An August 2004 trip
to Hawaii by VieH2O
Quote: I had no idea what was in store for me this time living in the Hawaiian Islands! As usual, Ms. Indiana Jones' attitude was-"Oh, well-I'll just rough it and wing my adventures to the wind!" No reservations for RCI-RED SEASON!
Oh, I went to Paia and ate at this charming breakfast restaurant. Their breakfast plates were gargantuan and their prices for their food very inexpensive. I shopped this quaint country town. Paia has a great health food store in town, so I shopped for my groceries here.
Turtle watching is at Lahaina Beach next to the Lahaina Harbor. Surfing lessons are available here, too.
Patey's Place-Lahaina's unadvertised hostel-very cool place to stay, three blocks from the beach and convenient to everything in Lahaina. Shhhh! Patey's Place is a Local's secret!
Hotel | "Kauai International Hostel, Kauai, Hawaii"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 24, 2005
Kauai International Hostel
4532 Lehua St.
Kauai, Hawaii 96746
Hotel | "Hokondo Waikiki Beachside Hostel, Honolulu, Oahu"
Hokondo Hawaii Hostels
2556 Lemon Rd suite B101
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 25, 2005
Please look at my pictures and notice the sand color. Also, the sunsets looked different when you head to South Point verses standing at the Waikoloa Village Shoreline.
There were people diving in this underground cave. We snorkeled in this 55ºF freshwater sea cave. It was really cold inside the cave when it was blistering hot outside the cave.
Every beach we hit, the waves were rough with the exception of Anini Beach. The ocean was tranquil and looked like glass. The sad part about Anini Beach what that the coral formations died and deteriorated into large, broken coral stems all over the beaches.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 25, 2005
This landscape is formidable and unforgiving on your feet, due to the lava flows that are forming the entire island. So, the sand is more coarse than the sand found on the other islands.
If you look closely at the sand on the beaches of Big Island, strangely-their are bits of amber, red and some sort of green pebbles mixed together.
I found this type of green sand at South Point—the most southern end of the Big Island. This bit of green pebble sand mixture was interesting to observe closely. No other place I have visited had green sand, including Tahiti.
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