Happy 2019 friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year (how is it already February?!). Our New Year’s day was spent at the hospital where I had our first baby (girl!). So we’ve had a busy but wonderful start to the new year. That’s why I’ve been MIA for the past months. Being pregnant and working full time was pretty exhausting so my blogging got put on the back burner.
Before talking about being a new mom, I want to post about our Baby Moon we took to Kauai back in August. I was about 4 months pregnant and it was the perfect trip to enjoy each other as we prepared for baby.
Kauai is known as the Garden Isle and when you’re there you’ll understand why. We stayed on the North Shore in Princeville (at my FIL’s timeshare) and it was the perfect location. The North Shore is a dream with mountains and waterfalls as your backdrop. You seriously feel like you’re in Jurassic Park (it was filmed there after all!).
Today’s post is going to cover Hanalei. I fell in love with this tiny town located just down the road from Princeville. We found ourselves going back here every day.
Below is a list of what we were up to and what you can check out as well! 🙂
1. Hanalei BayThis bay is absolutely beautiful. You can relax and unwind and, if there’s a swell, you can surf! We had some waves in the water and I was able to catch a few even with my baby bump thanks to the help of my husband. :)
2. Hanalei Bay Massage
I had an AMAZING pre-natal massage here. The price point isn’t bad and my masseuse was awesome. I highly recommend!
3. Food Trucks
Off Kuhio Highway you’ll find a parking lot with a handful of food trucks. We checked out Fresh Bite which had a variety of fresh, healthy, food along with some great vegan options.
4. Wishing Well Shave Ice
This place offers delicious shave ice with organic options! It was so yummy. Perfect for a hot day. :)
If you’re in the mood for tasty Asian noodles and other yumminess then check out AMA. With the backdrop of mountains and waterfalls, along with great food, you can’t beat this.
6. Tahiti Nui Restaurant
You might be familiar with this place from the movie The Descendants with George Clooney. My coworker told me about this spot and I’m so glad she did! We ventured here after AMA and it has such a great vibe. Live music plays nightly and it has a local feel. We were just here for drinks (okay only my husband!) and the music, but they do serve food. Definitely check it out.
7. PiazzaWhile Piazza is just outside of Hanalei in Princeville, I had to mention it because they serve a bomb vegan margarita pizza with Miyoko’s Mozzarella. I seriously want to go back to Kauai just for this pizza! Even if you aren’t vegan you will love it (TRUST ME). We sat at the bar and enjoyed the ambiance along with the food.
This is just a quick list of what you can do while in Hanalei. I hope it inspires you to head over to Kauai! Until next time.
XO, Jenneke Rose
4 thoughts on “KAUAI: HANALEI”
Pictures don’t do it justice 🙂 XO
This is where I want to be! Giving me the travel itch!!!
I know, paradise sounds pretty nice right about now. Hopefully you can make it out there soon! 🙂 XO