In November my husband and I stayed at the Makaha Towers. My husband was visiting for the first time. I tried to find a rental that was a distance from Honolulu. Our condo was very nice, all the conforts of home. We were there to visit my cousins and celebrate our first wedding anniversary.
Having no idea of how far it would be from Honolulu, I booked us into a condo at the Makaha Towers. It was in the country, 30 minutes to and from Honolulu. Driving on Oahu was a challenge, but just being there, smelling the sea air, looking out at the miles of ocean, and especially seeing my family made it all worthwhile.We were there to visit my cousins and take things easy.
I am an avid swimmer and try to swim at least 3-4 times a week, or more if I can. Due to car accidents I have to use both swim fins and a kickboard. The pool was fantastic. It was tiled and a beautiful lapis color with a logo in the middle. It was so nice to swim and look up into the sky and see palm trees. Very relaxing. This was paradise. I had planned on swimming at least once a day if possible. I thought I could swim in the eveings and relax when we returned from visits with my family.
However the 2nd time I was in the pool the security politely let me know I should speak with the office as swim fins were not allowed in the pool. When I addressed this subject at the office, I was told I could not use my fins in the pool. They asked me to furnish a written doctors note for proof that I needed to use swim fins. My word was not good enough.
I had no idea I would need a Doctors note on a vacation, or that these rules existed. This situation really ruined my enjoyment at staying at the Towers. I was told if I did not like the rules, I could speak at their upcoming board meeting which would be held in 2 months or so.
I was there for 9 nights.
We will not stay there again.
The local people were very sweet and I found wonderful prices when I looked for very large sized muumuus for my mother. I enjoyed shopping in stores off the beaten path of tourists. I love Oahu and this was my 4th trip. I am looking forward to going again this year.
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