07 Feb Waikiki Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, Chinaman’s Hat & Lanikai Beach – Hawaii Travel Diary Day 1 & 2
here is my first blog post from Hawaii. I’m so overwhelmed being here you cannot even imagine! I would love to stay here so happy the islands make me 😀 There is no other place in the world where it’s that extreme. And I’m looking forward to take you along on my travels via my blog 🙂 We will stay on Oahu the next days before we’ll be heading to Maui. Read about our whole travel plans including flights here.
Hawaii Day 1
The approach into Honolulu was already amazing!
Yesterday late afternoon we arrived in Honolulu. Honolulu International Airport is already so beautiful! I always love arriving there and seeing the sign Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii 😀
At the airport we rented a car and we were so lucky! We reserved the cheapest car online (a Ford Focus) and what did we get?! A black beautiful Mustang 😀 And this baby for a super cheap price…ha ha.
We first drove straight to our accomodation in Waikiki Beach. Have a look at the view 😀
After we unpacked and showered we walked through Waikiki. We also watched a stunning sunset there directly at the beach. Although it’s possible to top it 😉
My boyfriend fell in love with Hawaii immediately. I’m glad… otherwise we would have gotten serious relationship problems 😛
Afterwards we met up with my friend Nathan and his girlfriend Michelle for dinner. We met at Duke’s which I can really recommend. Definitely try out some local Hawaiian food such as Poké if you’re ever in Hawaii because it is amazing!
Hawaii Day 2
This morning we woke up early to meet up with Nathan, Michelle and a friend of Michelle to kayak to Chinaman’s Hat. Definitely go there!
We first drove to Kualoa Regional Park and from there we kayaked to Chinaman’s Hat. I really love the mountains in the background 😀
Even if you don’t like kayaking it is worth visiting Kualoa Regional Park where Jurassic Park was also shot 🙂
Arriving at Chinaman’s Hat there is also an amazing hiking trail (Chinaman’s Hiking Trail) that ends at the peak of Chinaman’s Hat. The hike is a bit steep but super impressive 🙂
In the afternoon we wanted to do ziplining at Kualoa Ranch. However, you need to sign up for it in advance though and it is a 3 hour long tour. Hence, we decided to do it a few days later.
Instead we explored Secret Beach. This beautiful beach is just in walking distance of Kualoa Regional Park.
Around sunset we went to my favorite beach: Lanikai Beach. It was on the way to Honolulu. Hence, it was a perfect stop 🙂
At the beach we had a great time including some drinks. However, you cannot see the sunset from Lanikai Beach. Hence, we need to come back for sunrise 🙂
Every Friday evening there are amazing fireworks in Waikiki. So it was worth leaving on time 😀 The stunning fireworks were the perfect end to a perfect day for us 🙂
And now I’m falling into my big bed and I’m super excited for another wonderful day in paradise tomorrow 🙂
P.s: We also filmed a bit with our drone for you guys. Cannot wait to share our full footage with you guys 😉