Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hawaii 2017

January - February 2017.  Hawaii trip to Maui and Kauai.

Love this picturesque greenery, pool, and beach scene. Across the water is the nearby island of Molokai. A perfect view, all from the balcony of our hotel/condo suite at Napili Kai Resort on Maui. 

From the pool area, looking back to our building.  Middle building, on the end right, second floor.

Beach area with soft golden sand and clear clean water all the way out to the rocks. Nice snorkeling here, variety of fish and sea life including octopus and sea turtle.

At the south end of Maui, sailed on this boat from Makena Beach out to Molokini Crater for some great snorkeling.

Molokini crater from the air and a sample of what the fish and coral look like there.  No, I didn't take these photos, but when we flew into Maui, we flew directly over the crater, what an amazing view!

 Great snorkeling!

January is humpback whale season in Hawaii.  We did one whale watching tour and mostly saw this . . . the backs of many whales and this . . . the tales of many whales as they dove down to the depths.

But when we did the Molokini Crater trip, we saw even more whales and even some doing this.


Back at Napili Kai, sunset from the balcony.

Sunset from the beach, over the island of Lanai in the distance.

On Kauai, boat tour to the Na Pali coast.  Up close and personal with sea caves and waves. The boat was amazingly close to the cliffs with waves crashing and spraying. So cool to see these huge caves and arches carved out of lava rocks by the sea.  Too rough to snorkel here.

Aloha Hawaii!

1 comment:

Janelle said...

It looks like fun- and it looks kind of warm. I'm glad you had fun.