Looking to hire a car and spend a day out of Waikiki? If in search for beautiful sceneries and lovely beaches, I got you covered! Let me tell you why Lanikai Pillbox Hike and Lanikai Beach should be at the top of your list!
There are many beautiful hiking trails in Hawaii, but Lanikai Pillboxes is by far my favourite! This should be a must do while in the beautiful island of Oahu! Why? The trek is fairly easy, yet it offers Oahu’s finest scenery! It’s short and sweet with rewarding views!
Here’s a photo guide of what to expect on your hike up!
This is the actual entrance to the hike! It’s a hidden gem located in a residential neighbourhood. While the entrance could appear less appealing, better sights and smells await! Walk up the dirty path and start the grind!
Some areas are very steep and could be slippery after the rain, but panoramic views abound as you keep going! The first quarter of the trail has some loose dirt and rocks that are very easy to slip on, just be careful!
You can easily reach the 1st old military bunker in about 20 minutes! (don’t mind me and my spamusubi! HAHA!) The pillboxes are colourfully graffitied and are good resting points to enjoy the views!
Continue hiking to the 2nd pillbox where it’s less crowded. Climb up for another 10 minutes and soak in the incredible view of Lanikai Beach, Kailua Beach, Waimanalo Beach and Ko’olau Mountain Range!
The trail continues but I didn’t go further! I went to a dip at the Lanikai beach instead! “Lanikai” means heavenly sea! TripAdvisor has once ranked it as the Best Beach in the US! I say this has to be one of the best beaches in the whole wide world! It has once been a well-kept secret but now shared with locals and tourists alike! Powder soft white sand, peaceful jade green water, just paradise! I didn’t want to leave that day. I had so much fun in the water!
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Can’t wait to hear from you guys!
The Travel Belle <3
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