After every trip to Hawaii, I always have a few DMs asking where we stayed, our favorite beaches, etc. Especially with spring break around the corner, I wanted to share a recap of our trip a couple weeks ago. (I’ve shared a few recaps of where we’ve stayed and our favorite activities when we went as a family – this trip was more of an adult trip but I have multiple posts with guides on past Hawaii trips: a Maui Travel Guide, Oahu Family edition, and more of our Oahu faves here.)
Since I’ve shared a lot of our favorites in the past posts, I’m just going to highlight my favorites from this trip like what to eat, where to stay, and where to play (like beaches, hikes, etc. 🙂
DETAIL: BLACK BEACH DRESS
Best Burgers: Seven Brothers
So good I ate it before I could get a picture haha.
Food Truck: Shrimp
Shave Ice: Matsumoto
Dessert: Leonard’s Bakery & Ted’s Bakery
From Leonard’s I always get the Cream Malasadas. Ted’s has a bunch of different pies but I think the one I had was Chocolate Haupia (coconut) Pie – their signature!
Marriott Beach Club Ko Olina
DETAILS: PINK HIGH-WAISTED SHORTS (TONS OF COLORS – UNDER $30!)
This was our first time staying here. We did a two bedroom condo and shared it with Cody’s family. Its great if you are traveling with friends. They have a kitchen, so you can cook some of your meals if you want to, it’s nice for breakfast especially. The views are gorgeous, I love seeing the ocean, mountains and beach all right there. It’s a little ways from down town so it’s not as busy and you have private beaches just for the resort.
This cove reminded me so much of the beaches in Europe! It’s right down from Hanama Bay. The water was crazy clear and sooo pretty! We saw turtles and whales – one whale fully jumped out where you could see it’s entire body. I’ve never seen that from the beach before – one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!
The Pillbox Hike (Lanikai)
This is one of our favorite hikes. The views are amazing and it’s pretty moderate – it’s a little less than 2 miles. We’ve also done with the kids but were able to go a little farther to the second view point just adults cause Beckam was like 4 when we went and got really tired. So depending on your kids age it could work with kids 🙂
I also wanted to share some of my favorite spring break pics if you’re headed somewhere sunny and warm! Almost everything is under $100 and the majority is under $30. 🎉
- MESH DRESS COVER UP
- LEOPARD COLOR BLOCK BIKINI
- RUFFLED SUMMER DRESS
- BLACK RUCHED ONE-PIECE
- WOVEN SANDALS
- BLACK CUT-OUT ONE PIECE
- WHITE SUNGLASSES (UNDER $15)
- GREEN SHIRRED BIKINI SET
- DISTRESSED CUT-OFF SHORTS
- GOLD HUGGIE HOOPS
- BLUE RUFFLED DRESS
- WHITE BABYDOLL T-SHIRT DRESS
- FLORAL TIERED DRESS
- WOVEN TOTE
- BLACK HIKING SANDALS
- BEADED SMILE BRACELET
- WHITE STRAPLESS ONE PIECE (ALSO LOVE THIS ONE OVER 50% OFF!)
- PINK COVER-UP DRESS
- RIBBON-TRIMMED VISOR
- LEATHER SLIDES
- RIBBED BELT ONE-PIECE *This product pic does not do it justice! Click to see a better shot – the ribbed detailing with the belt looks so high-end – there are 5 colors that have the ribbed/belt combo and they are under $30!*
Comment below if you guys are venturing out for spring break or staycation-ing it!