THE TOURNAMENT: WTA 125 Hawaii Open
Date: From 21/11 to 27/11
Money prize: $ 115,000
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park – 94 Kamehameha Highway, Waipahu, HI 96797
How to get: Tennis centre is far about 21 km from Honolulu International Airport and about 27 km from Honolulu city hall.
Top 10 Players: Shuai Zhang (Chn) – Maria Sakkari (Gre) – Nicole Gibbs (Usa) – Catherine Bellis (USa) – Sabine Lisicki (Ger) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Risa Ozaki (Jpn) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) – Samantha Crawford (Usa) – Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp)
ABOUT HONOLULU: Honolulu is the largest and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. As of 2015, Honolulu was ranked high on world livability rankings, and was also ranked as the 2nd safest city in the U.S. Lonely Planet writes about it: “Here in Honolulu, away from the crowded haunts of Waikiki, you get to shake hands with the real Hawaii. A boisterous Polynesian capital, Honolulu delivers an island-style mixed plate of experiences. Eat your way through the pan-Asian alleys of Chinatown, where 19th-century whalers once brawled and immigrant traders thrived. Gaze out to sea atop the landmark Aloha Tower, then sashay past Victorian-era brick buildings, including the USA’s only royal palace. Ocean breezes rustle palm trees along the harborfront, while in the cool, mist-shrouded Koʻolau Range, forested hiking trails offer postcard city views. At sunset, cool off with an amble around Magic Island or splash in the ocean at Ala Moana Beach. After dark, migrate to Chinatown’s edgy art and nightlife scene.”
TOP 3 THINGS TO SEE:
- Manoa Falls
- Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
- Waikiki Beach
VIVE Hotel Waikiki. Boutique *** hotel, rated 8.5 on Booking, this hotel is situated just 7 minutes walk from Waikiki Beach, and offers standard queen rooms at 156€ per night with breakfast buffet and free cancellation included. Wifi, of course, is free.
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach. Excellent **** hotel at 5 minutes walk from Waikiki Beach and adjacent to shopping and dining areas. This modern hotel features an outdoor pool, a bar and a restaurant. Rated 8.7 on Booking, it offers modern king rooms at 156€ per night with free wifi.
The Modern Honolulu. Wonderful ***** luxurious hotel located next the sands of Waikiki Beach. It features a world class restaurant, 3 bars, 2 exotic pools, a spa, a fitness center and a nightclub. Rated 8.7 on Booking it offers standard king rooms with wifi included at 303€ per night.
Please notice that the prices don’t include a 13,96% tax.