This day was a lot of fun. Daniel and I went on a tour of Steelgrass Farms
. It was a chocolate tour, but, realistically, it was a tour of the crops they grow – which I enjoyed better than the actual chocolate part [very unexpected!]. The fruit we tried was delicious! Afterwards, since we were about an hour or so away from our hotel, we yelped a nearby restaurant [Monico’s Taqueria
] and then asked the waitress if there was a decent beach in the vicinity. Daniel and I forgot to pack towels for our adventure, but luckily grabbed some swimwear that morning. So, for a few hours, we hung out at Lydgate Park
. Very quiet, very pretty, beach.
The following day we hunted for another desolate beach. A lot of folks recommended Hanalei Bay
– so that’s where we went. The drive was about 2 hours to the north side of the island…so we stopped for snacks…and breakfast. 🙂
I am kind of addicted to macadamia nuts
…these were glazed in Kona coffee. YUM.
On the drive up we stopped at a lighthouse
, that is also a wildlife sanctuary. I didn’t see many birds, but the views were spectacular.
We found a pretty empty part of the beach and snorkeled. My only discomfort was how cold the water was! We hung around the bay for a couple hours – maybe 3 – before heading back to the busier part of town for some grub.
A friend recommended Tahiti Nui
to me. Luckily I read the yelp reviews! The food and drinks were GREAT, but the service was slooowwww – which is apparently a Hawaiian thing. But nobody was rude – we just had to signal to different servers that we were in need of a refill or wanted to order…etc. I didn’t mind because – where did I need to be?? 🙂
was having a street festival that evening, so we drove there afterwards. Daniel and I walked up and down the street, checking out vendors and shops. The weather was perfect.
Have I mentioned how much I miss this place??