We spent a week at the Sheraton Waikiki Beach Hotel on Oahu Island in Hawaii. Our room was on the 22nd floor and we even had a balcony where I could see giant sea turtles and manta rays swimming in the ocean below! There we visited Pearl Harbour and rented a car to drive north of the island. We visited a Polynesian Center to learn all about their culture and then our car broke down in a pinapple plantation. One day while we were swimming, I nearly got killed by a humongous wave that threw me across the beach! Lesson: never ever turn your back to the ocean and try to run from a wave!