Among the most breathtaking spots on earth, a first trip to Oahu is usually a bit confusing and daunting. Allow me to take a few minutes of your time and point out several of my favorite things and even several of the methods I have discovered so that you are able to reach the ground running–it’s expensive to arrive at Hawaii, expensive to stay below. In these tight financial times you should make the very best of your vacation investment by being somewhat prepared. Allow me to make a number of suggestions about visiting Oahu efficiently and logically, to maximize your fun.
There’s absolutely nothing to see almost all of the flight in…just a great deal of water also they’ll have Oahu’s family beach park and pull the shades, anyway, to improve the movie–so bring your notebook computers as well as DVDs–the film is practically always, um, uninteresting to adults (except once when I flew home they showed Shrek) and whatever they load in the rental tablets is not a lot of better. Ask for seat designs near the electric outlets, as well as be sure you have a power adapter (Best Buy/Comp USA; about $30) that meets airline outlets. I am serious–nobody’s laptop lasts six 1/2 hours which flight is really dull–especially if the plane is carrying more than the three FAA-mandated screaming babies. The sole views come about twenty mins before you come down, when you will start getting ideas of Koko Head, Makapu’u Head and the Ko’olau Mountains. After that, you fly right over the upper part of the crater at Diamond Head, turn straight over Pearl Harbor (giving a nice view of the Wai’anae Mountains) and land. Each one of this is best seen from the starboard (right) aspect of the airplane. See if you are able to arrange this. If not, on port, while landing, you get stunning views of Moloka’i Island (and potentially Maui and Lana’i, depending on weather), subsequently Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head as well as the Ko’olau Mountains right before touchdown.