SHAVE ICE KAUAI EDITION

IMG_0279.jpegShave ice like never before, so sweet, so soft and so yummy! Hawaiian shave ice is a popular treat among locals and tourist. You can find little huts or food trucks that have a variety of flavors and toppings that will make you come back for some more! Seriously, I had at least one a day! Here were my frequent spots that I would recommend to grab some shave ice.

JOJO’S SHAVE ICE

Located in the small town of Waimea you’ll find this shave ice hut along the popular street. You can grab one on your way up to Waimea Canyon or on your way down. They have popular combinations if you’re not sure what to order and you can even add ice cream to it.FullSizeRender.jpgONO ONO SHAVE ICE

This place is a little hidden and we just happened to stumble upon it and we had no regrets! It’s in Kappa and it’s one of the more cheaper ones but still so tasty. The lady let me try a couple of flavor before I ordered to make sure that I would love it.IMG_0953.jpegWAILUA SHAVE ICE

This was my favorite spot to grab shave ice! The flavors were so different and unique and you could defiantly share one. Some of the popular flavors included Lava Flow, Coconut Coconut Coconut and Love Potion No. 9. Their location is in Kappa next to a pizza food truck which was also yummy and affordable. You can grab dinner and dessert at the same time! FullSizeRender-1.jpgOTHER TO TRY:

  • Shave Ice Tege Tege
  • Hawaiian Blizzard
  • The Fresh Shave
  • Locococo Shave Ice

Is there other shave ice spots that you would recommend to try in Kauai or any where in the world? I know I would travel for some yummy shave ice!

 

PHOTO DIARY OF THE NA PALI COAST

5 favorite waterfalls in Kauai.pngThe Na Pali Coast is a wonder you must see at least once in your lifetime or 3 times. Because there are 3 ways to go about on seeing this remarkable coast and I’m sure I’ll go back to do the other 2!

  1. Backpack the Na Pali Coast via the Kalalau Trail
  2. Take a Helicopter ride to overlook the coast
  3. Sail around the coast (that’s what we did)

I wish I would have had enough time to do all the 3 options but there just wasn’t enough time. It’s okay because it’s a good excuse to come back! Sailing around the coast was truly breathtaking with sights of natural beauty all around. We spent half of a day along the coast where we got to go snorkeling and see spinner dolphins at the end of  our trip!

Have a look of this photo diary that tries to capture the beauty we were surrounded with.

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Have you been to the Na Pali Coast? If so, did you do it by foot, air or sea? Let us know!

5 STUNNING WATERFALLS IN KAUAI

5 favorite waterfalls in Kauai-1If you love waterfalls you have to get on an airplane and get your loving waterfall soul to Kauai! Seriously, so many waterfalls to take your breath away. I’ve made it a little easier for you and listed some of the most stunning waterfalls to visit on your adventure. IMG_0265.jpegOPAEKA’A FALLS

Imagine you are just driving down the road you look out the window and this is what you see! Ahhh, what a sight to remember. Located along Route 580, this double falls is 151 feet tall and can’t be missed. I couldn’t find any information about hiking down so we just saw it from above. If you have any info about possible hiking let us know!IMG_0858.jpegWAIPOO FALLS

Located in the middle of Waimean Canyon you will find this gem. There are many lookout points to capture this sight. The hike to this falls is 4 miles round trip and considered moderate. Unfortunately, we didn’t know you could actually hike it so we missed out. But, if you want to know more about the actual hike to go All Trails for more information. FullSizeRender.jpgWAILUA FALLS

This waterfall is a fantasy and no wonder it was used for the TV show Fantasy Island! There is a great and safe overlook to see the waterfall right by the road. There are 2 hiking trails that lead to the bottom of the falls but are not recommend. We were rebels and we went for it! It was a steep short way down that had ropes to help you out. I would recommend it, but that’s just me! IMG_0487.jpegNA PALI COAST

If you decide to book a boat trip along the Na Pali Coast you well find so many waterfalls along the coast. These waterfalls range from all sizes and go straight into the ocean! Our guide would take us under some falls to freshen up from the hot day. Attachment-1.jpegRED DIRT WATEFALL

This is definitely the most different and unique falls in Kauai. On the way up to Waimean Canyon you’ll find these falls to your left. It feels and looks like you could possible be in Mars because off the red sand. This stunning fall is a true eye catcher and defiantly worth the stop.

MY FAVORITE BEACHES IN KAUAI

IMG_0272.jpegThe beach is my happy place and the worries of life just seem to vanish once I am there. I could easily listen to the sound of the waves for a few hours and just soak up the sun. I fell in love with the beaches of Kauai through my screen and just had to make it there and I hope you can make it there too! Here are some of my personal favorite beaches in Kauai.

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Shhh it’s a secret but this was the best beach in the island! Located in the East side you’ll find this secret gem of a beach. There is about a 10 minute steep hike to get down to this beach but it’s worth it! You’ll find great waves to surf or boogie board in, beautiful views of the light house and no crowds

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This is a popular beach for its cliff jumping and surfing the waves! There are many shady trees you can hang hammocks in and there is also a beautiful hike along the coast to explore. This beach is located on the South side by the Grand Hyatt and parking can be difficult because of its popularity.

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This is the most famous beach in Kauai and you have probably seen this in many publications. I would recommend going for the experience and crossing this beautiful beach of your list. The great thing about this beach is that there are many amenities such as picnic tables, bathrooms, and shops. We brought our boogie boards and attempted to catch some waves.

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This beach is located between a residential community and parking can be very difficult. This beach is literally the backyard to some of these homes so you’ll find many locals at this beach. My favorite part of this beach is the swing I found along the beach! It was simply perfect.

DONKEY BEACH  (TOP PICTURE)

Nope there are no Donkeys here and hardly any crowds! It is about a 15 minute walk to get down to the beach from the parking lot. It’s a calmer beach that you can snorkel and catch some easy waves. There are bathrooms and showers located in the parking lot to freshen up.

Have you been to Kauai? What were your favorite beaches on the island? I need more recommendations for the future!

10 PHOTOS TO INSPIRE YOU TO VISIT QUEEN’S BATH, HI

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After doing some research I was positive that I wanted to visit this place, no matter what. Every picture that I saw made me fall in love with this location, it just looked so unreal. I will admit that I am not the best swimmer, so naturally, I was terrified especially with all the warnings about it. I decided to be brave and cross this off my bucket list!

Before you go make sure the conditions are just right and that the tide is not high! The trail is located in Princeville and parking is very limited that you might  have to wait a couple minutes to grab a spot (we waited 20 minutes). The trail is very muddy and slippery so make sure you have the proper footwear. No flip flops! It’s a short and steep hike that takes about 25 minutes. Before reaching the bottom you will pass a stream and a waterfall to freshen up in. When you finally arrive the view will be breathtaking! You can jump into the pool and swim for a couple minutes, at times there will be a few waves that come along just an FYI.

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