(圖: 看過最可愛的結婚蛋糕, 海星和貝殼都可以吃喔！)
才不到九個月, 我又回到夏威夷。感謝 Sunny 和 Seal, 若非他倆選擇在美麗的海邊舉行婚禮, 又若非他倆精心安排行程, 我不會這麼快回去, 也不會體會到如此美麗和非商業的歐胡島。
從紐約去夏威夷要飛行13小時, 途中得轉機, 本人今年的假用得差不多了, 所以只能小請三天, 星期六一大早去, 星期二晚上十點回來, 整整四天三夜。飛這麼久, 待這麼短, 真的很可惜, 但能參加好朋友的婚禮和這麼棒的行程, 三天也願意。
下面是我參考 Sunny 和 Seal 的行程, 裡面集合很多人的經驗和心血, 所以先貼出來跟大家分享, 旅行發生的點點滴滴, 之後再慢慢紀錄了。
Hearty breakfast: Keoni by Keo's
Address: 2375 Kuhio Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Hiking at Diamond Head
Address: Diamond Head Road at 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
From Waikiki go east along Kalakaua to the intersection with Monsarrat Avenue at the Honolulu Zoo corner. Turn left onto Monsarrat and proceed 1 ¼ miles until the road becomes Diamond Head Road. Follow this road for ¼ mile to the access road to the crater. Go through the tunnel into the interior of the crater and proceed to the designated parking area.
Surfing Lessons on Waikiki beach
$65 for two people (not 100% sure), cheaper for group lessons
They will take pictures for you when you are surfing on the wave.
(Of course, you need to pay extra money if you want to keep the photos.)
Lounging on Waikiki beach
360 On The Rise
3660 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
1857 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Chef Mavro $50+
Address: 1969 S. King St.
Phone: 944-4714 (Dinner nightly except Mondays, Reservation a must)
Option 1: Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail
Address: Makapu'u Point State Wayside, Honolulu, HI 96825
It is an easy 1-mile one way trail, usually takes 45 minutes total.
Option 2: Pearl Harbor (go very early in the morning to avoid long lines)
Address: 850 Ticonderoga St Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96860-5033
Wedding ceremony and reception at Waimanalo Beach (starting at 4:30 PM)
Wedding dinner at Michel’s
2895 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Take H1 East bound from Waikiki. Then take the Pali Highway, Route 61, via Nu'uanu Pali Drive. Follow the signs to the Lookout. There is a trail at the lower end of the lookout that you can take to get a different perspective on the views from the Pali. http://www.portaloha.com/SecretsOfHawaii/PaliLookout.htm
Sea Kayak or Stand-up Paddling at Kailua Beach
(a family-friendly beach with very calm water)
(double half day $55, online coupon KSKonline 15% off) Booked!
(double half day $39, may need help for transportation kayak to the beach)
Lunch Options Nearby
- Saigon Noodle House
Address: 1020 Keolu Dr., Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
- Tokoname Sushi Bar and Restaurant
Address: 442 Uluniu St., Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
- Casablanca (Moroccan cuisine) $$
Address: 19 Hoolai St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
On the way to Hanauma Bay, check out Spitting Cave of Portlock
Address: Lumahai St, Honolulu, HI 96825)
Direction: Take H-1 going to east until it turns into Hwy 72. Make a right onto Portlock road. Turn right onto Lawai, then right on Makaweli, and right onto Poipu. Turn left onto Moloa'a, and right onto Lumahai. The trail is at the end of Lumahai. You can access the Spitting Cave by parking at the end of Lumahai and taking a short but steep trail down to a sloping, 60 foot high bluff.
Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay
A must-go place in Oahu! Shallow water with lots of fish!
Note: the conservation park is closed on Tuesday.
7455 Kalaniana'ole Highway, Southeast O'ahu
If it's a windy day, also see Halona Blow Hole
Direction: From Waikiki, go to Ala Wai Blvd make a right onto Kalakaue Ave then a right on Kapiolani Blvd. Stay in the left hand lane until you see the ramp to H-1 east. Take the ramp onto the freeway and continue to Hawaii Kai and you will be going past Hanauma Bay. Travel about 1.5 miles after Hanauma Bay to reach the Blow How. Parking available.
Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream for Mochi Ice Cream (near Hanauma Bay)
Address: 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, D 103, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
Teddy's Bigger Burger
Koko Marina Shopping Center by Hanauma Bay
Address: 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy, E 125, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
Wide Side Morning Cruise
Get the chance to swim with wild dolphins, snorkeling with many colorful fishes, spotting sea turtles and much more! Great guided boat tour with breakfast served on boat. Snorkeling gear included.
Time: check-in at 7:30 AM, back around noon.
Sunny has booked the boat for 14 people which is enough to claim the whole boat reserved just for us! So we really hope that all of you can join us!
Watch great dolphin and whale videos and learn more about the morning tour at:
From Waikiki or airport area, Take either Kapahulu or McCully to the H1 west towards Waianae. At one point, near the airport, H1 splits into the 78. If you find yourself on the 78 (its actually the "main" freeway), that's OK, in a couple of miles it merges back into the H1.
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Address: 83 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731
Hannara Restaurant (a local favorite)
Address: 86-078 Farrington Hwy #101, Waianae, HI 96792
Tel: (808) 696-6137
Laniakea Beach (a.k.a. Lani's Beach or Turtle Beach)
Direction: from the historic town of Haleiwa travel about 1.5 miles just before Pohaku Loa Way on Kam Highway. When you see lots of cars parked in the dirt on the right, pull in. Across the street is Laniakea Beach.
North Shore and Polynesian Culture Center
North Shore: where you see the BIG wave and those expert surfers
Note: the Polynesian Culture center is closed on Sundays
Dinner at the Polynesian Culture Center (buffet) or back to Honolulu.