May 13, 2007 |
Hang ten in Oahu with a summertime deal at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa that celebrates the June 8 opening of the animated penguin surf comedy "Surf's Up." The deal: Stay in Waikiki in a garden room at the resort for $229 a night. The package, available now through Sept. 30, includes a 20% discount on surf lessons for two and a 20% discount on spa treatments. No minimum stay is required.
March 18, 2007 |
Say aloha to Waikiki, one of the pleasure capitals of the Pacific, on an inexpensive hotel deal offered by ResortQuest Hawaii. THE DEAL: Pay $126 a night plus tax for a room and breakfast at the newly renovated oceanfront ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel. An upgrade to an ocean-view room is $20 more per night. THE HOTEL: The hotel (formerly Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel) has a new fitness facility and an outdoor pool.
December 31, 2006 |
THE heart of Waikiki has long been a hodgepodge of high-end boutiques and crummy shops, luxury resorts and low-rent hotels, its main drag dominated by a boxy stone shopping mall with the aesthetic appeal of a medieval keep. But now the tourist zone is undergoing changes that local tourism boosters call nothing less than a renaissance. And that's not just hype.
December 31, 2006 |
Along the sandy sliver that is Hawaii's world-famous Waikiki beach, waves sometimes reach all the way across the sand to touch solid land. At some points, the sparkling beach is only wide enough for two or three beachgoers to lay on the narrow swath between land and ocean. After years of chronic erosion, a test sand-pumping project is trying to reclaim the iconic beach from offshore without having to truck in new sand from around Oahu, other Hawaiian islands or even other countries.
April 11, 2004 |
We had every reason not to take a family vacation to Oahu last Thanksgiving. The kids would miss school. We hadn't cared much for Waikiki after our honeymoon a decade ago. It was the busiest time of year to travel. And my parents -- ever lovable but occasionally trying -- would be with us. So of course we took the trip. On Thanksgiving Day, eight of us -- my husband, Jack, my children Bailey, 7, and Samantha, 4, my parents, my brother and sister-in-law and me -- flew to Honolulu for six days.
September 28, 2003 |
THE editorial cartoon pictures two tourists being ejected from Hanauma Bay State Beach Park, one of Hawaii's most beautiful strips of sea and sand. One tourist dejectedly tells the other, "I didn't know about the test." The illustration plays off a year-old get-tough policy that requires all visitors to watch a nine-minute educational film before they're allowed on the beach.