Monday, March 5, 2012

Hawaiian Getaway 2012

Kiel and I wanted to take a wild excursion this winter. We initially were thinking of traveling to Australia and New Zealand, but the prices were sky high! We opted to head back to Hawaii and stay for 5 nights on Kauai, and 6 nights on the North Shore of Oahu. We rented homes on each island, as well as a jeep wrangler for transportation. This trip was so rejuvenating, full of adventure and relaxation. We didn't hold back this time around... we went zip lining, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and even took a helicopter tour. Happy hour was a big part of everyday, as well as bike rides and outdoor reading. The trip was absolutely fabulous, just what we were looking for. It's so nice to be able to get away in the midst of our cold and dreary Delaware winter.

 Hanalei Bay

 Hiking the Napoli Coast

 Beachside dining in Lihue

 Kalapaki beach

 Beach Bum

 Dream Home on the Water

 Tandem Ziplining

 Waterfall Hikes

 Wailua Falls

 Spouting Horn

 Poipu Beach

 Pure relaxation

 No Shoes Inside

 Oahu Rentals

 Beach cruisers

 Waimea Bay

 Sunset Beach watching the amazing surfers

 Kiel bought a Ukelele

 Matsumoto Shaved Ice

 Waikiki Beach

Sad to be going home :(

Kauai Favorites:
Beach: Kalapaki Beach offers so much to see and do
Restaurant: Duke's Barefoot Bar in Lihue has an amazing happy hour
View: Hike the Kalalau Trail to catch amazing views of the Napali Coast

Oahu Favorites:
Beach: Sunset Beach has gorgeous water and amazing surf
Restaurant: Shark's Cove Grill offers super casual dining right by the water
View: Hike to the top of Diamond Head, it's worth it.

Some Helpful Links if you ever plan on visiting the beautiful Islands of Hawaii:

Accommodations: Kauai Rental and Oahu Rental