Book It - My Second Trip to this great island!
Trip Start Jul 18, 2004
4Trip End Jul 25, 2004
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Where I stayed
We stayed at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott in a cabana - which is really just an over sized room - it was fine for what we needed, however I was still partial to were I stayed the last time at the Outrigger Fairway Villas.
I took my family to my favorite beach on the island - Hapuna Beach. It was a little more crowded this year then the previous year - but it remained a great beach regardless!
That night I took them shopping and to my favorite brewery - Kona Brewery. I'd check their events calendar before you go as sometimes they have live entertainment to enjoy while you eat! They have a great menu and the prices are very affordable. There is also an abundance of outdoor seating - perfect for enjoying a nice Hawaiian evening!
On our second day on the Big Island we rented a jeep and headed out to the most southern tip of the island in the Kau' district. We then took the Jeep off-road to make the trip to Puu Mahana, better known as the Green Sand Beach. You can't miss the beach as it is like a big chuck out of the earth - it is also a relatively steep walk to get down to the water, but it is relatively easy. it was a fantastic experience that I tell everyone to do!
That was our last day in Hawaii - but I'm sure it won't be our last forever - it was now time to pack up and get ready to say Aloha in the morning.