Finally sharing our Kauai Photo Diary and it’s making me want to go back in time! This was our second trip to Kauai and it was nothing short of magical. We’ve been vacationing on the island of Maui for many years but a few years ago my parents invited us to stay with them on Kauai. Our first trip was when I was pregnant with Jack. While I have no complaints being on any island pregnant or not, I have to say it was a bit more fun not being pregnant. It also helped that the kids are of great ages (almost 5 and 7) for island life. They are water safe, don’t need naps, and can partake in all sorts of fun activities, which makes exploring the island as a family that much more enjoyable. We spent most of our time in Poipu, the south side of Kauai, but Princeville which is the northern side is equally as beautiful. Our children still have sensitive travel tummies so we opted to skip driving to the northern side due to some winding roads. Kauai has a slower pace than most of the islands, which we enjoy, but it’s not lacking in outdoor adventure, amazing cuisine, and most of all natural beauty. Hope you enjoy the snaps.
Even Jack was able to snorkel. We loved Baby Beach in Poipu for its calm and safe waters.
My hiking/climbing girl.
Feeding the koi fish is always fun.
There are many high-end shops at both the Kukui’ula and Poipu Villages but I prefer the local boutiques for unique finds. Pictured about is a shop named Jungle Girl in Old Town Koloa. My mother bought me the most beautiful blanket towel here.
Anake’s Juice Bar has the best acai bowls I’ve ever tasted.
Not for the health conscious eater is the Hawaiian Loco Moco, but it’s so worth the calorie splurge! The dish is made up of white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, fried egg, and gravy. So good after a night of too many Mai Tai’s.
The best coffee spot and local breakfast/lunch eats – Little Fish Coffee.
Our favorite Poipu fine dinning. The view and food at Beach House Restaurant can’t be beat. Excellent wine list too!
Kauai’s Natural Beauty
My beautiful mother.
I wish I had more from our Napali coast boat cruise, but we had exceptionally rocky waters this day. Myself and 5 other lucky individuals spent much of our cruise sick. Most were fine so don’t be discouraged to board a boat and enjoy this adventure. It’s truly one of the most breathtaking coastlines I’ve ever seen.
So much love and laughter here. Life gifted me the best parents and grandparents to my children. Thanks to these two for making our trip happen!
The only family picture of the four of us that actually turned out, but it pretty much sums up the vacation. Loads of happy memories that fill my heart! Mahalo for stopping by to share our Kauai Photo Diary! If you have any questions about the island before visiting, I’m happy to help.