At the end of summer this year me and my family took a trip to Kauai, one of the most beautiful of the Hawaiian islands (so I’ve been told), and due to being very busy with third year and having other posts scheduled I’ve finally been able to download and edit and get this post up for you guys!

Due to flights we were travelling for a full few days, but managed to stop off in Honolulu, Oahu for a day and in this day we took a trek up Diamond Crater and had a cheeky walk down Waikiki Beach.

This walk was really nice actually – very enjoyable for myself, a little more strenuous for my less active family – and the view was incredible!

Waikiki ^:

We also went on a visit to Pearl Harbor which is the site and memorial for the Battle of Pear Harbor, 1941, which marked the entrance of America into the World War II.

In Kauai, we stayed at Marriott, Kauai Lagoons – gorgeous hotel, grounds and the loveliest people (as all Marriotts are to be honest).

The Amazing food at Duke’s Kauai restaurant, with a beautiful view of Kalapaki Beach!

In Kauai we obviously had to go to a Luau! We chose The Smith’s family Luau, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The food buffet was HUGE and had the most amazing pulled pork you’ll ever taste, together with loads of delicious salads, vegetables and other meat dishes like spicy beef and chicken! The hula show was brilliant and very entertaining and we even got a chance to learn a few moves!

We were also incredibly lucky enough to have a helicopter ride round the island! How amazing! The views were nothing short of spectacular and due the somewhat wet-ness during the week, we got to see a lot of waterfalls! The people at Safari helicopters were also really lovely and chatty and the pilot told us a lot about the island as we went round, like how the Robinson family got to own most of the island, and why there are so many chickens running around on it?

The beautiful Napali coast was stunning to witness as well as the beautiful canyons and cliffs all over the island.

Of course we went for a cheeky little surf lesson too, would be rude not to really! I’m proud to announce that I did actually get up onto the board several times, and even made it all the way to the beach (really wasn’t that far) – with a little more practice I’ll be able to give those 8 year olds (who seemed to be much more talented than us) a run for their money!

If anyone’s lucky enough to visit it incredible island, did you enjoy it as much as we did? What kind of things did you get up to there?


  1. The Nerdy Me
    October 2, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Wow, it looks so incredible there! Happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Love to visit this place one day 🙂 x-Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 2, 2016 / 4:21 pm

      Aww thanks so much, it was really amazing! You should absolutely go, such paradise!

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 6, 2016 / 6:37 pm

      Such good vibes! I felt so surfer cool and a proper beach bum! Haha – I think I could definitely live out there – so chill and happy!!

  2. Frock Me I'm Famous
    October 7, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Oh godddddd this looks SO beautiful! I've always wanted to go to Hawaii, one of my close friends went last year and loved it so much, I've heard so many amazing things and your pictures just sum that up completely! Sounds like you had an incredible time Josie!Hayley

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 7, 2016 / 5:01 pm

      OMG you should totally go if you ever get the chance! It was so relaxing and the views everywhere are just stunning! I really hope I can go back there again!

  3. Monochrome Roses
    October 7, 2016 / 11:01 am

    oh WOW! It has always been a dream of mine to visit Hawaii…and now i want to go even more! This trip looks absolutely incredible, these photos are gorgeous xx

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 7, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks so much! It's such a dreamy place, you must go if you get the chance! So stunning!

  4. The Sunday Mode
    October 7, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Hawaii is one of my favourite places in the entire world so seeing these photos and recognising familiar places makes me so so happy :')

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 7, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Aww I'm so glad! I think it's now become one of my favourite places too! Such an incredible few islands, I'd love to visit the others some day!

  5. Hale Saaw
    October 7, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    I've always wanted to go to Hawaii, especially Honolulu. Did you end up preferring Kauai over Honolulu?Aleeha xXx

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 7, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Well to be honest we were only in Honolulu for a day so I'd love to go back and really explore and do a bit more, but Kauai was so relaxing and was all we really wanted that week for a family holiday. But if I were to go back I'd definitely go to Honolulu (or I really want to do a volcano walking tour on the Big Island)

  6. La Coco Noire
    October 8, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Oh WOW! This place looks like my wildest dreams! Pearl Harbour has been one of my favourite films since before I can remember so I'd absolutely love to visit one day. Such beautiful pictures too, girl. So colourful! katie ♥

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 8, 2016 / 8:24 am

      Thanks so much Katie! Yes it really was incredible, you'd absolutely love it!

  7. Anonymous
    October 9, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Wow! What a beautiful island. I would love to visit there some day. 🙂

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 9, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      It was really stunning! You definitely should!!

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 9, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Thanks so much Darriyan!

  8. Georgina Goodman
    October 10, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Hawaii is veery high on my list! Looks greatGeorgina Does – Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • Josie Brownlee
      October 10, 2016 / 6:30 pm

      It was really amazing! Hope you love it as much as I did!!

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