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Hawaii 50

We have been invited to a Wedding Affirmation Vows Ceremony in Hawaii in a few weeks time.
It will be their 50th birthday, they were Married on their 21st.
Both have nearly the same birthday.
The couple own a Hotel, so no problems with accommodation.
So as not to impose too much, during our stay, we intend to spend some time away from our friends, so would welcome advice from others with experience of holidaying in Hawaii.
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Never been lucky enough to go to Hawaii, unfortunately. Somewhat jealous!
It's this going to be themed, as in characters from the show?
Go, enjoy. Smiley
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Yes it will be themed.
Ties in with the TV show, and the ages of the married couple, it's a given.
Some of the local cast & crew have also been invited....
Quite a few non resident C&C stay at their Hotel whilst shooting.
Plenty of Shrimp at the do I gather !!
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I can recommend a trip to  Pearl Harbour. Have to book but generally done for later that day. Might be easier to book as part of an island day tour as it's taken care of for you.
If you like sand, take a trip down to Waikiki Beach, rally magnificent. I was lucky enough to stay in a hotel on the beach, view from balcony was sand and sea and Diamond Head - you'll recognise that from the tv show.
You can also visit the bits where many films are made, George form the Jungle is one. A bit warm though, on my trip it was 95% humidity and 90 degrees at the same time.
Everywhere seemed exceptionally clean, nobody drops litter and in many parts the police patrol in shorts on horseback.
Just don't spend however long you have cooped up in a hotel room !
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A bit warm though, on my trip it was 95% humidity and 90 degrees at the same time.

Thanks for the guidance and locations, much appreciated.
We are well used to Hong Kong Heat & Humidity, so no problem there aclimatising
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Which Island are you going to, the largest or the most populated?
I would do this
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Oahu, which has Hawaii’s only big city, Honolulu, will be where we stay.
With possible visits to others Islands in the group.
Not into surfing, sadly.
Though I do like The Beach Boys music !!
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I have been to Hawaii on 2 occasions and can concur it is a beautiful place. Hawaii is in fact a State, the 50th State of the USA. When people talk of visiting Hawaii they generally go to O’ahu.
The capital is Honolulu where Waikiki beach is located. It is the most commercialised place on the islands.
This is the place that drew America into WW2 and there are a lot of very interesting Japanese influences including a Japanese population. As already mentioned Pearl Harbour is a must. If you go on an official trip you are allowed to walk on the Arizona which was sunk in the harbour. It is now a national park.
On one visit I took a flight to Maui for a day. It is a green, lush island and well worth a visit.
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Thanks for the info.
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I wonder if @POTUS will be there !
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The recent HOT spell here is good acclimatisation for next week....
Hopefully just as Hot when we return.
Nothing worse than coming back from a Hot location, dressed in light clothing, to arrive back at Manchester Airport, and it is "freezing" once you step out of the Arrivals Hall, to collect Car, or wait for Taxi.
The Car Park is under cover, so is quite chilly, even on a Hot day.
Currently 30ºC in Hawaii, where we are staying.
All excited now !
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There's a lot of Smurfs in Hawaii at the moment !
(ish)
They're currently shooting a Movie, "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates"
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3129357/Muscular-Zac-Efron-joins-Adam-Devine-set-risqu-...
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The Eagle Solar Impulse has landed...
That's today sorted !
After Breakfast....
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Re: Hawaii 50

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We have been invited to a Wedding Affirmation Vows Ceremony in Hawaii in a few weeks time.

Quote from: PlusComUK

So as not to impose too much, during our stay, we intend to spend some time away from our friends, so would welcome advice from others with experience of holidaying in Hawaii.

Quote from: PlusComUK
The Eagle Solar Impulse has landed...

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Nothing worse than coming back from a Hot location, dressed in light clothing, to arrive back at Manchester Airport, and it is "freezing" once you step out of the Arrivals Hall, to collect Car, or wait for Taxi.
The Car Park is under cover, so is quite chilly, even on a Hot day.


The 4th July Wedding Affirmation Vows Ceremony was very moving, well attended, with many of their friends & family, quite a few of whom we had not seen for a long time.
Also staying at the hotel, some of the ground crew for Solar Impulse.
We were invited for a visit to see the Aircraft.
It's massive !!
Whilst in Hawaii, we also did a lot of sightseeing, beautiful Island, brilliant views from the Helicopter trips we did.
(Thanks for all the suggestions)
Our hosts took us around to their favourite Beauty spots.
So sad it is over, for now...
And...... yes, Manchester Airport was relatively cold !!
We have been invited back....... Yes we will be returning.