Oahu, Hawaii. August 2015

Although, today is the end of October already, finally, I have some time to write a small summary about our trip to Oahu, Hawaii. I never would have thought that camping in Hawaii is possible. But talking to my massage therapist and reading several camping adventures stories in Hawaii I decided that I should, at least, once in my lifetime try it out myself.

Me and my girlfriend bought the tickets, Vancouver to Honolulu for about 380 CAD, which is extremely cheap, considering the fact that it is about 6 hours of flying time. Booked Nissan Pathfinder as our means of transportation and a campground on the North Shore of Oahu island. It was supposed to be just the two of us, but by the second week after the tickets were bought, our two friends and also my sister and her husband decided to tag along with us.

The campground we selected was Malaekahana Beach Campground. Located within couple of minutes of Polynesian Cultural Center. Very beautiful beach, and well maintained campground. It was amazing to fall asleep with the sound of the ocean waves. It was also nice to be able to wake up in the morning and to run right into the ocean and have a morning swim:)

The last three days we stayed at Waikiki Beach by the Hilton Lagoon. Also very nice, but totally different experience. Very civilized and expensive. Couple of things that we did there was the Parasailing and Submarine tour. While parasailing, we saw a group of dolphins, which was very cool! The sad part was that I managed to lose my newly bought Ray Bans. Oh well, the experience was worth it anyway!

I will try to update this post more, as time permits, but in general, the trip was wonderful. The island, the weather, the ocean – all was perfect. The highlights of the trip were swimming with the turtles,  and snorkeling at Hanauma bay. The Pearl Harbour is definitely something I would visit again.

Oh, and we loved camping in Hawaii so much that on November 17th we are going to do the same thing once more!