Allan and I walked from large hotel to large hotel to listen to live music, try the exotic drinks, and people watch.
It's great fun and along the way, you meet new people, discover unusual drink combinations, and hear fantastic entertainment.
My favorite drink turned out to be an iced drink called "CoCo Coffee" which was a speciality at one of the beachfront hotels at Waikiki Beach.
Dress Code: At night, it's a little dressier than bathing suits and cover-ups (as you would wear in the daytime).
Women should wear Capri Pants, or slacks, or summer sundress; men should wear slacks and a casual shirt. You may wear shorts, but they should not be cut-offs or short shorts.
The Hawaiians are so happy when they established a Police Precint at Waikiki Beach! Do you know what that means to them? Safer for the local residents and the tourists to stroll and walk along the beach at night! (And, at day time, of course!). Just strolling along the beach and listening to one's self and the ocean waves is fun. Not that we are crazy, but sometimes, we know that we needed to listen to our inner selves! It's amazing how this thing will do to us! It re-energizes, refreshes us and get rid of the poisons inside us!
Dress Code: Just a hang-loose shirt and shorts. Wear slippers.
The street life in Honolulu is very exciting nowadays unlike in the old days. It's now fun to go out at night just basically walking! There is so much to see!
There are Jamaican drummers doing their beats, people dancing, children singing karaoke, people painting, a guy making balloons to sell and make different shapes of the balloons, statue people, etc. Plus, there is so much stores to window-shop!
The walk is more fun this time and I didn't realize I walk the whole of Kalakua Avenue with my daughter. Good exercise after a big Hawaiian dinner!
Dress Code: Walking shorts, slippers, t-shirts.
Just walking and sitting on a park close to the Aloha Tower is just relaxing and fun. The sun set is beautiful. While waiting for a cruise ship to watch the 4th of July fireworks, we just walk around the block chatting. We went to the dock and watch the fishes.
Dress Code: Comfortable aloha clothes- slippers, t-shirts and shorts.
An unforgetable night of Food , Dance , Fire , and Fun at the beautiful Royal Hawaiian
Hotel Courtyard in a fantastic evening setting
looking at the Beach and at the Diamond Head Crater as a backdrop.This was a lovely
evening that lasted about 3 hours and that included the Buffet Dinner, which was very good, music all night ,
A wonderful Royal Polynesian Extravaganza.
Dress Code: No dress code , but most people there wore nice pants and Hawaiian Shirts , and the ladies were all dressed elegant.
The shows at the Hotel are mondays and thursdays only,and they start at 6 pm.
The Lu'au is held on the Ocean Lawn of the Hotel. The buffet has many items , Beef and Fish amongst other items.
This picture features one of the many cultural
performances that were shown this evening.
a great Show , Dancing Singing ,Fire Stick
Performance. Participation by the audience
was also very nice.
Experience one of these Lu'au's if you can while you are in Hawaii, it is worth it.
More pic's of the Lu'au in last Travelogue.
Yes, Hawaii has it all! From luaus, to movies and street entertainment, to dinner cruises to night clubs and comic clubs ... it's all here and not only in Waikiki, though MOST of our night activity is found in Honolulu.
Dress Code: Usually casual does the trick, and you can get away with "aloha" clothes just about anywhere! It's always a good idea to wear decent shoes ~ you can always fling 'em off later if you want to have a moonlit walk along the beach!
This is a nature walk offered each Friday night closest to the full moon. The park will have guides to take you around the "path" and describe different plants and origins etc (they will also classify different "smells" for you). Your ultimate goal is to get to the falls and see it in the moonlight. Wonderful for a family activity, or even a romantic way to spend time with your "special" someone.
Dress Code: Bring a flashlight, and bug repellent. Be sure to check the weather ahead of time and be prepared for rain. Mosquitoes usually are present too. My recommendation is comfortable jeans, good walking shoes, t-shirt with long sleeves that can be pushed up if it gets hot/humid or left alone to keep the bugs off. Prices are $7 for a family, $5 for a couple, and $3 single ticket.
OK, so I've only been to 2 luaus ever. Doesn't make me an expert or anything, but I never let that stop me from giving my opinion.
On our first trip to Hawaii, in 2001, we went to the luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center and were highly disappointed at the lack of alcohol due to the fact that the PCC is owned & operated by the Mormon church. The food was OK, about as well as can be expected for a casual affair for several hundred people. You got your shredded pork, your chicken, your poy, fruit and salads. . . The show after the dinner, however, was great! Really enjoyed that. It was classy and entertaining, funny and dramatic. Loved it! The drive out the the PCC was very nice, along lovely beaches and beautiful valleys. And of course, besides the luau, you have the PCC itself, a collection of interactivve exhibits and activites to introduce you to many of the different Polynesian island cultures.
On our second visit to Hawaii, it was a toss up between Germaine’s and the Paradise Cove Luau. My sister had heard that Germaine’s and Paradise Cover were about the same, and she had a coupon to Germaine’s so Germaine’s it was. The drive out to Germaine’s from Waikiki was kind of harrowing. The traffic west of Honolulu at rush hour is awful! I mean really awful, llike worse than Boston awful! When we finally got there, we were underwhelmed by the location. On one side of the luau was a junk yard and on the other side was some kind of power plant. Lots of wires and towers - makes for not so nice photos. There was alcohol, and the margaritas we had were potent but nasty! Really bitter syrupy and cheap, icky tequilla. The food was cold, the fried chicken was dried out but the potato salad was pretty yummy and so was the coconut pudding. The show afterward was fun, but pretty tacky and not nearly as entertaining as the PCC show. .
Next time, we'll check out Paradise Cove!
Dress Code: You can pretty much wear anything to thess luaus. Lots of ladies dress up, and that's fine, but don't wear heels! Flip flops work best for these things. Trust me.
College kids and young twenty somethings: hit Puck's Alley for Magoo's (pizza and huge beer selection), Anna Banana's, East side Grill etc. Royal Garden Waikiki turns into a nightclub on Saturday's after 10:30PM.
20's - 30's : W Hotel on Friday, Ocean's on Saturday (Pirahna room end of the month), Mai Tai's for casual drinks, O Lounge, Hanohano Room every third Saturday is the newest hot spot, Indigo's, Dave and Buster's
For tourists wanting the Waikiki experience, just walk from Hotel to hotel on Kalakaua, Tiki's for drinks, Duke's Canoe Club for beachside bar.
No matter what, pick up a Honolulu Weekly newspaper and most of these venues and more will be listed.
Gay Hawaii; Hula's, Venus and Fusion's also very hetero friendly
Dress Code: All GUYS: wear a collared shirt and pants just in case! Some places in Hawaii can have the girls half naked but the guys have to wear some sort of collared shirt. My friend wore an Armani V-Neck sweater and was denied access next to the guy wearing his dad's golf shirt. So, it's a strange dress code but just accept it! Girls in Hawaii dress to impress and some look like they walked straight out of the magazines. Even though it's tropical, remember we have all the big name retail shops like Gucci, Armani, Versace so fashion is still a must for a lot of nightclubs. Bars are a different story, baseball hat, shorts, tshirt and slippahs!
If you want to start your night out with a laugh head to this comedy club. Local talents and big names play in this club just reminder don't wear funky shirts you might become a source of jokes of the comedian
Dress Code: Smart casual
THERE'S ALL KINDS OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES. DRESSCODE VARIES FROM T-SHIRT, SHORTS, FLIPFLOPS TO REALLY DRESSING UP. IT'S UP TO YOU. JUST PICK UP AN ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE ON THE STREET, THERE'S MAPS SHOWING THE LOCATION INSIDE. AND WAIKIKI IS SO SMALL, WITH A LITTLE MAP YOU CAN'T GET LOST.
Dress Code: VARIES
The sun set there is absolutely amazing. THe cool air and the calmness of the night creates absolutely one of the best stages for getting away from the harsh traffic and noise throughout other parts of the island. The coolnes of the air and the sounds of the waves create absolute heaven.
Dress Code: Anothere important fact is that you don't really have to dress a certain way. But I do suggests that you wear shorts and a short sleeve shirts until later in the daywhen it may be a little chillier wear a jacket or light long sleeve shirt.
Best Mai-Tai's in Kona, comes in an extra large cup, blended with ice for a slush-type consistency, excellent flavor......a drink this good can be dangerous! In addition to enjoy such a treat, there is a gogeous view of the Kona coastline!
Located at Outrigger Waikiki is this popular gatherign place. I only come here on Sundays where they have a live band right there by the beach. They have good food to go with your drinks and the music keeps the place hopping.. I recommend coming here early because it gets pack. If you are lucky enough like we are one Sunday afternoon our crew came across some ladies of the Hawaii Tropics...ohh what a rough life..
Dress Code: casual...relax..
Upon arrival to the Halekulani you are greeted at the desk and assigned a staff member to tour you...more
The hotel room I had, had a balcony. When I looked to the right, I had a view to the ocean.more
2417 Prince Edward Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815, United States
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