Ettie Kim




Oahu | Hawaii Itinerary


Since we were flying into Oahu anyways, we decided to stay for a few days to explore the island. We were pretty jet lagged coming from Japan, so we took it easy. The majority of our time in Hawaii was spent on Maui and Kauai, itineraries for which I will also be sharing as separate blog posts.

what we did

Makapu’u Lighthouse Hike aka Kaiwi Scenic Shoreline—

A paved, very reasonable hike, perfect for two jetlagged honeymooners. We woke up extra early to catch the sunrise. If you are coming during the day, please make sure to bring water and a hat as there is absolutely no shade along the hike.

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Wearing OV Cliftons (< Follow the link to get 20% off your first order at Outdoor Voices!)


Makapu’u Beach—

Early bird gets the beach to herself!

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L is wearing a Columbia sunhat and water shoes he got from Amazon. I cannot recommend bringing a pair of water shoes with you to Hawaii. We got so much wear out of them throughout our trip, while snorkeling, exploring coves, and hiking muddier terrains.

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Halona Blowhole Lookout—

Kuhio Beach Hula Show—

$Free.99 hula show! Located at the Kuhio Beach Hula Mound, diagonally across Kalakaua Ave from Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach hotel at Uluniu Ave. Outdoors, casual, seating on the grass—get there early and bring something to sit on!

what we ate

The Pig and the Lady—

Delicious, flavorful fusion Vietnamese food.

Tropical Tribe—

Bomb acai bowls.

Kono’s Northshore—

One of our favorite meals in Hawaii.

Leonard's Bakery—

Expect a wait for their specialty, fresh malasadas (Portuguese donuts)!

Olive & Oliver—

Hybrid cafe/retail store by Waikiki Beach

Island Vintage Shave Ice—

Shave ice, not shaved ice

Kono’s Northshore

Kono’s Northshore

Island Vintage Shave Ice

Island Vintage Shave Ice

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