Oahu 2019

This year the Sudicks (minus Harbans, sorry bud!) decided to embark on another family vacation. We were lucky enough to stay at the Turtle Bay Ocean Villas (the resort where they filmed Forgetting Sarah Marshall) on the North Shore. Surprisingly, we didn’t kill each other on this trip and actually ended up having one of the best family vacations we’ve had in a while. The trip was made even better when one of my best friends, Gaby, joined in! The North Shore alone has so much to do and see, from the beautiful, warm water to the delicious restaurants. We also ventured to the other side of the island and checked out Honolulu/Waikiki area, but I preferred the slower pace of the North Shore. If you’re able to I’d highly recommend adding Oahu to your list of vacation spots!

Accommodations:

Food Recommendations:

  • Spam Musubi and sushi from Foodland

  • Tommy Bahama restaurant in Waikiki/Honolulu

  • Beach House in Haleiwa 

  • Lei Lei’s on the golf course of the Turtle Bay Resort

  • Ted’s Bakery (the best donuts and chocolate coconut pie!)

  • Matsumoto Shave Ice in Haleiwa (the perfect treat after paddle boarding)

  • Banzai Bowls (best açaí bowls!)

Activities:

  • Paddle boarding up the river in Haleiwa (rent boards at Surf n Sea

  • Haleiwa shopping (tons of cute shops to check out)

  • Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay (get there early if you want to find parking)

  • Cavela Bay/Banyon Tree (on the property of the resort)

  • Jumping rock in Waimea Bay

  • Surfing lessons with Ash (I’ve never surfed in my life and he made the experience so enjoyable!)

Kirpa Sudick