Hubby’s first time in Waikiki – I have not been since 2006. (And it was for the Marathon not the eatin and beachin.)
We are staying on east side of Waikiki on Koa St., not far from the Hyatt. No car but we are happy to take The Bus. I am shooting for a good mix of beachy spots mixed in with budget-friendly fare.
(Couple of hours to kill between HNL arrival and time to pick up condo key so I am planning on our first meal/drink/ambiance @ Duke's... have a rezzie but we may be fine at the bar) ~
Duke’s Canoe Club for late lunch/bar/people watching
Blue Marlin, drinks & $5 tapas (‘til closing) OR?
Pick up food/coffee/liquor @ Food Pantry
Eggs’N’Things Express, breakfast
beach picnic, beach fare, lunch
Tiki Grill, drinks & dinner
Iyasume Musubi Cafe, breakfast and/or lunch.
House Without A Key, drinks & dinner
Leonard’s Bakery (this may happen earlier in the trip!)
Diamond Head hike
Lucky Belly, Chinatown, Honolulu – appreciate other suggestions, we may only make it into town this once? (LB is #4 on TA!)
Sunset Sail – Na Hoku II
Rum Fire or ?
Plate Lunch – is there a good spot around central Waikiki?
Hau Tree Lanai or ?
HWAK & Hau Tree Lanai are the "fancier" spots. The outdoor ambiance is the draw as well as favorable reviews.