Posts Tagged ‘Snorkeling’

postheadericon Maui with Kids: Amazing Stay @ Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa


On our recent trip to Maui we decided to stay at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa for the second time!  A couple years ago my husband and I stayed here and fell in love with the resort and knew when we returned with our kids we’d want to stay again!

One of the most popular beaches on Maui is Kaanapali Beach and Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is perfectly situated at the end where black lava rock meets the ocean.  This popular snorkeling spot known as Black Rock is one of the many reasons we love this resort!   When you combine comfortable rooms, expansive grounds, an amazing pool, and a beach that offers both a sandy bottom and amazing snorkeling with a beautiful tropical reef and fish you have to perfect recipe for an unforgettable Maui vacation!


Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach

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postheadericon Cruising to Honduras {Roatan/Mahogany Bay}

The breathtakingly beautiful Island of Roatan, Honduras


Arriving at the port of Roatan, Honduras in the wee hours of morning made way for beautiful pictures of the uninhabited and unspoiled port…that is before the gobs of cruise passengers filled it to the max 😉

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postheadericon Sea Turtles in Maui {Photos}

Sea Turtle

If you’re looking to see some beautiful sea turtles while in Maui you probably won’t have to look very hard!  Here are a few we saw when we were snorkeling around the island! 

Sea Turtle Maui

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postheadericon Honolua Bay ~ One of Maui’s Best Snorkel Spots

Honolua Bay Maui

One of the Best Snorkel Spots on Maui

Honolua Bay is located on Maui’s northwest shore and it’s not only known for pristine snorkeling and scuba diving in the calm summer months, but also for its hollow, powerful waves in the winter high surf season! 

The bay is part of the Mokuleia Marine Life Conservation District so there is no shortage of marine life to see.  On any given day you might spot octopus, squid, turtles, rays, eels, and lots of other colorful, tropical fish.  One of my favorites was a huge spiky puffer fish! 

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postheadericon Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa: The Perfect Place for a Maui Vacation

Sheraton Maui View

We just got back from an AMAZING week in Maui, Hawaii~somewhat of a celebration to 9 blissful years of marriage!  Happy Anniversary Spencer!  I’m so excited to share where we stayed because we absolutely loved it! 

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postheadericon Interview Series: Maldives

I am very excited to share this interview with you!  My friend, Angela, just got back from one of the most amazing places that is most definitely on my bucket list…Maldives!


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postheadericon Roatan, Honduras


Our third port of the cruise was to Carnival’s private island; Mahogany Bay.  Mahogany Bay is on the island of Roatan, one of the Honduras Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea.  The port has duty free shopping, bars, restaurants, excursion options, and ofcourse a private beach.

For this port we booked a private tour of the entire island.  We wanted to get the true feeling of this country rather than just staying at Carnival’s little Disneyland!  In fact, independent tour operators are not even allowed into the terminal area to pick up passengers.  You need to walk up a big hill and exit the security gate if you’ve booked privately….and so we did!  After leaving the cruise port terminal the island definitely boasts a more rustic feel, especially in comparison to the other ports on this journey.  There is a lot of elevation and the island has very lush jungles!  There is one main road that takes you from end to end with all of the side roads off of that.

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postheadericon Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

– Ahhh….one of my favorite beaches!  There is something so soothing about being here.  We’ve snorkeled different reefs and these are OK, but the way you are almost surrounded by the elevations makes laying here all day just perfect.

The calm waters of the bay provide perfect conditions for floating over the reefs. The bay floor is actually the crater of an ancient volcano that flooded when the exterior wall collapsed and the ocean rushed in.  The reefs are filled with a diverse population of marine life and we were lucky enough to see/swim with a sea turtle while we were there (among many other species of fish).

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