After a long 30 month hiatus, we had the chance to visit Oahu again and spend time in Waikiki, one of the places we’ve visited the most often during our travels. It was a quick trip but much longer than some of our previous visits too. In this post we share tips and information to plan your visit to Waikiki/Honolulu based on our recent trip.
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Review: Halepuna Waikiki
We stayed at the Halepuna Waikiki for 3 nights in a deluxe ocean-view king room and share details about our stay in this post to help you decide if you want to stay here.
We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap
It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and pointsContinue reading “We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap”
Stay: A Review of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Last Updated: November 2022 The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a massive 1,310 room property just across the street from Waikiki/Kuhio Beach. It is 1 of the 11 Bonvoy properties on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu and 1 of 8 properties in the Waikiki area. In this post, we share a detailed reviewContinue reading “Stay: A Review of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa”
Planning a Hawaiian Vacation: Oahu vs Maui
Last updated: September 30, 2019 Hawaii is one of those destinations that tops the bucket list of many travelers and most first-time visitors end up going to Oahu or Maui. While you can’t really go wrong with either island, they each have pros and cons depending on your expectations. In this post, we will compareContinue reading “Planning a Hawaiian Vacation: Oahu vs Maui”
Destination Guide to Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond
As perpetual sun chasers, Oahu has become our most visited destination for trips ranging from 24-72 hours because there is a lot to do and see here. From hikes to beaches to museum and markets, it is possible to escape the crowds and the beaten path to find your own piece of paradise on theContinue reading “Destination Guide to Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond”
Where to Eat and Drink on Oahu in Hawaii
Last updated: October 8, 2019 In this post, we will share our favorite places to eat and drink when we visit the island of Oahu. This list focusses on primarily on small local businesses and cheap eats around the island. Waikiki: Banan: Vegans and non-vegans will fall in love with the delicious and tasty softContinue reading “Where to Eat and Drink on Oahu in Hawaii”
Getting Around on Oahu in Hawaii: Should you rent a car?
Last updated: November 30, 2022 When we visit the island of Oahu in Hawaii, we usually stay in Waikiki and always rent a car, especially since we’re there for short stays. Renting a car allows us to visit the island at our leisure and more comfortably than other alternatives. In this post, we will helpContinue reading “Getting Around on Oahu in Hawaii: Should you rent a car?”
Where to Stay on Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond
On our 20+ trips to Oahu, we’ve stayed at about 14 different hotels and will share our top choices for specific criteria as opposed to reviewing each one. We have considered Air BnB and other vacation rentals but for our short stays, we prefer the convenience and consistent experiences offered by hotels. Since most ofContinue reading “Where to Stay on Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond”
Guide and Tips: Beaches and Hikes on Oahu
In this post, we will share our favorite places to explore and enjoy the outdoors on the island of Oahu. Since we like to start each morning with a hike before visiting a beach, most of the suggestions center around the Windward Coast, the Hawaii Kai area in the south, and Waikiki/Honolulu. China Walls: StunningContinue reading “Guide and Tips: Beaches and Hikes on Oahu”