Expert Travel Advice to Oahu

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  • 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
  • Anonymous user answered:
    I was at waikiki june 2010 and due to the time of month and tides i found the beach there had jellyfish warning. Flags posted in the sand the entire two weeks i was there. It just depends on conditions and time. This was the first time of many trips to Hawaii that ive encountered the jelly fish problem. Many were still swiming in the ocean anyway and I didnt hear of any stings or see jellyfish on the sand but did sray out of the water just to be safe. Best to check with any of the many lifeguards on Waikiki beach
  • Anonymous user answered:
    In general, one should always be cautious when swimming in the ocean. Typically, the bigger the waves the stronger the current. Be sure to read these safety tips before going out to the beach (http://bit.ly/hOk8C4)
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Good for you, congrats. And of course, Hawaii is a perfect pick for the big honeymoon. As you've got your airfare and hotel sorted out already, perhaps the best advice we can offer is to plan nothing and see where the romantic winds take you once you get there! If you do need some quick-hit ideas, here are a few: catch the sunrise at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park; likewise, see the sunset at Ala Moana Beach; get off crowded Waikiki and find your own slice of paradise on the island's other 100-plus miles of beaches; get active for the day with a sea-kayaking trip to Kailua, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay or Makaha Beach Park, or a hike along Oahu's scenic North Shore; indulge with a trip to one of Oahu's many top-class spas; and finally, splurge with a night (or several) on the town, including dinner at La Mer at Halekulani, which overlooks Waikiki and Diamond Head.

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