HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE, OAHU, HAWAII

POLYNESIAN VIBE HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE, OAHU, HAWAII

This Waikiki property debuted the 40-seat White Beach Chapel in 2013; a floor-toceiling glass wall lends views of the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and the Pacifi c Ocean.

The resort can even arrange for a ceremony arrival via outrigger canoe.

Watercolor sunsets provide the backdrop for lateafternoon events, and couples marrying on Friday nights can make the city’s fi reworks display, held onsite, the climax to their vows.

Rooms from $179; weddings from $700.

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Head straight on (passing a grotto) to join a motorable track which passes the Outdoor Learning Centre (part of the building is an old mill) to a wide grassy area. From its right edge a path climbs steadily up, crosses an old mill lade (or leat), and still up to meet a flight of steps. Turn down these (trail sign with the aqueduct symbol). Curiously the path goes through a small walled cemetery for the Victorian Stirling family, who once owned the Muiravonside estate. David Stirling of SAS fame was a more recent member of the family. (A striking statue of him stands looking towards the Highlands on the Bridge of Allan-Doune road.) The path leads to the Steadings, the first feature of which is a fine doocot, one of the ‘lectern’ type. At Linlithgow we saw an earlier style, a ‘beehive’ doocot; these eventually gave way to rectangular buildings with a single sloping roof, imaginatively compared to a lectern in a church. The one here is a link with the third style which was purely ornamental, often as part of stable blocks or set on some eyecatching spot, really a folly rather than a way of meeting any need for pigeons as a food source. There’s a cafe at the Steadings Visitor Centre, but only open at weekends.

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