The bed was small, mattress was not good (yes I am spoiled with a king bed and amazing mattress) and I was always confused on what time it really was. Hawaii is 4 hours behind central time. I woke up and threw the drapes open a few times trying to catch a beautiful sunrise but it was kind of cloudy and it had rained overnight. It was 6 am and the surfers were out in full force.
I actually had to blink a few times to absorb all the beauty, it was breathtaking.
Breakfast was at the Hula Grill on the lanai (patio) and consisted of fresh pineapple (my husband doesn't like pineapple, who knew?) coffee, macadamia nut banana pancakes with whipped cream and coconut syrup and applewood smoked bacon. Yes, it was a lot of food. I only ate a third of the cakes but they were delicious. My husband had eggs and sausage and these potatoes cooked with onions and peppers. He also had fresh squeezed orange juice.
Here was our view:
The beach was already busy, there were surfing lessons, boat rides, and people of every age and size.
Normally this much food so early would constitute a nap but we had things to do!
We walked on the boardwalk between the beach and the road.
|International Market Place- I bought lots of goodies here|
|Lots of great shops|
We decided to have lunch at Cheeseburger in Paradise.
We had hot wings, sliders and chips with guacamole. I also had a couple of the local beers.
The windows were open and there were birds walking on the floor.
I threw them a few crumbs despite the sign, I am a rule-breaker.
Then we went to pick up some towels and sunblock for a trip to the beach. We took lots of photos on the walk back to the hotel to change but we didn't take either camera to the beach with us.
After a couple hours on the beach, we showered and went to dinner. Yes, I wore the same outfit as earlier, I liked it.
My husband knows how much I love sushi and he found a great place called Sansei.
We took more photos, made reservations for Valentine's Day, booked 2 trips- one to Pearl Harbor for the next day and one snorkling/whale watching trip and went to bed pretty early because we had to meet at 6:30 am for the Pearl Harbor shuttle.