Morning at Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii #VisitLanai

by CajunMama

One aspect I enjoy about visiting a beach resort is the early mornings, watching the world wake up. Our first morning, after our first day on the island of Lanai was spent on the patio (or lanai) of our room. My husband and I sipped coffee, listening to the waves crash on the shores, the wind blowing high in the palm trees, and observing the sunrise over Hulopo’e Bay and Pu’upehe (Sweetheart Rock).

After enjoying the sunrise, we decided to take a morning walk on Hulopo’e Beach to climb up to a lookout of Pu’upehe. It wasn’t very strenuous, but I do recommend wearing closed shoes to eliminate any minor foot nicks on the rocks. On our climb back down, we encountered another couple and took turns taking pictures of each other.

Sunrise over Pu'upehe - Sweetheart Rock on Lanai, Hawaii | (c) Shannon Hurst Lane - TravelingMamas.com

As we strolled back to the Four Seasons Manele Bay, we decided to explore the beach area available for public use. There were a few tents set up with campers taking advantage of a wonderful place to stake a tent.

Mimosa at Four Seasons Manele Bay | (c) Shannon Hurst Lane - TravelingMamas.com

Of course, all this strolling around can make one build up an appetite, so we enjoyed a breakfast at Hulopo’e Court with a beautiful water view from our table. I sipped a mimosa while my husband enjoyed a glass of the delicious orange passionfruit juice served with breakfast. We gazed over the bay, watching whales and spinner dolphins put on a morning show before we set out for a a full island tour to see just what the private island of Lanai has to offer. So far, Lanai is a travel dream come true.

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Shannon Hurst Lane lives in south Louisiana and loves spontaneous road trips with her family or a solo mama getaway. She's the creator of TravelingMamas.com with a mission to inspire moms to get out there and explore our world. Google+
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1 Josh Chandler January 23, 2011 at

Shannon,

Wow, you are a very good descriptive writer. I felt like I was there.

Manele Bay looks amazing! Perhaps it’s somewhere to add to my “Must Travel To” list. :)

- Josh

2 Andarin February 3, 2011 at

Mmmm thanks for including that lovely video! It’s nothing but snow and freezing death outside where I am now, so that was very refreshing! I’ll definitely have to checkout Lanai when I visit Hawaii. Great job!

Oh, and congrats you’ve made it into the Byteful Travel blog carnival.

3 Manele Noi October 11, 2011 at

It’s a beautiful area where you can relax with family or friends

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