We finally have made it to the Islands of Hawai’i. Can’t believe it took us this long to make it to this beautiful paradise!
First Island stop is Oahu. This is the most commonly travelled to Island for young Australians, with direct flights here with our budget airline, Jetstar. We hired a Jeep & headed straight to the north shore to our first location Turtle Bay Resort.
Along the way we checked out some iconic spots including Pipeline & Sunsets. I was just on the lookout for scenes from Blue Crush.. Yeeep childhood fav movie, always made me think I could become a pro surfer! 😛
We stayed at Turtle Bay Resort for 2 nights- wish we didn’t have to leave!
We got to go sunset horse back riding, and had a beautiful sunset dinner at Pa’Akai Restaurant.
Days were spent exploring the coastlines & snorkelling with Honu (Sea Turtles)
Daily dose of Acai bowls, but to be honest.. I had far better Acai bowls all over Hawaii then the much raved Haleiwa Bowls.. But I could have just got them at a bad moment..
After two nights we drove back to down the Southern end of the Island to the iconic Waikiki, This is the central tourist location, and it is BUSY!
Ill have to say this wasn’t my favourite location across Oahu, only because I much prefer natural beauty, and this beach in lined with resorts, restaurants and shops.
Had to be visited though, and Hiring a surf board and catching some small waves is so much fun in Waikiki.
We went to Lanakai for the morning and did the Lanakai Pillbox trail, which is a must in my opinion, the hike is rather easy and the views are insane. The colours of the water from up above are so vibrant. We did it around mid morning, Sunrise or sunset I’m not sure which is better, would be special, although the water wouldn’t have the same great light over it.