Earlier this month we were in Hawaii. We explored a bunch of Oahu beaches. It really was paradise. The weather was perfect, the blues and greens so vibrant. I can’t wait to return.
On our flight in to Oahu, we had a glorious view of Diamond Head Crater.
We also flew right over Ko Olina and its four lagoons.
Our timeshare is on Lagoon 3.
Monday after our arrival we drove over to Kailua. This is a panorama from above Kailua Beach Park taken by Blue Eyes. He loves him a panorama.
We then walked up to Lanikai Beach (translated to “heavenly sea”). With the twin islands of Na Mokulua (“mokes”) visible, it is absolutely one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited.
A couple days later we were expecting a cloudy day, so we headed off on a little road trip up the leeward coast. We drove all the way to the end of the road and started here at Kaena Point State Park.
Next stop Makua Beach, part of James Michener’s Hawaii was filmed here in the 1960’s.
Makua Beach. Gorgeous and completely deserted. Regardless of the clouds, it was still 80+ degrees, but this is the local’s area of the island and it was a week day.
Surfers at Makaha Beach Park.
Lifeguard station at Makaha Beach Park.
Back home and sunset at Ko Olina Lagoon 3, Waianae Coast, Oahu.
The next day we went snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. I sort of tackled some of my snorkeling fears… just one little panic attack. I am a work in progress.
Back home at the Four Seasons Ko Olina, we relaxed and watched this sunset from our room.
We hiked the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.
At the top of the trail, we experienced this lovely view of the wayward side of the island.
Our final Hawaiian sunset of the trip.
On our last morning we dragged ourselves out of bed early for one last walk along the lagoons. We encountered these early morning paddle boarders.