HAWAII TOUR INFO
Honolulu Cricket Club
NSW Police and HCC
Waikiki
Cricket Ground
(in Kapiolani Park)
Vancouver Island Vagabonds and HCC
Club:
The Honolulu Cricket Club plays 11 months out of the year. The ground is closed for repairs every August through Labor Day weekend. We
share our ground with soccer and typically play three matches each month. We play on most Sundays, however we can arrange matches during
weekdays if needed. The club has thirty or so playing members so providing a few players to fill out an opposition side is not a problem.
Ground:
Our ground is located in Kapiolani Park in the shadow of Diamond Head and across from Waikiki Beach. We bat on an Astro-turf track over concrete.
The outfield is comprised of two soccer fields. The ground is an easy 10-15 minute stroll from most Waikiki hotels.  From all Waikiki hotels, walk along Kalakaua Avenue towards Diamond
Head. You will pass in front of the Honolulu Zoo and then head into Kapiolani Park past the bandstand.  Our cricket ground backs onto the backside of the Waikiki Shell.  Our ground has
basic public bathroom facilities, a drinking fountain and plenty of shade from trees.  For touring teams we provide tents, chairs, tables and coolers.

Here is an aerial map of Waikiki and our ground in Kapiolani Park
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Accommodation:
Several local hotels in the Waikiki area offer reasonable rates including Outrigger Hotels. Rates start at US$90 for a room with two double beds. Ohana Hotels & Resorts operates more
then fourteen properties in Waikiki and their phone number is (800) 688-7444.

Parties at the Bowls Club:
The Honolulu Cricket Club can host your club at the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club, located in Ala Moana Park across from the shopping center and a five minute drive from most Waikiki
hotels.  We can provide a barbecue or buffet dinner along with a full, hosted bar.
Maui Cricket Club:
There is now an established cricket club on the island of Maui.  To make contact with the MCC please contact Uday Kari on
(808) 269-2740 or by email
uday.kari@gmail.com Visit www.mauicricketclub.com You can travel across to Maui either by one of three airlines; Hawaiian Air, Island Air or Go Mokolele!.  
Transportation:
Rental vehicles can be arranged with any number of local companies. Rates start at US$40 per day for a four passenger car and go to US$120 per day for a 10-passenger van. For more
information call
Alamo Rent A Car at (800) 327-9633 or Dollar Rental Car at (800) 800-4000.

Activities:
There are many fun activities to take advantage from on O'ahu.

GOLF: We can arrange golf at one of several courses on the island, rates start at $45 with a local identification card and go up above $100.  Recommended courses on the Windward
side of Oahu include
Olomana GC, Luana Hills GC and Ko'olau GC.  The only option on the East side is Hawaii Kai GC which is quite nice.  On the Leeward side of Oahu we recommend
Kapolei GC, Ko'olina GC & Waikele GC.
Tour Packages:
Can be organized with several different companies and a package typically includes airfare, hotel, airport transfers and some entertainment. Can be arranged in either 5 or 7 day
packages. Prices start at US$400 for a 5 day package from the US West Coast and US$500 for a 7 day package.  Call
Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays at (808) 923-7611 or Robert's Hawaii
Tours at (808) 539-9400.

Information on Hawaii: For further information concerning Hawaii call the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau at (808) 923-1811.
Shopping:
The premier shopping destination in the state of Hawaii is located just outside Waikiki, Ala Moana Shopping Center.  With three levels of stores and restaurants it is an ideal place to lose
yourself for a couple of hours.  Waikiki is full of extreme high-end shops like Gucci, Coach, Ferragamo and Cartier, however you can hone your negotiation skills at the International
Marketplace.  The bazaar is full of eclectic gifts, jewelry and tee shirts.  Jump on a trolley and head to
Hilo Hatties to shop of island-style clothing and wares or head out to Waikele
Shopping Center which is the home of our outlet stores.  The Aloha Stadium Swap meet is ideal for tee shirts and oddities but do not expect too much diversity in products.  Other
shopping malls worth exploring are
Kahala Mall (ten minutes by taxi from Waikiki) and Pearlridge Shopping Center (thirty-forty minutes from Waikiki by taxi).

Dining:
There are several interesting dining destinations on the island of O'ahu. We recommend the following: Zaffron or Maharani for Indian curries. For tasty dishes such as local fried
calamari, sashimi and teriyaki steak plus excellent home brewed beer try Gordon Biersch. For the best in the "Euro-Asian" style cuisine try Sam Choy's
Alan Wong's or Roy's. If seafood
is your passion try John Dominus or Kinkaid's. Both serve a wonderful assortment of local seafood, beef complimented by a top notch wine list. If Japanese sounds good try Tanaka's of
Tokyo for teppanyaki grilled steak and shrimp, Japanese beer and green tea ice cream. For some of the better Thai food in Honolulu, try Champa Thai or Keo's for penang curry, pad
thai and ice-cold Singha beer. Some other great eating destinations with a lot of activity are located at the Ward Entertainment Complex include Ryan's Grill, PF Chang's Chinese Bistro,
Brew Moon, Big City Diner and Buca di Peppo. All located in the Victoria Ward Center. If Mexican is your game try Senior Frog's for wonderful margaritas, enchiladas and classic recipes.
If cooking your own food sounds good on an outside grill overlooking Waikiki beach then try the Shorebird Grill. Waikiki has a host of family style restaurants including
The Yard House,
PF Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Hulakai Grill, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Red Lobster, Chili's and the Outback Steakhouse.  Finally, for those less inclined to explore exotic tastes
you will find a McDonald's, Jack-n-the-Box or Burger King on most corners in Waikiki.  For a delicious meal or sunset cocktails try
The Shorebird or Duke's Waikiki.

Local Food:
Hawaii is known for several dishes and types of food.  Generally the following cuisines are good; Thai, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese.  Hawaii consumes more Spam then
any other state in the USA so keep an eye out for it.  Try the malasadas from
Leonard's Bakery just minutes from Waikiki.  These warm Portuguese donuts are delicious.  The Saimin is
known to others as Ramen, a bowl of hot broth, filled with noodles and covered with meats and vegetables.  The Plate Lunch is served at many casual restaurants and usually consists of
two scoops of steamed rice, macaroni or tossed salad and your choice of meats, curries or stews.  President Obama's favorite plate lunch restaurant is just outside Waikiki and off
Kapahulu Avenue called
Rainbow Drive-In.  Hawaiian food is available at several casual restaurants and generally comprises of dishes like Laulau (steamed pork and fish inside ti leaves,
smoked pork, poi (taro root), haupia (coconut custard), poke (fresh, raw fish with herbs and spices), pipikaula (dried steak) and lomi lomi salmon (salmon ceviche).
BEACH: There are many beaches around the island, each unique Waikiki (snorkeling, swimming & surfing), Sandy & Makapu'u Beach (body surfing), Hana'uma Bay (snorkeling),
Waimanalo & Kailua Beach (swimming & wind surfing), Waimea Bay & North Shore (swimming & surfing).

HIKING: There are several great hikes into the mountains such as Diamond Head (35 min. each way), Manoa Falls (25 min. each way) and Waimea Falls Canyon (35 min each way).

ATTRACTIONS: Check out other attractions such as the number one destination in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri, Sea Life Park, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Hawaii
Army Museum, Polynesian Cultural Center, Paradise Cove Luau and Atlantis Submarines.  

OCEAN: Try a snorkeling day sail or a sunset sail aboard one of the catamarans operating off of Waikiki Beach.  Drive up to the North Shore of Oahu to watch the surf, swim in the water
and relax.  

NORTH SHORE: When you go up to the North Shore to watch the big surf in the Winter or have a swim in the Summer, try eating at Cholo's Mexican Food in Haliewa town is outstanding
and so is Kua Aina Burgers.  Do not forget to try the rainbow shaved ice from
Matsumoto's.
Nightlife:
There are several interesting night spots to suit different tastes. The Maitai Bar, Moose Magilacuddy's, The Yard House (with more than eighty beers on tap), Rumfire, Lulu's Surf Club,
Senor Frog's,
Tiki's Bar & Grill, the Irish Rose Saloon, Kelly O'Neil's and the Harbor Pub offer an interesting mix of locals and tourists in a party atmosphere. Duke's and the Shorebird
are located on the water and are highly recommended for sunset and after. For the late night dancers we have the Hano Hano Room, Aaron's, Rumours, Scrouples. Leaving the Waikiki
area try going to the Aloha Tower Marketplace for several bars including Hooter's, Gordon Biersch and Kapono's (live music). For those single men looking for exotic women then try
Club Rockza, Exotic Nights or Club Femme Nu.  For those looking for a trendy disco, the "W" is very popular along with
Pearl Nightclub. These nightspots come highly recommended by
HCC members and visitors alike.