April 3/14 – Thanks to Liz for sending us here for this 5-day trip. We enjoyed our stay in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Hotel. This is our first mother-daughter trip since 2005. We spent most of the time chillaxing by the pool. Loved the weather here! I managed to get a lot of work done while Jo achieved her goal of being tanned… 🙂
Honolulu is the largest city in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Unlike Maui where it’s more relaxing, Honolulu is fast-paced and dynamic. It is a busy city, it being the center of government and business. Despite this however, the laid-back atmosphere is still felt. Very lively city indeed!
Eighty percent of Hawaii’s population is in Honolulu and it is where the world-famous tourist destination, the Waikiki Beach, is located. We are very fortunate that our hotel is just right across the beach; so convenient. I am surprised with the number of shops along the beach strip. They range from casual stores to all kinds of brand-name shops.
After seeing so many “white sand beaches” in the other places that I’ve been to such as Mexico, Tofino and Hainan Island, I really want to go and check out the “black sand beach” and the “green sand beach” in the Big Island but we got lazy and decided to continue to be pool bums instead since the weather is so nice here. So I decided that I would go to Big Island the next time I visit Hawaii. This is my third visit and it won’t be the last. Definitely.