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Anyone been to Hawaii?

Postby shoota on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:03 pm

I'm plannin a trip to Hawaii this summer and lookin forward to some snorkelin and such... I'm wonderin if anyone been there and willing to share some suggestions, recommendations, tips, experiences, etc..

Staying 4 days at Waikiki and then 8 days in Kaanapali on Maui.. we will have a car, so open to anything... thanks!
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Postby shoota on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:05 pm

Bah, this probably shoulda been more suited for the lounge area of forums. If mod wants to move, go ahead plz, I don't wanna make duplicate posts..
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Postby Rueg on Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:04 pm

Went there about 10 years ago for our honeymoon. The best snorkling we did was when we just took the public transportation (bus) to a local beach and walked in off the beach. Very wavy in Hawaii - at least when we were there - all the time. Be prepared for that - takes a bit more work to snorkle. Too many people and too wavy at Hanama bay - but worth checking out if you are interested. A lot of people though.
http://www.hawaiiweb.com/hanauma-bay-na ... serve.html

Since you are going to be on Ohau - be sure to take a tour of Pearl Harbor.

Since you are going to be at Maui and renting a car - be sure to check out the road to Hana: http://www.roadtohanatour.com/index.htm ... Kgod_hwbdA
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Postby skanderson on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:56 pm

ive been to oahu, big island, and mauii twice in the last 5 years. for oahu i would highly recommend a day at hanauma bay that is a park right up the coast around diamond head from waikiki. it was great for snorkling and close to waikiki. pearl harbor can be a pain to get into. the aquarium in waikiki is very nice as well. great outdoor lookdown clam tank. venturing furthur afield i really liked the north shore of oahu. if there is fairly calm surf conditions i found that 3 tables was a nice shorkling beach. also on the north shore there is a very nice arboretum at waimea right across from the bay. i really preferred maui to oahu. much quieter. a snorkle trip out to molokini crater is great. sunrise at the summit of haleakala is mind blowing but you need an early start and a coat. the best snorkling from shore on mauii is supposed to be the beaches near makena state park. one of the beaches there is a nude beach so be careful if bringing kids. i loved the drive up to the iao needle and the nakalele blow hole. if you have any questions please feel free to ask. almost forgot one the the best parts. i love the road to hana so much that im looking at real estate in the area. also mamma fish house is pricey but a meal that you wont ever forget in a great site.
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Postby skanderson on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:00 pm

just a quick comment about the surf conditions it isnt always wavy there. surf tends to be bigger in the fall/winter and on the north side of the islands. hanauma bay is quite protected there. 3 tables is one beach over from bonzai pipeline but when i was there the waves were too small to bodysurf on so i went snorkling. when in doubt be careful and dont turn your back on the ocean. also asking locals about where to dive on a particular day may be a good call.
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Postby shoota on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:07 pm

Thanks for all the info guys. I thought I remember seeing pics from your Hawaii trip in the last few years skanderson, so I was hoping you would hop in here and give me some insight. Thanks again. I'll def let you know if we have any questions as we start to plan more.
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