At the end of summer this year me and my family took a trip to Kauai, one of the most beautiful of the Hawaiian islands (so I've been told), and due to being very busy with third year and having other posts scheduled I've finally been able to download and edit and get this post up for you guys!
Due to flights we were travelling for a full few days, but managed to stop off in Honolulu, Oahu for a day and in this day we took a trek up Diamond Crater and had a cheeky walk down Waikiki Beach.
This walk was really nice actually - very enjoyable for myself, a little more strenuous for my less active family - and the view was incredible!
We also went on a visit to Pearl Harbor which is the site and memorial for the Battle of Pear Harbor, 1941, which marked the entrance of America into the World War II.
In Kauai, we stayed at Marriott, Kauai Lagoons - gorgeous hotel, grounds and the loveliest people (as all Marriotts are to be honest).
The Amazing food at Duke's Kauai restaurant, with a beautiful view of Kalapaki Beach!
In Kauai we obviously had to go to a Luau! We chose The Smith's family Luau, and it certainly didn't disappoint. The food buffet was HUGE and had the most amazing pulled pork you'll ever taste, together with loads of delicious salads, vegetables and other meat dishes like spicy beef and chicken! The hula show was brilliant and very entertaining and we even got a chance to learn a few moves!
We were also incredibly lucky enough to have a helicopter ride round the island! How amazing! The views were nothing short of spectacular and due the somewhat wet-ness during the week, we got to see a lot of waterfalls! The people at Safari helicopters were also really lovely and chatty and the pilot told us a lot about the island as we went round, like how the Robinson family got to own most of the island, and why there are so many chickens running around on it?
The beautiful Napali coast was stunning to witness as well as the beautiful canyons and cliffs all over the island.
Of course we went for a cheeky little surf lesson too, would be rude not to really! I'm proud to announce that I did actually get up onto the board several times, and even made it all the way to the beach (really wasn't that far) - with a little more practice I'll be able to give those 8 year olds (who seemed to be much more talented than us) a run for their money!
If anyone's lucky enough to visit it incredible island, did you enjoy it as much as we did? What kind of things did you get up to there?