A trip to the outer Hawaiian Islands means a 30 to 45 minute drive to the Interisland Terminal in Honolulu (depending on traffic and route taken) and an average (recommended) two hour wait to catch a flight. (And yes, living here for over 30 years it's better to be safe than sorry......if you get behind a tour group through the security line it can take a while.) While waiting for interisland flights though make sure you visit this oasis of an open courtyard just below the open breezeways near Hawaiian Air's gates.
It was so peaceful there the noise of the groundskeeper's weedeater didn't interfere with our enjoyment of the unexpected surroundings. I took a few shots to share with you......if you find yourself waiting between interisland flights, stop and sit a spell in the tropical courtyard and enjoy the island tradewinds. It's free, it's relaxing and usually not crowded at all. There is an elevator available for those who can't manage the stairs so everyone can enjoy the view. I will always choose tranquil and serene over a crowded gate area any time and I'm betting you do too. Aloha!