10.09.2013

Admittedly, I'm no stranger to Hawaii. My godfather lives on Maui, and I have been blessed to have gone several times now. You would think the hubs and I would have liked to honeymoon somewhere different, but there was no doubt in our minds where we wanted to vacation. Maui is just too darn pretty. I feel comfortable there, I know my way around the island, and we can spend some time visiting the man I consider to be my dad. After a stressful year of planning a wedding, we wanted to relax and feel at home. It was a no-brainer.

I took enough pictures to fill at least two albums, but I'll share with you my favorites. Hope you enjoy!

View from our hotel room. We stayed in Kihei at the Maui Coast Hotel, and I highly recommend it! Beautiful service, a more intimate feel than one of the big name resorts, and central to a lot of great restaurants and beaches. It's also more budget friendly :)

Nate told the front desk that it was our honeymoon before we arrived, and this adorable little box of Hawaiian chocolates and some champagne awaited us in our suite.

We spent lots of evenings in the pool. The bar had great food and drinks!

Big Beach in Makena. It rained right after these pictures were taken and let's just say husband and I tried to re-create that downpour scene in The Notebook ;)

Wailea, my favorite area on the island due to it's glitzy glam feel and shops

Traveling around the island in our jeep
We went snorkeling in Honolua Bay, and you have to walk through the jungle to get to it. We saw so many amazing fish! If you don't go snorkeling at some point while you're in Hawaii, you are truly missing out. I'm not a very good swimmer, but I held on to Nate's hand and just floated around. This is a great place for beginners!

At the 5 Palms for dinner :) 


Ho'okipa


I was told by one of my Instagram followers to skip the road to Hana and instead go the back way to the seven pools and the black sand beach. I agree! You save yourself lots of time (and getting carsick).

You gotta have a glass of vino after exploring Hana. I got a few mosquito bites up there which is typical so I'll have to remember to bring bug spray next time.

The hubs

Napili Bay, a must-see and do!

The SeaHouse in Napili

Kaanapali. No editing whatsoever. Unreal!


Most of these pictures weren't edited, which goes to show how truly magical Maui is. I hope those of you who haven't experienced it yet, will. There is so much to see and do! Don't be afraid to break away from the tourists and just go explore the entire island! 
Have any questions? Feel free to ask! I've been enough times to recommend things.

♥ Noelle

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. My husband and I also went to Maui & Big Island for our honeymoon. Hawaii truly is a magical place! You guys look so happy, many blessings for a long and happy marriage :-)

    Cheers, Lisa
    @LittleMama71

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  2. Looks gorgeous!! I'll definitely have questions when we go in a couple months! This just made me SO excited! We honeymooned in Kauai and it was amazing! Hawaii is such a great way to go, especially for those of us living on the west coast!! ;)

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    1. See that's one island I still need to visit! We wanted to island hop but it wasn't really feasible for us. Once your vacation gets sooner, let me know! I have so many recommendations! Ethan is going to love it :)

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  3. These pictures make me miss Maui! So glad you had a great honeymoon, I mean how can you not?!? I wish I had skipped out on most the of the road to Hana stuff, such a long day if you do it all and those roads are SCARY!

    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, those tiny one lane roads are pretty sketchy! Worth it, but a bit unnerving!

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  4. Beautiful pics! Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love Hawaii as much as you - definitely one of my favourite places. Ever.

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  5. I am a huge fan of Hawaii we went 3 times last year!! Looks like a wonderful time!

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    1. I know, that's awesome! I would love to go that frequently in a year!

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  6. I really enjoyed all your IG pic updates... and who can blame you for wanting to go back to Maui!?!?

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  7. Thank you sky, I did go a bit crazy on IG while we were there. I couldn't help myself! So much beauty :)

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  8. oh my goodness you guys are just like us - 11 years ago we got married in LaJolla overlooking the beach, went to Maui for honeymoon, (stayed at the Grand Wailea, Yes BEAUTIFUL!!), had a jeep and drove around like crazy and explored the island and now we live in Temecula! Stunning pictures!!! Best WIshes to you both!! Have fun and laugh!!

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  9. Beautiful photos. Hope you are still enjoying newlywed life back in the real world! :)

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  10. No wonder you miss it already - it really looks like paradise - every picture is perfect! I especially love the one of Wailea. Also love the pic of you in the blue strapless dress - so gorgeous!

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  11. What a beautiful place! The pictures are amazing. It's always hard to go back to reality afterwards :)

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