Honolulu Tourist Traps

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  • 1. International Market Place

    There's a stall or 2 that sell perfume. These look like name brand perfume (only slightly cheaper than Duty Free). We bought "John Gaulteir Le Male" for $50 yet on getting this home we found it was...

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  • 2. Waikiki

    If you just slide up (north or maka) Kapahulu Ave within about a mile, you'll find a much more authentic Hawaii. Restaurants, coffee bars, surf shops, a couple of off-beat bars. Going even further...

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  • 3. Free Breakfast deals

    One trap is the Free Breakfasts offered by tour companies. Because we were first-timers, we went, even though I read it was a tourist trap. It boils down to - you get what you pay for. The free...

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  • 4. Scenic Disappointments

    Honolulu and Waikiki are nothing but one way streets so be sure to have a map handy AHEAD of time. Don't be stuck like we were driving around for two hours, trying to navigate all of the one way...

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  • 5. Taxi-cabs, Shuttles & Trollies

    Honolulu Airport Shuttles is owned by someone who owns 3 other taxi companies. So they tell you you are getting a good deal as compared to other companies, which they own and offer you "VIP deal" just...

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  • 6. Much Over-priced! Shop around

    Well I'm ashamed to say that I was sucked in big time by a lady selling crystal. It was my first ever visit to Waikiki and I guess I was high on the thrill of just being there! I went into a gift shop...

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  • 7. Sea Life Park

    My daughter's family went there today for the dolphin encounter. She said the water was absolutely filthy. She said that the park had really gone downhill since we were there 5 years ago. The water...

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  • 8. Package Deals or Steals!

    Never leaves any value in your car. Thieves are watching for tourists-cars and are waiting until they are out of sight and in less than a minutes they will have broken into your car taking off all...

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  • 9. PCC & other Luau's

    This place is a total rip-off. It looks more like a bad Disneyland ride from the 50's--and the show finishes with an advertisement for the Mormon Church. Even met a guy that used to work there at our...

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  • 10. Hilo Hatties

    This is a waste of your time, and not worth all the hype in all the travel magazines. The store has limited options, and in all honesty you can find absolutely everything there for a lesser price, if...

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  • 11. Birds & Photographers!

    Beware everywhere you turn, people will be placing things on you and taking a picture (Many without even asking if you want them). My wife and I were walking down the street when a guy placed 3...

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  • 12. FREE SHUTTLE

    IT CAN BE A GREAT DEAL TO TRAVEL FROM STORE TO ANOTHER BY WAY OF THE FREE TROLLIES OR BUSES....BUT BASICALLY IT IS TO GET PEOPLE TO SHOP MORE....SO THE FREE...

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  • 13. More pics of Honolulu

    This isn't a page to say what is wrong but just put a few more pics in !!!! Tourtraps are only when we don't want to see it coming. And then we fall into...

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  • 14. But a place you should visit if you haven't!

    The Dole Plantation is a gigantic tourist trap! I did not buy anything except a token for the Garden Tour which I enjoyed. Our guide was a little, old, soft...

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  • 15. HOTELS QUIETLY ADD NEW FEES

    Hawaiian hotels are quietly adding new "resort fees" to the hotel bill. That lei greeting, coffee or tea in the room, parking and other amenities like internet...

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  • 16. If you like snorkeling,

    If you like snorkeling, don't miss Hanauma Bay, 12 mi/20 km west of Diamond Head. The sheltered emerald cove offers the opportunity to see many colorful-and...

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  • 17. Don Ho is OLD

    We visited the Don Ho show on the first day in Honolulu. I was glad we got it over.The food at the dinner portion of the show was bad. He sang very little and...

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  • 18. Waimea Falls! Definitely...

    Waimea Falls! Definitely overpriced and overtouristy. A place you shouldn't mind missing, especially if you've already seen Manoa Falls near Waikiki (or better...

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  • 19. There is someone always trying...

    There is someone always trying to sell you something on the street. Dinner Cruise,scuba diving all sorts of stuff. If you want to do this stuff have your Travel...

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  • 20. Although I enjoyed going out...

    Although I enjoyed going out to the Waterpark it was expensive I thought. You're kind of trapped way out there too. Beer was like $5. (u.s.d.) and fries were...

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  • 21. Maui Divers - the first time...

    Maui Divers - the first time we went to Hawaii we got sucked into these free little trips. Being the 'pale young virgins' we just got on the bus like we were...

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  • 22. As you walk around town there...

    As you walk around town there are lots of people handing out fliers trying to get your attention with what seems like a great deal on tours and rental cars....

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  • 23. When you arrive in Honolulu...

    You can ask for a Limousine, it's nearly the price of a taxi, but you will have room for 5 people and luggages !

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