Mike and Alice's Wedding Map

May 07, 2010, The Kahala, Oahu, Hawaii

356802 Aloha, welcome to Alice & Michael's wedding map! This highlights some of the many hotels, attractions, and dining places that Oahu has to offer. Happy trip planning!



The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, HI, United States

Friday, May 7, 2010.
Ceremony begins at 5:00pm.
Reception to follow.

Rooms start at $520+



Aqua Waikiki Beachside Hotel

2452 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, United States

As a budget line of hotels, rooms start at $80+

Also try their other hotels in Waikiki at http://www.aquaresorts.com.


Hale Koa (Military Only)

2055 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI 96815

$90+ Amazing hotel if you're in a military family!

Links to rates and eligibility.


Holiday Inn Waikiki

1830 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI, United States


A slight walk to Waikiki Beach, but comfortable accomodations and close to Ala Moana Shopping Center.


Best Western Coconut Waikiki Hotel

450 Lewers St
Honolulu, HI, United States


Part of the Best Western chain, though location faces the somewhat gross Ala Wai Canal.


Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki

100 Holomoana St
Honolulu, HI, United States


Nice luxury hotel facing the harbor. Close to Ala Moana Shopping Center. Good Sunday brunch too!


Outrigger Waikiki

2335 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI, United States


Also try their sister hotel (right next door), the Ohana Waikiki Beachcomber


Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa

2424 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, United States


Great location - across from Waikiki Beach!


Hilton Hawaiian Village

2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, HI, United States

$200+ (look on web site for deals)

A Waikiki institution - fireworks every Friday night! The hotel is comprised of several buildings, but Rainbow Tower is the main postcard attraction. Scenes from "Baywatch" filmed here.


The Royal Hawaiian

2259 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI, United States


Another Hawaii institution. It's pink! Right on the beach, attached to Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center


Sheraton Moana Surfrider

2365 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI, United States


An Oahu classic, "The First Lady of Waikiki." Located on Waikiki Beach.

If you've ever wanted to sip a Mai Tai on the beach, this is the place.



2199 Kalia Rd
Honolulu, HI, United States


Excellent service and luxury hotel. Rachel Ray stayed here.


Waikiki Beachside Hostel

2556 Lemon Rd # B101
Honolulu, HI, United States

$25+ (shared room rate)

Can't beat this, if you don't mind a few roommates!



Waikiki Beach

Waikīkī Beach, Honolulu, HI 96815
Honolulu, Hawaii, US

This famous beach stretches from Ala Moana all the way to the zoo, with splendid views of Diamond Head. Next to surfing, Mike's favorite thing to do in Waikiki Beach is sip a mai tai at Sheraton Moana beach bar.
If you want to learn surfing, check out the stands run by local beach boys next to the Police Station (across from Hyatt Regency hotel). For flea-market style shopping, try the International Marketplace (on Kalakaua Ave. across from Waikiki beach, close to Outrigger Waikiki hotel).


North Shore/Haleiwa

Haleiwa, HI
Haleiwa, Hawaii, US

North Shore, or Haleiwa as the locals know it, is a must-see if going around the island. This little town contains the best shave ice on the island, surf shops, art galleries and is conveniently located close to some of the most well-known pro surfing spots like Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach.


Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay Beach Park, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
, United States

Best place to go snorkeling, guaranteed tropical fish sightings. You may even spot a sea turtle, or "honu" in Hawaiian. There is an admission fee ($5 pp) for non-Hawaii residents. Check the schedule beforehand to make sure they are open (closed one day of the week), and if driving, get there early to park before they fill to capacity.


Pearl Harbor

1 Arizona Memorial Road
Honolulu, HI, United States

The historical landmark of the Japanese bombing in World War II. Free ferries take visitors to the Arizona Memorial, which floats atop a sunken battleship. Very humbling experience, to this day families throw leis into the water to honor those who gave their lives that day.


Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Highway
Laie, HI, United States

If you are looking for an activity to take the entire day, visit Polynesian Cultural Center. It's like a theme park (without the rides) featuring the Polynesian islands, such as Samoa or Tonga. To end the day, you can opt in for the huge luau, complete with roast pig and firedancing/hula show. Book directly through PCC's website at www.polynesia.com. Bus pickup from Waikiki is available.


Ala Moana Shopping Center

1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI, United States

May not be an attraction, but definitely worth visiting - biggest outdoor mall in the country. Food court is highly recommended. Great place to pick-up gifts to bring home or even basic travel necessities. Within walking distance from the mall are 2 other shopping favorites for locals: Ward Centre and Wal-mart (not just any Wal-mart, they carry macadamia nuts and Hawaiian souvenirs).



Big City Diner (Ward)

1060 Auahi Street
Honolulu, HI, United States

Great family diner serving up local food and American classics like burgers or meatloaf. If you have someone to share with, spring for the baby-back ribs (serves at least 2) with a side of the kim chi fried rice. Located in Ward shopping complex by Ala Moana, one of several locations on the island.


Genki Sushi (Ala Moana)

1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI, United States

Best conveyor belt (kaiten) sushi place I have been to in my life! Although it has finally made its way onto the mainland, you can't beat the fresh raw seafood in Hawaii. Pick sushi plates off the moving belt, and depending on the color of the plate, the price varies. Located in Ala Moana 2nd floor, one of several locations on the island.


Giovanni's Shrimp Truck

56-505 Kamehameha Hwy
Kahuku, HI, United States

Shrimp farming became a huge deal in Kahuku when Giovanni's shrimp truck started serving up fresh shrimp. To this day, Giovanni's still delivers delicious plate lunches of garlic shrimp (highly recommended) or hot & spicy shrimp if you can handle it (warning: no refunds so you have to be sure about the spicy shrimp). They may not be using fresh Kahuku shrimp anymore, but a couple of nearby stands still do. In any case, it's the original, noted by many a local as "THE white shrimp truck" with Giovanni's spelled onto the car, don't be fooled by imposters! Located on the north end of Oahu in Kahuku, keep an eye out on the left when driving down Kamehameha Hwy from Haleiwa.


L&L Hawaiian BBQ

1450 Ala Moana Blvd #1060
Honolulu, HI 96814

If you want to eat like Hawaii people do, you have to order one of these overflowing plate lunches from this casual sit-in or to-go joint. Typical selections are chicken katsu (fried breaded chicken cutlet) or loco moco (hamburger patty with eggs and gravy on rice). All plates come with 2 scoops rice & 1 scoop macaroni salad, you must request a substitution of rice if you don't like mac salad. Located in Ala Moana street level, one of many locations throughout the island.


Legend Seafood Restaurant

100 North Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI, United States

If you feel like having Chinese dim sum, go at lunch. It will require traveling away from Waikiki into Chinatown, so only attempt if you have a car. Locals pack this place at lunch on the weekends. Located in Cultural Plaza, Chinatown.


Matsumoto Shave Ice

66-087 Kamehameha Highway
Haleiwa, HI, United States

Best shave ice on the island (or snow cones as mainlanders call it) with 60 years of history. Be a real local and order it with vanilla ice cream and "azuki" sweet red beans. SO ONO! On the walls of the store are photos of celebrities proudly displaying their shave ice cones, including Adam Sandler and Tom Hanks.


Oceanarium Restaurant

2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI, United States

Eat right next to a huge aquarium, and you might even be lucky enough to watch divers feed the fish or hold signs in the water that say "Happy Birthday" or "Will U Marry Me?" Typically open for dinner, but you can catch the Aloha Friday buffet at lunch every Friday, which is so yummy that locals pack the place. Make reservations if you want good seating by the window. Located in the Pacific Beach Hotel on Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki.


Zippy's Restaurant

1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI, United States

Known for its delicious chili (or spaghetti with meat sauce if you don't like beans) and local comfort food (saimin, fried chicken). Located in Sears food court, one of many locations throughout the island. Other locations open late and serve the crowds coming out of clubs or bars.



Honolulu Airport (HNL)

Airport, Honolulu, HI
Honolulu, Hawaii, US

From the airport take a taxi to your hotel for $35+ one-way or hop on the Roberts Bus (giant bunny on the side) for $9/person.

If you're renting a car from here, make sure the car rental place is inside the terminal.