Tuesday, June 07, 2011

When we really snorkeled with sea turtles

On Saturday morning my mom and I decided to check out Honokeana Cove just south of Napili Bay that we heard rumors about many sea turtles inhabiting.

We weren't disappointed. There were at least a dozen sea turtles either on the bottom of the cove in the coral, up on the surface, or in transit somewhere between the surface and the bottom. It was amazing. If you click on that link above you will see the pictures that we wish we had taken. That is EXACTLY what it looked like.

After snorkeling Matt and I took the girls to meet some friends of ours at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas to partake in the amazing, sprawling pool. The resort was pretty fantastic looking.

When it was time to take a break from swimming we went in to Lahaina to eat lunch at Aloha Mixed Plate. I wasn't impressed with the food, but the view was amazing. It had canvas tarps for a roof and no walls or anything. I guess in Hawaii you don't need walls!

We had previously decided we wouldn't go to a luau on this trip but we still wanted to see some hula dancers. The keiki hula show at the Lahaina Cannery Mall didn't disappoint. Yes, it was a hula show in the middle of a mall, but it was pretty fun all the same.

The rest of the day was spent in the pool, reading, lounging, eating and playing Uno. Ahhhhh.

The giant pool at the Westin.

A hilarious picture of Matt and Eloise at Aloha Mixed Plate.

The view from our table.

The hula show. Our favorites were the teeny little girls in the middle.

Iris and Eloise make sand angels at the beach.

1 comment:

  1. I just love all your pictures! We went to Maui in January of '06 and saw sea turtles in the same cove. We've been talking about wanting to go back and your trip definitely makes me want to.

    Was this your first time there with the kids?


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