Was a long day on airplanes from MN...our original flight was changed so we had to go through LAX and have a 3 hour layover there. My kids did awesome though (ages 8 and 10)
Kauai has not disappointed me from the moment I saw it landing. So beautiful!
My FIL and I shuttled to get our vehicle from National and then went to pick everyone and luggage back up...worked great...did have to pack 6 of us with luggage in tightly!!! Had to go back to car rental quick to have everyone sign that may drive.
Did worry about the couple who drank WAY too much on the plane and got in a rental and drove away. What a way to start your vacation..the lady had a hangover already getting off the plane after falling asleep the last hour. The flight attendant finally cut them off, but I'd say a little to late. I don't think the guy drank as much as her.
Beautiful drive up to the St. Regis. (for 6 nights then to Hyatt). They were very welcoming...gave my kids stuffed animal monk seals and joked around with them. Knew we were tired and hungry and got us right in to eat at the Makana Terrace. Absolutely gorgeous sunset as we were eating. Drew, our server, was wonderful with the kids again and also guessed correctly we weren't in the mood for the type of food on the menu and offered us several selections not on the menu. 3 of us had a club sandwich and it was very good.
Slept with the window open to listen to the waves and rain...woke to a beautiful moon shining in at one point. We are all up and ready for breakfast, but need to wait for the restaurant to open! Heard some roosters in the distance.
Very impressed with the beauty of the island and the service at the Regis so far. Today taking it easy getting our clocks in sync here. So excited for the rest of our trip! Don't think I will want to leave .