Let’s start with Waikiki Beach which was one place I couldn’t drag myself away from. Whether I was sipping coconut cocktails at Tiki Bar and Grill (my personal favourite) over looking the pristine waters or working on my tan under the scorching sun I just couldn’t get enough! For thrill seekers there is an abundance of water activities available from surfing lessons to kayaking off the main beach.
If you’re like me who always seems to forget sunblock, drag yourself away from the beach to explore the island. Start your morning with a hike to Diamond Head for stunning views. Head to the Pearl Harbour Museum to visit the USS Arizona Memorial or visit Waikiki Gun Club for a first class shooting experience.
For an authentic experience you can’t miss the Big Chief’s Luau which ranks #1 on Trip Advisor. Learn all about the rich history of the Hawaiian Islands and witness incredible Polynesian dancing. All while enjoying a buffet dinner as the sun sets over the North Shore. This was the perfect way to end my 7 night stay in Honolulu!
Next is shopping! It was a girls trip after all. Waikele Premium Outlets offers over 50 outlet stores with savings starting from 25%. Shop Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein just to name a few. You really are spoilt for choice!
Lastly, a girls trip wouldn’t be complete without more cocktails! Besides from Tiki Bar and Grill which was conveniently located at my hotel, Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Duke’s Waikiki is another excellent choice! For a romantic night out view the daily light show available at Sheraton Waikiki overlooking the infinity pool. If you are a beer lover like me you can’t pass up a schooner at The Yard House. They have a large collection of local and imported beers with over 130 on tap! If you are looking to party until the sun comes out check out LuLu’s on a Tuesday night! Most hospitality staff are out and about so there are great drink specials to be found.
With Hawaiian Airlines flying direct from Australia daily what are you waiting for?