Luxury Party Bus Hawaii Review

Listen, if you ever come to Hawaii with a large group (or if you live in Hawaii) and want to cruise the island or even need transportation, Luxury Party Bus Hawaii is an experience on wheels!

Hawaii is beautiful on it’s own and provides a one-of-a-kind tropical experience to relax and enjoy. But, if you want to multiply your experience, cruise, and party around the island, Luxury Party Bus Hawaii will provide that for you and your group.

They are an exclusive Oahu party bus company and services the entire island of Oahu. They offer a wide variety of services for your transportation and party on wheels needs. From airport transfers, prom events, weddings, nights on the town, bar hopping, club hopping, to around the island cruises, island tours, and more. Continue reading “Luxury Party Bus Hawaii Review”

Phone Medic Hawaii Review

Phone Medic Honolulu Hawaii Review

Every now and then, your good old phone can experience some glitches or worse, it can suffer from some serious damages that you cannot fix with your own two hands. When this happens, you will need to look for a reliable phone repair service provider that will not just bring back your phone to its original condition but at the same time, will take care of it as if it is their own. But right now, finding such service can be tricky, what will all the different providers that claim to be good in what they do but are never able to live up to their promises. Good thing that Phone Medic Hawaii doesn’t belong to this group because with them, you can only expect for an honest and awesome service that boasts of remarkable integrity.  Continue reading “Phone Medic Hawaii Review”

Costco Iwilei Review

Costco Iwilei, Hawaii Review

Everyone has been to a costco at least once in their lifetime, whether it was by themselves or with someone who had a membership there. Now if you are one of those people who unfortunately have not had the pleasure or would like to in the future, let me tell you its worth the $50.00/year.

Costco Wholesale is exactly what it claims to be. They are a wholesale company that buys items and products in bulk from produce, meats, home essentials, etc. So if you did the math if you were to buy a twenty pack of gum at costco, it would be more cost effective than buying the same twenty packs from a regular grocery store which would probably cost you double. This type of store is geared more towards businesses for they offer resale prices and also have a special membership for businesses as well.

I am writing this review because as much as companies try to make them all the same, they are never made the same. I love costco but this certain costco needed a standing novation.  Continue reading “Costco Iwilei Review”

Reliable Mobile Mechanic Hawaii Review

Reliable Mobile Mechanic Honolulu, Hawaii

It’s been a while since I’ve posted some reviews. It’s because my car has been giving me some trouble. *Sad Face*. It has been overheating and when I popped my hood open, coolant was dripping from a hose of my 2003 Kia Sorento. I had to fill coolant in every so often. But that drip turned into a stream and my car was near inoperable. So, I’ve been stressed, like a surfer caught in a seemingly never ending ocean current.

I don’t know much of anything when it comes to repairing/maintaining cars. I leave it to the professionals. But, I am also hesitant to take my car to a repair shop because I don;t want to get ripped off! It’s unfortunate that repair shops and auto mechanics have that already set stereotype of being a “crook”, but it’s there. Let’s be realistic though, not all mechanics are out to rip you off and I’ve found the perfect mechanic to prove that.

In search of a reputable auto repair shop I came across Reliable Mobile Mechanic’s website. It never crossed my mind to look for a mobile mechanic, but I thought it would make sense in the car situation that I was in for a mechanic to come to me rather than me having to risk driving and getting stalled or having dish out more money to tow my car to a car repair shop. Continue reading “Reliable Mobile Mechanic Hawaii Review”

Cosmic Beauty Review

Cosmic Beauty Kapolei Review

Cosmic Beauty in Kapolei, Hawaii

Made arrangements for my cousins and I to have a Spa Day together. She was finally visiting us from San Fransisco. She is always busy with school so I thought to myself, ”What’s better than spending time together and getting pampered at the same time?”

A spa day it was! We were so excited! We went ahead and booked our manicure, pedicure, and eyebrows. The staff were very accommodating and booked us so that we did everything  together. Very pleasant!

The service surprised me. I had the pleasure to meet the owner quite awhile back and he and his wife actually own Trina’s Beauty Salon in Aiea. If you’ve been to their other location you’d understand when I say its a whole new place. They modernized everything including their equipment and services.  Continue reading “Cosmic Beauty Review”

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Review

Macaroni Grill Honolulu, Hawaii in Ala Moana

Me and  my family decided to have a 2015 “Christmas Dinner” for ourselves before the hectic Christmas parties begin. So, we landed in Macaroni Grill in Ala Moana to enjoy a potential nice night out.

It was a Monday evening so it was relatively slow in the restaurant with just the remains of the Monday Night Football crowd slowly depleting around the bar as the game was finished. So, a 2 minute wait for a table was all that was needed.

The typical meet and greet was given. We were seated and the host announced of the soup special and “fresh catch” fish which was Roasted Mushroom Soup and Ahi tuna. Our waitress, named Jocelyn came up a bit after, introduced herself by drawing her name with crayons onto a disposable paper topped tabletop. She restated and wrote out the soup du jour and the fish of the day.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill is a casual Italian restaurant with the ambiance of a fine dining establishment. There is no dress code required as people were dining in their surf shorts and slippers (or better known as flip flops to you fellow mainlanders). Don’t worry it is normal for this type of attire here in Hawaii, if you don’t know yet. But, we opted to dress up a bit this time to add an elegant vibe to our dinner.

Jocelyn left us with the menu to salivate over and took our drink order. We ordered water all around and I ordered a glass of their exclusive house Chianti wine.

Their menu is fairly small and typical for an Italian restaurant of antipasto, pasta dishes, pizzas, main entrees with proteins, dessert, etc., and of course they had macaroni dishes. We opted to try out the soup of the day of Roasted Mushroom and ordered, a Butternut Squash Ravioli for my wife, Shrimp Alfredo for our daughter (yes she has a peculiar typical child-like taste and appetite (they didn’t have a shrimp dish on the kid’s menu), and I ordered a Veal Chop with Roasted Potatoes.

Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Menu

After taking our orders, Continue reading “Romano’s Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Review”

Letting The Sand Loose Here In Hawaii

Definition: Sandbagging – To withhold information; to keep someone ignorant.

Hawaii’s sand is not meant to be in a bag! No! It is meant to be let loose for everyone to enjoy.

This little spot on the web will be Hawaii’s most unique review blog for you to preview Hawaii’s attractions, business/service reviews, restaurant reviews, to-do’s, and some of the latest news.

Hawaii is made to be shared and that is one of our purposes here on The Sandbagger. So, the Sandbagger is not really a “sandbagger” at all – quite the opposite.

If you are making your way to Hawaii sometime soon, come here often to preview Hawaii from our straight forward, thought provoking, honest, and unique reviews of Hawaii.

If you are a local, come here often as well for your local reviews and news so that you’ll know what businesses to go to and use.

Enjoy the sand! Aloha!