My trip to The Hawaiian island of Oahu - Part Three

- Part Two -

Day Four

Dole Plantation

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.

Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
Pineapple plants in the garden of Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
Pineapple plants in the garden of Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
The station of Pineapple Express Train Tour of Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
The station of Pineapple Express Train Tour of Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
The train of Pineapple Express Train Tour from Dole Plantation
The train of Pineapple Express Train Tour from Dole Plantation
Banana trees we saw on the Pineapple Express Train Tour of Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
Banana trees we saw on the Pineapple Express Train Tour of Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
Pineapple desserts in the Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
Pineapple desserts in the Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
We ordered lunch specials, pineapple float and Dole whip cup with toppings from Plantation Grille of Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
We ordered lunch specials, pineapple float and Dole whip cup with toppings from Plantation Grille of Dole Plantation at Oahu, Hawaii
One of the secret stations we found in Pineapple Garden Maze of Dole Plantation
One of the secret stations we found in Pineapple Garden Maze of Dole Plantation

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.

The Byodo-In Temple in Oahu, Hawaii
The Byodo-In Temple in Oahu, Hawaii
The Byodo-In Temple houses The Amida Buddha in the main structure Phoenix Hall
The Byodo-In Temple houses The Amida Buddha in the main structure Phoenix Hall
Many Koi (carp) fish in the pond of The Byodo-In Temple in Oahu, Hawaii
Many Koi (carp) fish in the pond of The Byodo-In Temple in Oahu, Hawaii
The rear side of The Byodo-In Temple in Oahu, Hawaii
The rear side of The Byodo-In Temple in Oahu, Hawaii

Again, we stayed in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa for the night.

Day Five

Hanauma Bay

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

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.

Waikiki Beach

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.

Waikiki Beach of O’ahu, Hawaii
Waikiki Beach of O’ahu, Hawaii
Surfers were heading out to surf in Waikiki Beach
Surfers were heading out to surf in Waikiki Beach
People were surfing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) in Waikiki Beach of O’ahu, Hawaii
People were surfing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) in Waikiki Beach of O’ahu, Hawaii
Surfboard rental in Waikiki Beach at Oahu, Hawaii
Surfboard rental in Waikiki Beach at Oahu, Hawaii
Visitors were swimming and tanning in the Waikiki Beach of O’ahu, Hawaii
Visitors were swimming and tanning in the Waikiki Beach of O’ahu, Hawaii

We stayed in Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa for the last night in Honolulu.

Day Six

The last morning in our trip at Waikiki Beach was peaceful and quiet
The last morning in our trip at Waikiki Beach was peaceful and quiet

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.

- Part Two -

Route Map

Dole Plantation
The Byodo-In Temple
Hanauma Bay

Trip Duration

2015-04-02 - 2015-04-07