Aloha Hawaii! You are amazing. It’s not often you can stay on the beach and embrace spectacular views of endless rolling waves and surfing giant turtles.

We always try to sneak in a little holiday after one of Courtney’s races, and this was one I won’t forget. We were coming from Maui, after Xterra Worlds (Cross Country Triathlon) and honestly, I didn’t think we could beat what we saw at Maui. There’s no excuse why we can’t do both: race and be a tourist.

We stayed at Sheraton Hotel at Waikiki for two reasons; the hotel was on the beach, and two we’d be close to Waikiki’s main strip. The hotel did not disappoint. Endless views, two great pools, and adjacent to Stand Up Board hire.

Hawaii, Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki
Hawaii, Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki

Adult’s only pool with floating bean bags!

Hawaii, Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki

The view from the room was good enough to watch Courtney and Chloee embrace the waves. Chloee was a little tentative at first. It’s not often your surfing next to giant turtles, and these were as big as her.

Hawaii, Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki

Hawaii, Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki

Kid’s pool had a slide and shallow parts. Hawaii, Sheraton Hotel, Waikiki