I started researching some of the Activities on island yesterday. The beautiful drive around the west side of Oahu. From Kailua, thru Waimanola, around the coast into Hawaii Kai. I have driven this route so many times... as a means to get to town, showing out of town friends the sights and just to enjoy the view myself. This time, I paid special attention to the layout and what it has to offer everyone.
In all honesty, I was pleasantly surprised. Ok - Hawaii roads are a mess - and that means the parking lots are not going to be much better. So - with all of that aside, I focused on the location itself. The stops I made were Makapu'u Lookout, Halona Blowhole Lookout, Lanai Lookout and China Walls. I tried to stop at Hanauma Bay - but guess what - they are closed on Tuesdays. ha ha ha Foiled again! I will get there in a few days. We also finished the day stopping at the Pali Lookout on the way back to Kailua.
The drive - if you are able to rent a vehicle, join a tour or charter transportation, you will enjoy an amazing drive along this route. The views are spectacular on both sides of the road. The sharp peaks and green cliffs are as impressive as the blue waters and black rocks. So be sure to have your eyes open the entire way.
Lanai Lookout: This is just a quick pullover. If you need some fresh air or just want to stop moving, stop here. Or if you like looking at black rocks. It is a beautiful view of the water in the distance the coastline you are driving, but there is not much else there. (I didn't even take a pictures, lol)
I am an entrepreneur and a gypsy - and these are not bad words! :) I enjoy life and have found my happy place. I have the pleasure and honor of owning my own travel agency - so I get to help others discover the world and I get to explore more and more of it! And I love to laugh!! Enjoy!