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Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #003 -- Oahu Moves to Tier 3
May 04, 2021

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Oahu Reaches 1 Million

Hawaii has hit the 1 million mark for vaccine distribution. Infections remains around 2%. COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for all Hawai‘i residents who are at least 16 years old

Vaccine Passports

Vaccine Passports are being discussed for mainland visitors planning trips this summer. Inner-island is already underway for this program.

Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Hawaii is planning to modify its rules for entering the state around the July 4 holiday. The exact date hasn't yet been set.

Visitors Return in Spring

March madness has a different meaning in Hawaii, and it can be scene in travel booking up by 30%, with a noticeable difference of tourist popping up around town.

Restaurant reservations are full each night in and around Waikiki, Oahu attractions around the island have opened, and traffic to the north shore has started once again.

April continued with a surge of tourist looking to enjoy their spring break in Hawaii. Car rentals were so scarce that some car rental agencies were renting automobiles for $1000 per day! This might give some indication for demand for the upcoming summer.

Oahu Restaurants Opening Up

As Hawaii continues to open back up, so are the restaurants...

The Charthouse that opened back up on April 3rd

Ka Makana Ali’i welcomes Sugarcane by Chai’s

Rainbow Drive In announced they will be opening up another restaurant location in Waikele. This will be their 6th branch since opening up in 1961. waikiki-restaurants.html

Enforcement at Popular Hikes

Honolulu police issue 93 citations, make 6 arrests for trespassing in just over a week at Haiku Stairs. This infamous hike has been closed for years now, because the stairs are in disrepair, and the start to the hike crosses through a private neighborhood.

Stepped up enforcement is also taking place at the famous Lanikai Pillbox Trail, for parking citations and facemask enforcement. lanikai-pillbox-hike.html

Waikiki Aquarium News

The Waikiki Aquarium said today it was vandalized after its 117th Birthday festivities, with the front door being shattered.

Fortunately, no animals were affected, and the aquarium does not believe anything was stolen.

The facility remains closed at this time… waikiki-aquarium.html

More Kakaako Condos

Office of Hawaiian Affairs is forging ahead with its pledge to develop 30 acres of underutilized and largely waterfront land in Kakaako despite head winds in the community, the state Legislature and a law that prevents residential development.
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