Hawaii: How to get there, where to stay, where to eat, what to do

March 23, 2012
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GETTING THERE

United Airlines offers connecting flights from BWI Marshall to Hono­lulu, with late April fares currently starting at $780 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Aqua Bamboo Waikiki

2425 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki, Oahu

866-971-2782

www.aquaresorts.com

Centrally located boutique hotel within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and shopping. Rooms from $129.

Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

71 Banyan Dr., Hilo, Hawaii

808-935-9361

www.castleresorts.com

A full-service hotel on the beach. Rooms from $109 a night.

Shipman House Bed and Breakfast

131 Ka’iulani St., Hilo

800-627-8447

www.hilo-hawaii.com

A bed-and-breakfast in an old Hawaii setting with room or cottage options starting at $219.

WHERE TO EAT

Eggs ’N Things

343 Saratoga Rd., Waikiki

808-923-3447

www.eggsnthings.com

Busy breakfast spot. Famous pancakes with Hawaiian toppings. Breakfast starts at $8. Dinner is also served, with entrees starting at $12.

Cafe Haleiwa

66-460 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, Oahu

808-637-5516

Popular with locals. Meals start at $7.

Little Village Noodle House

1113 Smith St., Honolulu

808-545-3008

www.littlevillagehawaii.com

Authentic Chinese restaurant with a variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian options. Entrees start at $9.

Hilo Bay Cafe

315 Makaala St., Hilo

808-935-4939

www.hilobaycafe.com

Focus on local and organic, with dishes such as mushroom pot pie and free-range beef short ribs. Reservations recommended. Entrees start at $12.

WHAT TO DO

Jack Jeffrey birding and photography tours

P.O. Box 40, Pepeekeo, Hawaii

808-964-3535

www.jackjeffreyphoto.com

Custom single-day or multiple-day birding tours on the Big Island or multi-island explorations. Rates start at $150 per person per day.

Hawaii Audubon Society

850 Richards St., Suite 5, Honolulu

808-528-1432

www.hawaiiaudubon.com

Web site offers details on where to go birding on any of the Hawaiian Islands. With advance planning, the society can also suggest opportunities to assist with restoration projects.

Kaena Point, Oahu

808-587-0166

www.state.hi.us/dlnr/dofaw/kaena

A natural area reserve on the far western edge of Oahu where you can see albatrosses, shearwaters and monk seals. Free. Download a brochure from the Web site.

INFORMATION

www.gohawaii.com

T. O’C.

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