Tier Point Run to Malta/Jersey in Oct 2014

Headed off for a weekend on a Tier Point to take me over the 7,000 TP level to earn another GUF2.

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My one-bed suite at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
My one-bed suite at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
My one-bed suite at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
My one-bed suite at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel

Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Feb 2024: Day 3 – Afternoon in Honolulu

By Nige on Sun 18 Feb 2024 at 21:29
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Story: Tier Point Run to Hawaii in Feb 2024
Tags: Honolulu | Trips | USA | Waikiki

I checked out of the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach hotel via the Hilton app at around 12:15pm and wandered along Kuhio Ave to the Hilton Waikiki Beach.

The lounge half of my one-bed suite at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
The lounge half of my one-bed suite at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
The lounge half of my one-bed suite at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
The lounge half of my one-bed suite at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel

After a little bit of a wait at the front desk, I was provided keys to my one-bed suite – room 2608/2610.

I was advised that the lounge area was still being cleaned, but I could get access to the bedroom side of the suite.

Fair enough – that was a better result than I expected. I thought I might need to leave my bag and waste a few hours before I could get access to my suite.

I’d also thought up some rogue reason why the Mrs wouldn’t be arriving until early evening, just in case I needed it!

Nicely featured bathroom at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
Nicely featured bathroom at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
Nicely featured bathroom at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel
Nicely featured bathroom at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel

I had to co-exist with the cleaner who was finishing off the lounge half of my one-bed suite.

She was charming and it didn’t take her long before she left me in peace.

The last time I was here, I had a similar room, except I didn’t have access to a lounge. Another great view from the 26th floor.

The lounge area had a fairly-well appointed kitchenette, with a proper fridge! Lucky me!

The bedroom included a full size king bed and a well-appointed bathroom.

Out on a walk enjoying the shoreline in Waikiki
Out on a walk enjoying the shoreline in Waikiki
Out on a walk enjoying the shoreline in Waikiki
Out on a walk enjoying the shoreline in Waikiki

I had my breakfast sorted for the morning as well. I had $18 per person available to spend at MAC 24/7. It’s a place that I’ve ordered food from before.

Good job the Mrs is with me to boost the funding available to cover my huge upcoming breakfast.

I headed out for a general wander up to the south-east end of Waikiki, towards the zoo, headed towards the shoreline and took in the views.

I’ve never really understood what beach-lovers like about sharing a patch of sand with thousands of others, some of whom you can almost touch, stripping off, laying out for hours getting bored and getting sunburnt in the process.

There's a gap on the beach in where I am sure we can fit another 10 sunbathers!
There’s a gap on the beach in where I am sure we can fit another 10 sunbathers!
There's a gap on the beach in where I am sure we can fit another 10 sunbathers!
There’s a gap on the beach in where I am sure we can fit another 10 sunbathers!

Sunbathing never appealed to me, and the Blackpool beach-look is not an attractive one.

Each to their own I guess.

From the packed beaches, I headed north-west back into the centre of Waikiki.

The lure of The Cheesecake Factory grabbed me again, and I secured a table out front.

A tasty plate of quesadilla enjoyed at TCF in Waikiki
A tasty plate of quesadilla enjoyed at TCF in Waikiki
A tasty plate of quesadilla enjoyed at TCF in Waikiki
A tasty plate of quesadilla enjoyed at TCF in Waikiki

I ordered a Sam Adams and some chocolate bread to get me into the mood.

Then came a plate of quesadilla, which was lovely.

I also ordered a club sandwich and fries. Most of the club I took back with me to my room in a box, with the option of eating it later as a supper-snack.

At around 4pm, I got the urge to go to bed, and since there was noone to stop me, that’s what I did!

A nightime view from the 26th floor in Waikiki
A nightime view from the 26th floor in Waikiki
A nightime view from the 26th floor in Waikiki
A nightime view from the 26th floor in Waikiki

I slept for about 2 hours and by the time I woke up, it was getting dark.

I could feel another nightime walk on the cards.

I decided I may as well wait for the Vickster to awake on Mon morning, so that I could have a quick chat, before heading out.

It was starting to feel a little chilly on my balcony, so a jumper was going to be in order.

A relatively clear view of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing
A relatively clear view of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing
A relatively clear view of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing
A relatively clear view of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing

It was a typical evening in Waikiki: warm and dry, very busy with people, lots of noise from bars and throaty vehicles revving up the main street.

I walked up and down the main streets in Waikiki, so I did about a couple of miles max. Not quite as far as my walk yesterday.

I’m doing my best at keeping my walking boots in gear. I’m doing 20k steps each day to offset some of the meals I am putting away.

I was starting to think about Starbucks in the morning now. Time for bed, me thinks…


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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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