When you think of Hawaii, you may think first of paradise beach, clear waters and palm trees. You will definitely find it all on Oahu. You can have a look at our Oahu beach guide to get some ideas. As beautiful as Hawaiian beaches are, you may also want to see other things after a while. And the island has so much to offer, from hikes to water falls and gardens, there is always something new to see.
Diamond Head crater is one of the most famous landmark in Honolulu and is very popular. Although I did have a hard time walking uphill, the hike is not that difficult and is even accessible by children.
We spent 3 weeks on Oahu island while in Hawaii so even if we can’t claim that we have seen all the beaches, we had time to explore a good portion of it.
Simon has been having a lot of fun with his camera since we left and today, I would like to put forward some of his pictures.
Aloha! Hawaii, we had been dreaming of it for a while and here we are. The discovery of the island of Oahu starts in Honolulu with a walk to Chinatown on the first day.
Laure and I spent the day at Waimea Valley, a sacred place to the Hawaian natives. Located near the windward side of the north shore of oahu, this short hike includes a 1,875 acre botanical garden filled with native plants, rebuilt huts/cooking houses and several endangered birds. The 3/4 mile trail ends with a beautiful waterfall that tourists are encouraged to swim under once they arrive.
Two days at the Grand Canyon… I’m looking forward to it but also a bit concerned (“I’m too young to die!”).