On the way back to Waikiki from the North Shore my party stopped at the Polynesian Cultural Center on the Windward Side of Oahu. It's only an hour from North Shore and definitely worth the stop.
In one spot you travel to six villages. Each village is representative of a different polynesian island nations: Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga.
Have you ever wondered how coconut milk is made?
Step 1: Find a shirtless guy to climb a coconut tree for you. They are all over the place on the island of Oahu (shirtless guys and coconut trees):
Step 2: Crack the coconut remove the meat and process using the husks and enormous arm muscles.
I leave with you another fabulous "tour" guide from the cultural center. If you check out their official website his picture is all over it. http://www.polynesia.com/