portraits on the beach in Maui
A layover in Hawaii on the
way to Micronesia
- no problem! Gotta love frequent flyer ticket restrictions.
On the way there, we stopped
in Oahu, then spent a day in Kauai. On the way back,
we stopped in Maui (and had more wedding
portraits taken on our two month anniversary)
Our favorite part of Oahu
would be the North Shore. Very relaxing to sit on
the beach and watch the giant surf - also a good spot
for authentic Hawaiian shirts. On Kauai, we absolutely
loved Princeville, and Haena (you know, as in "Puff
the magic dragon, lived by the sea, and frolicked
in the autumn mist in a land called Haenalee.").
We did the helicopter tour right when we got there,
which was a great way to scope everything out - never
flown inside a volcano before! In Maui, we stayed
at the Hyatt, which is an awesome resort and very
luxurious, but we still prefer Hana (as in the 8 hour
road to Hana). We drove out in the afternoon, which
was great because we missed the morning traffic (all
the guidebooks say leave by 8am, so everyone does).
And the whole 8 hour thing is a lie - we made it in
3.5 flat ("Honey, don't you want to stop and
look at the black sand beach?" "We'll stop
on the way back - we're making great time!").
The drive was worth it - and staying in Hana overnight
without the daily crowds was perfect. Would definitely
go back for more than a day.