We had lunch at the Island Vintage Coffee restaurant. This self service restaurant which offers organic and natural dishes is located in the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. Debbe and I had spicy poke dishs ($14.95), and it was one of the best poke salads I had...very tasty and very fresh (5 stars). It was a lucky selection that we chose this particular joint.
We did an ocean swim at a beach by Duke's (the surfer) statue. Later, it was time to bid adieu to my sister who caught a bus to the airport and we caught a bus to Costco. We purchased a bottle of wine and coffee for our Gold Coast stay.
Honolulu is busier and more touristy than ever. Waikiki has bars, restaurants and shopping on every corner. Call it a Las Vegas with beaches. It is not everyone's cup of tea.
Bus tip: seniors can get a day pass for $2.00 by showing their medicare ID. Just buy it on the bus and they will hand you a piece of paper. Otherwise, it is $2.50 per ride.