Our top ten suggestions to do in Hawaii
We have definitely entered the winter months here in Sydney and my poor little toes are frozen. Everyone is armed with their coats, scarves and wolly socks. In store we have switched the dial from air con to heater. I'm sure a lucky few are going to be making a run for it to somewhere warmer. If Hawaii is that place or if you have never been and want to add it to your bucket list here are our top 10 things to do in Hawaii (in no particular order).
Shopping in Waikiki. Our favourite places to shop were the main strip in Waikiki which has everything and then Ala Moana Centre which has everything else. Allow yourself at least a few days for this, you will need it.
Drive around the Island of Oahu. After being in Waikiki for a few days and shopping yourself crazy venture out to other parts of Oahu. There is plenty to see and lots of beaches to stop at.
Climb up Diamond Head. I didn't want to do this. I wasn't in the mood and I thought it was going to be an all day kind of thing but it was actually really easy and quick. The view was fab: you get to look down on Waikiki beach. There is a bit of up hill but when we were up there, there was a bride in her big pastry dress and if she can do it, you can do it!
Go to the Dole pineapple plantation. To be honest when we went it was raining so we only got as far as the gift store but that was enough to add this to my list. I'm talking Dole merch. I'm talking pineapple soft serve. I'm talking pineapple Hello Kitty. I'm talking pineapple chocolate. I could keep talking but just go.
Rent a convertible Mustang. Everyone else is doing it.
Go for dinner at Bills. If you haven't been to Hawaii before you might get there and get a culture shock because of all the American food. Luckily I found Bills in Waikiki which is an Australian restaurant just down the road from Gucci. Thank me later.
Go to Waimea Canyon on Kauai. Sight seeing on Kauai was unreal. I don't even know how else to explain this just look at the picture.
Hike the Kalalau Trail to Hanakapiai Falls. Kauai has some beautiful waterfalls but Hanakapiai was my favourite. The Kalalau Trail to Hanakapiai Falls is a serious, day hike so make sure you know what you're in for and take plenty of food and water. But the blood, sweat and tears are definitely worth the beautiful views and how good you'll feel afterwards.
Drive the road to Hana in Maui. If you're renting a car in Maui driving the road to Hana should definitely be on your to-do list. The drive is quite the adventure with tight turns and narrow roads. Try to sit in the passenger seat for this one so you can keep your eyes out for waterfalls and other beautiful exhibitions of nature.
Lay in the sun and soak up that vitamin D. Remember you're on holiday. While everyone is at home working you need to be topping up that tan so when you get home everyone will know that you've been abroad.
I hope this helps you plan your trip or dream trip to Hawaii. Come see me in store after your trip to show off your tan and let me know if you did any of my suggestions. If you've gone somewhere else still come show off and let me know where I should go on my next trip.
Have a great week beauties xox