Months Visited: August
With 3 boys adventure is a big priority with out family, but we also enjoy some quiet days to relax and spend time together as well. We enjoy doing new or unusual things and looking for out of the way places. We take the opportunity to teach our kids about history and different cultures on our trips but we also include fun activities for them. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 3 children-Boy age 16 years, Boy age 11 years, Boy age 9 years.
Description: The top beaches of Hawaii are not the only attraction for visitors, the local flea markets offer great deals on items that range from common to unique. Whether you are looking for clothing, housewares, or hoping to find a hidden treasure of historical value the local flea market can be the place to do this. There are a number of flea markets and large sales events for browsing and buying if you just spend a little time looking.
Our Experiences: We went to the local flea market and everyone enjoyed this stop. The prices were very affordable and there were many different things for sale. Some of the items offered were obviously used but we were surprised to find brand new items and unusual handicrafts as well. This was a neat experience that kept the kids intrigued, and we did pick up some souvenirs of our trip. Whether you plan on buying anything or not this stop can be a terrific way to mingle with the locals and get some good bargains at times.
Description: La’aloa Beach Park also goes by a few other names, including magic sands beach and disappearing beach. This is one of the top beaches of Hawaii for some people but swimming or other water activities can be risky, and the beach is also nicknamed tragic slams beach as well. There is a strong shore break at times, and when the ocean conditions are not calm the results of trying to surf or board here can be tragic. During the winter part of the sand on the beach is removed by the sea, and this exposes some of the sharp rocks and is the reason why some call this area disappearing beach.
Our Experiences: The beach area was somewhat small but it was beautiful, with sand that was very inviting. There was a volleyball court on the beach with people playing, and the water was warm and fairly calm. The lifeguard tower was a welcome sight and we paid attention to all of the signs posted. We did not go far out into the water due to the risks but the kids had a great time near the shore and in the sand. The restrooms were modern and nice, and there were showers as well. We really liked this stop even if it did get somewhat crowded before we left.