Take an island hop adventure with us as we show you a gorgeous botanical garden, the best and bluest beaches on Oahu AND what Waikiki looks like during COVID-19.

We traveled to Oahu the first weekend that the inter-island travel restrictions were lifted and got a unique opportunity to be in Waikiki with only locals, and the water and beaches were pristine and uncrowded. We got a parking space in 10 minutes in Lanikai Beach where, as you will see in the video, we were on the beach with only a few dozen people. Yes, people were wearing masks around Honolulu and Waikiki and we had to wait for over an hour at Duke’s to be served due to the social distancing of the tables inside the restaurant.
Point to note: The city is closing the main street of Waikiki on Sunday’s from 6 am-12 pm so people can run, bike, skateboard, and walk without vehicle traffic! Makes for another "only during COVID experience. You can rent bikes from the GoBiki program right there in Waikiki! https://gobiki.org

If you go this summer, many of the hotels are closed and many of the shops and other restaurants are not open or you have to wait outside in a line to get in. Welcome to the pandemic in Oahu.

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden -If you love peaceful, shockingly beautiful, and a photographers dream:
Lanikai Beach Park: Go early to find parking, bring an umbrella, a camera and just sit in awe.
Lanikai Pillbox Hike: If you want awesome views AND a hike, this is epic.
Makup’uu Lookout: Great view of the turquoise ocean, sea cliffs and Oahu’s southeastern shoreline. You will see the drone work from here, but just stand there and take it all in! (Personally? One of the most jaw droppingly beautiful look outs I have ever seen)

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