel real welcomed! The guy sitting next to me.. his pidgen was so thick I barely understood...

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  • Water Sports

    Maui Favorites

    There are so many fantastic places with easy access to shore dive. Visit a site such as shorediving.com and get the skinny on access points, ease of access and dive spots. For $20 you can rent gear at a local shop and head out. Since most of the shore dives are not very deep, your O2 lasts FOREVER!

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  • Wailua Falls

    Kauai Favorites

    The Wailua River meanders through a beautiful rain forest on the east side of the island. The river is a popular kayak trip. You can also take a barge trip to Fern Grotto. Hard to see, but you just might be able to make out the barge about to go round the bend in the river.

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  • Touring / Exploration

    Oahu Favorites

    My wife and I are very early risers and most mornings in oahu we were up around 4:30-5am. This is the best time to walk along the beach or street without the crowds. We enjoy watching the sky lighten up and the sun rise over the beach.

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  • City of Refuge

    Hawaii (Big Island) Favorites

    this is where you'd flee to if you've committed a crime in ancient hawaii. if you've managed to get to the designated area before being captured ''you cool''. google o.j. and ford bronco for an unsuccessful modern day attempt of this concept.

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  • Beaches

    Honolulu Favorites

    The beach at Waikiki has something iwonderful with the Hard Rock Cafe, it has good atmosphere (Diamond Head and the palms), and it do not lack something of substance. The sand is fine, but making it harder to clean out of your bathing suit. Inspite of that Waikiki was very mpressive, but unlike other tourists I have enjoyed very much! I am going...

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  • Sunsets

    Kailua-Kona Favorites

    First of all don't sleep the first night. That will kill your Jetlag! To waiste the time switch to Channel 6 this is the local touristic channel wich will show you what you could do during the next days! Vacation!

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  • Hotel Attractions

    Waikiki Favorites

    Each morning a young lady came and hand fed the Penguins in the natural habitat created in the Hotel's Garden area. Many Turtles were also in the Pond hanging loose with the Penguins. I allready miss all these wonderful scene of beauty created in the Gardens of this magnificent Hilton Hawaiian Village , indeed it is more than just an Hotel , it is...

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  • Waterfalls

    Hilo Favorites

    The many waterfalls... Rainbow falls, to Akaka falls, and many in between. The lush greenery in this area is spectacular. Makes you feel like you have just entered a different world. The natural lush green rainforests, and the beauty of the waterfalls, is spectactular.

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  • Sun/Weather Safety

    Maui Favorites

    Like any tropical location, sun protection is a must. The sun can be very strong and protecting yourself from sun damage is important. I would recommend that you bring your own sun protection with you allowing you to have the brand/spf you desire. If you plan to do any water activities, I would recommend that you invest in a water resistant brand...

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  • Hyatt Regency Kauai versus Princeville...

    Kauai Favorites

    Funny thing is everyone (okay not E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E) but alot of travelers who are planning a trip to Kauai debate whether they should stay in the Southern part of Kauai at Hyatt Regency or Northern part of Kauai at Princeville. Its amazing how many people I have come across, who have been in this predicament! You can tell that I stayed/choose Hyatt...

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  • Waikiki

    Oahu Favorites

    During our most recent trip to Waikiki; there was a nice, bright full moon. We were able to enjoy this moon while sitting on our balcony having drinks. The moon was so bright and cast a beautiful light on the beach and water below.

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  • Hapuna Beach

    Hawaii (Big Island) Favorites

    Stay in Kailua, but take time to drive along the Kona and Kohala coastal areas to get your Perfect Sandy Beach fix(es.) HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK rates among the best. There's a big parking lot (free!!) and covered picnic areas just above the beach itself. Bring water and snacks, but just in case, they do have a nice little concessions stand for all...

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  • Diamond Head

    Honolulu Favorites

    The view from the top of Diamond Head is AMAZING!! Be prepared to walk, though. Take a big bottle of water and a camera. Once you get inside the crater it's so crowded, a backpack just gets in the way. Pack light. I miss the weather, and the laid-back attitude of the island.

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  • Beaches / Bays

    Kailua-Kona Favorites

    As I was wandering along the beach near my hotel, I was stepping from rock to rock, looking for fish and sea turtles to photograph. In addition to these, I noticed a crab on one of the rocks It was one of the largest crabs I had seen: about 6 inches across. I was wondering if he would stay still enough to photograph; fortunately he complied. It was...

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  • King Kamehemeha

    Hilo Favorites

    The statue of King Kamehemeha. This statue is the original one that while being transported from Boston it was lost at sea near the Falkland Islands. Later recovered and brought to Kohola, King Kamehemeha home district.

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  • Pearl Harbor

    Oahu Favorites

    Don't be surprised by the number of Japanese tourists that you'll see at Pearl Harbor. At times, it seems like they outnumber the American visitors. More importantly, if you are an American reading this, don't be upset at their presence -- welcome them. I know many Americans who resent the number of Japanese visitors. I know many older Americans...

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  • Hawaiian Flowers/Trees/Wildlife

    Maui Favorites

    Maui is blessed with many beautiful and exotic flowers, including the yellow hibiscus pictured here. Exotic island flowers include anthurium, ginger, heliconia and my favourite, bird of paradise. The bird of paradise gets its name from its appearance. The plant's stalk looks like the neck of a crane topped with a beak and spiky orange crest.

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  • Hawaiian Sea Life

    Kauai Favorites

    Hawaiian Monk Seals are one of only two species of animals endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. They are high on the endangered species list with only 1,300 left in the world. It is an amazing site to catch a glimpse of one of these incredible animals but if you are lucky enough to encounter one of them on your trip please be advised that since they...

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  • Guide Books.

    Hawaii (Big Island) Favorites

    Any trip to the Big Island is incomplete without this guidebook. You will find more things to do and see than you will have time and it will certainly show you a new side of the island if you are a retrun-traveller. Get this book! You will not be disappointed. You can find it at Amazon or any of the big book retailers in the travel...

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  • Pali Lookout

    Honolulu Favorites

    Pali Lookout was the sight of the famous Battle for the unification of the Hawaiian Islands in the 1700th century! It was here in 1795 that King Kamehameha and his warriors defeated the O'ahu armies by sending them over these steep, forested cliffs and claiming his victory and uniting the Hawaiian Islands. The breathtaking sight and the gruesome...

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  • Scuba Diving / Snorkeling

    Kailua-Kona Favorites

    I didn't snorkel myself, but it was even fun to watch other people snorkeling at Kahalu'u Beach. It seems there were almost always snorkelers there. The bright blue water was quite enjoyable to look at.

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