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Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #020 Aloha to Humpback Whales Returning
February 13, 2023
Aloha from Oahu

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Welcome Back Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales Returning to Oahu and other Hawaiian islands.

Every year, humpback whales migrate to Hawaii's warm waters to breed and give birth to their calves. According to a recent article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, whale sightings have been increasing in recent weeks, providing a thrilling experience for locals and tourists alike.

Authorities are warning marine boaters to slow down and be on the lookout for whales migrating in the area.

If you want to catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures, we recommend taking a whale watching tour, which can be found throughout the island. Affil - Viator - Whale Watching Tour

Oahu Feb & March Events

Welcome 2023 with lots of festive events happening around the island.

There are some upcoming running events, night markets, Hawaiian band performances, and some fun seasonal events worth checking out.

There also lot's of other holiday events happening at Honolulu attractions, shopping centers, Farmers Markets, hotels, and other places...

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Restoring Iolani Palace Surroundings

Iolani Palace Parking Removal. In an effort to preserve the beauty of Iolani Palace, the parking lot located in front of the palace has been scheduled for removal and restored to it's original presence.

This change has caused some inconvenience for visitors, but it will benefit the historical site and our community.

According to an article in Hawaii News Now, the removal of the parking lot will help to "make the palace grounds more pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically pleasing." iolani-palace.html

Kaena Point Hawaiian Heritage Area

Kaena Point Becoming a Hawaiian Heritage Area.

Kaena Point, located on the western tip of Oahu, has recently been designated as a Hawaiian heritage area. According to a recent article in Hawaii Magazine, this designation recognizes the area's cultural, ecological, and historical significance.

The restoration of the area will help to preserve the natural beauty of the location for future generations to enjoy. The area is accessible by foot and provides a beautiful hiking trail with stunning views of the Pacific. kaena-point.html

Hawaii Tourism is Down

Oahu Hotel Occupancy Decline

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a decline in hotel occupancy on Oahu. According to a recent article in Pacific Business News, hotel occupancy rates in Oahu have decreased significantly since the beginning of the pandemic. Occupancy rates are still down over 10% since reaching a high in 2019.

However, this decline has led to many hotels offering deals and promotions to attract visitors, making it an excellent opportunity for locals and visitors to stay at an affordable price. hotels-in-oahu.html

Restoring Waimanalo Beach

Work to Restore Waimanalo Beach

Waimanalo Beach is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike, and it is also an important ecological site. Recently, work has begun to restore the beach and protect it from erosion.

According to a recent article in Hawaii News Now, this restoration effort is necessary to preserve the natural beauty of the area and ensure that it remains a beloved spot for generations to come. The restoration effort is set to be completed by summer 2023. waimanalo-bay.html

Hawaiian Airlines #1

Hawaiian Airlines Ranked Most Reliable

Hawaiian Airlines has been ranked as the most reliable airline in the United States, according to a recent report by the US Department of Transportation.

As reported by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the airline has the fewest flight cancellations and delays, making it a popular choice for travelers looking for a hassle-free experience. oahu-airport.html

Brew up at Hawaiian Breweries

Best Oahu Breweries worth a visit...

Oahu has become a hub for craft beer lovers, with numerous breweries and taprooms popping up throughout the island.

Some of the best Oahu breweries to visit include Aloha Beer Company, Lanikai Brewing Co, and Honolulu BeerWorks, but the list does not stop here.

These local establishments offer unique and delicious craft beers that are sure to delight any beer enthusiast.

Check out who made the best list below... oahu-breweries.html

Majestic Chinaman's Hat

Discover Chinaman's Hat and the myths behind it.

If you are looking for a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience on Oahu, we recommend visiting Kualoa Regional Park, where you can get the best views of Chinaman's Hat.

This small island, also known as Mokoli'i, is located off the coast of Oahu and is accessible by kayak or stand-up paddleboard.

Once you arrive, you can explore the island's lush vegetation, take a dip in the crystal clear water, and even climb to the top of the island for stunning panoramic views of the Pacific.

Discover more below... chinamans-hat.html

Oahu Popular Shows

Check out new shows & concerts popping up around Oahu.

Booking for new Oahu Shows and concerts have taken off for Blue Note Waikiki, Slack Key Lounge, Kana Ka Pila Grille, Waikiki Shell, Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Theatre and many hotel live music and entertainment venues. oahu-shows.html

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