Honolulu

Honolulu Travel Blog

 › entry 1 of 2 › view all entries
Pipeline Beach?
Brief review on what we did in Oahu... :P
International Marketplace - a ripoff, but has the general tourists junk + souvenirs you need. Worth a visit to help the local economy!
Waikiki Beach - literally where all the tourists roam. there's many water activities and lessons offered. We rented two surf boards and ventured out into the ocean with zero. experience. Thankfully the locals/tourists with more experience than we do were extremely helpful and friendly and taught us how to stand and... we surfed. :)
North Shore - possibly some of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. We took the bus ($2/person) there since we didn't have a car, which took two hours... but it is definitely worth a visit! We went snorkeling at Shark's Cove. HIGHLY recommended, we saw 2 sea turtles, and tons of colourful fishes. The snorkels were around $10-15/person to rent. Take a walk to other beaches around Sharks Cove like Sunset Beach or Pipeline beach, they're all great!
Diamond head - The entire trek was around 1 1/2 hour long.
Sharks Cove
It is a must visit as you get the best view of Waikiki. It costs around $3/person to enter the park. Again, we took the bus there, which didn't take too long from Waikiki.
Pearl Harbour + Arizona Memorial - If you're into history, pearl harbour is truly memorable. The commentary they give during the tour is very informative. When we went there, parts of the museum was under rennovation, but there's still things to see.
Ala Moana Center - a nice shopping center, relatively dead... hopefully they have revamped or advertised the center better to attract more tourists
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve - beautiful area + nice snorkeling. Go early to avoid crowds though!
Things we ate: ( the ones I remembered at least)
Leonard's Bakery - cream puffs - DELICIOUS! extremely fattening and addictive.
Giovanni Shrimp Plate
You've been cautioned.

Giovanni Shrimp Truck - mymymy. the best shrimp garlic truck we were told, and we were not disappointed. :)
Roy's - cheaper than the Roy's in los angeles, definitely a good place for couples.
Waiola Bakery - shaved ice. I wasnt too impressed with this... but the locals recommended it.
Try the local favourites like Lau Lau, Mahi Mahi (tuna), Poi, LOCO Moco?

My friend and i found Hawaii extremely beautiful. Although things are on the slightly expensive side, (Afterall, it's US territory), you can get around on a budget if you want to. The locals are extremely friendly and helpful and the beaches are beautiful. It is definitely worth a visit. :)

This was a 5 day 4 nights trip.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Pipeline Beach?
Pipeline Beach?
Sharks Cove
Sharks Cove
Giovanni Shrimp Plate
Giovanni Shrimp Plate
Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach
Diamond Head View
Diamond Head View
diamond Head view
diamond Head view
loco moco + curry
loco moco + curry
Honolulu Hotels & Accommodations review
My first impression of Aqua Waikiki was probably not the best one. When we arrived at night in a shuttle, I first noticed the number of hookers/escort… read entire review
Sponsored Links
Honolulu
photo by: crystalware