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DAY 2 IN MAUI

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Get ready for picture overload, because Day 2 in Maui was a jam-packed day full of sunrise beach walks, poolside cabana hangs, couples massages, and an Ultimate Dinner that we will never forget.

We woke up at 5am on the second day of our trip. Thanks to the time difference, we really had a full day to experience the island. Since we were up so early, we made Nespresso’s in the room and sat out on the balcony and listened to the birds chirps and the crashing of the waves.  After we finished our coffee, we headed down to the beach to watch the sun rise.  We ended up walking a few miles on the beach and watching a group do SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) Yoga! Maybe, I will attempt this on our next trip!

Daytime: On Ali: Solid and Striped One Piece / Seafolly Resort Shirt / Hat / Earrings / Sunglasses / Bag / Sandals

On Patrick: White Shirt / Swim Trunks / Sandals / Sunglasses 

Nighttime: On Ali: Black Maxi Dress / Sandals / Summer Steinfeld Earrings

On Patrick: White Linen Shirt / White Pants / Loafers

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DAY ONE AT THE FOUR SEASONS MAUI

I have been impatiently waiting to share these pictures from our trip to Maui earlier this year.  Today, I’m finally sharing all about our first day on the island and the most memorable anniversary trip at the Four Seasons Maui. Thanks to my one of my oldest childhood friends for deciding to get married in beautiful Maui, we decided to tack on a few extra days to celebrate our anniversary. (Sorry in advance for the picture overload!)

Marysia Swim (exclusive to Everything But Water) / White Skirt / Hat (all proceeds fund educational training programs-read more about Indego Africa) / Bag / Sandals / Sunglasses

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HONEYMOON PART 2

 

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We had the most romantic and memorable honeymoon at the Four Seasons Costa Rica. If we were not relaxing by the pool or in our honeymoon suite, we were soaking in all that Costa Rica and the Four Seasons had to offer.

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ACTIVITY BEACH

The Activity Beach was so much fun.  We became friends with the staff the first day and had a blast trying all a bunch of new things.

  • Surf lessons
  • Kayaking
  • Standup Paddle Boarding (Day and Night. Nighttime boarding was my absolute favorite activity we did.  With lights on the bottom of the board you were able to see into the crystal clear water.  Fish jumped over the boards, turtles floated by and we had lots of laughs when people fell off their boards :)
  • Body surfing and boogie boarding

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ZIPLINING AT WITCH’S ROCK

This was the one activity we knew we wanted to do when we arrived in Costa Rica. Our friends at the Four Seasons set up an a once in a lifetime experience for us at Witch’s Rock.  Only about a 20 min drive from the hotel, this was a must-do activity if you are on the Peninsula.  Since we were there at the beginning of the rainy season, we experienced a few showers. I honestly think it made our time more memorable. You will see in the pictures, the trees are lacking leaves.  This is because the time of year we were in Costa Rica. If you were to travel in Janurary or Feburary, the trees would be plush and full of color.  Typically, that is their high season for tourists in Costa Rica.  During our zip lining day trip, we met a few friends and spent the next few days enjoying cocktails together by the pool.

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ADVENTURE CYCLING 

Let me note that no one go hurt in the process, however there might have been a few tears along the way.  After eating more than our share of food during our honeymoon, we (I mean me) decided we needed some exercise. I decided bike riding would be a fun thing to do and hopefully see a few white faced monkeys in the process.  Well, lets just say I haven’t been on a bike in a long time and this was definitely not a beginner’s ride. I may have stepped off my bike and pushed it a few hundred feet but we made it through and got to see some pretty neat things in the process including, lots of monkeys, iguana’s and beautiful private homes.  I even experienced my first time riding on the sand.  If you are planning a trip to the Four Seasons, my advice is to practice your bike riding skills before heading to Costa Rica (just kidding).

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GOLFING 

Just call me Caddy Schilling.  All jokes aside, this was one of the best days we had on our honeymoon.  It was the last day and Patrick decided he wanted to play golf.  I play, but not well enough to get through 18 holes on an Arnold Palmer championship designed course. Instead, I enjoyed a few cocktails and played caddy to my new husband.  Honestly, the views from the course were the best we had seen the entire trip.  Even if you don’t play golf, it is worth it to just see the views.

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BEACH CLUB 

Some of our most relaxing days in Costa Rica were spent laying on hammocks watching the waves crash onto the beach.  The Four Seasons has three beaches: The Activity Beach, an Adult Beach and the Beach Club.  Since we were there for seven days, we decided to hit up the beach club for lunch and relax at the pool and on the beach until sunset.  The views from this beach are incredible and the white sand is beautiful!

The Four Seasons Costa Rica offered so many more activities that we will have to go back and experience.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the property and hear about our amazing culinary experience.

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*Our honeymoon was made possible courtesy of the Four Seasons Costa Rica. All opinions and experiences are my own. 

HONEYMOON PART 1

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I have been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to share our honeymoon with all of you!  Be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty to see more photos and the story of our time at the Four Seasons Costa Rica.

Today I am sharing Part 1 of our Honeymoon at the Four Seasons Costa Rica.  We had the most unforgettable time on Peninsula Papagayo thanks to the Four Seasons team.  From the moment we arrived on solid ground in Costa Rica, the staff made us feel like rock stars.  We hopped in our car (fully equipped with wi-fi) for our 40 minute drive to the Peninsula.  Our driver showed us around the property on the way to the resort and even pulled off to take a picture of us at his favorite spot. When we pulled up to the resort we were greeted with mango smoothies and cool towels. The weather was hot, hot, hot!

We checked into our room and took a quick tour of the property before heading to lunch. Stay tuned for some of the property highlights tomorrow (imagine: outdoor hot and cold plunge in the spa over looking the ocean). The rest of our day we enjoyed relaxing on the beach, playing in the water and watching the sunset!

Each morning we slept in and then enjoyed coffee on our private outdoor space, fully equipped with a hammock and lounge bed. It was the perfect way to start the day.  After we took our time in the morning, we enjoyed a local breakfast at Sol y Sombra, featuring fresh Costa Rican ingredients.

Most of our days were spent relaxing by the 3 amazing pools or 3 beaches on the property. When we weren’t lounging, we filled the rest of our days with some fun activities. Stay tune for tomorrow because I will be sharing more pictures, our favorite activities and more about our experience on the peninsula that you do not want to miss!

 

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*A BIG thank you to the Four Seasons for making our honeymoon the most memorable time of our lives.