Stopping at Sandy Beach on our way to Waimanalo!

Windy day as we headed off to Waimanalo as you see waves after waves crashing unto land. We decided to check things out closer so we took a short break at Sandy Beach after rounding out Koko Crater to the south.

Quick exploration of Waikiki Aquarium after a long morning hike

While staying in Waikiki for a couple of nights, one of the places we checked out was the Waikiki Aquarium down the street from our hotel. Not as large as some of the aquariums we’ve been too but still interesting to see nonetheless especially since Hawaii has both fresh and saltwater habitats for aquatic creatures. Went here after hiking up and down Diamond Head State Monument!

Hiking Diamond Head State Monument

First thing the next day of being in Oahu, Hawaii was to get up early and hike Diamond Head State Monument. Thanks to jet lag, getting up early and getting a parking spot inside the crater was a success!