Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Guide to the Hawaiian Islands 2016-2017
800-GoHawaii 27 North Shore Surf's up! The iconic North Shore, over seven miles of flawless beaches featured in many films and television shows, is truly where you can spot the perfect wave. In the winter months, you can watch big-wave surfing with swells up to 30 feet tall, along with the world's premier surfing competitions, including the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The North Shore attracts the best surfers in the world, as well as beginners in the summer months. Beginning surfing, swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing are perfect from May to September, when the waves subside. You can even take surfing lessons and say that you've ridden an actual North Shore wave! Also be sure to stop in Hale'iwa Town to try a local favorite, "shave ice," which comes in any flavor you can imagine. The locals will tell you it's not any ordinary snow cone! Great for a hot afternoon before or after the beach, try shave ice with ice cream for an extra special treat. Besides shave ice, Hale'iwa is filled with local style and a rustic atmosphere, making it a laid-back getaway from the excitement and liveliness of Waikīkī. Check out this historic surf town's quaint shops, understated restaurants and charming art galleries for an authentic memory you will take with you forever. ALTERNATIVE PICK Tor Johnson (2); Kirk Lee Aeder Tor Johnson (2) O'ahu Explore more of Hale'iwa Town by downloading the iPad app or visiting gohawaii.com/oahuisland www.halekulani.com From daytime elegance to nighttime chic... www.waikikiparc.com Two distinct hotels, both in the heart of Waikiki and world-renowned for extraordinary service and unparalleled guest experiences. Halekulani, a gracious and serene 'House Befitting Heaven'. Waikiki Parc, one of the finest boutique hotels in Waikiki.
Island of Hawaii Travel Planner 2017-2018