It is always a treat to stay in Honolulu for a few days and take in the many tourist type activities, like touring the island and taking in some of the water excursions. But then the real beauty is away from the hustle of Waikiki and a trip to one of the other islands is in order.
The island of choice this trip is Kauai. Kauai has spectacular and rugged beauty of Na Pali, the Waimea Canyon, and of course there are nice sandy beaches too.
Living room in our rented house
This is our 2nd day in Kauai, we rented a beautiful house in Princeville. The house sits on a buff over looking the sea. All the window slide open, allowing the warm trade winds to breeze throughout the house. What an amazing house, it has everything including a fully stock kitchen.
the private beach (Sealodge) below our house
The children explored the grounds surrounding the house and down to the sea. They report that the beach is quite rocky and rough. So today we went in search of a more suitable beach. After a wonderful lunch, we drove to Lumahi, Makua (Tunnels), and Ke e Beach. We decided on the first beach, Lumahi.
What impressed me the most about island living is everything and everyone moves in slow motion, it is not if you are going to relax, but how soon will you adapt to the island's rhythm. As the stress is washed out to the sea by the surf, we watch the sunset.