I have been to few beach travel destinations in the world but Hawaii still remains as my number one. I am the kind of person who needs both city and beach altogether to truly enjoy my vacation. If you are like me, you will definitely love Hawaii. Here are my top 3 things to do in Hawaii (Ohau Island).
1. Waikiki Beach
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Waikiki beach may not be the most beautiful beach in Hawaii but it is definitely the most famous beach in Hawaii. The great thing about Waikiki beach is that it has everything you need. Not only the beach super clean and beautiful, but there are so many things it has to offer such as amazing shopping experience and award-winning restaurants. If you are more adventurous traveler, Waikiki beach is a perfect place to learn surfing. I recommend visiting here during the shoulder season as it can get very crowded.
2. Relax at Lanikai Beach
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Lanikai Beach is definitely my favorite beach in Ohau Island. This beach is located about 30 minutes drive away from the main Waikiki area. The name Lanikai means “heavenly ocean” which absolutely describes this beach. The calm clear water is warm and relaxing and the views of the offshore islands are just unbelievable. It is also much less crowded compared to Waikiki beach so if you want to relax without being distracted constantly, I highly recommend this beach!
3. Snorkel at Hanauma Bay
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Hanauma Bay is one of my very favorite sights in Hawaii and is an absolute must for anybody! This is a beautiful natural preserve where you can snorkel and experience the remarkable sea life. There is a 10 minutes video clip you need to watch before you can enter the preserve which is shown every 15 minutes. The informative video clip teaches you how to be safe while snorkeling and to protect the reef and marine life.
Entrance Fee: $7.50
Hours: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm (everyday except Tuesdays)
Tip: Get there early as it does get very crowded. You can rent snorkel equipment but I suggest bringing your own.