Hawai`i June 2023

Hawaii Jo McLaughlin

I flew with Hawaiian Airlines in an Extra Comfort seat which I would recommend paying a bit more to do so.  

I stayed at Beachcomber Waikiki which is in a fantastic location and soon to be the home of Cirque du Soleil.  Anticipated to open in late 2024, the show will fuse the world-renowned acrobatics and innovation that Cirque du Soleil is known for with the natural beauty and unique culture of the islands.  I also checked out Shoreline Hotel and the nearby Outrigger properties. 

The shopping is amazing and all so close!  The famed Cheesecake Factory Restaurant and Duke's Waikiki are only a few minutes walk away.  Plus the hotel is just one block back from the beach and does feature a swimming pool. 

I went to Aulani Resort for a Luau evening and spotted Moana, Minnie and Mickey Mouse at the Resort. The show was amazing and so vibrant in showcasing the Hawaiian culture.  The buffet style dinner was delicious.

I visited Pearl Harbour and went onboard the USS Missouri.  We had a private lunch in the Captains quarters which was very special.  I was overwhelmed with all the history - there was just so much to take in.  This is a must for any history buffs!

Hawaii is a destination that has something for everyone.  I really enjoyed my time there.