Oh, also, the entire Hawai’i trip is archived in chronological order under the Hawaii tab above.
Best of Hawai’i 2013
Best (most comfortable) Bed: Prince Kuhio Condos #231
Best Lanai View: Royal Kona Resort
Best Snorkel: Fairwinds Snorkel Cruise and BBQ to Kealakekua Bay
Best Breakfast: Basik Acai
Best Prepared Fish: Huggo’s for Grilled Hawaiian Caught Mahi Mahi~ Kabocha Pumpkin Risotto, Local Garden Beans, Herb Sauce with Balsamic “Caviar.”
Best Dinner Experience: Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill
Best BBQ: Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill for Roy’s Charred Szechwan Style Mongolian Pork Ribs
Da Best Shave Ice in Paradise: Scandanavian Shave Ice
Best Coastline: Na’Pali
Best Affordable Dining: Koloa Fish Market Plate Lunch
Best Luau Food: Koloa Fish Market
Best Variety of Poke: Koloa Fish Market
Best Poke: Hilo Bay Cafe
Best Salad: Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill for Grilled Local Baby Romaine Salad: Blue Crab, Wasabi Parmesan Dressing, Tobiko, Cherry Tomatoes
Best Raw Fish: Hamachi sashimi with ginger and Chicken Katsu at Taste of Hawaii 2013 from Nanea Restaurant and Bar at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Most Aloha: Big Island
Well, we found the biggest chicken on Kauai. Here she is.
APPARENTLY I only love snorkeling when the fish keep their distance. In Kona we snorkeled in a bay and in the surf and I loved it both times. Here in Kauai we snorkeled several times at Lawai Beach and it is AWESOME and we snorkeled at Tunnels Beach and I was A-OK.
Po’ipu Beach has a LOT more fish. A LOT. Schools and schools and schools of them all swimming at me and it’s real shallow so I can’t escape the schools. I hated it – freaked me out entirely. Death holds no fear for me, but apparently thousands of fish are REALLY scary! You will see photos of all the scary fish in a post by Jeremy later. He got some great shots underwater at Po’ipu Beach!
I adore the ocean. I love the surf. I love to watch fish. But it is obvious to me now that I appreciate them much more from land. See – you can shoot turtles from above the waves!
There were a lot of turtles at Poipu Beach including nice cooperative ones that came onto the sand to visit with me. It is a GORGEOUS beach!
The gallery below captures the schools of fish around the protected areas of the beach. Showing the slideshow will pop up a small in-place slideshow that cycles through them. It’s probably good for smartphones, but I can’t check because mine is at 300 feet off the Na Pali Coast. 😉
If you click on any picture in the gallery, it will take you to a full-size version, with buttons at the bottom corners so you can cycle through them. Press your <ESC> key to exit the viewer.Continue reading