Our First Full Day in Hawaii

Yesterday we decided to kick off our first full day in Hawaii by simply relaxing. Besides that is mainly what we are here for anyway!

We slept in and then enjoyed a delicious breakfast by the beach. One of things I love about it here is how very friendly they are towards food allergies. I was able to get a delicious pancake breakfast completely gluten free. Made me very happy!

After breakfast we got our tickets for the luau weโ€™re going to attend on Thursday and we got our rental car reserved. Then we changed into our swimsuits and spent a few hours by the pool.


Nearby lagoon


We kicked it in the hot-tub for a little while followed by sunbathing by the pool and enjoying shaved ice. ๐Ÿง

Shaved ice!

Eventually we meandered out for some real food and decided to have a picnic lunch on the beach.

Picnic on the beach

We then spent the afternoon relaxing on the beach.

Beach Bums

Ocean Views

Ocean Views

Enjoying the beach

We’re very used to our beaches being cold, so it’s been such a treat to be in a place where the beaches are warm.

We ended the day with a dinner at Benihana. Both of us have never been despite having one in Sacramento, so we thought why not check it out here in Hawaii.

Dinner and Benihana

If you never been, highly recommend you give it a shot. The food is super yummy and chef cooks it right at your table!

We such a nice relaxing first day! I’m so glad we planned it that way as opposed to immediately starting out with activities. We have a bunch of stuff planned for the rest of the week so stay tuned!