Honeymoon Recap, Part 4: Under the Sea

3 Aug

At the end of my last honeymoon post, I left you with a picture of a sea turtle. If you guessed that our next adventure was snorkeling, then you guessed right — well, sort of! On Thursday morning, Jordan and I got up bright and early to drive to Makena for a 7:15 am kayaking and snorkeling trip. I have a fear of sharks, and was nervous about the trip, but I knew that I needed to overcome my fear and do it for Jordan (funny enough, I’m the one who booked the trip :)).

Unlike a typical snorkel trip on a big boat, this kayak and snorkel trip was just us, a family of four and two tour guides, in the middle of the ocean in kayaks.

Jordan and I shared a kayak, and paddled out to our first location with the rest of our group. Once at our first location, we put on our snorkel gear while sitting in our kayaks, then got in the water to explore.

This particular area is known for sea turtles, and several swam right underneath us while we were in the water! Jordan also held a sea urchin.

 I passed on that one :).

After swimming around our first location, we got back in our kayaks, paddled across the ocean some more, and went to another snorkeling spot. This continued for about 2 hours. Though it was fun, I felt seasick every time we anchored our kayaks and were floating on the waves. I know for next time, take Dramamine when kayaking in the ocean! Our trip was actually cut short because one of our guides was feeling sick, but it ended up being the perfect amount of time for me, since I was feeling nauseous. After our tour, our group ate lunch on the beach, and then we were on our way. 

We explored another beach in Makena, after hearing it had some of the bluest water in Maui.

Once we got back to where we were staying, we spent the afternoon lounging by the poolside bar and soaking up the sun.

Not for too long, though, because we had to get ready for our next big event of the day — a luau!

We went to ‘The Feast at Lele’ luau, right on the water in Lahaina. Jordan and I had a table for two with our own waiter (rather than buffet-style), which made for a romantic setting. We were served a five-course meal representing all of the Hawaiian cultures, and while we ate, we watched the show.

Just one of the five courses!

They also had an open bar, and they came to take our drink order with every course that was served. Neither of us are big drinkers, so we had to pace ourselves!

By the end of the night, I thought Jordan was going to have to roll me out of there because we’d eaten so much food! It was a very cool experience though; everything took place right on the beach, and we had a perfect view.

To avoid feeling bloated from the night before, I began the next morning with a 3 mile run (while watching ‘Boy Meets World’ — I loved those treadmills!),

and then we were off on our next adventure — this time, high in the sky.

Do you know what we were up to next :)? I’ll be back with the next recap on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Have you ever snorkeled?

Are you more of a beach person or a pool person — or both?





22 Responses to “Honeymoon Recap, Part 4: Under the Sea”

  1. Laura @ LauraLikesDesign August 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    1. Cute swimsuit! I love the bright pink stripes!
    2. We only snorkeled right off the shore of our resort because I was scared of the sharks, too! haha.
    3. We stayed in Makena!
    4. This looks like you guys had such a fun time! You’re making me want to go back to Maui now! 😀

    Have a great weekend, friend!

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

      Thank you :)! It’s from Target!

      I thought that you did — I remember reading that in your honeymoon recaps! And even though I was just there, writing these recaps is making me want to go back too

      Have a great weekend!

  2. Danica @ It's Progression August 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    LOVE your suit–super cute!!
    p.s. my favorite thing to find on the tv when I’m on the treadmill is Boy Meets World 🙂

  3. notsodomesticated August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    So fun!!! I love the pool and the beach, but if I’m staying at a nice resort that has a really cool pool, then I usually prefer relaxing by the pool! 🙂

  4. capeislandrunners August 3, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    I went to Maui a few yrs ago on a sister trip and it was spectacular! Loving reliving those memories through your photos. We had such a last watching those sea turtles! The best!

  5. peaceloveandoats August 3, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    I love snorkling! It’s so amazing to see everything under the water! Haha I was a marine biology major! And I’m a pool person, I don’t like the sand getting all over me, and the wind blowing everything away… haha

  6. jessielovestorun August 4, 2012 at 2:00 am #

    All these recaps seriously make your honeymoon seem like the most perfect vacation. It’s so easy to see how in love & happy you two are ❤

    • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 4, 2012 at 10:03 am #

      Aw, thank you :). Writing these recaps is making me want to go on vacation again! Haha.

      • jessielovestorun August 4, 2012 at 10:30 am #

        haha Oh I could imagine. I know that is exactlyy how I’m going to be when I do my Greece recap.

  7. fitandfuninthird August 4, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    What a great day!! I’ve never been to a luau but it looks like so much fun, and I love your dress, so cute!

  8. Brittany August 4, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    You are too cute!! That looks so fun. I have never been snorkeling before. That would be an adventure!!

  9. ragingsofaninsanegirl August 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    The luau when I was in Hawaii was definitely one of my favorite activities! That’s so awesome that you guys had your own table and waiter!!

  10. di @ life of di. August 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Love these honeymoon posts. The luau looks like so much fun and the food looks great. What a perfect place for a foodie to honeymoon 🙂

  11. Crista August 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm #



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