Sometimes one night away is all you need to hit the refresh button. With Fashion Week San Diego’s Spring Showcase as our excuse, we set out on a mini road trip to Harrah’s Casino for the night. Along the way, we stopped for a bit of wine tasting (my favorite thing!) and strolled along these beautiful orange groves. The trees were blooming and the scent was divine! The air smelled like warm honey and fresh squeezed orange juice so strong it was shocking.
I don’t even know where to start with The Kahala Resort. It’s so luxurious and amazing! Coming here was a total surprise from my honey for our 4 year so as we walked in, I was floored. Not to mention my eyes welled up with excitement when I saw the dolphins (see my last post for pictures of the happiest girl in the world and her dolphin pal).
We might be the luckiest people to have gotten an upgrade to the 9th floor with views of the ocean and the dolphin lagoon. We were able to sit on the balcony, enjoy our celebratory mimosas, and watch the dolphins play frisbee with their trainers. The Kahala is also a hugely popular place for weddings and we saw at least 3 happening daily.
The resort is a place for relaxation and since cabanas come with the room, we spent many hours soaking up some rays, eating lunch in the sand, and snorkeling the reef that starts just feet from the shore. You can paddle board, kayak, and do yoga classes on a paddle board as well but we decided to be lazy so swimming and snorkeling were our activities of choice.
The Kahala is also home to Aracino, one of the best Italian restaurants we’ve ever been to. We had the 5 course meal with wine pairing and could hardly believe how delicious everything was. The service was amazing as well and they were able to answer all Tyler’s questions about the meal (he’s an aspiring chef so there were many questions!). If you’re on Oahu, I highly recommend coming here for dinner. It’s one of the top 3 meals I’ve ever had so this is an absolute must-visit in my book.
Overall, The Kahala has everything a relaxing Hawaiian resort should have. I did not want to go home at all after staying here. I mean, life is good but there’s just something about a vacation that makes everything even rosier. 5 stars Kahala… 5 stars…