A February 2004 trip
to Kauai by jacque7
Quote: It is truly paradise. Looking in one direction from our lanai, you could see the crystal blue ocean with waves crashing against the cliffs. In the opposite direction, you could see the rain forest with mountaintops encased in clouds and rain trickling down the mountain side forming waterfalls.
Hotel | "Pahio at Shearwater & Pahio at Bali Hai"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2004
Pahio at Shearwater
Restaurant | "Duke's"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 26, 2004
2335 Kalakaua Avenue At The Outrigger Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Attraction | "Prince Course"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2004
Princeville Golf Course
5-3900 Kuhio Highway
Princeville, Hawaii 96722
+1 808 826 5000
We also island hopped. We were not impressed with Honolulu (too commercialized and fast paced). We wanted to see the infamous Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Once and done. We would not return. The bus ride was an experience from hell. It is an eight-mile trip that took 1.5 hours.
We ventured to the main island of Hawaii to explore Kilauea -- a must see. We took a helicopter ride over the sleeping giant -- a spectacular sight. It was not erupting when we were there, but they had experienced an earthquake three weeks prior that was a 5.5 on the Richter scale and waiting for the Fire God to burst at any time! The smoldering crater looked prehistoric. The lava flows from over the years were never ending as they made way to the ocean, taking roads, homes and anything in the way. It was an eerie but thrilling experience.