Upon completing the HSC, my best friend and I decided to spend a week in Hawaii rather than your traditional post-HSC trip.
We flew Hawaiian Airlines directly from Sydney to Honolulu in November 2014. We had a great experience with them. The food was great and found there were plenty of movies and TV Shows to keep us entertained for the 10 hour flight.
On arrival in Honolulu we were greeted by friendly Hawaiian transfer staff holding Lei’s. We jumped onboard the bus and they transferred us to the Park Shore Waikiki where we had booked to spend the next week.
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It’s right across the road from Waikiki Beach and Honolulu Zoo. The hotel has a rooftop pool that overlooks the beach and had the best view at sunset. The room was a great size – enough room for us, our big suitcases and all our shopping!
As well as having time to explore Waikiki on our own, we had pre-booked some day trips. We hopped on a tour to Pearl Harbour where we visited the Arizona Memorial and wandered through the various museums on-site. This was followed by a Honolulu city tour. We also visited Honolulu Zoo, Honolulu Aquarium and attended a Luau – just to name a few.
Overall, we had a fantastic holiday in Hawaii. It was the perfect place for us to relax and explore after finishing our HSC!