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As part of our travel guide, The Jeep Girls evaluated the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The below information is an amalgamated review how-to-be the tourist “our way.” Our intention is to educate our readers on some of the entertainment options that we think fit into the life and style of our community.
Albeit a bit cliché, the tradition of the luau is so much fun!
A luau is best described as a feast, followed by a walk through some of the historical dances of the Pacific island peoples such as Samoa, Tahiti, and Hawaii. The dancing is spectacular and the Samoan Fire-knife dance is scary, impressive and fantastic.
Whether it ‘s your first visit to Hawaii, or you’re impressing visiting friends, the luau is an important aspect of the “Hawaiian-style” experience. We love Hawaii, specifically Oahu, and have been visiting for years. There are several popular luaus, but our favorite is Germaine’s Luau.
The atmosphere of Germaine’s Luau is like a backyard party among 200 of your closest aunties and uncles. My favorite part of Germaine’s Luau is the unearthing of kalua pig from the underground imu. The Kalua pig is an old island dish of steamed pork cooked in a pit built of natural materials; the meat is seasoned with Hawaiian sea salt and retains a smoky flavor.
The Hula Pie is the most pleasant aspect of Waikiki.
This is one of those guilty pleasure types of things, where you shrug your shoulders and say, “we’re on vacation!” Only at Duke’s can you get this super sweet dessert that is larger than life. Macadamia nut ice cream atop a chocolate cookie crust and topped with warm fudge and whipped cream and even more macadamia nuts, it makes for great memories for sharing.
The only item on this list that isn’t centered on food, Hanuma Bay is underwater wildlife sanctuary that we prefer few people know about. It’s a great place to go if you’re new to snorkeling. You can walk in the water and find yourself surrounded by several varieties of fish.
Located in Kapiolei, about 25 miles west of Waikiki on a private beachfront estate which was once surrounded by sugar cane fields. As with most luau’s you’re seated at long benches and introduced to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
If you want to learn more or book your tickets for your vacation straight away you can visit Germaine’s Luau here. There are several packages available with transportation options from Waikiki.
Duke’s got its name for local Duke Paoa Kahanamoku who lived in Honolulu during the turn of the century. Duke was the first person ever inducted into the Swimming and Surfing Halls of Fame and appointed Hawaii’s Official Ambassador of Aloha. Duke’s hopes to embody for its guests. Easygoing, always by the sea, and the image of Waikiki.
Duke’s Waikiki is a casual restaurant located at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. There is a formal dining room that looks great as the sun sets with Diamondhead in the distance. Poolside, Duke’s has a Barefoot Bar and a formal dining room.
If you would like to check out the menu, make reservations, or learn about some of the other restaurants in the Duke’s family (some are on the mainland), the Duke’s Waikiki website is your best resource.
Note: We’d like to thank Germaine’s & Duke’s for having us as their guests. The opinions above are unbiased and completely our own and we would never drive you towards a destination we would not personally approve of.
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