Catch up time!
Even though we LIVE in paradise, it’s still fun to VACATION in paradise! We had wanted to do some island hopping when Omar came home and had leave but with his mom and sister coming to visit we were a little tight on time. Thankfully Waikiki is just down the road!
We ended up staying at the Outrigger which has an awesome kama’aina (local) rate. It’s also close to the action of all the restaurants and beaches.
We ate tons of food… Yardhouse is right around the corner, I love it, the rest of my family isn’t impressed. Cheeseburger in Waikiki is good for burgers.
It’s also just fun to walk around… Well until the teeming masses of tourists drive you absolutely crazy.
The best thing was just being able to hang out and play together as a family. We are terrible when it comes to that at home. We all have our electronics to entertain us. So it was good to put that all away for a few days.
Plenty of beach time….
And for something EXTRA entertaining rent a kayak. This was a hilarious disaster. I don’t know what they were thinking letting all four of us into one kayak. We are NOT responsible enough for that!
(FYI I can’t stand putting on a wet life jacket. It oogs me out for some reason.)
While it looks like he is hanging on for dear life he was having fun… Being dragged by a kayak is a blast.
We also spotted a couple of sea turtles. Which necessitated me jumping OUT of the kayak to try and get some pictures of. And I lost the turtle as soon as I jumped in. Second turtle I got a pic but it was murky so I had to use this crazy filter to show him clearly. It really is kind of crazy that these guys are everywhere.
And the BEST part of a vacation? Boozing it up with your husband!
Got a Waikiki question? Let me know! I am happy to steer you toward the best hotels, eats and hang out spots!
Hey, Reb, I remember staying at the Outrigger with my buddy, Trish. We loved it! Really close to restaurants and bars where we could go dancing. We had a blast. We also hiked from our beach to Diamond Head and yes, we hiked the million stairs up to the top. I think we got a taxi ride back to the hotel. Good times!
I’ve done diamond head with the kids it’s quite a walk from downtown! It’s SUPER crowded too, so I think once is enough! The views were great though!
I totally agree that the views are great, but once is enough.