"If you are looking for Waikiki without the people, then this is the place to go. Great condo, right on the beach. There is not a better view on Oahu. The Hawaiian Princess is isolated enough, yet close enough, to give anyone that is desiring a relaxing vacation in paradise, look no further. And this condo is the best. 4th floor. Perfect. Corner unit. Perfect. Sunsets. Perfect. Quiet? Perfect. Unit as described? Perfect. Secure and safe? Perfect. The local supermarket: Tamura is a short 7 minute drive....and be prepared: the market has most things that you will need, but you will probably be the only non locals shopping. You get immersed with the locals. Such a different, fun experience. It seemed that it was a family affair: the whole family going to the market, kids playing in the isles, playing hide and go seek. Not to be missed. Shrimp truck on the way to market...really good. Go to Costco, about a half hour south of the condo for the meat and fish, and safeway close by. Shrimp truck on the way to the Tamura Market. Really good. The only restaurant that we went to was Monkey Pod in Ko Olina, across from the Disney resort. Really, Really good. No other restaurants looked appealing to us. Mostly fast food or local. Go to Costco for the meat and fish, though. And there is a Safeway close to Costco. About a half hour from the condo. The owner will direct you to an out of the way beach that has turtles sunning on the sand. My wife and I love to snorkel, and the water in front of the unit is okay, but 15 minutes south, there are 3 lagoons by the Disney complex that has calm water for the kids to swim, and a great place to snorkel without the waves, even on a windy day. We really enjoyed a beach a bit north of the lagoons: Paradise Cove. A great, calm beach with decent snorkeling, and when the tide is high, the turtles are abundant. We were swimming with at least 6 of them. Hard to get out of the way! Not crowded. Also named Turtle Cove. Watch for the turtle that has only 3 fins. He visits nearly every day. We watched him struggle to get out of the water and on to the beach to get some sun. The owner is old school service. She is amazing, as is the housekeeper."
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 1, 2015