Each day, we did something different. On the first day, we went to visit a cavern, that was my brother's pick. It was wet and gross, I didn't have much fun.
But the second day, I elected to spend the entire day on the beach, now that was awesome. The beach at our hotel had it's on private natural water fall. The water cascaded down a giant cliff, it was quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
On one of the other days, my mom and I did some shopping at a lot of the gift shops, that was great too. We also took a helicopter all around the islands. Hawaii is such a unique place, everyone should go there at least once.
There is so much to do, and it is so wonderful. Be wary of surfing lessons though, if you want to do that, do it last, because the next day, you are quite sore!
Technically part of the United States but still very exotic with aspects of Dutch, Jamaican, and French cultures. We stayed in a resort and had our own little cottage. The cottages were also clustered on a hilly area near the ocean. There was a beautiful pool right by the ocean water.
The view was phenomenal. We had so much fun lying out by the water, sampling drinks the bartender brought us, and just taking in the view. We rented a car, and I am definitely glad we did. We could go out for lunch or stay in and not be on anybody else’s schedule.
Our cottage had a small kitchen and we had couple of meals a day there, but for lunch or dinner we would go out to a nice restaurant on the island. One night we ate at a restaurant that had a plastic table right on the beach. It was amazing to watch the sunset and eat food and feel the sand right under your toes.
Our favorite restaurant was a place called Johnny Mango’s. It had delicious chicken with homemade sides . . . macaroni and cheese, baked beads, coleslaw. The chicken was so flavorful and tender! I would go all the way back just to eat here! If you go, this is one place you must eat! I’d love to go back someday.
Kalaupapa National Historical Park is Molokai’s most popular places, not only is the place wonderful but the journey via the Molokai mule ride is most memorable. Papohaku beach is a 3 mile long beach. Interesting fact of this beach is that is not crowded unlike most of the beaches. The Sunsets are just spectacular and we captured all of it in our camera.
Nature so mesmerizing – Halawa Valley. The place is full of plants, animals and the two beautiful waterfalls. There aren’t very luxurious hotels in Molokai, yet the experience left us in awe. Miller Molokai is a good place to stay with affordable rentals. We indeed plan to go there one more time and experience life.
We visited the Polynesian Cultural Center on our first day there. It was a great place to go to see and learn about the different Polynesian cultures. You get to ride on a canoe and visit the different Polynesian villages. It was a fun learning experience.
Haleiwa is a nice, small seaside town about ten minutes from the Turtle Bay Resort. We went there for lunch and the very popular Matsumoto's Shaved Ice. The lines at the shave ice shop were long, out the door and around the building, but it was well worth the wait.
We spent a day exploring Waikiki. There are a lot of shops along the strip, but most were a little too expensive for us. At the end of the strip is the Honolulu Zoo. It's a nice big zoo with a large variety of animals. Some of the other places we visited while on our vacation on Oahu included the Ice Palace, which is an ice skating rink, Dave & Buster's for dinner and games, the Wet 'n Wild Water Park which was fun. Altogether we had a fun trip. There was lots to do which kept us very busy and always on the go. The beaches are beautiful!
I have to mention that the food, activities, services, the night clubs, and the hospitality was amazing and the best part was that I did not have to pay no additional fee, because everything was included. I felt like a little kid going to Disney world, there was so much entertainment, that the only thing I regret was that the time went by too fast.