TRAVEL // Ohau, Hawaii

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Hello there!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'd know that last week I went to Hawaii. I have never had a 'Reading Week' before and took full advantage of the fact by booking a trip with a few friends. Originally when I found out I had a reading week I was thinking about booking a trip a little closer to home - maybe LA or San Fran. Instead we impulse booked a trip to Hawaii. I had so much prep to do before I left, four mid-terms to revise for (which are now thankfully over! Just one more take-home mid term left, a 3,000 word paper, two lab reports and a couple of lab preps this week!)

Anyway, I thought I'd share a few photos I took during my week away. We were staying in a house just 2 minutes (if that) from the beach which was empty about 90% of the time. Having an entire beach to yourself is the dream right? It was beautiful and wonderfully relaxing and fantastic I wish I could be back on the beach right now.



The first day we just relaxed on the beach. The sand was cool and the water was (kind of) warm. The next day we headed to the Dole Plantation where they grow pineapples. I can now say I like pineapple and got lost in the world's biggest (pineapple) maze. The pineapple ice cream has literally changed my life - well that and shave ice. FYI, a pineapple is ripe if all the eyes are the same side and always wash it after you have cut it open - it does wonders!


In the evening we met up with Liv's cousin who took us to get the best shave ice on the island before heading back to his to watch the sunset on the beach. It couldn't have been a better day. He has a house on the beach which just happens to be where they filmed Lost. Looking at it, I cannot believe it after endless series and they didn't even get off the island. Come on, they were about a 10 minute walk from the Highway!


Later in the week we headed over to North Shore and ended up paddle boarding down the river. I did stand up - honest! It was such a laugh watching Will and Stu trying to jump onto each other's boards and I legitimately managed to do some yoga without falling off. That was a very proud moment.


Overall, it was the most amazing week. Ohau is ridiculously beautiful and laid back and I want to go back as soon as possible. It's crazy to think that I casually just booked a trip to Hawaii. People my age are going to Amsterdam and Maga! Sure, it wasn't the cheapest trip in the world but still completely do-able on a student budget and 100% worth it.

Have you been to Hawaii? What are your top tips for visiting the Islands? Let me know!

22 comments :

  1. Amazing post! Beautiful pictures.. I never been to Hawaii before but after seeing your post I really need to visit there one day :D
    www.xorosiejanxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! It's so great there - I really didn't think I'd visit any time soon!

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  2. I've never been to hawaii but it looks beautiful, it's definitely on my list! You look like you had an amazing time!!
    Sian xo
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    1. It's definitely worth adding. It was so beautiful and relaxed( and full of beaches)!

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  3. Ah this looks amazing! I went to Hawaii quite a few years ago now and loved it. Definitely need to get back there again! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I don't know how you haven't gone back already. I was gone for 3 days and started looking up flights again (although that may have been mid-term procrastination)

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  4. It looks absolutely beautiful there, I hope you had the most amazing time! I'm sure you did ;) xx

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. It seriously was beautiful and I definitely had an amazing time ;)
      I need to go back asap!

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  5. Oh wow. I wish I could afford to go to Hawaii! Your photos look stunning, I'm very jealous.

    Megan // Lazy Thoughts

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    1. I didn't think I'd be able to afford it in a hurry. Hawaii is one of those places you go once you have a good job right?

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    2. Haha, exactly! One of the many extra advantages of studying abroad I suppose!?

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    3. I would say so...my bank balance isn't happy right now though!

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  6. It looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  7. WOW! Your trip looks incredible! I'm so glad you had an amazing time x

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    1. Thank you! It was amazing - couldn't have been better!

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  8. Oh, I Like your blog and your style of writing! Also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! Great job! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
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  9. Stop. Just stop. Im too jealous!!!
    But seriously, how gorgeous is Hawaii?! Love all your photos, you lucky girl! Glad you had a lovely time!

    Emma x x x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  10. OMG! its so pretty over there :) love it:)

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  11. It looks so beautiful! xx
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  12. I'm so jealous! I want to visit Hawaii too once I'm free from school lol. Great pictures!!!

    Andrea | http://andreamancenido.com

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