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If You Love Sand And Surf

 

Let the laid-back vibe on Oahu set the tone for your getaway. Park yourself on the beach, just steps away from your home base at the Sheraton Waikiki, gaze out at the turquoise-blue ocean and let all your work stress drain away. After you've attained the proper level of "chilled out," the hotel's activities concierge can arrange a Hawaiian adventure for your group. Some options: Drive or take a bus to world-renowned Sunset Beach on the North Shore, where you'll find 20- to 30-foot waves and some of the best surfing -- and surfers -- anywhere. Closer to Waikiki is Hanauma Bay, a flooded volcanic crater 30 minutes from the hotel, where you can snorkel with brightly colored fish in calm water and spot eels and sea urchins.

No girls' getaway is complete without some nighttime entertainment. Oahu offers it all -- from four-star dining at Chef Mavro in downtown Honolulu and salsa dancing at the hotel's Espirit nightclub to traditional Hawaiian luaus (think hula dancers and fire twirlers).

DON'T MISS Spend the morning or afternoon at Sea Life Park, where you can swim with bottlenose dolphins through the Dolphin Connection by Sheraton program. For $170, you get transportation, admission to the park, instruction on interacting with the dolphins and a 30-minute swim.

DETAILS Rates start at $320 a room, double occupancy. Go to Sheraton-waikiki.com for more info.

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