So let’s do some virtual traveling via blogland. Link up your posts with Mr. Linky. It can be an actual vacation or a staycation. A must see or a secret spot near where you live. Grab the badge code over in the sidebar and come along with us. Check out last week’s links too.
My Travel Tip today is the big reveal. Throughout the last year, many commenters have asked where the beach is we go most often. The beach that is always showing up in photos on posts like this or this or this.
We discovered our favorite beach when Hubs and I were dating. He would pack up a hibachi and a picnic and take me up to the North Shore, where we would drive around until we found a nice spot. Once we discovered Ke Iki Beach we kept going back. At first we nicknamed it “Perfect Beach,” because every time we went we had a perfect day.
When I graduated with my B.A. from UH, we rented a house on the beach to celebrate and my mom and younger sister came out and we stayed there along with a couple of my friends for a week. A couple years later, my dad rented the beach house a few months after Daughter was born and both my sisters came out and we all stayed there for two weeks.
For the last three years, my girlfriends and I have rented a beach house here every Labor Day for our mom’s weekend off. It’s the best.
Ke Iki Beach is located between Waimea Bay and Pipeline. You could walk to either if you wanted. My beach walks are from Ke Iki to sunset Beach. During the winter the waves are too big and treacherous to go swimming most of the time, but it is beautiful and amazing to witness. During the summer it is usually flat and clear and turquoise. Great for snorkeling.
Renting a beach house or cabin is an alternative for those who want to stay on Oahu but not in Waikiki and not in a hotel. You can buy your groceries and cook or BBQ.
Ke Iki Beach Bungalows is managed by Greg Gerstenberger and his contact information is available on the website. He also manages the beach house two doors down where I stay with my girlfriends on Labor Day weekends.
And here we go…
Ke Iki Beach Bungalows...
Sunset from the beach house balcony