Our Honeymoon Part 2

I'm back with the 2nd installment of our honeymoon recap in Hawaii! (You can find the recap of the first part of our honeymoon in Maui here)

The last 3.5 days were spent in Honolulu. It was great because we got the best of both worlds on our Hawaiian vacation. Maui was more the laid back, relaxing, tropical island setting; while Honolulu had more of a city vibe that just happened to be on a beautiful beach!

We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort which was right on the Kahanamoku Beach. 

{view from our balcony}

We were right on the beach, but surrounded by the city. 


On our second day there, we rented a car and drove up to the North Shore (recommendation from locals). The scenery on the way up was breathtaking and felt like we were in Jurassic Park!



We stopped at the island of Mokoli'i or the "Chinaman's Hat."


Our second stop on the way up to the North Shores was the Shrimp Shack. This place had great reviews online.




It was literally just a little food truck next to a shack, but boy did they have some great shrimp!


I got the coconut shrimp and Bill got the garlic shrimp and we shared the crab legs. SO delish and so fresh! PS - Do you like Bill's Hawaiian shirt? He insisted on wearing it lol.



When we got up to the North Shore, the scenery was breathtaking. Crystal blue water, soft sand and blue skies. The North Shore is a popular backdrop for a lot of movies too such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Surfers come here to ride the big waves and there are a lot of surf competitions that take place.

We hung out at the beach for a few hours just relaxing and watching the surfers go in and out.


After that, we continued our drive back down the island and stopped at a few scenic areas to take photos.

Of course, we got hungry again and stopped at another food shack/truck area.





That night we attended the Hilton Hawaiian Village Luau. The performance was so great and so was the food!





The next morning, we knew we wanted to watch the OSU football game somewhere and we did some research to find the only bar near by that would be playing it (die hard fans over here). The game started at noon Ohio time which was 6am Hawaiian time. Luckily the bar opened early for the Buckeye fans. We were surprised how many there were on the island!


Horrible iPhone photo, but had to document the other Buckeye fans we met! The one on the left was a former band member and the one in the middle was a former cheerleader! Bill was the mascot Brutus in college! Small world!

The next few days were spent lounging by the beach, shopping, more eating... You know... All my favorite things!




I had the best mahi mahi fish tacos!!

We also got to try out paddle boarding which was fun!
{again, sorry for the horrible phone photo quality!}

There's our honeymoon in a nutshell!
The one regret we have is not going to see Pearl Harbor while we were there. We saved that for the last day and we found out there was a 2 hour wait just to get tickets that day. My suggestion is to call ahead days in advance to get tickets if you go.

I hope we can return someday! Maybe for our 10 year anniversary?! :)

I'm linking up with Home of Malones and East Coast Chic for Thoughts for Thursday!

4 comments

  1. Your honeymoon looked like so much fun! I went to Hawaii too but I went to three different islands and only spend 3 days on Oahu. You hotel view was AMAZING! And the paddle boarding looks like a blast!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. Love these photos!! Hawaii is so gorgeous and there is just so much to do - which you guys totally did!!

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  3. I want to go back!!! We went up to the North Shore, too and it was sooo beautiful... but now I'm really bummed we missed the Shrimp Shack! That sounds like my kind of place! Also I'm obsessed with your Aloha pineapple tank, so cute!

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  4. Your amazing and great pics make Honolulu , a city that really vibe that just happened to be on a beautiful beach. Villa Concierge also provide vacations and honeymoon in Bali.

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