Top 5 tour agencies Hawaii

1. Sav-On Tours

Hawaiian Style Rentals and Tours is known mostly for their mopeds and bicycle rental business. They will help even beginners get on a moped, and if you have any trouble at all they have your back and will provide all the support and assistance you need.


Contact Info
Address: 2556 Lemon Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: (808) 946-6733
Website: http://www.HawaiianStyleRentals.com

2. Hawaii Food Tours

See noodles made, eat fresh manapua, and enjoy other delicacies with their famous hole-in-the-wall food tour.
Contact Info
Address: Honolulu, HI 96805
Phone no: (808) 926-3663
Website: http://www.hawaiifoodtours.com

3. Roberts Hawaii

Roberts Hawaii is one of the most famous tour companies on the island, and their grand circle island tour is really popular, as well as their airport transfers.
Contact Info
Address: 680 Iwilei Rd Ste 700, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone no: (808) 523-7750
Website: http://www.robertshawaii.com

4. Hawaii Nautical

Specializing in Catamaran, snorkel, and SCUBA tours, this is the go-to place for any tour on water.
Contact Info
Address: Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone no: (808) 234-7245
Website: http://www.hawaiinautical.com

5. Big Wave Dave Surf Co.

One of the best places for Surf Lessons in Waikiki, they have good instructors, and you can buy pictures of yourself surfing afterwards if you like.
Contact Info
Address: 2410 Koa Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 Neighborhood: Waikiki
Phone no: (808) 386-4872
Website: http://www.bigwavedavesurfco.com

Top 5 four star Restaurants

1. Sushi Sasabune

The best sushi in Honolulu, this place is known and loved by people from all over the world. One word of caution though, the sushi chef can be eccentric, and if you order “Omakase” which is Chef’s Recommendations, be prepared to like what you get and not to ask too many questions. Despite that, this place is consistently voted Best in Honolulu. Closed Sundays. Open for Lunch Tuesday through Friday.


Contact Info
Address: 1417 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone no: (808) 947-3800

2. Alan Wong’s Restaurant

Alan Wong’s Restaurant can surely boast of two things: deliciously-satisfying meals and great ambiance. But remember, visit the restaurant before you’re too hungry as the preparation of their meals might take quite some time. Plus, the meal’s cost can hurt your wallet a bit.
Contact Info
Address: 1857 S. King St, Honolulu, HI, 96826
Phone: (808) 949-2526
Website: http://www.alanwongs.com

3. Azure Restaurant

Great service, fresh ingredients, breathtaking views and excellent meals. Prepare to spend a lot, but for tasty high-class Hawaiian food, this is the place.
Contact Info
Address: Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: (808) 923-7311
Website: http://www.azurewaikiki.com/

4. Roy’s Restaurant

Constantly named one of the best restaurants in Oahu, Roy’s has amazing seafood. Order a drink at the bar, and get free spicy edamame. The fish trio and wasabi butterfish are both incredible. And for dessert, if you order 30 minutes in advance or you are just very patient, the chocolate cake, souffle, or pineapple upside down cake are all very delicious.
Contact Info
Address: 226 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: 96815 (808) 923-7697
Website: http://www.royshawaii.com/

5. La Mer

When in Honolulu, La Mer is to go-to spot for a romantic, classy, and quiet ambiance. But be warned men, you must wear a suit jacket to dinner. But if you’re too hungry, the food portions might be disappointingly small. This is the place to go to pop the question or celebrate a special occasion. If the portions are too small, oh well, you can always go and grab some Saimen afterwards (cheap Hawaiian noodle soup).
Contact Info
Address: 2199 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: (808) 923-2311
Website: http://www.halekulani.com

Top 5 bars Hawaii

1. Bar 35

Imagine your favorite pizza being served in front of you along with the great beer at Bar 35. Coupled with the great service, this is a fantastic after-work or late night spot. For some this place is not the best venue if you wanted to unwind, but the patrons and DJs here will keep your night busy. More of a club on the weekends, check it out during the week if you prefer the bar type atmosphere.

Contact Info
Address: 35 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI
Phone no: (808) 537-3535
Website: http://www.Bar35Hawaii.com

2. Side Street Inn

If you want big, HUGE, portions, then Side Street Inn is the right place to dine. Apart from the affordable dishes, they also serve cheap beer. Some have been in this place and experienced undesirable service, yet you can’t ignore the great tasting dishes and cheap prices. A favorite local hangout.
Contact Info
Address: 1225 Hopaka St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone no: (808) 591-0253
Website: http://sidestreetinn.com/

3. JJ Dolan’s

JJ Dolan’s is an Irish Pub that serves amazing pizza. Sound a bit unconventional? Well, it is Hawaii after all, everything is different here. The pizza is thin crust style, with gourmet ingredients, and is a must have. Or, just grab a Guinness and watch the game on the big screens. Either way, this is a good Bar for people who like Bars.
Contact Info
Address: 1147 Bethel St, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone no: (808) 537-4992
Website: http://www.jjdolans.com

4. Wang Chung’s

Who said gay bars are just for fancy late night gatherings? At Wang Chung’s you will feel welcome and included no matter who you are. Because it is a bit small, there are only a few seats, but it doesn’t stop party goers. Expect to karaoke when you check this place out, as well as some amazing drinks!
Contact Info
Address: 2410 Koa Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: (808) 921-9176
Website: http://www.wangchungs.com

5. Mai Tai Bar

Mai Tai Bar is in the mall. Yet, It is on the top floor, and gives you an open-air kind of feeling. A very popular happy hour, and near continue live music anytime after 5pm, makes this place very very popular. Very hard to find a seat, but if you do, start ordering up some delicious bar-food and apps, which come out of Bubba-gump’s next door. Fun bar for either the weekends or after work
Contact Info
Address: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 3247, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone no: (808) 947-2900
Website: http://www.maitaibar.com

Top 5 adventure activities Hawaii

1. Go Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

One of the most accessible and beautiful reefs in Oahu, this city and country run park has a small entrance fee and mandatory video that all visitors must watch (once per year). Easy to rent snorkel gear on site.


Contact Info
Address: 7455 Kalaniana ‘ole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: (808) 396-4229
Website:http://www.honolulu.gov/parks/facility/hanaumabay

2. Go ATV or Horseback riding at KuaLoa Ranch

Established in 1850, Kualoa is a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch with amazing tours. See where they filmed the TV series “Lost” or “Pearl Harbor” plus a bunch of other TV shows. Ride and ATV, Horseback, or bus tour. Fun way to spend a day.
Contact Info
Address: 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Ka?a?awa, HI 96730
Phone no: (800) 231-7321
Website: http://www.kualoa.com

3. Take a Surf Lesson on Waikiki Beach

Of course, Waikiki Beach is one of the top attractions in Honolulu. Depending on which part of the beach you are on, it is likely to be crowded. On almost every stretch of beach there are “beach boys” to rent you chairs, umbrellas, or provide surf lessons. The surf breaks at Waikiki are perfect for learning, as they are gentle rollers that go on forever. Taking a surf lesson at Waikiki is fun and great place to learn.

  

4. Take a Ultralight Flight Lesson

Get amazing views by learning how to fly an ultralight airplane over the north shore! The lessons are not cheap (about $200-$300 or so) but this is a one of a kind experience that is highly recommended.
Contact Info
Address: Dillingham Airfield, Hwy 930 (Farrington Hwy), Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96791
Phone no: 808-497-6033
Website: http://www.paradiseairhawaii.com

5. Dolphin Excursions and other adventures

Year-round Whale Watching, Swimming with Wild Dolphins, Turtle Reef Snorkeling an more … Half, Full and Multiple Day Wildlife Boat Tours. Award winning cruises (Tripadvisor) are intimate, ecologically friendly, nature-minded, and absolutely unique to the islands.

Contact Info
Address: Waianae Boat Harbor (near Ko Olina | Disney Aulani)
and
Kewalo Basin Harbor (near Honolulu)
Phone no: (808) 306-7273
Website: Sailhawaii Swim with dolphins

Top 5 hikes Hawaii

1. Diamond Head

Diamond head is a must do hike, although it is quite a climb with over 200 stairs. It is also incredibly packed almost all the time with busloads of tourists. Still, it is the best view of Waikiki and totally worth doing.

Contact Info
Address: Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone no: (808) 587-0300
Website:http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=15

2. Koko Head

This “hike” is more of an extended stair climb or workout up 1048 railroad steps, with a great view at the top
Contact Info
Address: 423 Kaumakani Street, Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone no: (808) 395-3096

3. Makapu`u Lighthouse Trail

Less of a hike and more of walk, the views are still incredible. There is usually plenty of parking, and the trail itself is paved and very easy.

4. Manoa Falls Hike

A relatively short hike, but can get very muddy and slick so be careful. Jungle like conditions, plenty of shade, and some people go swimming at the waterfall base although it is forbidden.

5. Lanikai Pillboxes hike

Pretty crowded, but amazing views near Kailua and a fun little hike. Very little shade on the train so wear a hat and sunscreen.
Contact Info
Address: 382-498 Kaelepulu Dr, Kailua, HI 96734

Top 5 supermarkets Hawaii

1. KCC Farmers’ Market

When you are looking for organic and fresh food, and then drop by the KCC Farmers’ Market to grab some newly harvested fruits and vegetables. It is usually help once or twice a week, check out the website for the upcoming times and dates. Probably the biggest farmers market near Waikiki.


Contact Info
Address: Kapiolani Community College 4303 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone no: HI 96816
Website: http://www.hfbf.org

2. Whole Foods Market

When Whole Foods came to the island, it was a big deal. Known on the mainland for their high quality fruits and veggies, but expensive prices, they were celebrated when they finally came to Hawaii. The prices are still high here, but almost exactly in-line with other markets and at a usually higher quality.
Contact Info
Address: 4211 Wai’alae Ave Ste 2000, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone no: (808) 738-0820
Website: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

3. Safeway

Safeway has several stores on the island, and this one is the newest and biggest. This store has a great selection of fresh produce, as well as a Starbucks, good wine selection, excellent bakery, and delicious flat bread pizza. Also, there is a bank of Hawaii inside that is open until 7pm on weeknights and even Saturdays and Sundays! Awesome.
Contact Info
Address: 1234 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone no: (808) 535-1780
url:http://www.safeway.com

4. Don Quijote

One of the more quirky stores, this Japanese supermarket is the only one in the US. Offering some of the cheaper prices on the island, plus a little food court of a variety of stores out front, Don Quijote is open 24 hours and can cater to all your needs. Parking is always very busy. Also has great dry-cleaning on-site and a bank (Central Pacific Bank).
Contact Info
Address: 801 Kaheka St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone no: (808) 973-4800
Website: http://donquijotehawaii.com

5. Alicia’s Market

The place for Hawaiian groceries, some of the best Poke, plate lunches, and other dishes. There isn’t really a place to sit, so its more of a grab and go type of place.
Contact Info
Address: 267 Mokauea St, Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone no: (808) 841-1921

Top 5 danceclubs Hawaii

1. The Villa

This would be the trendy bar in Honolulu, or at least it tried to be. If you are expecting a NYC or LA style ultra lounge, you might be disappointed. But, for Waikiki, it is a fancier place than most, so if you want to dress up (and get out of your sandals for once) this is the place to go. Cover on the weekends. Good happy hour during the week with discounted martinis and food.


Contact Info
Address: Ala Moana Center 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, 3rd Level, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone no: (808) 944-8000
Websitehttp://www.thevillahonolulu.com/index.php/bottle-serviceprivate-parties

2. V Lounge

Great pizza, good service, and yet, it turns into a dance club? Strange. Yet true, many people can’t stop raving about the excellent food and super cheap happy hours on offer at V lounge. May be worth checking out early, if you aren’t a dancer, or late night if you are.

Contact Info
Address: 1344 Kona St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone no: (808) 953-0007
Website: http://www.vloungehawaii.com

3. Nashville Waikiki

This is the dance club to go when you want to get country! Line dancing nightly, guys and gals in cowboy hats and boots, this place is the real deal right in Waikiki. Plus, they have a great happy hour 4-8pm. If you are country or just tired of hip hop, this is the dance club that is different than all the rest.

Contact Info
Address: 2330 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: (808) 926-7911
Website: http://www.nashvillewaikiki.com

4. Senor Frog’s

Senior Frogs is an institution. Located on the 3rd Floor of the Royal Hawaiian plaza, this place gets packed after 10pm with party goers. If you want something more low key, show up for lunch or dinner and dine on some of their quality Mexican food.

Contact Info
Address: Royal Hawaiian Center 2201 Kalakaua Ave, Ste 313, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: (808) 440-0150
Website: http://www.senorfrogs.com

5. Zanzabar Night Club

Zanzibar, when it opened, was the nicest club in Waikiki. Rumors were that it cost over 10 Million to furnish the inside, and you can tell from the bronze lions and gold coated everything inside. However, it has aged a bit since the 80’s, and the current owners haven’t exactly kept the place up to the original brilliance, so its not quite what it used to be. Still, it is probably the most packed and popular dance club in Waikiki, so it may be worth checking it out. It has a strict dress code, and almost always a cover charge. Look for people handing out fliers for free or reduced entry before 11pm right in front of the club.

Contact Info
Address: 2255 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone no: (808) 924-3939
Website: http://www.zanzabarhawaii.com/

Shark diving Hawaii

Shark diving Hawaii?

Safely swim with sharks! A once-in-a-lifetime encounter!As featured on ESPN Outdoors and BBC Outdoors in England, North Shore Shark Adventures, Hawaii’s original shark tour company, provides an intimate and thrilling experience with Hawaii’s sharks.

Experience the thrill of an exhilarating up close shark encounter! Come witness the graceful power of these awe-inspiring creatures with Hawaii Shark Encounters, Oahu’s newest shark tour company!

Witness the curious Galapagos and Sandbar Sharks suddenly appear from the ocean depths as you climb into the Plexi-glass shark cage for a closer, underwater look! This large cage can accommodate up to six (6) people comfortably, and has built-in hand rails, a ladder, and 2-feet by 6-feet wide Plexi-glass viewing windows! The cage floats atop the water, and with your mask and snorkel, you will be able to view the sharks up close and underwater from the complete safety of the cage! There is just no better way to see these majestic creatures in their natural element!

Although sharks are indeed naturally dangerous, the amazing crew of Hawaii Shark Encounters apply years of knowledge and experience in order to provide you with a completely safe environment in which humans and sharks may be properly introduced! This tour brings you right out to the sharks in their native waters, allowing you to observe them on their turf while enjoying their power and grace “face to face!”

More info and bookings www.hawaiisharkencounters.com

5 best Snorkeling places Hawaii

Hawaii Snorkeling: No matter which Hawaiian island you visit, enjoy the beautiful views of exquisite coral reefs, colorful aquatic life and so much more just below the surface of the pristine azure waters of the Pacific! You will be equipped with all of the necessary gear and equipment so whether you decide to join a snorkeling adventure on one of the many available ocean vessels or from the smooth sandy shore, you will be able to experience one of Hawaii’s most popular activities!

NR 1: Hanauma Bay, Oahu

This bay is a favorite (and crowded) snorkeling spot. The waters are clear, warm, and calm. Friendly and plentiful fish swim close by. The setting is gorgeous and easy to access. Even in waist deep water, dozens of species of reef and inshore fish common to Hawaiian waters can be seen. Novice snorkelers like to stay in the safe, shallow inner bay. Those with more experience take a passage through the reef to gain access to Witch’s Brew, a turbulent cove, and other outer reef areas. Location: Kalanianaole Highway (Route 72) to Koko Head; turn onto the side road near the top of the point.

NR 2: Makaha Beach Park, Oahu

Makaha Beach is Oahu’s second most popular snorkeling site. The clear, aqua blue water with little current is superb for snorkeling in summer. There are underwater caverns, arches, and tunnels as deep as 40 feet. Sea life includes schools of taape, octopuses, several species of eels, green sea turtles, transiting dolphins, and sometimes manta and eagle rays. Location: 35 miles northwest of Honolulu on Farrington Highway in Makaha.

NR 3: Molokini Crater, Maui

Molokini is a partially sunken volcanic crater that can be accessed only by boat. Fantastic visibility provides clear viewing up to 150 feet deep. Two hundred-fifty different species of fish swim these waters, some found nowhere else on earth. Location: Three miles off the coast of Maui.

NR 4: Kapalua Bay, Maui

Kapalua has a nice, protected sandy beach with good snorkeling on the north side. The calm waters are good for beginners. Location: On Hwy. 30, at the Napili Plaza, turn toward the ocean on Napilihau Street. When Napilihau Street T’s at Lower Honoapiilani Road, turn right. Drive almost a mile to Napili Kai Beach Club and turn toward the ocean at the “Shoreline Access” sign.

NR 5: Kealakekua Bay, Big Island

Kealakekua, the location of the Captain Cook Monument, is one of the best snorkeling spots in the islands. Kealakekua is an underwater marine sanctuary, with dolphins and sea turtles. Many snorkeling boat tours are available to visit this secluded sanctuary. Location: about 17 miles south of Kona on Highway 11.

Top 5 beaches in Hawaii

Hawaii boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Featuring white, black, golden and even green sand, they each have a personality of their own. Some come with full public facilities such as restrooms, showers and campgrounds while others are off the beaten track in remote locations. From Oahu to Molokai, we have chosen what we consider the ten best for surfing, swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. As a good rule of thumb, avoid an ocean area that appears at all rough, especially if there is no lifeguard present. Now sit back, relax and let us take you on a tour of Hawaii’s best beaches!

NR 1: Kailua Beach Park, Oahu

Kailua Beach Park
526 Kawailoa Rd.
Honolulu 96734

This beautiful stretch of white-sand beach is a mecca for wind-surfing, kite-surfing, kayaking and swimming thanks to the constant trade winds and many ocean equipment renting companies nearby. Kailua Beach Park can get crowded on the weekends, so plan to visit on a weekday if possible. It is often used for small wedding ceremonies, so don’t be surprised to see one!

NR 2:  Malaekahana Bay, Oahu

We love that this beach is a world away from the Waikiki tourist scene. Reminiscent of “old Hawaii,” Malaekahana Bay is situated near the North Shore of Oahu and boasts great conditions for swimming, surfing, fishing, windsurfing and kayaking. The ample shade provides a great picnic setting for the whole family. Malaekahana also has varied camping facilities ranging from areas for pitching a tent to small duplex houses, eco-cabins and yurts. The staff at the campgrounds is courteous and eager to share information on Hawaiian culture and how to best enjoy your time at the “Home of the Beachfront Li’l Grass Shacks.”

Malaekahana Bay
Kamehameha Hwy., (Makahoa & Kalanai Pts.)
Malaekahana 96731
808-293-1736
NR 3: Hamoa Beach, Maui
Hamoa Beach, Maui
Hana Hwy., (Hana & Seven Pools)
Kipahulu 96713
808-248-8211

This exquisite salt-and-pepper sand beach is maintained by the Travaasa Hana hotel, so you will see hotel guests frequenting the beach. It offers superb bodysurfing and bodyboarding in the winter, and great swimming and snorkeling in the summer. Care should be taken during the winter as the waves are strong and there is an undertow. There is no lifeguard and parking is limited.

NR 4: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Hawaii

 

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Queen Kaahumanu Hwy.
Waikoloa 96743

Hapuna is a popular beach along the Kohala Coast of the Big Island because of its large size and deep, clean sand. May through September proves to be a favorite time to visit for locals because conditions are perfect for bodysurfing, swimming and snorkeling. Use caution if visiting October through April as the surf pounds the beach and strong rip currents are present. Facilities include half a dozen A-frame cabins for overnight camping, paved parking lots, picnic pavilions, rest rooms and showers. Sun worshipers will rejoice here but take sun umbrellas and lots of sun screen as there isn’t much shade on this beach.

NR 5: Spencer Beach Park, Hawaii

 

Spencer Beach Park
Below the Puukohola Heiau
Hwy. 19, Kawaihae 96743

Lying in the shadow of the giant temple that Kamehameha built before uniting all the Hawaiian Islands is a white-sand beach. Spencer is protected from the prevailing winds and strong waves and swimmers, snorkelers and divers will find great conditions. This is the perfect place for a family picnic as there is calm water, shade and good facilities, including rest rooms, picnic tables, showers, tennis courts, a roofed pavilion, parking lots, camping area and lifeguard tower. Parents can relax in the shade and watch their children play near the water. Those wishing to explore the beach should use caution when walking in rocky areas, as sea urchins are present.