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Best of Oahu Newsletter, Issue #024 Kaiwi Coast Scenic State Park
July 25, 2023

Best of Oahu Newsletter

Stricter Rules for Isolated Beaches

As Oahu's stunning beaches continue to draw crowds, local authorities are advocating for stricter regulations to maintain the beauty and safety of these cherished coastal areas.

Proposed measures aim to address issues such as overcrowding, littering, and irresponsible behavior, ensuring that our beloved beaches remain pristine for future generations.

Kaiwi Coast Becoming a State Park

The breathtaking Kaiwi Scenic Coast, known for its rugged cliffs, panoramic views, and stunning hiking trails, is being considered for transformation into a state park.

This exciting prospect would provide enhanced protection and preservation, recreational opportunities, and increased accessibility to this remarkable stretch of Oahu's Sothern coastline that incorporates the Makapu'u area. makapuu-lighthouse.html

Oahu July & Aug 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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Thriving Albatross Colony

Following years of conservation efforts and protective measures, Kaena Point is now home to a thriving albatross colony.

This success story showcases the positive impact of conservation initiatives and highlights the importance of preserving Oahu's natural habitats for the benefit of our diverse ecosystem. kaena-point.html

New Koko Crater Viewing Platform

Hikers and nature enthusiasts rejoice! A new viewing platform has been unveiled at the summit of the iconic Koko Crater Stairs.

An old detreating military structure was demolished out of safety concerns by the DLNR. A new platform was erected as an alternative from large public interest to save the old platform for the views it provided.

This vantage point offers an unparalleled panoramic view of Oahu's picturesque landscape, rewarding visitors with a spectacular sight and a memorable experience. koko-crater-trail.html

Ocean Drowning Increasing

With the allure of hidden gems and secluded spots, Oahu's remote beach areas without lifeguard facilities have seen a surge in ocean drownings and the need for rescues.

Authorities are urging beachgoers to exercise caution, heed warning signs, and be mindful of the potential risks associated with these unguarded areas. Safety should always be a priority when enjoying Oahu's pristine coastal offerings.

$20 Million Oahu Electric Bus Fleet

In a significant step towards a greener future, Honolulu has secured $20 million in funding to enhance its public transportation system. This investment will be dedicated to the expansion of an electric bus fleet, promoting sustainable mobility and reducing carbon emissions, ensuring a cleaner and healthier environment for all. oahu-bus.html

Ala Moana Center New Tenants

Ala Moana Center, Oahu's premier shopping destination, continues to expand its offerings with the addition of six new tenants.

From trendy fashion brands to exciting dining options, the shopping center remains at the forefront of providing visitors with an unparalleled shopping and entertainment experience.

Featuring a vibrant lineup of establishments, the August and September openings include:

Mahina - A charming Hawaii Boutique.

Quay - A renowned global eyewear brand.

Yeti - An immensely popular brand offering portable drinkware and outdoor products.

Yoajung - An all-natural, fruit-forward frozen yogurt shop.

Jack-in-the-Box - America's beloved fast-food restaurant chain, soon to arrive at the Makai Market Food Court.

Sugar Factory - A decadent hotspot for a wide variety of sweets.

Yung Yee Kee Dim Sum - A cherished family-run business specializing in delectable Cantonese Dim Sum dishes and desserts. ala-moana-center.html

Kualoa Ranch Expansion Delays

The much-anticipated expansion of Kualoa Ranch, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and memorable film locations, has faced yet another delay.

Expansion plans include 13 new buildings for tours and activities, new stables and a farmers market.

Despite setbacks, the expansion aims to enhance visitor experiences and provide further opportunities for exploration, with future updates anticipated as progress continues. kualoa-ranch.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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