I am finally getting around to blogging about our trip to Kauai. I don’t have a ton of info for you on where to eat and what to do, since we were traveling with a 9 month old. For lots of details on this, check out Nom Nom Paleo’s series, Paleo Eats in Kauai. We did have a great time and I definitely have a few things to share with you!
I didn’t realize how much becoming a parent has really changed us until we went on vacation. Our past travels together have included scuba diving in Honduras, hiking through Patagonia and climbing to the top of Wayna Picchu (in Machu Picchu). Our travel wish list was pages long, so we always felt like we had to experience someplace new. I am sure we will get this desire again when Indy is older. For now, Kauai could not have been a more perfect place for a family vacation. I never thought that I would travel to the same place twice, but I can see us going back to Kauai year after year. It was SO relaxing! We pretty much slept, ate good good, and went to the beach!
For once in my life, I didn’t research like a madwoman about where to eat, what to see, where to hike, etc. We just took it day by day, and went with suggestions from blog readers and friends. So, thank you all for helping make our trip perfect! Here is a little about our lodging…
I actually did research this part like a madwoman! We stayed at Hanalei Bay Resort, condo 3201 on the north shore. I highly recommend it! It is so much prettier on this side of the island, it is very green and the beaches are stunning. It is also far less crowded. The island is so small, you can easily hop in the car and get to the other side. The North Shore is rainier, but we never found that to be a problem and we were there from March 16-23. It never rained all day. And the little downtown Hanalei is really cute.
We splurged for a condo with a view, which I highly recommend to anyone traveling with young babies/kids. We spent much more time in our condo than we would have if we were traveling without a baby. We took our time in the mornings, sipping coffee on our lanai. The views of Hanalei Bay were breathtaking. This condo also has a full kitchen (a tiny one, but worked well for us). If you stay here and like to cook, I highly recommend packing a knife! Here are some views from our lanai…
This little condo was perfect for our family of 3, but if we were going with a group of friends, we would consider renting a house in Hanalei near Tunnels Beach.
Stop by tomorrow to see what we ate in Kauai!