Expert Travel Advice to Oahu

Top Answers To Oahu Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    It appears you can take a bus. Here is a website that has travel times and other user information (http://bit.ly/htqbBe). Hope that helps!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Waimea Bay Park and the waterfalls are on the North Shore of Oahu. Basically, if you're coming up from Honolulu, you head to the north side of the island and follow the Kamehameha Hwy east to Waimea Valley Rd. and turn right. Waimea Bay is immediately across the street from the canyon that goes back to the falls. Google it with your starting point for detailed directions. It's about a 45-50 minute drive from Honolulu during the week. On weekends, the Kamehameha Hwy can be a v-e-r-y slow drive, but the drivers are so very polite on the North Shore, it's not very stressful. The North Shore is a world all its own. Aloha Waimea Falls, Haleiwa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96712
  • Kim answered:
    HI Kathy, Summertime, when families descend on Hawai‘i, constitutes high season. So does wintertime (from mid-December through March), when a blanket of brrrr covers most of the mainland. Holiday periods like Thanksgiving and Easter also draw throngs. Be careful about coming in late April: There are three simultaneous holidays in Japan at that time, which means the Japanese are traveling in greater numbers than usual. In general, the north and eastward facing coasts tend to get more rain. But even when it's raining on the north or eastern shore, it's often not on the south or westerly shores. And rain showers don't tend to last that long, like they do on the mainland. Check this out ==>http://www.govisithawaii.com/hawaii-weather/ And you might also want to pick up a copy of my Hawaii: An Explorer's Guide :-) ==> http://www.amazon.com/Explorers-Guide-Hawaii-Complete/dp/0881508098/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308801035&sr=8-1 Kim Grant
  • westcoastchick answered:
    The North Shore is quite a drive from all the attractions - at least an hour, hour and a half depending on where you stay. Keep in mind that the northeast shore of Oahu is substantially wetter and cooler than the south (Waikiki and Honolulu) by about 10 degrees. If you want beaches and activity, stay in Waikiki otherwise you'll spend most of your day commuting. If you want want quieter but still have access to activities, you may want to consider staying on Maui instead. There are a lot of nice quiet resort areas close to Lahania -- Kahana and Honokowai come to mind - probably a 5 to 10 minute drive to all of the activities in Lahaina. There's a lot to do there, and not as crazy as Oahu.

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