Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The rest of Kaua'i

We had an amazing trip to Kaua'i this year and I wanted to post a short recap before we move on to other summer adventures.  We stayed at the Marriott Waiohai Beach Club in Poipu Beach for two weeks and at the Marriott Vacation Club Kauai Lagoons for the last three nights.  Both properties are favorites of ours and come highly recommended.

Big, my husband, my cousin & our friends went on a snorkel / scuba tour with Blue Dolphin and they saw lots of dolphins and some turtles from the boat.  The weather and views of the Naapali coast were great and they liked the tour a lot.  It's the only Naapali Coast boat tour company that offers snorkeling and scuba diving off the same boat.  Along those lines, my husband did some dives with Fathom Five in Koloa and the twilight dive at Tunnels was his favorite.

I stuck close to the beach and the pool with the girls most of the time but my one "big girl outing" was an afternoon at my favorite spa - the Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt.  Amazing.

We went to a luau for the first time on Kaua'i and after reading lots of reviews picked Smith Family Luau.  The food was actually quite good and fresh, the drinks were plentiful, and the show was a lot of fun.  I think it was one of our favorite family activities this time around.

*I have not been compensated by any of the aforementioned companies and services although I wouldn't mind!

So, onto the photos.  It's hard to pick and choose but this should give you a feeling of what our trip was like.  Aloha and Mahalo!

Beach in front of the Waiohai - our view from lunch at the pool bar the first day

Lots of games and fun with Hannah! 

We tried to get a picture of the three of them . . . this one cracks me up.   
So much fun with Amber - so sad when she had to leave!
Luau girls

Big discovered her great love of boogie boarding
This shallow area was Middle's favorite place to play and swim

Kauai Lagoons aka Kalanipu'u (two names - not sure why / which one they're going to stick with)


  1. Beautiful! Vacation always goes by too fast!

  2. Great pics! Looks like you had a great time!

  3. The 'crack up' photo is my favorite too. Fun times

  4. This seems like a life time ago! So many good memories!