In between beaching everyday and eating plate lunch and seafood for dinner every night, we worked in a couple of adventures along the way. Nothing says vacation like waking up to fresh pineapple and lazily packing for the beach, the only things in your bag are a good book and some sunscreen.
We tried out a new beach each day and in driving to them we found some great local spots. I would definitely recommend Tunnels beach (called so because in the winter the waves make perfect tunnels) for snorkeling and wave jumping.
We drove by the Coconut Experience everyday and had to stop, because with a name like that how could we resist? This shack was open only in the afternoons (talk about island life) and served an abundance of freshly picked and chilled tropical fruits.
I regrettably didn’t take that many pictures of food but this sums up most of the meals we consumed – fresh fish in some form or another with rice or macaroni salad, with sushi being our go-to snack.
Dessert was shaved ice (almost everyday) – NOT to be confused with snow cones (which I did, woops). Shaved ice is the much better, smoother, tastier cousin to the snow cone and in Hawaiian fashion they put ice cream in the bottom of the cone. After eating the tropical flavored ice (I stuck with my pineapple, coconut, mango mix each time) the remnants of the flavored syrup seep into the vanilla ice cream creating a creamsicle effect that is amazing and unbelievably refreshing.
In traversing the island (searching for hidden beaches and obscure lunch spots) we encountered beautiful vegetation and wildlife.
Chickens roam all of the islands and are literally everywhere; in the parking lot at the airport, on your back porch at night – everywhere. These guys wanted to come home with me, but my love for fried chicken changed their minds.
My first trip to Hawaii was when I was seven and we went to the cheesiest luau ever (seriously, my family still talks about it) but I loved it, and I still love them – no matter the level of cheese. I love the dancing and the roasting pig in a pit and the beautiful hula outfits. And everyone likes a good party, and a really punny blog post title, right?
Aloha and happy hump day friends!