So Valentina, Jessica and myself hopped on a plane and headed for Hawaii. We arrived at about 11pm but as we walked off we were all commenting on how warm it was! As wonderful as Bellingham and the Pacific NorthWest is, it's not exactly warm there so I think we were all glad of the chance to lie around in the sun and lounge about in shorts and a singlet.
We caught a taxi to our hotel - Waikiki Gateway Hotel - which was a couple of blocks from Waikiki beach. If you're ever in Hawaii I'd definitely recommend it. It was a nice hotel, the staff were friendly and helpful and there was an info desk available to help you book tours and recommend places to visit.
Anyway, over the course of the week we visited Hanauma bay and went snorkelling (unfortunately this was one of the few days it rained so we didn't stay for long), hiked through a rain forest to a water fall (and got covered in mud), did a tour around the island and saw some of the sights (where I think we were the youngest there by about 15 years), indulged in some shopping (almost a little too much when it came to going home), hung out with some locals who invited us to join them on a night out in downtown (Senor Frogs anyone?), ate at a wonderful Japanese restaurant, visited Pearl Harbour, hired a car and spent a day driving to the other side of the island and back and spent a lot of time lying in the sun!
|Hanauma bay where we went snorkelling|
|On our tour around the Island|
|Playing in the surf|
|Outside The Cheesecake Factory where we had dinner one night|
|Hiring a car and driving around the Island meant we got to stop for coconuts!|
Love Danielle xx