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Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #004 -- Oahu Moves to Tier 3
June 14, 2021

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Oahu Enters Tier 4

Hawaii has moved into the 4th tier for opening back up as COVID cases continue to drop in the state.

The mandate for wearing facemask outdoors has been lifted, and personal group up to 25 may gather indoors and 50 outside can congregate. Facemasks are still required for indoor restaurants and shops, and compacity as increase to 50%. Bars and nightclubs can also open up at this time.

Repairing Waikiki Beach Sea Walls

While the sand replenishment project has finished and ready for summer beach goers, a new project has begun. The focus is now on rebuilding the seawall along the Kapiolani Beach area in Waikiki...near the Barefoot Beach Cafe. waikiki-beach.html

Manoa Falls has reopened

After being closed for 2 years due to safety concerns, this Oahu hiking trail has reopened to the public. Parts of the Manoa Falls hiking trail have been cleared, rerouted and reinforced for better hiking conditions. manoa-falls.html

Car Rentals in Short Supply

Summer is here and its only getting busier with tourist making up for lost time.

Car rentals have been in high demand since spring time and continues to remain at higher costs and in short supply. Make sure to book one early or plan on other means of transportation when you arrive. oahu-car-rentals.html

Suzie Wong's Makes the List

Suzie Wong's Hideaway bar in Waikiki has been added to the Best Bars in Waikiki.

A true treasure find that almost requires a map to find the place! But for those who discover it will be rewarded with a true Waikiki gem bar! Suzie Wong’s Hideaway is fun dive bar that is off the grid, and yet still close enough to walk from the Ilikai Hotel & the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

It’s filled with fun eclectic signs, memorabilia, tv sport screens, surf boards, and a few novelties that will get a good laugh out of you. Get there early enough and you can take a seat on the horse saddle bar stool. oahu-nightlife.html

Newborn seal pup on Waikiki Beach

According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, an unexpected birth of another Hawaiian monk seal pup back in late April on Kaimana Beach in Waikiki has resulted in lots of excitement at this beach.

The new born pup is very active, and continues to nurse, snooze and snuggle up to his mother, Kaiwi, who is another seal that is well known to Oahu volunteers who regularly track and watch over the endangered marine mammals.

If you do see Kaiwi and her pup resting on parts of Waikiki Beach, it is important to give them 150 feet of space and reframe from making sounds, waving, or using flash photography while getting a memorable pic.

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