Local Info
You can enjoy your trip without the expense and hassle of renting a car. The local public transportaion is very good and The Bus stops right by the hotel. You can take The Bus around the entire island. Fares as of July 2011 were $2.50 and that includes one transfer. For routes and schedules click here

Shuttles
You can take a shuttle from Honolulu Airport directly to the Ilikai upon your arrival. You will catch the shuttle outside the baggage claim area. There are courtesy phones at baggage claim to call them, although we usually just go out to the sign and someone is there to help you. You can pay for round trip tickets at that time and they will give you a receipt with a phone number to call 24 hours before you want to be picked up. When we were there in December 2011, they came right to the front entrance of the Ilikai to pick us up.

Parking
Ilikai Hotel
Overnight $ 25
Monthy $270 (if available)

Ilikai Marina Tower (just west of the hotel)
Overnight (10 hour maximum) $ 7
Monthly (Check with garage)

Yacht Harbor
There are some free spaces on the east side, but only until 10:30 PM. Beware, they tow cars exactly at 10:30!
Lot A has spaces available for $ 1 per hour, paid in advance by machine




Grocery Shopping
We have provided a foldable shopping cart (in the closet) to make it easier to transport your groceries.

Foodland is downstairs in the Ala Moana Shopping Center and within walking distance from our condo. They have good prices and a wide selection of items. We love their Poke! Ask for a free Maika'i card and you'll save more. Their phone number is (808) 949-5044. To visit their website click here

WalMart is just up the street a couple blocks from the Ala Moana Shopping Center and within walking distance from our condo. They have good prices and a wide selection of items. They have the best prices for milk, jelly, bread, etc., but they don't have all groceries. Sunscreen is less expensive there than on the mainland and it's a great place to buy gifts to bring back instead of paying top dollar at the tourist traps. Their phone number is (808) 955-8441. Their address is 700 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96814. To visit their website click here

Sam's Club is directly above WalMart if you have a membership there.

ABC Stores are everywhere in Honolulu. There is one right across the street from the condo. They are a convenience store with many items. Their phone number is (808)949-8380. Their address is 1732 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96815-1466

Longs Drug Store is upstairs in the Ala Moana Shopping Center (almost above Foodland) and within walking distance from our condo. They have good prices on Macadamia nut packages for gifts to bring home as well as a good wine selection. Their phone number is (808) 941-4433 and their address is 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI

Dining & Drinking
You're lucky because the best restaurants are right there by the Ilikai.
Dress is casual so don't worry about packing a coat and tie. Aloha shirts are always in style.
There are coupon books available in the hotel lobby and around town. Pick one up for savings.

The Chart House is downstairs along the yacht harbor and within 100 yards from our condo. Awesome Mahi Mahi, Ceasar salad and lava cake desert! Call and reserve a lanai table just before sunset and watch the sun go down as you dine. They have happy hour from 4:30-7:00 PM and late night specials from 10:00 PM to closing, which includes dinners in the lounge. The entertainment in the lounge is always nice. One of our favorite restaurants. We can't go to Hawaii without dining there. Their phone number is (808) 941-6669. To visit their website click here

Chuck's Steak House is Roscoe and Marsha's favorite restaurant. It's in the Outrigger Hotel (not the Outrigger Reef) in Waikiki. The corner table is great for looking at Diamond Head while you eat. They don't take reservations, but their phone number is (808)923-1228. Their address is 2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI. To visit their website click here

Sarentos is at the top of The Ilikai. Ride the glass elevator to the 30th floor and enjoy great Italian food and an amazing view. They have happy hour from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Mai Tai's for $5.00 and $2.00 off wines and selected appetizers. Live jazz music on Tuesdays. Their phone number is (808) 955-5559. To visit their website click here

Mt. Kaala Coffee is the new coffee house downstairs at the Ilikai. They sell coffee from Hawaii, either brewed or packaged to take home. The staff is friendly and the coffee is great! To visit their website click here

The Shore Bird is in the Outrigger Reef Hotel just down the beach. It's right along the beach and you can cook your own steaks there. The prices are good and the food is too. Their Mai Tais are only $3.50 during happy hour 12:00 to 5:00 PM, and they're loaded with rum. Their phone number is (808)922-2887. Their address is 2169 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI To visit their website click here

Duke's Steakhouse is in the Outrigger Hotel (not the Outrigger Reef) just down the beach. It's a famous place and great for people watching. Their phone number is (808)922-2268. Their address is 2335 Kalakaua Ave, Suite 116, Honolulu, HI To visit their website click here

McDonald's is right across the street from the Ilikai. If you have kids (or if you're a big kid) you can get your favorite meal there. One fun thing about it is local additions to the menu such as pineapple with your meal or Portuguese sausage and eggs for breakfast.



The Ala Moana Shopping Center is the world's largest open air mall and it's a mere 10 minute walk from our condo. For a list of shops, directions, and other info click here

Equipment Rentals
You can rent all kinds of things such as scooters, bikes, surfboards, Segways, snorkeling equipment, and even a Harley or Ferrari. All are within walking distance from the condo.



Resources
Below are a couple websites with great resources for traveling to Hawaii.

To-Hawaii.com is a great all around resource. It has general information about Hawaii such as climate, population, geography, travel tips, etc. It also has information about activities and things to see and do, Hawaiian language (it even has a Hawaiian dictionary), culture and arts, trivia, photos, videos and much more. To visit their website click here

Music Hawaii 105 FM is one of our favorite radio stations when we are there. We have a small radio in the room. You can listen to it live over the internet and get in the mood for your trip. To visit their website click here

Also, channel 12 on the TV has the station guide and plays nice Hawaiian music.











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