Happy Monday! Last week I shared part I of my Hawaii trip, and now its time for part II!
The Waipi’o Valley hike was so beautiful! We started at the top looking down on the black sand beach shown below. The end of the hike brought us to this secluded black beach where we spent most of our day. During the hike, there were wild horses roaming the land during the hike, and coconuts falling from tree’s. It seemed unreal. The hike on the way back up wasn’t as glamorous since we were walking up a steep incline the whole time!
The waterfalls at Akaka Falls State park were pretty, but a little too crowded for me. The real magic happened at the fruit stand on our way home!
The ice-cream bean fruit amazed me! To open, you twist and peal open the fruit. When it is opened, the fruit is naturally cooled and tasted so good!
I was in coconut heaven you guys! The worker at the fruit stand opened up coconuts for us to drink. After all of the coconut water was gone, we handed the coconuts back to him where he cut out all of the coconut meat for our drive home. He gave us tons of samples, including a lilikoi sample (passion fruit-photo on the right) which was delicious! I could go on and on about that fruit stand.
I read so much about Two Ladies Kitchen’s famous strawberry mochi so we headed there on our way to the beach to see what all the hype was about. It is supposedly the best in the state, but it wasn’t the kind of mochi we’re used to so we were all a little unimpressed. It was warm and had a bean type of filling.
After the sunset we were able to see the volcano glow from the lava, which was a pretty neat sight to see!
Read more about our amazing spa day here!
Breakfast at the Four Seasons.
We did a snorkeling excursion in Kona, which was an absolute blast. There were dolphins everywhere, and our boat was equipped with a water slide and a high dive.
I love stopping at local hidden gems when I travel. If you search “what to do on The Big Island” Tex Drive In malasadas will ALWAYS show up! Malasadas are deep fried yeast dough coated with sugar. Don’t worry I didn’t eat all of these myself. We tried a few different fillings including bavarian cream, chocolate, plain, and guava.
Playing with my flash tattoos at Kekaha Kai.
On one of our last nights we had a sunset dinner at Lava Lava. It was such a fun environment from the amazing food to the live music. Unfortunately my husband decided to make funny faces in all of the photos lol.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick look into our trip! Have a wonderful week! I have some fun fall outfits coming your way this week, so don’t forget to subscribe to the newsletter to make sure you never miss an outfit!