We just returned from a three week vacation in Hawaii. Our traveling group consisted of four retirees in our late fifties and early sixties. Our first stop was in Oahu and the lovely condo in Halewia called TROPICAL WATERS. It consists of a group of three newer homes all with designer furnishings. We stayed in Make Hale Unit E. It was located on the ocean with a rocky shoreline in front of the condo. A short walk from the house lands you on a sandy beach. The house is in a gated area so we felt safe at all times. There were three bedrooms, one of which contained twin beds. The deck on the front of the house was huge with comfortable furniture and a gas grill. The kitchen was adequately furnished and the house contained large sliding doors that opened onto the deck allowing for ocean breezes to cool off the house. There is air conditioning, but we loved the sound of the ocean. Our only concern was that we arrived after dark and t here were no lights on to guide our way. We are to blame for this, as we forgot to mention to the owners that we were arriving late. Fortunately, my husband had packed a small flashlight so within minutes we were snugly inside the house.
We went to the Polynesian Cultural Center and had a good time. Families should definitely not miss this. It is geared towards children with many hands-on activities for them to enjoy. We especially enjoyed the luau (good food) and the show that followed. Don't miss the fire dancer!
Being children of WWII veterans, we were moved by our trip to the Arizona in Pearl Harbor. We were allowed to leave a lei at the gravesite and were there on a day that survivors were signing autographs. I purchased a book about Pearl Harbor from the original author who was happy to sign it and graciously wrote a message to my eighty-one year old father thanking him for his years of service in the navy and in WWII. I am eager to give it to him.
Our trip to Waikiki Beach was fun, as we enjoyed watching the surfers. Don't miss eating at the Cheesecake Factory. The food was delicious!
We also made a trip to the Dole Pineapple Plantation and found it to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. We took many pictures and ended our day by visiting one of the shrimp trucks in Halewia for lunch. You need to experience this at least once in your lifetime.
We would definitely recommend TROPICAL WATERS to anyone visiting Oahu. You won't be sorry.
- Also Known As:
- Tropical Waters Hawaii/Oahu - Haleiwa