As promised I am doing the second part of my travel guide thing. Sorry I have not been able to post this sooner, I had an overload of work since I was away an extra week due to being sick.
This year I had tons of fun in Oahu, even though we have been to this island several times previously it still feels like a new adventure each time. Lots of people always ask me, "what's your favourite island?", my reply is always the same, which is that I cannot choose because they are all so wonderful. You seriously can't go wrong choosing an island.
I am very thankful to be able to go on trips like this and be able to share these memories with you guys.
I did not get any photos of shopping but I will list some of my favourite shopping areas and stores.
1.) Kailua shops: Mahina, Sand People, Global Village, SoHa Living
2.) Ala Moana Shopping Centre
3.) Waikele Outlets
A little bit on where I stayed
Island: Oahu, Hawaii
Property type: Vacation rental off of VRBO
|Lanikai Beach- near Kailua beach where we stayed|
|Right off of our property in Kailua- beautiful scenery and amazing waves|
|Another of sunny Lanikai with the twin islands in background|
|A highlight of my trip! The pillbox hike has beautiful views and is super fun. I recommend going in the morning so that you do not get too got, especially when you do the full hike like we did.|
|Another picture from the pillbox hike-towards the start of the hike|
|Great view from the pillbox hike|
|This is a picture of another small island from a scenic point along the highway near Sandy Beach- if you come in whale season be sure to visit here|
|Classic beach photo on Kailua Beach|
|I managed to sneak a photo of some spinner dolphins we saw on a wonderful snorkel trip which included three stops|
|A great place in Haleiwa to get Gelato is Gelato Hawaii|
|We stopped on the side of the road on the North Shore to get some cool pics of the waves|
|Another pic from the North Shore|
|On our last full day we went to an amazing beach that had some cool sand and shells- I cannot remember the name of the beach but I do know that it is near Turtle Beach on the North Shore|
|I always love to find cats in Hawaii, it has become somewhat a tradition. I named him Sunny|
|Last but not least- Sunset Beach North Shore- Amazing place to watch waves and immerse yourself in the Hawaiian lifestyle|