Well, day two in Honolulu started with breakfast on the beach! And boy did we pay for the location. Can I tell you though... the scrambled eggs were magical. I find Americans love over cooking eggs. These were sooooo creamy!
The day was mostly a resort day. We have never done the resort thing, so wanted to take full advantage. We hit up five pools, a lagoon and the ocean. I had ice cream for lunch - Kona coffee flavored with a fudge swirl.
Our hotel is home to all kinds of creatures. There were koi ponds, turtles, and variety of exotic and non-exotic birds. During our explorations of the property we had visits with each.
I am sure I mentioned this in my last Honolulu post, but the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort is lush. Every path is surrounded by palm trees, tropical plants, exotic flowers and volcanic rock. There are ponds filled with lily pads and fountains designed to look like jungle waterfalls. A hotel has existed on this site since the 1920’s. The property has been a Hilton since 1961. That same year Elvis Presley stayed at the resort while filming Blue Hawaii.
After lunch we did wander back onto the streets of Waikiki. We visited surf shops, art galleries, Christmas Shops and a Japanese food hall! We also sampled pineapple shaped cookies from the popular Honolulu Cookie Company.
At dinner time we caught a Lyft to The Old Spaghetti Factory at the base of Aloha Tower. Aloha Tower is the most famous building in Hawaii. It was built in the 1920’s as a lighthouse and was the tallest building in Hawaii for four decades. Today the iconic structure serves as a focal point of a shopping and dining area.
After dinner we rushed back to the hotel. Every Friday night the Hilton presents a poolside hula show followed by a fireworks spectacular on the beach. The hula and accompanying music were beautiful and the fireworks show dazzled the massive crowd gathered on the beach. It was a perfect ending to our second day in Honolulu.