Oahu was a dream.
My one week spent on the island was one of good food, plenty of beachin, and finally getting tan 😛 Hawaii is a world of its own with a culture and lifestyle so specific to the island. The laid back vibes are perfect for a vacation, on top of the crazy amounts of shave ice, plant life, and sunny beaches. The waves are blue and the waters are warm, a welcome difference from the freezing, grey oceans in SoCal. A highlight for me was snorkeling on the daily to explore the reefs and watch the fish, an experience I now miss back home. I loved seeing the underwater wildlife up close, and definitely got some awesome GoPro shots in the ocean.
From Waikiki to the North Shore, from secluded jungles to the streets of Honolulu, we got to experience both the natural and urban sides of the island. The total tourist in me took way too many sunset pictures, but it was so worth it. Macadamia nut pancakes from Boots and Kimo’s are one of the best breakfasts I have ever had, and I definitely ate way too much shave ice. For me, food is a highlight of any trip. Oahu definitely delivered.
Staying at Disney’s Aulani was an unforgettable experience in itself. As a huge Disney fan, I gotta admit I took a picture with that one wooden Stitch statue that everyone who stays at Aulani posts on Instagram. Handing out leis as we checked in and leaving Mickey chocolates on our pillows, Disney never fails to deliver a magical experience.
I could never leave California, but Oahu’s now got me dreaming of living the island life again. I’m so looking forward to another trip of laid back time experiencing nature, the ocean, and Hawaiian culture. ❈