When C told me that we were going to Hawaii for our honeymoon... I was thrilled! But I honestly could have never expected the trip to be as incredible as it was.
We left from Atlanta and flew direct to Honolulu - from there we jumped on a plane and headed to Kauai.
Not many people have heard a lot about Kauai. It's the "garden island" of Hawaii, which is why we chose it. We aren't really into the 'commercialized' locations, Kauai is less developed which really let's you appreciate the beauty of the land. We stayed on Kauai the whole time and looking back, we wouldn't have done it any other way.
Our room! My gosh, our room. Waking up and looking at the pacific each morning became so dang addicting (view from our balcony in the picture above). Once we returned back home after the trip I kept waking up every morning and saying to C "will you please go open the blinds so I can see the ocean and palm trees?" Ha - reality really sucked.
We stayed at the Grand Hyatt on the island, and I can't say enough good things about it. The whole property was beautiful.
The 6 hour time difference really had us confused at first. Our first night there we were asleep by 8:30 and awake the next morning at 5. We were like kids on Christmas morning - jumping out of the bed and running around finding anything and everything there was to do.
We had access to the club room at the hotel, so that's where we always went for breakfast and it was soooo good. After having breakfast that first morning we walked around the property, checked out the beach, played some volleyball and then got to feed some of the koi. We had to kick some of the kids out of the way to get the prime spot ;)
After that, we hit up the saltwater lagoon - which was our favorite! Hawaii oceans aren't the safest, and when you're in Hawaii, who wants to just look at a pool? The saltwater lagoon let us get a piece of the ocean without the fear of drowning... plus, it was right on the beach so you could hear the waves crashing it. Perfection.
We had the best mix of relaxation and adventure during this trip. The adventures we went on were really our favorite part of the trip!
Part II coming up next. Until then, I'll be over here homesick for Hawaii...