Throwback Thursday: Honeymoon in Hawaii

I’m starting a new series for Sweet Maple, I’m participating in Throwback Thursday’s! I want to share a bit more about myself before I started Sweet Maple!

If you follow Just Bella on Instagram you will have seen the beautiful shots she has posted of where she is right now, Hawaii! It made me reminisce about our honeymoon in Hawaii which was 4 years ago. I loved Hawaii, it was a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. We went to 3 different islands, Oahu, the Big Island and Maui.

In Oahu we stayed at Waikiki Parc, best part about staying here? Nobu Waikiki was in our hotel! We loved exploring the island, it’s not very big so we rented a convertible, visited Pearl Harbour, North Shore and drove back down the east coast and hiked up Diamond Head (I did this after eating a huge burger which wasn’t a good idea). One very cool thing we got to do was go on a LOST tour… we were huge fans of the show and this was around the time of the last season, we missed filming by a few weeks, we did meet Sayid in Counter Burger!

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We then flew to the Big Island mainly to check out the active volcano. We stayed in Kona at the King Kamehameha Beach Hotel. It was very different from Oahu, not too much to do at night but during the day you had so many options. We drove to the other side of the island to check out Volcanoes National Park– where we hiked and walked along the Kilauea Iki lake of lava, Akaka State park, checked out Hilo (one of the wettest cities in the world, has an average rainfall of 127 inches!), black sand beaches and former towns that were taken by past eruptions. We hiked out at night to see the lava flowing into the ocean which was very cool.

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Finally, we ended our trip in Maui! Stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani and it was beautiful. We did do the road to Hana in our rented jeep but it really wasn’t too bad, maybe during the rainy season it would be a different story. They say if plants died and went to heaven, it would be Hana.. we couldn’t agree more, it was worth the drive and didn’t take that long. We went to a traditional Hawaiian Luau which I would highly recommend, checked out the town of Paia (if you ever go here, make sure you visit the flatbread company), went on a snorkeling trip to the Molokini crater (I was scared to see a tiger shark), swam with turtles and went zip-lining!

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Two things I realized while going through these pictures… 1. I can’t wait to go back to Hawaii 2. I can’t believe I haven’t lost my Prada glasses after 4 years!! Let’s hope I can keep them for another 4!

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4 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: Honeymoon in Hawaii”

  1. Michelle M.

    This makes me want to go back to Hawaii (oh wait, I’ve never actually been there…)

    Reply
  2. Christine

    aww, yay! So cool to look at all your beautiful photos while I’m here! Hopefully we’ll get back one day to explore the other islands, looks like you had an amazing trip! I totally spy ‘Sayid’!! haha.

    Reply
    • Sweet Maple

      Thanks for stopping by Christine!! We definitely had an amazing trip, enjoy the rest of yours!:)
      haha I had to spy on him, we did talk to him but he was with his family so we couldn’t say too much.

      Reply

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