4 Responses

  1. Steph
    Steph at |

    Enjoying the underwater photos in particular!

  2. Anonymous
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    As an Oahu resident, I take offense to your synopsis of Oahu. If you can’t see why some people love it, perhaps you should look closer. Understood that cookie cutter tourists love the manufactured beach and just saying that ‘they’ve been to hawaii/waikiki’, but there is still much that is special about Oahu. There are many fantastic beaches outside of the tourist areas.

    Aloha.

  3. Seth
    Seth at |

    I’m sure that there are other things to do beyond Waikiki. Actually, on my last visit there I had a decent time driving up the east coast to the north shore, the shrimp trucks and back down through the center of the island. But that doesn’t change the fact that the vast majority of the people going stay in Waikiki and see nothing more of the island, nor does it change that I find that part of the island pretty bad and unappealing.

    And since there is a dearth of tourist infrastructure outside of Waikiki it is incredibly difficult for people to experience those other parts of the island.

  4. Anonymous
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    A dearth of tourist infrastructure outside waikiki? Not exactly sure what you’re looking to find that is ‘not waikiki’ but is laden with tourist infrastructure. The enjoyment of the rest of the island is because the rest of it is NOT waikiki. I have no idea what you’re comparing Oahu to that is so much better.

    As far as tourists not venturing outside of Waikiki, that is a farce. I’m sure there are many who don’t, but I hardly believe that it is the majority. Dole Plantation, Haleiwa Town, the shrimp trucks are all crowded with tourists every day of the year.

    There are unbelievably beautiful beaches on the west, north, and east sides of the island.

    Finding vacation enjoyment in Oahu is easy.