Aloha from Rose, when I visit Oahu I like to book a room with the best view in Waikiki. High above the crowds, at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, I recommend the deluxe, ocean front room with club access.
The Coconut Club Lounge offers guests exclusive access for guests confirmed in accommodations that include club access. You can’t beat the view from the lounge anywhere in Waikiki Beach. The club occupies the 21st Floor with 180 degrees of panoramic ocean and Diamond Head Crater views. Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating with breakfast service daily from 6:30am to 9:30am
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel – Ocean Front Club Floor
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Try authentic Hawaiian cuisine on the cruise ship Norwegian Jewel
Sail from one paradise to another on this 14-day cruise from Honolulu to Papeete. Oahu is a haven for pro surfers, especially at legendary North Shore where waves can reach 50 feet and higher. Just watching is exhilarating. If you’re a Jurassic Park fan, the verdant peaks and valleys of Kauai might look familiar. Since you’re here overnight, be sure to partake in a luau with authentic cuisine and fire dancers—and see Waimea Canyon. Just when you think you’ve seen the most spectacular views, along comes Moorea. Every view is a postcard, including the pastel-painted villages. And if the locals appear so youthful, monoï oil might be the reason. Bring a bottle home and the fragrance will transport you to Tahiti time and again.
14-Day Hawaii & French Polynesia from Honolulu
Honolulu, Oahu (EMBARK)
Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
Moorea, French Polynesia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (DISEMBARK)
Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa
Intercontinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort and Spa
Popular day-trips for Oahu sightseeing are Kualoa Ranch, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and Pearl Harbor.
The Polynesian Cultural Center is located on the north shore of the island. The drive around the island for a day trip is easy, the best route from Waikiki is east shore in the morning and west shore in the evening. During the winter, when the north shore surf is 20 ft and more, there will be traffic jams between Turtle Bay and Haleiwa Town in both directions.
Pearl Harbor is on the west shore just north of Waikiki Beach, you will have a good view of the harbor from the plane if you are seated on the left side during landing. Shuttles are advised for a day trip from Waikiki hotels to Pearl Harbor as parking is difficult but not impossible.
Oahu Polynesian Cultural Center Tours
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Oahu Sightseeing Tours to Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Tours
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Oahu Sightseeing Tours
Pearl Harbor offers visitors four very distinct destinations; each with its own story to tell, each as compelling as the next, and none that you’ll want to miss.
Oahu Battleship Missouri Tours
The Passport to Pearl Harbor is the most popular tour sold at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and includes the USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour, and admission to the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.
Take a short drive to the east side of Oahu for a visit to the Kualoa Ranch. Transportation is available from Waikiki and the ranch offers an excellent dining experience for all family members. Group tours to the many historical sites within the ranch are available with advance reservations. If you want to go on your own there are lots to see without additional fees, so, take a drive to the east side and enjoy the views.
Oahu Sightseeing Driving Tour to the West Shore
Ko Olina Lagoon Beaches
Ko Olina Lagoons on the island of Oahu are open to the public as are all beaches in Hawaii.
To access the public beach drive to the south, passing the Disney Resort and park in the public lot. There are bathrooms and showers.
There is not much shade so mid-day can be hot.
Take care to cover up if you plan to stay for a while.
Bring your lunch or purchase food and drinks at the entrance to KoOlina.
Contact us for information about Oahu Sightseeing Tours and Activities.
Kauai Luxury Family Vacation Condo-Koloa Landing-Poipu Beach
Hawaii Family Vacation Plans
Aloha from Rose. These are a few luxury vacation rentals that I can introduce to you. There are lots of options on each island. I will listen to your ideas and match destination choices to your needs and budget. Please feel free to contact me and I will send you a list of resorts that may work for you.
Warmest Aloha, Rose Royse, 808-330-6865.
Please complete the quote request form so I can easily understand what you have in mind.
“I am celebrating a big birthday this year. We aren’t sure which island is the best. We have children ages 3, 6, 14. There will also be a high school senior and a college sophomore. There will be 8 adults including the high schooler and collegian.
Which Hawaiian Island is Best for Families?
Aloha from Rose, thank you for contacting me about your Hawaii vacation.
For a large family I recommend visiting either Maui or Oahu.
On Oahu you can take advantage of free entertainment and pubic transportation which saves on the cost of cars and parking.
Hawaii cruise Covid19 update. The Hawaii Multi Island cruise vacations have always been the most popular way to travel around the islands in Hawaii.
The cruise around the Hawaiian Islands is a perfect way to visit multiple islands. Your safety and security are Norwegian Cruise Lines top priority.
Did you know that the Pride of America is Hawaii’s only ship that cruises between the islands. Port on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hilo and Kona on the Big Island.
Safe Sailing includes safety for the crew on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Special legislation allows the Pride of America to sail between American ports. The all-American crew is dedicated to keeping you safe and comfortable.
A great way to arrange a multi-island vacation. Travel Guide to Hawaii recommends the 7-day cruise. It is the easiest way to 4 islands without loosing any time for sightseeing. Cruise trips are open for booking now for sailings through 2022.
For current updates on Hawaii Covid19 protocols contact Rose at 808-330-6865. Discuss the latest promotions and information.
Take advantage of the 30% discount for all passengers on Norwegian Cruise Lines, sailings worldwide.
Hawaii Cruise Safe Sailing Protocols
Safe Sailing Protocols Cruises with embarkation dates, from US ports, through October 31, 2021: All guests sailing aboard cruises are required to be vaccinated for Covid19.
Hawaii Cruises beginning August 1, 2021
There’s no need for a passport when you sail on any Hawaii inter-island cruise.
If your ship does not sailing beyond the islands of Hawaii all you need is a government-issued photo I.D. No passport needed.
At the Hilton, you may be interested in the Ali’i Tower.
The Ali’i Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is on the beach with pool and exercise areas that are dedicated to the guests staying in the Ali’i Tower.
There are partial ocean view and ocean view rooms available at this time. This is one of the only resorts on Oahu that allows you to request “guaranteed” adjoining rooms if you would like 2 rooms together for the family of 5.
I checked the rates and there are several options within the budget you mentioned for accommodations.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
The Hyatt Regency is across the street from the beach. It is an upscale property and is newer than the Hilton.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa 4 Ocean View Rooms
7 Nights for 11 Guests
The rooms are large and the bedding offered is 1 king or 2 queens. There is no option for guaranteed connecting rooms.
The family of 5 will be able to book 2 rooms as one of the children is over 18 years old. We can request adjacent rooms.
The beach is across the street where there is a peaceful lagoon for the children and good swimming and surfing for the teens.
*Includes daily buffet breakfast for all paying adults ages 19 & up.
The district at the Hyatt is busier than the Hilton and the rates are a little higher but it is more elegant.
I checked Maui and found the hotel rates are quite a bit higher for these dates.
I hope this is helpful.
Rose at Travel Guide to Hawaii