A few weeks ago my husband and I set off for the island of OAHU for our summer vacation. We were also going to meet our friends from the UK later in the week.
Oahu is a 9 hour flight from Hartsfield Jackson Airport Atlanta.
The hotel was set on Waikiki Beach, surrounded by Palm trees. Tiki Torches set out along the beach walkway and hotel gardens.
A stroll along the beach as the sun was setting over the ocean, was I dreaming? Stunning white sands and frothy surf.
Most of the beach hotels had a catarmaran excursion for a few dollars, whether daytime or to watch the sunset over the ocean; complete with cocktails! Of course we had to try it out.
A place to visit is Pearl Harbour, named for the pearl oysters once harvested there, is the largest natural harbor in Hawaii.
The devastating aerial attack on Pearl Harbor resulted in 2,390 dead and hundreds wounded, and drove the United States into World War II.
At 8:06 a.m. on December 7th, 1941, the USS Arizona was hit by a 1,760-pound armour-piercing bomb, which ignited its forward ammunition magazine. The catastrophic explosion that resulted sank this massive battleship in nine
minutes, killing 1,177 crewmen
We took a shuttle over to the USS Arizona Memorial, a floating memorial built over the sunken hull of the Battleship USS Arizona, the final resting place for many of the ship’s crew.
Next we ventured onboard the USS Bowfin, also known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” for a panoramic view of the harbor.
Going down below decks into the body of the submarine touring the torpedo room, engine room, sleeping quarters and eating area. Have you ever tried trying to get into a bunk on a submarine, my friend and I did!!!
To finish off our holiday a Polynesian Night out where we were entertained by ‘hula hula’ dancers and even the famous Haka was performed, with yet more cocktails.
Me (in the yellow) and my lovely friend Judith.
This was the most beautiful and fantastic holiday. Sad to have to leave. Definitely a recommenation and thumbs up from us!
Aloah from Oahu!
- A Tour of Museums: Pearl Harbor Historic Sites (A Photo Essay) (jenmonje.wordpress.com)
- Hello, Honolulu: Where to stay and play in paradise (orbitz.com)
- Hawaiian Paradise Series: Oahu (goudaandgigondas.com)