I have a love-hate relationship with Waikiki, Hawaii's most famous beachfront. I love the energy and excitement, but I hate the crowds. I love the vast variety of restaurants and shops, but I hate how commercial it has now become. I love that it is so renown that people all over the world want to visit, but I hate that it seems like a new hotel is being built every week to accommodate them.
Anyway, Loovee wanted to show you that despite Waikiki's hustle and bustle, and all the construction going on at the moment, there are still a few places that are green, serene, and reminiscent of the the real Hawaii.
The following three photos were taken at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. It is a huge resort, which features manicured tropical gardens, ponds with waterfalls, and a man-made lagoon.
This is one of the Hilton's many ponds. They are often filled with colorful carp fish and it's not unusual to see the resident ducks swimming by.
Resting in the shade of a palm tree.
Here's Loovee observing the cascading water.
The next two pictures were taken at Leahi Park, which overlooks the beautiful ocean.
Lounging on the seawall.
Watch out for those big waves, Loovee!
Finally, Loovee ends the day in front of Diamond Head Crater as the Hawaiian sun starts to set.
"Aloha and mahalo for visiting!" Loovee says.