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Hawaii Vacation Part I: My Favorite Places in Oahu

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Earlier this month, Jimmy and I went to Oahu to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time there. Hawaii is definitely one of our favorite places for vacationing. The weather was gorgeous - mid 80s and breezy.

Some of our favorite places in Oahu are the Dole Plantation, Lanikai Beach, and Makapu'u Lookout. Dole Plantation has a cool landscape layout, delicious Dole Whip soft serve ice cream, a fun maze and a train ride tour. It’s a great place to visit with family. Lanikai Beach is a beautiful hidden beach. It has powdery sand and clear calm water. It’s great for snorkeling and people who can’t swim. Makapu’u Lookout offers a breathtaking view of Makapu'u Beach Park, the sea cliffs, as well as Rabbit Island (also known as Manana Island) and Kaohikaipu Island. All of these places are amazing spots for photos.  You should definitely visit them when you're in Oahu.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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87 Comments

  • Reply
    mia
    August 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm

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    Floortje
    August 12, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Looks like you had a great time! Loved the photos!

    XX

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    amanda chic
    August 11, 2015 at 11:27 am

    gorgeous post!! love the pics

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    K / House of KTS
    August 11, 2015 at 9:57 am

    These are such wonderful photos of Oahu. I absolutely love the looks and I am so drooling over that ice cream lol. I am just so hungry right now lol. Amazing post.

    Kia / House of KTS
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    Fashion Matters
    August 11, 2015 at 8:17 am

    you have a nice swimsuit 🙂 amazing pictures!

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    annie lee
    August 11, 2015 at 7:45 am

    happy anniversary doreen!!! you guys are so cute and it seems like a lovely trip x)

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    Núria
    August 11, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Great post! I’m in love! :*

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    Naomi
    August 11, 2015 at 5:29 am

    That ice-cream cone looks actually perfect haha! Great shots.

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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    Kanchan
    August 10, 2015 at 11:35 pm

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    Rachel
    August 10, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Beautiful photos, I have always wanted to travel to Hawaii.

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    coffeeslag
    August 10, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love that little pineapple house and I love that you immediately followed it with an ice cream. Awesome segue!

    coffeeslag

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    Ellen from Ask Away
    August 10, 2015 at 6:31 am

    OMG What a blast!!!!! Love these photos and your blog!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
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    kristina
    August 10, 2015 at 5:30 am

    looks incredible! I was in Hawaii once in my life – most beautiful place on earth. great captures of the beautiful place
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    Zarrah
    August 10, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Oh Hawaii.
    Such a great place to relax
    Love this summer vibes

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    Prudence Yeo
    August 10, 2015 at 4:10 am

    Hawaii looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!
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    verrygusto
    August 10, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Nice pics 🙂

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    Sheree
    August 10, 2015 at 1:39 am

    You look beautiful Doreen! My husband is from Oahu so we visit there at least twice a year and the Dole plantation is always a kid favorite. Have a great time…make sure you eat at Alan Wong’s!!

    xo Sheree
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    IG: @poshclassymom

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    Sabina B
    August 10, 2015 at 12:32 am

    such a nice photos!

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    Adela Acanski
    August 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Amazing photos!

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    Harija
    August 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Wonderful post, can’t wait to read the next one!!
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    Chaicy
    August 9, 2015 at 3:45 am

    I have been wanting to visit Hawaai! You look great girl! Love the chic and simple outfit

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Thank you Chaicy. Hope you get to visit Hawaii soon.

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    Fashion Matters
    August 9, 2015 at 3:39 am

    so jealous u been to hawaii! I would love to go there

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      aww…thanks. You’ve been to way cooler places. I wish I’ve been to some of the places you visited.

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    Mia
    August 8, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Great photos! I always wanted to go to Hawaii sometime!
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you Mia. You should visit. You’ll love it.

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    rinnee
    August 8, 2015 at 4:00 am

    the pictures are super fun!

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you Rinnee.

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    Rachel Holliday (@thedailyluxe)
    August 8, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Congrats on your one year wedding anniversary! It looks like a beautiful vacation 🙂

    Rachel xx
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you Rachel. We sure had a great time.

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    Tina
    August 7, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I loveee Hawaii! Did you stop by the shrimp trucks and Matsumoto’s while you were near the North Shore?

    Tina
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Yes, I did. 🙂 They were my main priorities when I was in Northshore. Both places had long lines and worth the wait.

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    Tanya
    August 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Lovely pictures, Hawaii is one of gorgeous place in the world. The reason why I love watching Hawaii five O:). Enjoy your free time.

    Ox
    Tanya
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you Tanya. Omg, same here. It’s one of my favorite shows.

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    Jacklyn
    August 7, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    great post!

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you Jacklyn.

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    GiGi Eats
    August 7, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I would love to jump into a pool filled with that fro-yo ice cream!!!

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      haha….same here.

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    Cielo Fronteras
    August 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Perfect photos! I will be going there next year and I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing!

    – Cielo
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Oh yay! That’s wonderful. Be sure to stop by Hanauma Bay. We missed it but would have love to spend a day there.

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    Vanessa
    August 7, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Doreen, how lovely! Your vacation pics are just so beautiful! Glad to hear that you had a great time!
    Sending you much love & I hope your weekend is as fabulous as you are!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much Vanessa. You’re so sweet.

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    Rena
    August 7, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Thanks for following – it’s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on bloglovin <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you Rena. So glad we’ll be staying in touch.

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        Rena
        August 10, 2015 at 9:36 am

        Thank you, this is a good idea <3 xx

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    Harija
    August 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

    WOW this is just amazing!! Great post, can’t wait to read the next one!!
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you Harija. I’m excited to read more of your articles too.

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    tr3ndygirl
    August 7, 2015 at 7:49 am

    that place is an paradise, gorgeous pictures
    I’d love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      Thanks luv. I’m following you blog and hope we can stay in touch.

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    carolina ticala
    August 7, 2015 at 7:32 am

    very nice!!kiss

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you!

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    Nina
    August 7, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Beautiful pictures, you made me want to go on vacation. xx

    Nina
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you Nina. Same here. These photos make me want to go back.

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    Naomi
    August 7, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Gorgeous photos and that ice cream looks too delicious!

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you Naomi. It was a delicious ice cream.

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    sand
    August 7, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Love these pics, Hawaï = Dream! Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you Sand.

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    Yasmin
    August 6, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I visited Oahu a long time ago and I totally remember the Dole plantation. The whipped pineapple ice cream is to die for!

    Happy Anniversary!
    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      I totally agree. That’s my main reason for visiting the plantation.

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    May
    August 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Ooh, the place looks stunning, I’m loving all the colours; so fun!

    Congrats on your first year anniversary!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you May. Blue ocean and colorful plants make Hawaii so beautiful.

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    Hazel Asoy
    August 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Hawaii is my ultimate dream destination ever since I was a kid.

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    • Reply
      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      I hope you get to visit Hawaii soon.

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    Alecz
    August 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I love that giant ice cream pineapple! How cute is that?

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Alecz, I know right? As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to take a picture with it.

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    M
    August 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Looks like an amazing time!

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you! We sure did.

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    Natalia
    August 6, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! These pictures are lovely, what a wonderful place. And you looking chic as always!

    Natalia
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      aww…thank you Natalia. You’re so sweet.

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    Kat
    August 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Beautiful couple.. I would love to visit those places one day.

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you Kat. You should go there for your next vacation.

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    Kelly Madera
    August 6, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Happy one year! You look gorgeous and so happy. No better place to celebrate your time together than in the romantic Hawaiian sun 😉

    XO K
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      aww….thank you Kelly. I can’t agree with you more.

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    Ali
    August 6, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Nice pics and excellent place!
    kisses…

    Zapatos Rojos

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you Ali.

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    Alessandra
    August 6, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Great pictures! Lucky you!! I would like to visit Hawaii!
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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you Alessandra, I highly recommend it.

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    Louise
    August 6, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I have been seeing Oahu via this Hawaiian Life TV show and it looks really beautiful. I thought they just make it so to for TV purposes but just looking at your photos, it seems like a really beautiful place to take a vacation to. Good that you’re enjoying your trip.

    xo
    Louise | http://www.louisechelleblog.com

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Louise, I used to think the same too. It’s even more beautiful than what you see on TV.

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    Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    August 6, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Looks like you had an awesome time!

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you Tandy. We had a wonderful time there. It was hard to leave.

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    Lorna
    August 6, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Hawaii looks amazing! I know a couple of people who vacationed there this month, or last month. It’s a place I have never been to, but have always wanted to!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      I love Hawaii. I wish I can live there. You should definitely visit. I think September is a great time to go in terms of weather and lower airfare.

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    Kanchan
    August 5, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Lovely pictures !!
    let’s follow each other !!
    🙂
    love, kanchan

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you Kanchan. I love your blog and I’m following you on Bloglovin’.

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    Danielle
    August 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    That ice cream cones looks perfect! Wow!! Such nice pics!! Glad you had an amazing time!!

    Danielle

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      Doreen
      August 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you Danielle. Dole whip cone was really tasty.

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