Hawaii part 3: Sweet Treats
It has been a month since my trip to Hawaii, and I am still not done with these posts. My very reasonable excuse: the holidays. That actually isn’t a good excuse because I had time off from work, a lot of sitting around time, and…yeah, I didn’t get it done. But I’m doing it now! I will save all the small talk, let’s get this started.
Dole Whip at the Dole Plantation: This is the treat to get if you visit the Dole Plantation. Pineapple ice cream has never tasted so good! By the way, pineapple just doesn’t taste the same to me on the mainland anymore. The pineapples in Hawaii are so ripe, they’re orange!
Deluxe Acai Bowl at Jewel or Juice: Ever since I moved back to San Jose from San Diego, I’ve been craving an acai bowl. There is none to be found in San Jose. So, before leaving to Hawaii, I made it a mission to get myself one! This one hit the spot just right. "Acai blends with strawberry, banana, and apple juice. Topped with fresh banana, mixed berries, honey, goji berries, and organic granola."
Pineapple and Guava shaved ice at Matsumoto Shaved Ice: This is a staple refreshing treat for the Hawaiians. It’s simple really, but when you add on the condensed milk…it just makes it decadent! I am not sure which flavor was which color, but do any of these flavors really scream “blue” to you?
Hawaii part 1: Beaches of Oahu
I shouldn’t be admitting this, especially since I work for a photo sharing app, but this Hawaiian trip made me realize how terrible I am at taking pictures. Terrible, in the sense of how I never remember certain moments may be worthy of documenting. I told myself I would make it a goal to at least snap 5 photos of The Boy and me, but did I achieve that goal? Nope!
However, I did manage to remember to take a few photos of the beautiful beaches. Let me make it clear that California beaches have NOTHING on Hawaiian beaches. Here is a small tour of some of the beaches Oahu has to offer.
Enjoy and stay tuned for part 2!
Paradise Cove: Private beach for the Paradise Cove Luau
Waikiki Beach: The sand here is super sharp!
Sandys Beach: Waves galore! This is a good spot to surf, or body surf.
Waimea Beach: It took us an hour to reach this beach because it’s located in North Shore. That rock to the left is where people like to jump off. I did not jump.
Diamond Head Beach: This beach is not feet friendly! It is lined with dead coral/molten rock and is super sharp. But, you get to see a lot of sea life along the cracks.