Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hawaii Part Two

As I told you in the first post my family had the privilege of vacationing on the beautiful island of Maui. It was our first time visiting the paradise that is the Hawaiian Islands but it certainly wont be the last. There is so much to see, we barely scratched the surface. I already shared a few pics from the beach and our lovely view from our condo, now I'd like to share some photos from our cruise around the island and the fantastic Luau. We took a cruise around the Island on the beautiful Catamaran  "Hula Girl".

 Here are a few shots of the beautiful coastline and waters taken from Hula Girl.

The cruise lasted until sunset. I captured a few  shots of one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.

 Being the good tourist that we are we couldn't leave the Island without attending a Luau. We went to the Old Lahaina Luau, reported to be one of the most authentic Luaus in Hawaii. They served traditional Hawaiian food buffet style. It was so delicious that I didn't photograph any of it... too busy chowing down hehe. Here's a few pics of the extraordinary performance. The Luau tells the story of the indigenous Hawaiian people along with some of the folklore and traditions. It was beautiful and exciting to watch and learn.

This  is where you are greeted and lei'd

The wonderful musicians and singer

The Luau is held next to the beach

Most of the servers had these beautiful tribal tattoos

The amazing performers

The chanter tells the story of the Hawaiian people


 I hope you enjoyed sharing our vacation, I'll leave you with a few more random shots!

 Thanks for stopping by. If you want to see part one click here. Joining  these great linkups this week,

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

My Hawaiian Vacation Part One

From July 22-27 we had the privilege of vacationing in beautiful Hawaii. We stayed in a condo in the lovely Kapalua Villas in Kapalua on the island of Maui. We  arrived  in Maui jet lagged and tired after 11 hours of  flying. When I saw the beauty of this grand island all fatigue and jet lag disappeared.

The condo  living room

The lanai right off of the living room
This part of the island gets the most wonderful trade winds. We scarcely used the air conditioner. We opened the sliding doors and the most glorious breeze would blow through the whole place. Here are the gorgeous views from our lanai.

The whole island is covered in greenery and vibrant flowers. Here is a small sampling of the flora.

The beaches are like nothing I've ever seen before. Volcanic rock makes the most beautiful niches and backdrops on the sand and ocean. I'll just let the pictures do the talking.

The path to the beach

Hawaii took my breath away. It's beauty is hard to describe.  In part two I'll share some pictures from the fantastic Luau and cruise  around the island. Till next time Aloha and thanks for stopping by. Joining these fun linkups this week.

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