Travel Diary: Hawaii Part 2

Here are a few more pics from our trip to Oahu, Hawaii. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, it is located right across from Waikiki Beach in the city center, which was wonderful because these was lots of options for things to do within walking distance, including multiple restaurants. The hotel offered various activities for guests and on our second night, we saw a luau. After the performance, we walked to Tikis Restaurant and enjoyed dinner on the balcony overseeing the ocean.

During our trip we did some sightseeing, but I was also able to get some R&R time! On one of the days, I spent the morning exploring the hotel and enjoyed some time in the jacuzzi, as well as reading by the pool. As a gift, I surprised my hubby with a massage at the Na Ho’ola Spa at the hotel.

Within the Hyatt are the Pualeilani Atrium Shops, a three-level shopping center, which had some nice stores. It made shopping for keepsakes and gifts we brought back for family convenient. My hubby also bought a nice Aloha shirt (Hawaiian shirt) at Rix Island Wear in Pualeilani. The hotel has an amazing open-air atrium. One of the guest activities is a guided tours of the atrium. They also have a number of beautiful parrots, which repeat the words guests say to them, it was cute! They reminded me of the parrot my grandmother had when we were growing up.

Hope you enjoy these pictures. In the next Travel Diary posts, I’ll include my visit to Ala Moana Center (the world’s largest open-air shopping center), the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort (hotel where my sister’s family stays when they go to Hawaii), walk along the Waikiki beach, and our visit to the Aulani – Disney Resort & Spa!

In case you missed it, here is the link to the post from our first full day in Oahu, Travel Diary: Hawaii Part 1 – Flight Over Oahu.

Have you been to Hawaii? If yes, which island? Do you have any hotel or sightseeing recommendations?



PS – Our trips to Orlando & Germany


The waterfall in the center of the Hyatt.


One of the beach views from the hotel. The location was wonderful, very central, and within walking distance of multiple shops and restaurants.


Waikiki Beach is located right across from the hotel. Look at the palm trees & clear water – breathtaking!


The Luau performance, presented by the Hyatt.



We enjoyed dinner at Tikis Grill & Bar.


I had a tuna tartar as a starter, hubby had a salad.


Hubby had steak as his entree, I had a salad.


The weather was a nice warm temperature, but more humid than San Diego. I spent most of the vacation with my hair styled back or up, and minimal (if any) make-up. The lei I am wearing, was one of the gifts we received when we checked-in at the hotel. It is made of kukui nut beads, which is the seed of the candlewood tree.

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On most of the days, we had breakfast at the hotel. The buffet had a good variety of options.


Hawaiian papaya & pineapple! The sweetest ever! Delicious!


I also tried this fruit.






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DSCN6317 DSCN6321 DSCN6322 DSCN6316 DSCN6326 DSCN6328 Hawaii has many visitors from Japan. There was signage  in Japanese throughout the hotel. On the islands, there are lots of shops catering to Japanese travelers.


These ABC stores are everywhere in Waikiki! There were three in the hotel!

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