How to Do Hawaii in 4 Days!

by Aug 14, 20190 comments

Domestic destinations may not be at the top of your travel list or considered “real” traveling to some travel crazed millennials, but Hawaii has the unwavering international charm of the Caribbean and makes for the perfect island infused getaway with friends or your significant other. It’s ok to explore and travel domestically, there is no shame.

 

Although highly commercialized, Honolulu/Waikiki’s natural beauty, white sand beaches and clear deep blue waters are unmatched and offer the ideal combination of relaxation, thrill, and countless adventures. I recently did a 4 day jaunt on the island of Oahu with friends and made the most of my $360 RT flight deal. Here’s how to do Hawaii in 4 days:

What to Do

 

Makani Catamaran 

Take a morning sail along the Honolulu and Waikiki shores and go snorkeling on Makani Catamaran! I am not a strong swimmer yet but the crew were extremely patient, friendly, reassured safety and even had Christina (the lifeguard) with us in the water. The best part is that we found this deal for only $47 on Groupon.

 

Moana Falls

I know TLC told us not to chase waterfalls but I don’t listen anyway and Moana Falls is the exception. Despite the path being slippery and muddy due to rain showers, this breathtaking waterfall makes this trail so worthwhile. The falls is a semi moderate trail for non-hikers and considered relatively easy for experienced hikers. Whenever in Oahu, add this very scenic approximately 1.6 mile trail to your to do list.

 

Diamond Head

I was never ever an “outdoorsy” girl but when in Hawaii, you must go hiking! While steep and filled with uneven rock (yes your girl was struggling and out of breath per usual), Diamond Head trail offers an amazing panoramic view of Oahu, Hawaii from the very top.

 

Tip: Wear proper footwear, avoid wearing sandals! Bring cash, there is $1 entry fee for pedestrians and $5 for drivers.

 

Paradise Cove Luau 

What’s an authentic Hawaiian experience without a luau, hula, and fire dancers? Paradise Cove Luau provides an intimate oceanfront setting for friends, lovers, and families with live music, drinks, games, and traditional Hawaiian cuisine. Prices will vary contingent upon the package selected and may include hotel pickup and drop-off. Most packages can be purchased via the hotel concierge or booked via trip advisor. 

 

Leonard’s Bakery

If you are ever visiting Honolulu and have a sweet tooth, please don’t leave without trying their freshly baked malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts) at Leonard’s Bakery. Your trip on the island is not complete without these local delicacies paired with coffee. 

 

Would you consider making a trip?