Newport Coast – Views & Poolside

Believe me when I say Newport Coast is amazing because it really is. Our first day there, which was Saturday, was spent exploring the place and hanging by the pool. In the morning, we had a “friendly” basketball game, which we had to forfeit because Chris wasn’t feeling too well towards the end. Chris suffers from asthma and it almost usually shows up when he puts his body under strenuous forms of exercise – my family’s very competitive so you can imagine that our basketball game was on the very competitive side (winning team gets Starbucks after all!).

After the game, we decided to check the pool out. If you went to the second floor of the registration building, you were greeted with this amazing view.

Prior to this trip, I invested in a waterproof phone case for my iPhone – BEST $10 of my life. I was able to take my phone into the water without it getting destroyed.

That evening, we had my uncle’s 50th birthday party with the theme of “vintage dude”. The food was great but the company was even greater. A million shades of red later, I’m still reminiscing about Newport Coast and can’t wait until I set foot in this vacation club again.

I’m bummed because I took so many photos and had such a difficult time finding the ones I wanted to share. Also, I took most photos with my iPhone and I’m really sort of determined on getting a camera. My family owns a DSLR but it’s the family camera… I want to save up and get my own. Any suggestions?


  • Violette Daily
    May 4, 2017 at 9:29 AM

    Wow this hotel is amazing! I guess you had an amazing time!

  • Georgia Megan
    May 4, 2017 at 10:03 AM

    It looks so gorgeous there!!

    |Georgia Megan|

  • kileen
    May 4, 2017 at 10:25 AM

    this place looks amazing and i especially love that last pool pic!

    cute & little

  • Anouk
    May 4, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Wish I could be at this pool right now! Good idea to get a DSLR, well worth the investment.


  • Natalie
    May 4, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    That place looks INCREDIBLE!!! I don't know much about DSLRs, but if you don't want the bulk I have heard that the Sony RX compact cameras are really awesome!

    nat // dignifiable

  • Audrey Lin
    May 4, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    Newport Coast looks so luxurious and fun! Ahh I think a camera is definitely a worthwhile investment, especially since you take so many photos 😀 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  • Kasi Kelley
    May 4, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    That pool view looks amazing! Sounds like you guys had an awesome trip. It's so cool that you could take photos under water, I should get one of those for a tropical vacation!

  • dreamofadventures
    May 4, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Isn't newport beautiful?!?

    I just bought the olympus pen pl8 and am in love with it!

  • Kandice
    May 4, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    you are adorable haha! Funny, I'm not really comfortable swimming with that many people 😀
    Maybe it's time for me to invest in waterproof case too. I kept delaying my purchase and regret it when I forget the waterproof case of my action camera -.-

    Love, Kandice

  • Vivian Yuen
    May 4, 2017 at 9:00 PM

    I think I need to get a waterproof case too 😉

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Sheena Gonzales
    May 4, 2017 at 11:08 PM

    Looks like a great place!!


  • Dahbean
    May 4, 2017 at 11:32 PM

    A place with a great view and a pool sounds perfect! Love your photos:)

    Dabin /

  • Isabelle
    May 5, 2017 at 5:17 AM

    What an amazing place!

    XO Bella,

  • Kim
    May 5, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Your resort looks amazing! Hope you enjoyed your vacation 🙂 It's crazy how competitive your family can get over Starbucks, but it's all fun right?! Also, the camera you get will largely depend on your budget. If you want something to get started, perhaps you can look into the Canon Rebel series. Those are their entry level DSLRs.

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

  • Simply Alexandra // My Favorite Things
    May 5, 2017 at 10:23 AM

    Sounds so fun, I love the birthday party idea. Sounds like a blast!! 🙂 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  • Colleen Welsch
    May 5, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    I have a Nikon D3200 and I love it! You should take a look at those 🙂

  • CM
    May 5, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    What a beautiful place, I hope you had a great time (:

    CM | XIII.

  • Alyse (J.X.L.)
    May 5, 2017 at 4:32 PM

    Eena, you really get to travel all over spots in California. Makes me want to explore our little corner of SoCal far more! I've used several DSLRs from Canon and they're my preferred brand of camera. They make some great entry level DSLRs if you're not looking t spend more than $700.

  • Diana Maria
    May 5, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    What a beautiful hotel! It looks like you had an amazing time, I would really love to visit this area. It also looks like you had lovely weather as well. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

  • I'm Fads
    May 5, 2017 at 9:29 PM

    Marriott never fails. I feel like it's one of the hotels that gives their customers such luxurious time. And that view is so beautiful! Your photography skill is on point, I love all the photos. I'm glad you enjoyed your time there.

    Love, Fads

  • Oh Hey Jessica
    May 6, 2017 at 6:53 AM

    Wow the place looks amazing! You always take such amazing photos. 🙂

  • Michaela Kormanová
    May 6, 2017 at 7:11 AM

    This place looks amazing! 🙂

  • The Nerdy Me
    May 6, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Oh, you managed to convince me that this place is amazing. Loving all the photos, it sure sounds like you had a great time there 🙂 Also, happy belated birthday to your uncle 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Richel V.
    May 6, 2017 at 2:49 PM

    The pool view looks AMAZING! It looks like it can be a bit crowded, but I can imagine how nice it would be if you could solo the pool.

    xx, Richel V.

  • Ana Picazzo
    May 6, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    What a beautiful place! Seeing your pictures and reading about the marvelous time you had, really has me wishing for vacations soon! I haven't been to a cool sunny place since last year (I went to a really nice resort on a beach). Btw, I totally need to invest on a waterproof camera as well! Oh the amazing pictures you could get with that! About the camera, I think it's really up to what you like, but I have always likes Nikon best. xx

  • Ana Picazzo
    May 6, 2017 at 5:35 PM
  • Gail J
    May 7, 2017 at 12:55 AM

    I need the pool timeeee T_T The weather in Bangkok is just insane! I would love to jump right into the pool now!

  • Jane
    May 7, 2017 at 1:33 AM

    Sounds like a fun time! The waterproof case is a good idea, I should get one!

  • Linda Tran
    May 7, 2017 at 5:58 AM

    Oh, wow! The view looks amazing! These pictures are gorgeous!

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  • Nancy
    May 7, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Marriott's Newport Coast looks amazing! I'm sorry to hear that Chris didn't feel too well at the end. At least you got to play for a bit :). The view is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Investing $10 makes a lot of sense to save the $700+ device. Preventive measures ftw!

    You two look great! Glad that you enjoyed your time there :). This makes me want to book a staycation there!

    Cameras and lens can be pretty expensive but it's an investment. I have a Nikon D5500 with portrait lens and it works great! If you don't want to spend too much, you can always get an older generation DSLR. The one I have has wifi and touchscreen. It's an extra feature that doesn't really affect the quality of your pictures.

  • jeanne christine
    May 8, 2017 at 4:08 AM

    I love staycations in awesome hotels like this. Always such a lovely time!

  • Kate
    May 8, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    This looks like so much fun! Also, waterproof phone case?! Genius! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Gillan Ropero
    May 8, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    I'm glad you had such a fun time vacationing! 😊
    Newport Coast looks amazing! I love how you guys played basketball haha My brother also loves to play basketball even when we're on a vacation. I feel bad for Chris though, because I also used to suffer from asthma.
    The view of the pool is stunning! And you guys seem so happy swimming there 💖
    Your photos are only taken by iPhone? I thought for sure they were taken using a DSLR! I've always wanted a Canon 60D because my photographer friends back in uni used it 🙂

    xo, Gillan

  • Andreea Birsan
    May 8, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    Fantastic photos and the views from the poolside seemed really beautiful and relaxing. Wishing you a lovely week ahead! xx


  • Angie Sievert
    May 8, 2017 at 2:07 PM

    My friend has a Canon EOS 80D and it takes pretty nice shots!!! Missing' you all!!!

  • Louella Lunas
    May 9, 2017 at 4:37 AM

    I love the place!! So relaxing! I also love the first photo, the building that had the new coast. <3 Go invest for a camera!! It's definitely worth it, I tell ya since you go to a lot of places. If you'd like, go with Fujifilm. That's what I use. Hihi :>

  • Tannya Aditya
    May 9, 2017 at 5:58 PM

    yes to investing on waterproof case! it's a savior for all time imo. damn, the view! guuuhhh i need a vacation soon!


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