Dole Plantation provides activities for visitors, including the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour, and the Pineapple Garden Maze. We enjoyed our visit there.
The Byodo-In Temple
The Byodo-In Temple in Oahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple, a United Nations World Heritage Site in Uji, Japan. It is a peaceful site we have experienced.
Again, we stayed in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa for the night.
This is the most famous of all Hawaii’s snorkeling beaches because of high fish population, white sand and calm shallow water. Though we didn’t make it in because it was full when we got there about 9:00am.
Diamond Head trail is one of the most rewarding Oahu hikes, offering amazing 360 degrees views when you reach the top. People said it only takes about 40 to 60 minutes to reach the 760-foot summit of the Diamond Head hike. But we didn’t try it due to crowded people.
We ended up returning to Waikiki Beach for a peaceful relaxing afternoon, watched people surfing, and tried snorkeling close to one of the seawalls. Luckily, we saw some colorful fish with goggles only in the unsettled sea water near the beach.
We stayed in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa for the last night in Honolulu.
We left hotel to catch our plane (Hawaiian Airlines) that departs at 1:55pm from Honolulu Airport (HNL). It took 5 hours and 5 minutes to land at San Francisco Airport (SFO).
That wrapped up our six day and five night Hawaii trip.