Friday, January 20, 2017

Hawaii Getaway Photo Diary And Hotel Reviews

Hello everyone, TGI!  As some of you may know from following me on Instagram or Facebook, I was in Hawaii last Christmas. It was wonderful to spend the holiday in a tropical island.  Nothing is better than putting on swimming suits and dip in the ocean on Christmas Day!  I'm back to Vancouver now, but I left my heart in Hawaii!

We first stayed at Sheraton Waikiki, and then we checked in to Turtle Bay Resort.  Waikiki was a lot of fun, however we were disappointed at the services from Sheraton Waikiki.  The hotel was in full capacity during Christmas time, and their staffs just show less care to their guests.  They were obviously enthusiastic or bored with their work and were largely unresponsive to the most reasonable and basic service requests. There were few smiles and everyone was in a hurry.  The gym at Sheraton Waikiki doesn't even have a window, you feel you are working out in a prison!

We hiked Diamond Head, swam at Hanauma Bay, watched sunset at Ala Moana Beach.  It was absolutely beautiful!

Turtle Bay Resort was amazing.  Skip the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and come experience the Paradise of true Hawaii.  Some of the best snorkeling on this side of the island. The beach area is well-protected so the waves are minimal and the water is clear. The amount of wildlife wasn't spectacular but it's great for beginners. The beach itself was safe despite being well-traveled. The rooms are clean spacious and up to date. The staff is amazing kind and so helpful. The gym is very well stocked with high end machines and cardio equipment. The pools are large enough  though not overly big - but you do have the ocean a few steps away. 

Lanikai Beach is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen!  No wonder it ranks as one of the best beaches in the world. Surrounded by endless miles of calm tranquil aqua blue waters, it’s hard to look at it these special windward ocean waters without getting an urge to jump right in.  You will be mesmerized the moment you walk down one of the several public beach access alleyways.

Thanks for reading!

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