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With a full day in Waikiki there was time for some swimming from the famous Waikiki beach. Well, really it's hard to see why it’s so famous: the sea is not cold but also not that warm, the waves are smaller than those of Mediterranean beaches, and the sea bed underfoot is uncomfortably stony. Perhaps it was the wrong beach or the wrong time …
We arrived in Honolulu after another very pleasant short flight. When we arrived it was very un-Hawaiian weather as it was raining but fortunately by the time the bus made it to Waikiki it had relented. Honolulu is not like the rest of Hawaii, for a start it is massive and has a proper big city feel. Secondly and probably at least in part due to …
... 1am, called the hotel and they said to get on the Airtrain to Federal
Circle stop get off and they would send a bus out to us. Of course I steered us wrong
and got on the wrong train which was taking us on a endless loop around the airport.
Made the correction with help from friendly New Yorkers ( yes friendly ) and eventually ended
up at the hotel. Bus from the Sheraton was not there, we asked the Hilton bus driver about the
Sheraton bus but ...
... leaking oil after 73 years .... legend has it this will cease when last 8 survivors pass away! Punchbowl cemetery was interesting - set in a crater above the town. Dinner by the pool with live Hawaiian singers ... lovely.
Day 3 (Tuesday): Up early for a round the island tour with 'Roberts Hawaii' .... scenery fantastic but some stops very touristy! Never realised so many movies filmed on Oahu ... Jurassic Park (just finished No. ...
We did the same drill as yesterday. Up early and off to get Arizona tickets. Got 8:00 am tickets again. This time the boats were running. It was a moving experience to see the boat underwater and oil bubbling to the surface. Rhonda snagged us some complimentary shuttle tickets so we went to Ford's Island to see the Oklahoma Memorial. Since we still had 8 hours till the plane left, we decided to drive to the leeward coast. We drove to the end of the road and then drove back ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmbassador Hotel Waikiki Honolulu
Comfortable, clean, and conveniently located. Reasonable value for money
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