I’m just back from Hawaii and already want to go back. This time we went to Oahu for our honeymoon. We picked North Shore for our stay. Honolulu is very busy, it doesn’t feel like tropical paradise and we wanted to disconnect from everyday city life. Turtle Bay Resort was wonderful, I highly recommend this hotel. Our room was beautiful, service was great and the location is just perfect!
Every day was an adventure: we swam with sharks, explored the island, kayaked, hiked and of course enjoyed sunsets with Pina Coladas in our private hot tub…
Island life is simple. You go to farmers market in the morning, then drive to a beach, take a surf lesson, eat fresh tuna poke for lunch, check out local store with jewelry and hand made goodies, pick up a coconut at food truck. It’s all about enjoying simple things and nature around you. We are definitely planning to get a vacation house here!
This is my recommended Oahu To Do List for your next vacation:
Dive with sharks at North Shore Shark Adventures
Drive down Highway 83 and find the swing – Between Polynesian Cultural Center and Punaluu
Pick up the best coffee at ChadLou’s Coffee & Tea and shop at the cutest store next door
Feed birds at Byodo-In Temple at Valley of The temples Memorial Park
Kayak to Flat Island and Lanikai Beach with Kailua Beach Adventures
Find secret Mermaid Cave on west shore
Take a surf lesson at Waikiki beach
Watch sunset at China Walls
Meet professional surfers at Banzai Pipeline
Hike Laie Falls, it’s 3 hours hike with some challenges in the end, but it’s not dangerous.