We endured the tedious 18+hours indirect flight to Hawaii from London to attend a wedding in Waikiki. Honestly, our initial feeling based on the website was that this place sounded too good to be true, We've heard it all before in all those travel shows. We also had a slight fear that it wasn't going to be as described once we got there and it is worth noting that we've travelled up and down the Caribbean already. Boy were we in for a surprise! We stayed at the marvellous Unit 1414 ocean front room which was like a home away from home, the kitchen and bedding get full marks including the DVD which kept my little girl happy watching Dora the Explorer.The world famous Aloha spirit must be experienced. It starts with Scott at the beginning who offered fair advice (even though it was his business to get my business), followed by the unbelievable and endless warmth of the Hawaiian people wherever you go. We had relatives staying at the nearby Halekulani Hotel, which is supposed to be one of the best Hotels in Waikiki and I visited some of their rooms and can honestly say I won't swap mine for theirs. The location is also superb with the Ala Moana Centre, KOBE & Beni Han Japanese and the best ice cream at the Hilton Hawaiian Village all within a few yards. We only had 10 unforgettable days but If ever we're fortunate to make the Aloha trip of a lifetime again, we'll certain revisit the Ilikai.