Over Christmas and News Years Martin and me went back to Hawaii for the third time – can you guess how much we love it there? This time we got to experience a new Island (Kauai), we finally got to see the Humpback Whales that call Hawaii home during the winter months and not least, we got to spend some quality time with my family.
After an amazing week on Kauai, my brother, Martin and flew back to Honolulu (nearly missed our flight because of an endless security queue!) and met up with the rest of the family, which had left Copenhagen on 26th of December.
We had rented an amazing, but very expensive and a bit too small for 8 people, penthouse apartment via Airbnb in the center of Honolulu. The place had a fantastic view over the city and a rooftop balcony, which was perfect for relaxing with a book or share a nice home-cooked breakfast.
We went snorkeling at Hanauma Bay and hiking on the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail where we tried to catch a glimpse of a humpback whale.
On New Years day we went to the Waimea Falls Park, before going back to our apartment where we held our own party at before-mentioned rooftop, barbecuing and watching the fireworks over Waikiki beach.
After our stay on Big Island we had a few more days on Oahu before flying back home. Among other things we went on a submarine for a different view on the marine life – when used to diving it was quite fun to go 100 feet below water in less than 5 min. and we also covered a much bigger area than you do on dives. We also went with my brother to the Dole Pineapple Plantation and a drive up to the North Shore to watch the surfers.
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