Hawaii the way it used to be...Beautiful beach without the crowds.
My wife and I came here to get away from the crowds of Waikiki (Been there, done that) and had the best vacation ever! We woke up to sound of the ocean and the fresh sea breezes which helped the stress melt away. We made fresh mango smoothies while we watched the turtles swim back and forth along the beach. This side of Oahu is so beautiful and much less crowded than in Waikiki and worth the extra time to drive here.(30 min) The beach is semi-private, wide open and seems rarely used for its beauty, no fighting over where to place your towels or umbrella. After spending a few days on the beach in front of the condo, we decided to drive to Ko' Olina, around 10 miles down to road to go swimming in the calm lagoons.(4 different ones) This is where Disney just built their new "Aulani" hotel. Ko' Olina is a nice change of pace in that it provides a little more excitement without the crowds of Waikiki. There are great restaurants to enjoy and the grounds around the hotels are nice to take an after dinner stroll. It took a day or two to get into the groove and get our bearings, but after that we were veterans and had our routine down. 1. Picked fresh Plumeria in the neighborhood for the balcony vase. 2. Bought fresh fish to grill on the BBQ at sunset. 3. Made fresh ground Kona coffee and mango smoothies to start our day. 4. Made sure to catch the Sunset every night from the balcony. I know you will find your own rhythm but feel free to use mine. Just in case you wanted to check in on reality, there is free Wi-Fi access, but I tried my best to avoid it, we were on vacation after all! :) Thanks Eileen! It was a great place and we have wonderful memories.
Fabulous Oceanfront Beach Hide-Away - Romantic & Serene Residence Condo