Favorite Spots in Oahu, Hawaii
We’re heading back to the beautiful Island of Oahu tomorrow so I thought I would finally round up my trip from September 2017. Haha, I know i’m really behind! Each time we go to Oahu we try to do and see new things we haven’t done before. This trip we mixed in our tried and true favorite spots along with a few new things like Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay and Sharks cove. We also accidentally found a few cool spots on our own too.
Waikiki & Lanakai
I’m not going to spend too much time talking about these two spots b/c they’re the most touristy and I have featured them a few times on my blog now. We always book our hotel in Waikiki and Lanakai is our favorite beach.
– Furusato Sushi –
– Hyatt Regency –
This was our first time to this little beach. It’s a short hike down from the parking lot that can be done in sandals. The waves can be rough so I wouldn’t recommend little ones swimming in the water. Rylie and I played in the shallow end of the water and lounged in the small tide pools. It’s a beautiful spot and you’ll see water shooting from the blowhole.
One of the hippest areas in Oahu.
Since i’ve already talked about this in my ‘Oahu’s Best Instagram Spots‘, I’ll just leave you with updated images.
Makapuu Beach Park
Nice little beach. Parking lot is very small.
Hanauma Bay is a marine life conservation beach and you have to pay an entry fee to get in. They are known to be the best spot for snorkeling and sporting all kinds of tropical fish. It’s a nice beach for adults and little ones as the waters are calm and shallow.
FYI, it’s a long walk down to the beach from the parking lot which means it’s a long walk back up. They do have a shuttle that runs back and forth but you’ll have to pay a small fee.
We didn’t look go into the garden area– only stopped by to take a photo on this iconic road. I think the employees are used to visitors just coming through to take photos, they didn’t mind us very much.
– aloha table-
We stumbled across this lookout during our drive back to Waikiki after a day in Lanikai. I’m so happy we stopped and explored because the sight is amazing! The hike down wasn’t so bad, there are some loose gravel to watch out for but I managed in flip flops.
We loved sharks cove. It’s a perfect little area for kids to play in the water and for adults to snorkel. The water is crystal clear! The hike down from the parking lot isn’t that bad for adults but there are a lot of little rocks to watch out for. I slipped and slid a few times. I would definitely take your water shoes for this one. There are giant stones and rocks in the water that may cause discomfort to your bare feet.
If you want to see turtles without trying, check out Laniakea. Turtles are always washed up on the shore to rest. Also keep in mind that a marine life representative is present at all times to make sure visitors don’t get too close to the turtles. Admire from afar =)
– Haleiwa Bowls –
This was our first time to the plantation and I was in pineapple heaven! They have all kinds of pineapple merchandise for purchase and of course delicious treats as well.
Well that’s it for this trip. We’re heading back to Oahu tomorrow so I’ll be sure to share with you another round up in the near future.