Mom’s Day at the Moana

Mother’s Day is a big deal in Hawaii and I’m sure everywhere else. Brunch is booked well far in advance, I’m talking about April and very early May. We’ve spent the last few Mother’s Day between Oahu Country Club and The Kahala Hotel. I’ve always left The Kahala complaining about everything so we (I) decided to try something different. After checking out every Mother’s Day brunch description, I landed on The Moana Surfrider. Mostly because we’ve never been here and the hotel is such a gorgeous landmark so I expected great things. As we were driving over here I was pretty concerned about the weather but as the day went on, the sun just broke through those clouds. The Moana Surfrider has an odd entrance and you actually have to drive past the hotel and then turn back in to get into the entrance. It’s always crowded and sadly for us, the valet was full so Cam had to drive over to the Princess Kaiulani – which is their overflow parking hotel. As we entered the building you get awestruck by the beauty of it all. Such old world charm mixed with Hawaiian history. We had our Mother’s Day Brunch/\lunch at the Veranda which over sees their courtyard and had partial views of the beach. Over all the food was way better at the Veranda but the overly tight seating was uncomfortable compared to the Kahala/Oahu Country Club. Logan ate blueberry granola pancakes so that alone was worth coming back there for! In the end, we had a beautiful family filled lunch and I am forever grateful for my little family who fills my heart every single day. (Oh, I also got this beautiful Rebecca Minkoff purse from Cam and Logan. That’s wonderful too!)


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