I was in Hawaii for three weeks - stayed the first 10 days at the Outrigger Reef. You could not find a better Hotel.
My room was rather small but you get what you pay for but I did have Ocean/beach views. The room was clean and the maid very friendly. The pool area is small for the hotel but you get that and there is always the beach, however they do charge $30 for a beach bed. The Shorebird bar and Restaurant must not be missed. The greatest of views ever. All you can eat Breakfast is $11-40 but there are various vouchers around with $1 off. The place was very full and very busy.
As for the construction work - yes it is all happenning but the work/noise is not intrusive. There is more noise eminating from Tour Buses and Hotel delivery trucks than construction site vehicles - don't let it bother you.
Here are some Oahu tips:
Best Seafood - either Pacific Beach Hotel (all you can eat buffet for $25) or Bubba Gumps on the 4th floor at the Aloa Moana Shopping Centre.
Best Pub - Moose Mcgillycuddys in Lewers Street - Good food too!
Sea Life Park - Thought a bit Amateurish but good for the kids - use the trolly blue line ($25) for a 3 hour round trip there with plenty of stop offs (Diamond Head Crater and beaches etc)
For Pearl Harbor use the shuttle its only $11 and if you go on Wednesday/Saturday or Sunday the ladies can also go to the Aloha Markets where you can get the cheapest of things.
Chinese food - J.R.'s smogasbord in the Hawaii International Market Place only $12-50 for dinner, around 30 dishes plus soft drinks and fresh fruit.
Do a bus tour around the Island (around $50) the only problem is that they do not stop at a lot of places because buses are not allowed to stop there. Find out the history, then hire a car and go back there for your picture shoot etc.
Polynesian Cultural Center - Two days required for this (your pass will allow you to go back again) a long day but worth it - make sure you go to the Samoan Village, the guy is a real crack up! the evening show is brilliant.
I could go on but feel I have said enough, enjoy your trip, enjoy your stay at the Reef and I guarantee you will return.
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger Reef On The Beach Hotel Honolulu
- Outrigger Hotel Honolulu
- Outrigger Reef Beach
- Outrigger Honolulu
- Honolulu Outrigger
- Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort Hawaii/Honolulu