So, me and my husband are going to Hawaii in August of this year (2009). I have no idea how the weather is there.. what kind of clothes would i pack? We are staying at the Sheraton Waikiki hotel on Waikiki Beach. Is there any advice for cheap food? We don’t want to spend a lot of money….
My husband and I went to Oahu in Feb. and it was like 80 everyday so I am sure with it being summer it will be plenty warm. I did pack a pair of capris and a pair of jeans for myself just in case & my husband had the pair of jeans he wore on the flight (I wore yoga pants). Bring flip flops and sandals; and of course bring your bikinis and swim trunks, if you plan on doing any hiking bring comfortable tennis shoes or hiking shoes. If you have a fridge or anything in your room a good money saver is buying some food and eating it in your hotel room instead of eating every meal out. We had a full kitchen at the Wyndham Waikiki Beach Walk Hotel we stayed in so we usually only ate one meal a day at a restaurant. We ate at the shorebird cafe & beach bar a couple of different times for lunch. The first time we ate there we had a buy one get 1/2 off from a coupon book & our sever gave us another coupon with our check that time. We ate lunch there & I ordered a burger and fries and the burger so was large I could not eat all of it and took the rest to our room for supper.
The most expensive things we did were our sunset dinner cruise & spending a day at the Polynesian Cultural center. I booked those two activities from home so it didn’t seem like we were spending so much money there. A great place to go shopping is the International Marketplace – you can haggel with the vendors and knock off maybe $5 on the things you are buying. If you drink be prepared to pay an arm and a leg for drinks. We went to a bar one night and maybe had like 2 or 3 mixed drinks a piece and paid like $60 for that!
Waikiki beach will probably be pretty busy that time of year – when we traveled it wasn’t bad at all. Drive up to the North Shore and around the island to check out the other beaches. I used www.gohawaii.com to plan a lot of our trip. Hope this helps & have a great time!