Hawaii Kai -- Waimanalo -- Sandy Beach
Start your day around 9 am (before it gets too too hot) and get on over to Hawaii Kai. Pick your poison -- Koko Head (a steep “hike” up, and then subsequently down, tons and tons and tons of stairs), Hanauma Bay Ridge (starts off paved, then you can explore on some of the well-worn dirt paths, but remember -- safety first!), or Makapuu Lighthouse Trail (all pavement, family & dog friendly).
Enjoy the extremely beautiful shoreline view while driving to Ai Love Nalo, located in Waimanalo. Fresh and delicious salads, bowls, juices, and smoothies using local products whenever possible. The Kaukau Luau plate showcases the veggies in a Hawaiian style, and is absolutely amazing.
Sandy Beach is a fun spot -- watch daring bodyboarders take on the close-to-shore break, hang out on the sand, explore the tide pools, or watch the kite fliers take advantage of the typically windy conditions.