Aloha!

This February join us for a tropical vacation on Oahu, Hawaii!  This island has much to offer including the Polynesian Cultural Center and Pearl Harbor. Also hiking, snorkeling, a Pineapple Plantation, relaxing and sailing on a catamaran, and much more!  Each day starts early with an invigorating walk along the beach at sunrise. You will also enjoy an authentic Hawaiian Luau and Dinner Show! 

02/15/2018 - 02/22/2018

Laie, Hawaii
Laie, HI

Across the road from the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu

Cost to attend
  • $1399.00based on double occupancy
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$1399 includes

lodging from Thursday Feb. 15 to Thursday AM, Feb. 22

All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) starting with dinner on Thursday, Feb. 15, ending with lunch on Wednesday Feb. 22.  

All ground transportation including picking you up and dropping you off at the airport.

Guide services

Pre-trip meeting to help you prepare

Airfare assistance as needed (helping you find the best airfares)

$250 EXTRA (not part of the $1399) includes

Fees for several museums and places like Pearl Harbor

Catamaran Tour

Moped or bike rental (half day)

Luau at Polynesian Cultural Center

Dinner Show at Polynesian Cultural Center

Full days activities at Polynesian Cultural Center

Snorkeling

And much more!

Does not include airfare or any excursions or fees

Does not include Go City Card for Oahu ($250)

$400 deposit required to secure your reservation

Final payment due January 15, 2018.

Payments may be made online with VENMO, or check, cash

Activities: (participate in any of these)

swimming
boogie boarding
surf
lounging
sun bathing
hiking
snorkeling
stand up paddle surfing
kayaking
exploring
early morning walks on the beach
learning more about the Hawaiian Culture and history
visiting museums, botanical gardens and historical sites
sight seeing
sailing on a catamaran
moped or biking rental
authentic Luau & dinner Show

Places to visit: 

Laukahi Park
Leonard's Bakery
Diamond Head State Monument
Waialae Beach Park
China Walls

Spitting Cave
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Lanai Lookout
Halona Blowhole Lookout
Sherwood Beach

Waimanalo Beach
Makapuu Lookout
Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse Trail
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Maunalua Bay Beach Park

Bellows Field Beach Park
Waimanalo Beach Park
Sea Life Park Hawaii
Trail: Kuliouou Ridge and Valley
Manoa Falls Trail

Lyon Arboretum
Pillbox Hike near Kailua Beach Park
Koneohe
Kailua
Kahaluu

Ahupua'a 'O Kahana State Park
Punalu'u Beach Park
Punaluu
Waiahole Beach Park
CLIMB Works Keana Farms - Zipline Tour

Kaaawa
Secret Island
Heʻeia State Park
Kualoa Regional Park
Waikane

Hauula
Haleiwa
Laniakea Beach
Waimea Valley
Waimea Bay Beach Park

Pupukea
Sunset Beach
Kawela Bay
Turtle Bay Resort
Famous Kahuku Shrimp Truck

Kahuku
Shark Cove
Laie
Laniakea Beach - North Shore - Best place to view lots of green sea turtles!


Distances from our vacation home:

Honolulu Airport - 52 min.
Polynesian Cultural Center - 5 min.
Kualoa Ranch and catamaran tour - 21 min
Byodo-In Temple - 38 min
Valley of the Temples Memorial Park - 34 min.
Kaneohe - 43 min
Kailua - 53 min.
Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area - 1 hr 6 min
Kolowalu Trail - 1 hr 8 min
Kahala Lookout - 1 hr 4 min
Dole Plantation Maze - 47 min
Dole Plantation Train Ride - 47 min
Pearl Harbor - 1 hr 16 min
Hanauma Bay - 1 hr 16 min -
Koko Crater Trail - 1 hr 15 min
Waimea Valley - 30 min
Manoa Falls - 1 hr 5 min.
Diamond Head Crater - Manoa Falls - 1 hr 6 min.
Hawaiian Style Rentals (bike riding or mopeds) 1 hr 5 min


Townhouses

Each one has:

2 bedrooms
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
Fresh Towels
1 bath
Each townhouse accommodates up to 5 people
AC in living room
Directly across the street from the Polynesian Cultural Center, BYU-Hawaii and LDS Temple
Near the beach
Free parking
Cable TV
Wireless Internet
Washer
Dryer
Iron
Hair Dryer
Kitchen
Bedrooms based on double occupancy

Meals

Breakfast Buffet:
Hot cereal, milk, almond milk, fruit, orange juice, eggs, toast, bacon, brown & white sugar, apple juice. Make your own breakfast. Bring & make your own coffee/tea.

Lunch:
(all lunches are made in the morning OR the night before since we don’t return back to the house until dinner).
Turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce, spinach, mayo, mustard, pickles, carrot sticks, granola bar, peanut butter, jam, bread, fruit, etc.

Dinner:
Soup & Salad Dinner: Potato Corn Chowder (bacon on the side) OR Vegetable Beef Soup w/ Tossed green salad and toppings
Asian Dinner: Hawaiian Haystack: Rice w/ several toppings and sauces. Bacon, Chicken, Meatballs, Veggies, Mandarin Oranges, Pineapple, Celery, Coconut, Chinese Noodles, Asian Cashew Salad. Sauces include: Sweet and Sour, Curry, Chicken Gravy
Italian Dinner: Pasta Dish w/ Tossed Green Salad, Italian Dressing and several Toppings, Garlic Bread
Mexican Dinner: Taco Soup, Killer Nachos, Enchilada Dish, Tossed Green Salad w/ toppings (Olive Garden Italian Dressing), Tortilla Chips, Salsa

Desserts:
TBA

Communication

A short meeting is held every evening to discuss activities for the following day. Feel free to share what you would like to do in each of the areas we are going to. There are plenty of options! You may choose to participate in all activities, or just part OR even stay back at our home and relax.

Dietary Restrictions

Some in our group are gluten free.
Some don’t eat pork.
If you have any dietary needs, please let me know in advance.

Equipment or Gear

Back pack
Swim wear
Light weight hiking clothes
Light weight clothes for sight seeing and museums
Water bottle
Purchase or bring any beverages other than water (coffee, tea, beer, wine, soft drinks, etc.)
Purchase or bring any snacks, junk food, candy, etc. 
Hiking Shoes
Toiletries
Hat
Camera

Light Jacket

30 Ziplock Bags (15 sandwich and 15 quart size) Used for sandwiches, chopped ingredients for upcoming meals or left overs from a meal.
4 Grocery Bags - for carrying muddy or wet shoes in the car. Also for carrying dirty clothes
Sunglasses
Sunscreen

Location

Laie, Hawaii

Laie, HI

Across the road from the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu

Photos

Timeline

Feb 15
Day 1, Thursday

Arrive in Honolulu
Drive to Laie and get settled in our vacation home

Enjoy the beach and get acquainted with our little neck of the woods
Polynesian Cultural Center - Visit and explore
Award-winning Alii Luau and Dinner Show, "Ha: Breath of Life"

Feb 16
Day 2, Friday

6:30 AM: Sunrise walk on the beach

Spend the day in the Kailua, Koneohe Bay, Kualoa Ranch area

Voyaging Catamaran Tour at Kualoa Ranch
Byodo-In Temple
Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

5:30 PM:  Dinner, relax, free time after dinner

Feb 17
Day 3, Saturday

6:30 AM: Sunrise walk on the beach

Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area
Kolowalu Trail - looking into this still
Kahala Lookout - looking into this still

5:30 PM: Dinner, relax, free time after dinner

Feb 18
Day 4, Sunday

Free day!

6:30 AM: Sunrise walk on the beach

Some will be attending church services in Laie in the morning.

As we get closer to this day we'll decide where we are going in the afternoon.. 

5:30 PM:  Dinner, relax, free time after dinner

Feb 19
Day 5, Monday

6:30 AM: Sunrise walk on the beach

Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor
USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour at Pearl Harbor
Battleship Missouri at Pearl Harbor
USS Bowfin Submarine at Pearl Harbor
All historic sites at Pearl Harbor are free
Hanauma Bay Snorkel
Koko Crater Trail - hike - straight up!

6 PM:  Dinner, relax, free time after dinner

Feb 20
Day 6, Tuesday

6:30 AM: Sunrise walk on the beach

Dole Plantation Maze
Dole Plantation Train Ride and Self Guided Garden Tour

We'll decide what we still want to do before our time runs out.  These last few days gives us time to make up anything that may have been altered due to weather, etc. 

5:30 PM:  Dinner, relax, free time after dinner

Feb 21
Day 7, Wednesday

6:30 AM: Sunrise walk on the beach

Waimea Valley - The 1,875-acre Waimea Valley is filled with natural wonders: 35 botanical gardens with 5,000 varieties of plants, dozens of archeological sites, and a spectacular 45-foot waterfall. You can even take hula lesson or make a lei!

At Waimea Valley, on Oahu’s rural North Shore, visitors can experience Hawaiian culture in a spectacular natural environment. Waimea Valley is a living puuhonua, or a place of peace and safety. It’s also one of Oahu’s last partially intact ahupuaa, or land divisions, that extend from the mountains to the sea.
A paved path winds through 35 themed botanical gardens, featuring more than 200 plant families, including rare plants found only on the Hawaiian Islands. Some flowers are as big as a basketball! The 45-tall Waimea Falls are the focal point of Waimea Valley, and visitors are invited to swim in the pool below—bring a swimsuit and towel.

This being our last full day on the island, you may stay back and relax or join us on this side of the island. 

5:30 PM:  Dinner, relax, free time after dinner

Feb 22
Day 8, Thursday

6:30 AM: Sunrise walk on the beach

11 AM:  Check out of our vacation home and say goodbye to the North Shore area!

Spend the day at several areas closer to the Honolulu area before heading to the airport. 

Manoa Falls
Diamond Head Crater
4 hour Moped rental or Bike Rental (w/ Hawaiian Style Rentals) to Diamond Head State Monument and other nearby beaches, bakeries, places of interest, etc. Leonard’s Bakery - Malasadas (portugese donuts) ,

Fly home in the evening.

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