The last two days in Kauai were intense trying to enjoy everything the island had to offer as much we could. On Sunday the plan was to walk thru the hotels stopping by at the bars and restaurants in Poipu to try more local Hawaiian food. The hotels are beautiful, with nice stores and some hotels offer special events like live music, outside seats with fireplaces, wine tasting and several activities.
We forgot that Kauai has a different lifestyle and by 9pm most of the places that we really wanted to try were closed. It was frustrating!! Our first and only stop was at The Plantation Gardens at Kiahuna and we had a couple of appetizers!! So, don’t repeat the same mistake!
The next day was an outdoor day. In Hawaii, each island is so different from all of the others. Kauai is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands with the deepest canyons. There’s so much to see and do around every corner there. Kauai is known as one of the wettest spots on earth – Mount Waialeale. We went there to check it out. This is where they filmed part of Jurassic Park. It’s amazing the drive to get there. Plan on at least an hour to get to the top. Standing at the lookout, you are at an altitude of more than 4,000 feet. We while we were there we could see the clouds so close and passing by us. There are a lot of lookout spots where you can stop by to admire the views. If you are in Kauai it’s a must to see the natural beauty.
After this adventure we stopped by at the Shrimp Station following a recommendation from our brown/friend/guide Haku. There are always lines there!! It’s super “fresh” fried food and delicious! We had coconut shrimp with a very delicious sauce made with papaya, ginger, garlic and a mystery ingredient that we are still trying to figure out. We also had shrimp tacos and Thai shrimp. All of them delicious!!
We are so thankful for this trip! It couldn’t have been better! It wouldn’t have been possible without Dr. Weird (white husband) and the Kaiminaauao family. Thank you all very much for everything that you have done for us.
Kauai until the next time!! Aloha.
Beijos e Tchau!
Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda