"Haleiwa - A Place I Could Happily Live In!" Top 5 Page for this destination Haleiwa by aussiedoug
Haleiwa Travel Guide: 64 reviews and 163 photos
When I found out this town was the Gateway to the North Shore I knew I just had to visit here. With those famous surf spots I'd read about & seen piccies of as a young grommet: Waimea Bay, Pipeline, Sunset Beach just up the road it made Haleiwa an absolute must visit destination.
Holly - Evuh as written above is apparently the corrrect way to pronounce the town's name.
And the answer dear reader is a resounding "YES". Is he shouting that? "Indeed so!". But not rudely of course, just enthusiastically!
It's a real interesting little place. Part down to earth & part up-market. Part sleepy & part lively.
We found great eating, great shopping & great recreational opportunities abounding in this town.
My reading about this interesting & lovely town tells me that the above is the case. Come on you U.S. VTers,how does this happen? How does a town get added to this list?
Yes, it's an interesting place all right, a bit ramshackle in many respects, but that's one of the things I liked about it. After the high rise, sort of glitzy glamour (?) of Waikiki I felt a lot more at home here in historic, scenic Haleiwa!
I guess it's also related to its history in the sugar industry when it was first founded around 100 years ago by a sugar man by the name of Dillingham. His name is relevant to us as we ended up driving too far on a road named after him when trying to get back to Waikiki a few days earlier from the other end of Oahu.
So I suppose it's gone from its early days as a sugar plantation place to evolve into how it is today. My kind of place in so many respects!
- Pros:Gr8 eating, shopping & recreational opportunities
- Cons:Not a single one that I could notice!
- In a nutshell:Idyllic town acting as the gateway to Oahu's Nth Shore
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