Frommer's Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu (2005) (Frommer's by Jeanette Foster

By Jeanette Foster

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WAIKIKI, AKAI Ala Wai Blvd. Hi na no M St ak . Ka in un i S ao t. a ve. DKIKI, KA area of detail WAIKIKI known as the Aloha Tower Marketplace. S. Marines overthrew Hawaii’s last queen and stole her kingdom; burly bus drivers sport fragrant white ginger flowers on their dashboards; Methodist churches look like Asian temples; and Ka KAPIOLANI lak au aA ve . Queen's Beach PARK To Diamond Head Waikiki Aquarium businessmen wear aloha shirts to billiondollar meetings. On the edge of downtown is the Chinatown Historic District, the oldest Chinatown in America and still one of Honolulu’s liveliest neighborhoods, a nonstop pageant of people, sights, sounds, smells, and tastes—not all Chinese, now that Southeast Asians, including many Vietnamese, share the old storefronts.

Once covered with sandalwood forests (hacked down for the China trade) and later the sugarcane and pineapple backbone of Hawaii, Ewa today sports a new crop: suburban houses stretching to the sea. But let your eye wander west to the Waianae Range and Mount Kaala, at 4,020 feet the highest summit on Oahu; up there in the misty rainforest, native birds thrive in the hummocky bog. S. ” Hollywood filmed Jones’s From Here to Eternity here. qxd 32 10/21/05 10:37 PM Page 32 C H A P T E R 2 . P L A N N I N G YO U R T R I P TO OA H U LEEWARD OAHU: THE WAIANAE COAST The west coast of Oahu is a hot and dry place of dramatic beauty: white-sand beaches bordering the deep blue ocean, steep verdant green cliffs, and miles of Mother Nature’s wildness.

Thus, the high season— when prices are up and resorts are booked to capacity—generally runs from midDecember through March or mid-April. The last 2 weeks of December in particular are the prime time for travel to Oahu; if you’re planning a holiday trip, make your reservations as early as possible, count on holiday crowds, and expect to pay top dollar for accommodations, car rentals, and airfare. The off seasons, when the best bargain rates are available, are spring (midApr to mid-June) and fall (Sept to mid-Dec)—a paradox, since these are the best seasons in terms of reliably great weather.

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