Hello friends. We recently took a family vacation to Hawaii and I'd love to share with you some photos I took of the trip.
We took a long plane ride of 10 hours to get to Honolulu, Hawaii. Even though the plane ride was long, it didn't seem so bad as I slept and read a lot. We arrived at the airport in the early afternoon and were each given a lei and then brought to our hotel to be checked in. Lucky for us Hawaii is 6 hours behind us.
We stayed for 4 days at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in the Rainbow Tower.
This is the view we had from our hotel room that overlooked the pool and beach.
This was our dinner the first evening that we arrived among many more delicious meals. A tropical drink, a fish burger and fries, vegetarian pasta, calamari, assorted poke (a fish salad), and for me a veggie burger and fries.
Assorted surf and paddle boards available to rent.
The beach during the day and the same beach at sunset.
The next day for breakfast my husband had a healthy smoothie drink (on the left), I had oatmeal (located on the top right) and my teen had an acai fruit smoothie bowl. Yum!
We arranged for a tour to see Pearl Harbor the next day. We took a bus, with other people, that gave us a tour of Honolulu, Hawaii State Capital Building, Iolani Palace, Washington Place, and Punchbowl National Cemetery. At the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, we saw a movie of the attack, and took a short boat ride to see the USS Arizona Memorial.
I would recommend to everyone to see this tour and a must see while there in Hawaii vacationing.
** There are also no handbags, or backpacks allowed on the site due to security reasons.
Below is a pool on top of one of the hotels on the complex that we were able to enjoy. On the other side of the pool was a small jacuzzi that I able to relax in and meet a nice Australian couple who were on vacation there too.
Many people paddle boarding in the small lagoon.
The white sandy beach was so beautiful and the water so warm and inviting to swim in. I really loved how the water had so many pretty shades of blue and we saw many tiny fish swimming by in the water.
We were also able to see the crew filming the TV show Hawaii Five-O on the beach right by the lagoon!
I am finally over my jet lag and feeling back to normal, which took us about a week to get over!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my first part of our Hawaii vacation. Stay tuned for more to come on our trip.