The Villas At Poipu Kai
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
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... to get to the canyon, but we found the Waimea Canyon Road to be more scenic. From the town the road climbs quickly, and within a few miles you are high enough to have panoramic views of the ocean below.
The first canyon lookouts are not formally marked as lookouts, but are turnouts in the road that you can pull into and get out of the car to take in the views. As we got out of the car, the first thing that struck me was the massiveness of ...
... from the beach is a huge cave in the rocky wall called the Manini-holo Dry cave, a 300 yard deep sea cave, which was formed when the water level on the island used to be much higher. We explored the nooks and crannies of the darkest parts of the cave and the girls loved it, especially once we gave them a headlamp to share to illuminate hidden corners. You wouldn't want to be in the cave during an earthquake, but it's pretty cool to explore. From the ...
... They said that if you eat it, it has a sweet taste. So I tried it and eventually spit it out. I didn't taste anything sweet about it. I should have known, when the guide didn't eat it either. We found some coconut and split them open for a taste. We ended up the hike at the beach where we found a sea turtle resting his eyes.
During our beach landing, we met up with our sister raft. Apparently, they had engine trouble and had to cut their ...
... As we learned 3 years ago, these guys are LOUD and we brought ear plugs just in case needed for sleep. Local lore says they are so numerous because Hurricane Iniki in 1992 destroyed all the chicken coops on the island and set them free, but we've also read that the Polynesians brought them too. So perhaps a mix of both. But they do have a rather spectacular tail feather that curves over their back towards their heads, ...
... even feeling it and he doesn't get travel sick much, nothing like me (remind me why I'm spending 7months on boats, buses and planes?) Claire had been sick and I wasn't far off! For the next beasting across the ocean, I had to keep my head down and eyes shut otherwise I was ready to vomit!
We got to the next stop and everyone got in apart from me and mum. We felt too rough to move, or speak so there was no way we could get our snorkel and flippers on and attempt to ...