dejavu wrote:Yes I look for the cheap flights, early morning are good and back late. I hire a car as I can get b/fast early at whole foods as you cannot kite until 11, then a quick shop at the kite shops to see what is new and then kiting. Usually $50. All up not an expensive day....dearer if you do an organised activity at Waikiki.
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Dr Makani wrote:it's all about leverage of expectations
Maybe I can share a few words of advice which I offer to all of my 'real' friends when they come to the islands:
Snorkeling - Don't waste precious cargo load in your luggage by bringing your own snorkel gear. Honolulu has a Costco (you can visit with a day pass from customer service) and a Walmart. They have what you need (and then some)
PLEASE - Do not feed the fish to attract them while snorkeling. It's just a bad habit and sea life is suddenly depending on food source 'tourist'. It's kinda like with the pigeons in a park
Hanauma Bay, Makaha Beach Park, Ko Olina Resort Area and Kulima Cove are good for starters. Sharks Cove (close to Waimea) is excellent. Yes, it's touristy but so is 90% of Oahu. Be careful at the westside of the island. Many areas are considered off-limits for tourists. Just some bad neighborhoods.
Have lunch (or dinner) at Rainbow Drive-In, Kanaina Avenue - a MUST! It's greasy and smelly, but it's a favorite hangout for locals.
Spent an afternoon in the Pauahi Bishop Museum! Seriously - covers the Polynesian islands all the way to Australia
As for kiting? Have your kite ready, but don't hold your breath ...
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