If you know me at all, you know that Hawaii is probably my favorite place in the entire world.
I was given an incredibly opportunity to travel to the big island with Garnier this past January and it was nothing short of wonderful.
Throughout my years I’ve had the privilege of visiting Maui, Oahu and Kauai but I had never been to the big island before so I was thrilled to be going!
There for just 5 days and 4 nights, but we literally did any kind of cool activity you could possibly think of. I don’t know how I got so lucky to be included in such a wonderful trip, but I am beyond thankful!
Day 1 \\
Being the keener that I am, I was on the 7am flight to Hawaii so I could have a pretty full day right when I landed! No time to waste when you’re in Hawaii and I wanted to get a head start.
After dropping off my suitcase in my room, I went directly to the beach to try to get some tanning time in!
Day 2 \\
This was our first full day on the big island! We started the day off with the most beautiful and delicious breakfast, from an avocado toast bar to açaí bowls in COCONUTS… it was basically Instagram heaven. There were 4 breakfast stations with tons of different options that would work for everyone! I spent quite a bit of my time decorating my açaí bowl with all the toppings they had spread out (coconut shavings, flowers, chia seeds, lots of fruit, etc).
After FILLING UP on all the avocado toast I could squish in my body, we were off for the first adventure. The brand planned for a whole afternoon of ATV-ing, something I’ve never done before! I’d be lying if I didn’t said I wasn’t a little nervous about it, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Needless to say, it was incredible.
The first hour was so much fun, and then it started to rain… that’s when things kind of took a turn.
Despite the pouring (and cold) rain, I spent the entire afternoon with a smile on my face! I’m sure it probably would’ve been more enjoyable to ATV in decent weather, it was an EXPERIENCE. It made the experience so much more memorable, one that I truly will never forget!
been so easy to be miserable in that kind of situation, so so easy. But sometimes you just need to look at it from a different perspective. I always choose to see the best in everything. At the end of the day, we were in HAWAII getting to see the beauties of a tropical rainforest and not for a single moment can you take that for granted.
After an hour drive back to our hotel (while sitting in cold, wet clothes), it was safe to say that everybody was exhausted. We got back just in time for sunset so I watched it from the beach and called it a day.
Day 3 \\
A yacht in Hawaii… what could be better?! Honestly Garnier really hooked it up and day 3 was a total contrast from the intensity we had the day before.
I started my day off with some room service breakfast that I ate outside on my patio and then we head over to the boat! This was one of my favorite days of the whole trip, they really reallypampered us. The first half of the afternoon we got to lounge around on the boat, which I spent trying to take in as much sun as possible (of course)!
There were snacks, fun music, and lots of drinks aka my favorite kind of day!!!
They even had snorkel gear for whoever wanted to jump off the side and swim with the fish! Right when I got in the water and put my head down, there was a HUGE turtle coming up for air. I was amazed just watching it do it’s thing.
Continuing with the fantastic day, they had set up spa appointments for everybody once we got back to the hotel! I had no idea that they had all of these things planned & was incredibly excited!
First they gave us facials with all of the new Garnier products so we’d get to feel how they worked on our skin. Afterwards we went straight into a 50 minute massage… unbelievable. What a day.
Day 4 \\
Our last and final full day in Hawaii was truly breathtaking. They clearly planned on ending it with a bang! We had the opportunity to see the island by HELICOPTER! I’ve only been in a helicopter once before but it still took my breath away the entire time. It was so cool getting to see groups of whales swimming around from so high up!
One of my favorite parts was getting to see a full rainbow above the ocean! It got kind of rainy up there and that’s when the rainbow came out. I’ve never seen such a full rainbow, it was almost a full circle!
Lastly, every Hawaiian trip must end with a beautiful Luau (in an ideal world of course). Once again, Garnier had blown all of our minds with how beautiful everything was.
As soon as we walked into the venue we were handed some sweet pineapple-coconut drink (my favorite kind of drink) so I was immediately thrilled. Besides all the delicious foods (and desserts), they had a traditional performance to end the luau. The performance had a lot of information about their Hawaiian culture as well as FIRE DANCING!
I’m forever mesmerized by people that can eat fire the way they did, seriously out of this world cool!
There it is, my trip to Hawaii!! Seriously I am so beyond thankful to have been apart of such a wonderful trip with the most amazing people.
Every moment there was a moment to be thankful for and I can’t wait to go back!!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my Hawaii adventures & I’m so excited to share more of my travels with you guys!