Back to Back Issues Page
Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #005 -- Oahu Vaccine Travel Passport
July 12, 2021

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Traveling Vaccine Passports

Hawaii fully opening up in July. Start on 8th fully vaccinated travelers can enter Hawaii without a negative COVID 72 hour test.

Oahu visitors have return to normal levels since pre-pandemic. Many restaurants and business that remained closed during the first half of 2021 are reopening as the summer gets busier with tourist.

Note, you must follow the Hawaii Safe Travel government website to provide your completed vaccine proof before arrival.

Oahu Events Resurface

Oahu Events starting to return to the scene as COVID restrictions continue to ease.

Farmers Markets were the first to return as they were deemed essential, but now some other social events are returning including Bishop Museum After Hours, Art After Dark at the Modern Museum of Art, Wildest Show at the Honolulu Zoo, Beyond Van Goug Experience, Yoga in the Park, and others.

See more July event in Oahu... oahu-events-in-july.html

Waikiki Aquarium has reopened

Waikiki Aquarium opening back up to the public July 1, 2021.

This in one of the few Honolulu attractions that have waited to re-open since COVID restrictions were starting to ease and lifted earlier this year.

The Waikiki Aquarium is the 2nd oldest aquarium in the United States. Read more about the aquarium... waikiki-aquarium.html

Pali Lanes & Farmers Market Closes

Pali Lanes Bowling in Kailua closes after 60 years in business, as the land/building owner refuses to renew their lease.

Along with this closure, the popular Kailua Farmers Market was forced to move from this location.

This is the 2nd relocation for this farmers market, with no new location in site at this time.

As these activates close, here are some additional things to do around Kailua... things-to-do-in-kailua.html

Cromwells Beach Access

Private gate built blocking beach access to Cromwells Beach near Diamond Head Beach.

Unlike most state owned beach access walkways between homes, this one appears to be privately owned. It has been used by surfer and beach goers over many decades…

Some local residents are pushing the state to buy the beach alley back through the process of eminent domain. Similar illegal gates have been put in Kailua and Portlock, but were taken down.

Here's more on Dimond Head Beach & Cromwells... diamond-head-beach-park.html

Waikiki Beach T-Walls

Waikiki T-Seawalls are moving forward after July 23rd, if no major opposition arises. These sea rock barriers will be installed at selected points from Royal Hawaiian to Fort Derussy Beach Park.

As Waikiki faces continuous beach erosion, these new seawalls should create semi-lagoon formations that should help keep much of the sand in place over longer periods of time. See more about these beach sections... waikiki-beach.html

Back to Back Issues Page