We decided to go to Oahu, and stayed in a little 1-bdr cottage in a beach town called Kailua (about 30 min from Honolulu). We rented the cottage from airbnb.com, and had a great experience with them.
|Our house in Kailua, the "Lilikoi Cottage"|
|Lanikai beach, right next to Kailua beach|
The first morning (Monday), we were all up at 4 am (only bad part about Hawaii - jetlag is a beast!). When the sun rose at 6 am we piled into the car and went to the beach. We were so excited we jumped in with our clothes on!
|Kailua beach at sunrise|
|Layla and I, buried in sand|
We spent the rest of the trip visiting other beaches in Hawaii, including the North Shore (and delicious shaved ice at Matsumoto's) and Haunauma Bay (the Studly Hubby and I snorkeled while Layla watched or played in the sand, we all really enjoyed it there). We also visited the Farmer's Market in Kailua where we bought coconut and pineapple, and had the most delicious Lilikoi ice cream we have ever had (Lilikoi is the Hawaiian word for passionfruit).
|Layla standing near the largest avacado I have ever seen, from Kauai|
|Layla having some of the most delicious Lilikoi ice cream|
|Layla and I at Lanikai beach|