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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hawaii International Film Festival

Starting today is the 34th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). It runs today, Wednesday 29th, 2014, trough November 9, 2014 at the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium, which is located at 735 Iwilei Rd Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817.

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 For those of you staying at one of our Waikiki vacation Rentals, this is a must attend festival experience, tickets are $12 general public, $10seniors, military, students, children and $8 for HIFF members. You may purchase tickets online at Hiff.com.

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This is a family friendly activity and it's just a 20 minutes drive from Waikiki. There is a large selection of locally made films and all of them capture the beauty of Hawaii.  Don't miss out!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sorento's Restaurant

Honolulu has long been known as a great food destination. For those of you staying at the Ilikai Hotel, Ilikai Marina,Waikiki Marina and Ala Moana Hotel you are just minutes away from one of the best Italian Restaurants in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Sorento's is located at the top of the Ilikai Hotel, 1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815. The Restaurant is open seven days a week from 5:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m.  Happy Hour starts at 5:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m daily.  The house special is the Veal Osso Bucco, served on top of risotto and topped with broccoli and carrots.  So delicious!

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For those staying at our Waikiki Vacation Rentals, you should come and enjoy the amazing food,  service and breathtaking views of Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach.

Friday, October 24, 2014

We are introducing our new unit at Waikiki Shore

We are proud to announce to you another beautiful one bedroom vacation rental at the popular Ocean Front building called Waikiki Shore #218. It sleeps 4, has a washer/dryer in the unit, and it is available now for just $157/night with the coupon code: Aloha10.

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Located at 2161 Kalia Rd, Waikiki Shore is a centrally located building, along with the Fort Derussy park right at your doorstep. The park has multiple BBQs areas, beach side picnic tables, volleyball and much more! It is also close to famous restaurants, shops and all the fun activities.

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Waikiki Shore is truly a Beach Front Property.  There is a nice lanai where you can have your morning coffee and enjoy the views! It is a great place to plan your Waikiki activities such as snorkeling, surfing, stand up paddle, Honolulu Zoo or Aquarium. Check out our blog for more ideas!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hallowbaloo Festival

Now that the storm has passed it's time to celebrate! This Saturday, October 25th starting at 5:00 p.m. is the 7th annual Hallowbaloo Festival. The best costume party and Hawaii's largest live music showcase.
The street festival is free, showcasing hawaiian food, art, music and much more.
The event will take place in China Town, located at 1041 Nu'uanu Avenue & Hotel St, Honolulu, Hi, 96817.
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The festival is just a short distance from our Waikiki Vacations Rentals units at the Ilikai Hotel, the Ilikai Marina, the Waikiki Marina and many others. I suggest taking a cab or the city bus route number #2.
If you are coming by car there are parking lots in the area.
There will be a costume contest at 9:00 p.m., so dress up!

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Featuring four outdoor stages, you will find local music, street performers and much more live entertainment.
Honolulu's Chinatown district is one of the food capitals of the aloha state, so bring your appetite and check out  the restaurants either before or after the show.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Waikiki Aquarium

If your staying at Cabana at Waikiki or Royal Kuhio, then you are a short walk to the Waikiki Aquarium, down the street from the Honolulu Zoo.  The address is  2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815. They are open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

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Come meet the monk Seals every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 3:00 p.m. This is a family friendly activity.  Children can learn about the amazing and endangered Hawaiian monk seals.  They also have the opportunity to interact with the Aquarium Biologist and ask questions. Prices are $14/adults and $10/child ($10/adults and $6/child for members).
Pre-registration is required for all activities.
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If you are staying at our other units at the other end of Waikiki, at the Ilikai Hotel, the Ala Moana Hotel Vacation rental, or the Waikiki Marina, there is free parking in the lot at the Aquarium, or metered parking on the street.  This Oahu attraction is also on the city bus line number #19.
Do not miss this wonderful activity while you are on vacation in Waikiki, Hawaii and staying at one of our vacation rentals.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

50th Annual Food and New Products Show this weekend near Waikiki

Starting today is the 50th Annual Food and New Products Show near our Waikiki Vacation Rentals.
It runs today, Friday, October 17, 2014, through Sunday October 19th at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall which is located at 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814.  That's just a short drive from our Ala Moana Hotel, our Ilikai Hotel , and Ilikai Marina vacation rentals.  

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Tickets are $5.00 for general admission, $3.00 for students and Military, and Seniors over 60 years old are free.  Parking is $6.00 but it's also on the #2 bus line from Waikiki if you are staying at our units at the Cabana at Waikiki or the Waikiki Banyan or many others.  Today it starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday October 18th it opens at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m., and Sunday the hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  There is FREE admission all weekend with a canned food donation to Hawaii Foodbank, making it another Family Friendly Free Oahu Activity.

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There will be a special crafters' village for those who like shopping, a plant sales, and entertainment from Summit Media.  For kids, there will be a special area called Keiki (Hawaiian for child) Land and an SPCA dog adoption booth.  You can even win a trip to Las Vegas if you enter a special drawing that one booth will have.  I'm definitely going to check out that booth and taste a little of everything!  It will save me going to a restaurant later, I'm sure!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Food focused event this Saturday, October 18, 2014 near our Waikiki Vacation Rentals

Just because you are in Honolulu, Hawaii and staying at a Waikiki Vacation Rental during fall doesn't mean you will be missing out on all the great pumpkin patches and fall food events.   This Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. there will be a Food Focused Fall Feast at Honolulu Night Market which is an open air market and live entertainment venue.   It's located at 449 Cooke Street, Honolulu, Hi. 96813 and is  close to our Ala Moana Hotel Vacation Rental, our Ilikai Hotel vacation rentals, and our Ilikai Marina vacation rentals.

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If you are at the other end of Waikiki near the Honolulu Zoo, or staying at our vacation rentals at the Cabana at Waikiki or the Royal Kuhio, then you can drive and park for free at 555 South Street which is a right turn off of Ala Moana Boulevard.  It's a Free Oahu Activity that has a fashion show at 8:00 p.m. and lots of local designers showcasing their handmade designs for not only women but men and kids, too!  Besides lots of shopping there will be live entertainment, a beer garden, a pumpkin patch by Waimanalo Country Farms, and a kid's zone.

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If you are a foodie, as I am, forget restaurants and come try out treats like Hawaii's fried musubi, Paul's Poppers with pesto and pork flavors this year, and Mama's fried chicken.  For desert and to cool down try handmade local favorite Aloha Pops, and Kombucha on Tap  with flavors like mango, Island passion, and paradise pineapple.  Bring your appetite and don't worry about cooking in your kitchen at the condo this night!  What a great way to spend a Fall evening in Waikiki!

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