Aloha Hawaii: A Penthouse Sunrise in Waikiki
Sometimes things turn out for the best. Case in point: a couple of years ago, I had a hotel reservation in Waikiki that got screwed up. After some back-and-forth with the check-in desk, I somehow ended up in a penthouse suite. Our room didn’t even have a number. It was called the Oahu Suite. The suite was spacious, though not very luxurious. That didn’t matter. Even if the room was nothing special, the view made up for it. Even late at night, I could tell it was going to be spectacular. I could barely sleep that night, and as soon as dawn started to break, I was out on the balcony snapping these photos.
Sunrise Over Diamond Head
Street Level Vistas
Watching the sun rise from a Waikiki penthouse was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. But I couldn’t stay on that balcony for very long. Once the sun was up, I went out onto Kalakaua Avenue and got some pictures before heading over to the beach. It was an amazing experience, and one of these days, I’d love to go back.
Have you ever stayed in a hotel room or suite with an awesome view? If so, where? Let me know in the comment section.
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