I hadn't posted about our girls trip to Hawaii that we took in October, so I figured better late than never, right?! It's a long post with lots of photos, so you might want to grab a cup of coffee and get comfy.
I didn't bring my camera with me on this trip so all of these shots were taken with our phones, so they aren't the best quality.
We had a long year in 2014 and us girls decided we needed to get away and shake some of the stress of the year off. We ended up going to Maui, which is such an incredibly relaxing and beautiful place. I've went there twice now, once with Dan and once with my Mom and sisters. Both times we have stayed at the Westin Resort and Spa in Kaanapoli. It is an awesome resort and located in a perfect spot, right next to the Whalers Village. There are a handful of really great restaurants and lots of shopping right in the area so you don't even have to leave if you don't want to.
We stopped in the lobby and took a "We've arrived" photo. My eyes are half closed... I must have been relaxed. Actually, I know I was! ;)
The lobby is open on one whole side, so you are constantly looking out and about. They have a little Starbucks coffee stand right down this hallway right before you get to the pool. It is so nice to just grab a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, and hit the beach.
It is one of my favorite things to do, because most people are still asleep, or moving slow, so usually you pretty much have the beach to yourself for a bit.
So worth it to get up early to have this to myself.
They do have this really beautiful restaurant where you can either choose the buffet or just order off of their menu. They have a spectacular view as well. Complete Paradise!
Right across this restaurant is another one that is probably my favorite, it's called Leilani's. They have the best fish tacos, and margarita's. So good!
We did venture up to Lahaina a couple of times. It's a very touristy beach town, with lots of little gift shops, and restaurants running up and down the street. We had dinner one night and picked up a few things to take back for the kids.
Views from our balcony.
Such a fun place to visit and I can't wait to take my kids with us someday!
What is your favorite beach destination? I would love to take a trip to the Caribbean, (Dan and I are actually talking about making this happen sooner than later), and if I went back to Hawaii, maybe check out Kauai next time. I love to see new places, so give me some ideas if you've got them. :)
You can also check out my post about when us girls went down to New Orleans for a quick girls trip. We toured a couple of plantations and took in the sites.
Or you can check out when we did a Montana road trip last Summer. We looked for sapphires, and visited old ghost towns. Road trip Part 1, Road trip Part 2, Road trip Part 3.