Another day, another Aulani post 🙂 .
Here’s the deal, how many pics of the same view, the same beach and the same children can one take? You’re about to find out.
If you missed PART ONE, make sure you go back and check that one out too because I share the details about our flight over and our resort accommodations.
Today, we wake up to our first full day in Hawaii. After a great night’s sleep, we were rested and ready to go.
Good morning, Aulani! This was my view from our balcony as I did my quiet time.
Not too shabby.
I think I’ll keep him 🙂 .
We had character breakfast reservations to kick off our trip that morning, so everyone got up, got ready for the beach and got out the door…
…I was in full beach mood 🙂 .
With my favorite beach tote from Amazon. I love this bag so much! All of the pockets make me extra happy.
Aulani has a character breakfast (with amazing gluten-free options!) most days of the week. We had reservations to visit on our first and last mornings there…
…pics with Mickey and Minnie? Yes, please!!! They make me happy every time I see them!
You guys…I think she’s taller than me now. What in the world?!
Inside the restaurant, we also got to see our friends Pluto and Goofy too!
Kensington’s gluten-free Mickey waffles (made in a separate g-free waffle iron!) made us happy 🙂 .
After our yummy breakfast, it was time for…
…the beach! We parked ourselves here every day and LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! Aulani sits on a cove with the Four Seasons, so it’s super private, the beach is unbelievably gorgeous, the water is calm, and the water sports are a plenty. There is beachside service too…so it checks all the boxes. FYI: the little girls wore almost all Target suits on this trip which are my fave. Last year, I bought them and they lasted from spring break until the end of the summer season (and we wear swimsuits almost every single day in the summer). I am obsessed with them. If you see them in a cute suit, it’s probably from Target.
A few pics of the cove…
…from all the angles.
So many of you asked me where we bought Kensington’s suits this year, and they’re all Athleta!
I am officially parked in my happy place.
You can rent water sports and gear from Aulani right there on the beach. All four kids loved the paddle boarding!
The water was crystal clear.
Geez, I love these four kids so much!
The end of the perfect first full day!
Next up, it was time for dinner…
…this Amazon dress was perfect for the occasion with my fun earrings and that clutch from last year that I LOVE! It comes in other fun colors too, and it’s also an Amazon find! The dress comes in many other colors too.
No filter needed when you’re in Hawaii 🙂 .
This cutie was ready for dinner too!
We had reservations on this night right next door at Mina’s. We only had reservations to eat here one night, but after the first visit, we loved it so much that we ended up eating there three out of the eight nights. The location, the food, the setting, the view…it was all too perfect.
Right outside on the beach and directly next door to Aulani.
It was the BEST first full day!
Spoiler alert: Day three started out just as beautiful 🙂 .
On this morning, Andrew and I decided to leave the kiddos to their breakfasts in our room and walk next door for a breakfast date at the Four Seasons.
Such a great idea 🙂 .
Next up, time to get ready for the beach! How adorable is this coverup?! Oh my word! This one was my very fave from the whole trip! It also comes in black too. I love my sandals too! Don’t forget, I do recommend sizing down on the sandals.
We were at the beach by 10:00 and stayed until 6:00.
All four kiddos on their paddle boards.
After a full day beachside, we went back to our room and cleaned up for dinner…
For dinner, we walked right outside the front doors of Aulani and across the street to…
…this super cute shopping center in Ko Olina…
…we looked in a few shops…
…and then enjoyed a delicious dinner at Monkeypod!
My macadamia nut crusted fish was caught that day! YUM!!!!!
After a delicious dinner, we walked back over to Aulani…
…and said goodnight to Day Three!
That wraps up PART TWO! Don’t forget, if you missed PART ONE, make sure you catch that too. Also, if you want to go back and revisit our trip from Hawaii from March 2020, you can do that too! On that trip, we stayed in Ko Olina for three nights before taking a seven-night Hawaiian cruise and visiting four different islands along with Pearl Harbor. You can see those posts HERE.
As a reminder, we would love to help you with your next vacation too here at Mix and Match Travel Agency! If you’re interested in traveling to Hawaii, a cruise, an international destination or Walt Disney World, we would love to help. Unfortunately, we do not offer our services to places like New York City, Yellowstone, Nantucket, etc.
I’m off today to intervene as my kids constantly look for ways to pinch each other. #sigh
From one Irish girl to another, I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll see you tomorrow! xx