Tim and I had the most amazing honeymoon possible. We did everything there was to offer on the island of Kauai it seemed, and we documented it all with pictures and movies (800+ to be exact). I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed ourselves; it will be clear in the pictures.
This was the morning after the wedding. We're married!
At the airport ready to go!
The flights were so so long. We flew Tampa to Chicago to LAX to Kauai. We endured several 5+ hour flights, and we were better for it. This was on our drive from the airport to the hotel.
But before we got to the hotel, we had to get shave ice!
And it was delicious! We ate them almost everyday.
One of the first pictures at the hotel. This was the view from the lobby!
And our room had a window that slides open with a screen...this was really what we saw our our room window!
And they had a bottle of champagne waiting for us!
After relaxing in the room for a bit, we went to dinner and had our first Hawaiian drinks...yum!
The first full day we were there we took a helicopter tour of the island and saw everything that we would later see from the ground. It was spectacular.
This was my favorite part of the whole island. It's called the Na Pali Coast, which just means the cliffs. It was spectacular, and if I ever go missing, check for me in one of the valleys. There are people that just live in these valleys on the land. I probably couldn't survive on nature alone, but my God this place was amazing.
Tunnels Beach, where Bethany Hamilton (Soul Surfer) got attacked by the shark. We snorkeled here later.
Us with our helicopter
That same afternoon we headed off for ATV riding on Kipu Ranch.
We got super dirty, but it was totally worth it. It was so much fun! And we got to see the land from The Descendants.
I just loved the guides. I had to get a picture with them.
On day two we went kayaking along the Hanalei River and in Hanalei Bay.
Our hotel from the Bay.
The private yacht that parked itself in the bay. No big deal, it has a helicopter on the back. We heard various stories from locals of who owned it.
And on our kayaking trip we went to a beach unaccessible by car and snorkeled. It was beautiful, and Tim found his love of the state fish of Hawaii, the Humahumanukanukaapua'a.
And the guide found an octopus...
Tim wanted to hold him.
And then they forced him on me! It was so strange to feel those suction cups on my arm.
We had an amazing time the first 2 days...and the fun only continued as we kept going. I had to split up the pictures, because we have so many great ones! I promise to only show the best ones, but I definitely want these to be documented on my blog.
Have you been to Hawaii? What island?