IMHO, Hawaii's Best
May 03, 2013
"So much to do, so little time" was our mantra as we stepped onto Hawaiian soil at Honolulu. Just to recap, my husband and I allotted ourselves eleven days to take in the "best" (for us) in the islands. Previous planning had paid off, as it usually does with time constraints, but we made sure to relax oceanside here and there from Waikiki Beach to a private lagoon at Kona. Listed here, without order of preference, are the activities and sights that earned our time and hearts:
Maui - Honoapiilani Highway, Native Hawaiian Combination, Tiki Terrace Restaurant, taro, poi, Kaanapali Beach, Black Rock, ABC Discount Store, Whaler's Village, Ohana Welcome Breakfast, Haleakala Crater, Leleiwi Overlook, Puu Ulaula Overlook, Hawaiian Goose (nene), Silversword, Shave Ice, Lahaina, Banyan tree, Expeditions ferry, Lanai, Humpback whales, Hulopoe Bay, tide pools, spinner dolphins, Old Lahaina Luau, kalua pig, poke, purple sweet potatoes, Cessna Grand Caravan 208B prop plane to Big Island affording sightings of sugar-cane fields, Molokini Crater, and Pahoehoe and 'a'a lava.
Big Island - Huggo's on the Rocks, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Caldera, steam vents, Halemaumau Crater, Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, Sea Quest Snorkeling and Rafting Adventures, Honaunau Bay, Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay, Saddle Road, and Mauna Kea with its high-tech telescopes from 11 nations.
Further details are forthcoming. Please check back. Mahalo.
South Independence Branch