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... expectations. Friday morning we got back in the Hyundai and drove the other direction. Our first stop was called South Point, the southern most tip of 'Murica. We paid a local guy to take us in his 4X4 to a beach that was about 20 min down some intense offroading trails to a green sand beach. Apparently only one of a couple green beaches in the world. The sketchy trek to the beach was totally worth it because there was hardly anybody there and it ...
... Eventually it was time to get out and we got showered with food and drink on the boat as we headed back to the harbour.
To add to the trip we met our first other English people in Hawaii and the man's mum actually lives in Norwich! They live in London but have been to Norwich many times to so it was lovely chatting with them and they gave us a few tips for the rest of our time on the island. After saying our goodbyes, we got in the car and headed for Hilo on the ...
... be that close to turtles! We dove down with the turtles a few times to get a better look at them under the water and also to get a picture with them (we did stay far enough away for them to be safe and we never touched them!). Sadly we had to leave after about 30 minutes – I love swimming with turtles!
We had some more great views of the coastline and sea caves before arriving at ...
... Levi and Kathleen as a family. Also got some family pictures in. (Look out for these on the next Christmas cards from my parents.)
With Kathleen and Levi's last day, we dropped them off at the airport. Thereafter, Mom went to the quilting store. Sam, Dad, Jarryd, and I went on a tour of the Kona brewing company. They had a very cool setup. Some interesting facts: they brew all the Kona beer for Hawaiian Islands only; their recipes ...
... lot of similarities, even the two lands were wide apart. Looking at the petroglyph brought back fond memories of Dadu and my trip to America Southwest.After the hot hike, time to find lunch. Instead of going to the Queens Market Place, we decided to sniff our way at Mauna Lani resort. There got to be some nice grocery store. Ah, saw "Foodland Farms" and decided that's the place for us. Well stocked, with a variety of Hawaiian food/deli. Mochi ...
Other places to stay in Kailua-Kona
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona | 3 star hotelfrom $151
- No no no no no!!!! Don't stay here!
- Not the value you hoped for...
- My Wife Remembers
75-5646 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $109
- Hidden Quality
- Stayed there for 13 days
- Excellent budget hotel
75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $118
- If you are on a budget......
- Never Again
- Pleasant Stay
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona | 3 star hotelfrom $158
75-6000 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $200
- NOT alot of Bang for your Buck
- Right on the water in Sea Village condo #3317
- Nice, quiet place
75-5968 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $56
- Not special
- The Pearl of Kona