One Retinoblastoma World
Discover Hawaii – Stay Longer
A family eat acai bowls at Waikiki Beach, Oahu. | Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Ben Ono
One Rb World 2024 meets in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Our three-day meeting takes place at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Waikiki. October is a perfect time to stay a few days longer to enjoy a little rest and explore many delights on the beautiful island of Oahu.
By October, many of us in the northern hemisphere are already experiencing the fall blues as nights draw in and temperatures drop. If you think you’ll need a little seasonal pick-me-up, extending your stay before or after One Rb World could be perfect timing.
Hawaii offers you a wonderful balance of glorious sunshine, restorative natural beauty, vibrant culture, unique activities, and joyful entertainment. The summer season is over, so you’ll find everywhere less crowded and even more enjoyable.
Remote Tropical Paradise
There are 8 inhabited islands in Hawaii (Hawaiʻi, Maui, Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Niʻihau, and Kahoʻolawe). 70% of the population lives on Oʻahu, where the capital city, Honolulu, is located.
The Hawaiian Islands also encompass more than 150 smaller islets, seamounts, atolls and shoals extend 1,350 miles northwest. An incredible haven for diverse seabirds and marine life, they collectively form the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, a World Heritage Site and the largest contiguous fully protected United States conservation area. Papahanaumokuakea covers 582,578 square miles of the Pacific – an area bigger than all national parks in America combined.
Snow in the Pacific, and 5 More Fab Facts
- Hawaii is the only state with a Royal history – and three palaces: Iolani Palace in Honolulu (which was wired for electricity five years before the White House); Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuʻuanu Valley, Oahu; and Hulihee Palace in Kailua-Kona on Hawaiʻi Island.
- The sea cliffs on East Molokai’s north coast are the highest on earth, rising 3,315 feet above the ocean.
- Have you ever wanted to build a sandcastle one day, and snowman the next? That’s possible in Hawaii. But be well-prepared with proper hiking clothes, kit, and sturdy boots if you plan to summit Mauna Kea Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island – it’s a serious full-day hike, and altitude sickness is possible.
- Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain on earth, more than 33,000 feet high when measured from its submarine base to its peak – 4,000 feet higher than Mt Everest.
- Hawaii is the only state in America where cacao, coffee, and vanilla are grown commercially. Pineapples are another famous farming industry of the islands.
- Ka Lae on Hawaii Island is also known as South Point – it is the most southerly point in the United States.
Coming With Kids?
Hawaii has so much to offer families of all ages. From beautifully safe areas to paddle and play on Waikiki Beach to an abundance of activities to suit all interests and energy levels. Hawaii is a wonderful place to give children hands-on learning experience of ecological threats and conservation, with a wide range of tours and educational opportunities.
If you’re staying at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, you’ll have free access to facilities at the Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider, just across the street. These are two of the most kid-friendly hotels in Hawaii. Many of the best family-friendly attractions are walking distance from our hotel, including the Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, and Diamond Head hiking trail,
October Events & Highlights
If you consider yourself a foodie, movie buff, or triathlete extraordinaire (or a happy spectator), October is a perfect time to stay longer! Join one of these annual events, or search for the many cultural events that will be advertised locally as the dates draw nearer.
- Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: covers multiple islands over three weekends. Each event features world-renowned master chefs and other culinary personalities, as well as wine and spirit producers. The event promotes 100% sustainability and invites you to “Taste our Love for the Land”.
- Hawaii International Film Festival: a two week event showcasing cinematic achievement throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Happening primarily in Honolulu, HIFF is popular with regular movie goers and people with diverse roles in the industry. It’s an extravaganza of cultural exchange through the big screen.
- Ironman Competition: Hailed as the most iconic Triathlon event. Athletes test their endurance and beat their personal bests on the world stage. In 2024, the Men’s competition will be held in Kona, Hawaii, and the women’s competition will take place in Nice, France.
- October Moonwalk: Every month from May to October, Waimea Valley hosts a unique opportunity to walk the Valley’s main trail to the sacred waterfall under the light of the full moon. Guests experience the night-time Valley in a guided group, learning about the mahina (moon) and her important place in Hawaiian culture along the way. In October 2024, the full moon will rise on the last day of our conference – Thursday 17; the moonwalk will take place within the following 3 days.
Start Planning Your Vacation…
The following two resources are a great place to start in planning your vacation around One Rb World 2024.
Go Hawaii is the website of the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau, providing extensive information and guides to help visitors discover the islands and plan the perfect visit.
The Hawaii Vacation Guide offers detailed guides to Hawaii’s four main islands, ideal for both adults without kids and families with children of all ages.
- Visit The Hawaii Vacation Guide Youtube channel for advice and recommendations from Erica and Jordan (who made all videos above). Check out the Playlists to find relevant videos quickly.
- The Hawaii Travel Guide is a comprehensive easy-to-read planning resource on the website.
- Prepared itineraries offer help with planning for Oahu and the other three main islands. Take the stress out of planning with detailed guidance on activities, what needs to be booked in advance and how to book, what to pack for each excursion, directions, practical tips etc.