Aloha Friday- Photo (Ph)riday

Poipu Beach, Kauai

Let’s face it when it comes to Friday what better destination to get you ready for a relaxing weekend than Hawaii? They don’t call it Aloha Friday for nothing, right? So, here are some gorgeous pics from our trip last November to the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!

Maui from the plane window

Views from the plane.

Sunrise at Grand Wailea

Grand Wailea, Maui

Grand Wailea Lobby

Grand Wailea Lobby

Fountains at Grand Wailea

Grand Wailea Fountains

Cocktails by the pool at Grand Wailea

Cocktail Time!!!

Grand Wailea Hotel Grounds view from roon

Grounds at Grand Wailea in Maui

Making a Splash at Grand Wailea

Making a splash at one of our favorite hotel pools- Grand Wailea. Read our review here.


Love the colors.

Beach at Grand Wailea

View of Grand Wailea’s beach. Did you know all Hawaiian beaches are public?

Beach at Grand Wailea

Two of my munchkins getting a closer look.

Hawaiian Perfection

Proof that miracles are all around you in Hawaii.

Napua Sunset Cocktail at the Napua Tower in Grand Wailea in Maui Hawaii

Napua Sunset cocktail… great way to kick off the night!

Silhouettes of kids watching sunset on balcony at Grand Wailea in Maui Hawaii

Although, nothing beats the actual sunsets in Hawaii.


Zipline fun with Skyline Eco Tours. Read more about that here.



When in Hawaii everyone surfs. The munchkins learned how at Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy- they were amazing!


Read our review about this awesome surf school here.


They even teach you how to do this… okay well maybe not. That was the kids instructor 😉


We also checked out the Maui Ocean center which is great for families. And, rescue and release based!


Read more about Maui Ocean Center on our review here.

Olowalu Plantation House

This is the plantation house papa munchkin and I were married at back in 2003.

Luau’s are another MUST DO when visiting the Hawaiian Islands.

Old Lahaina Luau

We loved Old Lahaina Luau. Read why here.

Receiving her lei at the luau, customary in Hawaii.

I love that Old Lahaina Luau is actually waterfront. Can’t beat this view.

The authentic show begins once the sun sets. And, the night ends with banana bread. Win/ Win!!

Villas at Poipu Kai

Next we flew to the island of Kauai. We stayed at the Villas at Poipu Kai which I highly recommend.


The first day was a bit cloudy and rainy but that didn’t stop the boys from playing on the beach.


And, the ocean was still a beautiful sight.

Villas at poipu kai pathway

Although, the next day the vibrant Hawaiian colors were back. Incredible difference right?

Poipu Beach, Kauai

Poipu Beach in Kauai. Stunning!!!


The munchkins loved being able to walk from the villa to the beach.


Seriously, Kauai is just jaw dropping.


Admiring the gorgeous blue sea.


A much busier Poipu beach… you can often see sea turtles surfing the waves here alongside the people.

Sunset in Kauai

I told you the sunsets are unbelievable.


The BEST zipline experience we’ve had was with Koloa Zipline read more about that here.


After a few days in Kauai we returned to Aulani. It’s become like a second home since we are vacation club members here.


Read all about Aulani and view a full photo tour on my ULTIMATE Guide to Aulani here.

Top Things To Do in Oahu. Include Sea Life Park Hawaii. Check out more on

We also visited Sea Life Park while in Oahu. I posted about that here.

Top Things To Do in Oahu. Include Sea Life Park Hawaii. Check out more on

Ella and I had the amazing opportunity to swim with dolphins while we were at Sea Life. It was amazing!!!



I love how Aulani has so much entertainment and interaction built in for kids.


Can’t get enough of my favorite Hawaiian flower- the hibiscus!


I’ll leave you with a sunset because nothing is better than that!

Pin for Later-

A tour through Hawaii in photos by Global Munchkins

Have you visited Hawaii?

Tell me about your favorite resorts, activities and foods in Hawaii in the comments below.

We are always looking for more 😉


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