Travel Diary | Kauai, Hawaii Pt. 2

Travel Diary | Kauai, Hawaii Pt. 2

Today, I’m continuing my travel diary of mine and Gary’s honeymoon to Kauai. If you missed part 1, check it out here.

On day six, Gary and I spent our time wandering around trying to find him a new hat. The rest of the day was spent at Shipwreck Beach and the pool. For dinner, we ate at Bubba Burgers. They have killer chili cheese fries!

DSC02093 copy^^An overlook on the way to Hanalei

On day seven, Gary and I attended mass at St. Raphael’s. St. Raphael’s has two churches. One is the historic church, which is the oldest Catholic church on the island (founded in 1841). The other is the newer church, which is the one we attended. After mass, we went to Tortilla Republic for brunch and enjoyed unbelievably good Mexican food. If you go, make sure you get the churro bites!

IMG_6970 copy^^ The color of the water was so beautiful at Ha’ena!

DSC02122 copy^^The cliffs overlooked the beach at Ha’ena Beach Park

DSC02113 copy^^I couldn’t get over the water!

On day eight (one of my personal favorite days) we drove to Ha’ena Beach Park. With crystal blue waters and a panoramic view of the mountains, this beach blew me away with its natural beauty. I can truly say that I’ve never seen anything like it! After we swam around and soaked up the beauty of the water, we walked down to Tunnels Beach (about an 8-10 minute walk), another incredible beach, and snorkeled. We had so much fun seeing all of the fish and underwater life. After we wore ourselves out with swimming and snorkeling, we drove to Sushi Girl Kauai for the best Vegetable roll I’ve ever had. Since Gary’s not big on sushi, he opted for lunch at Ally’s Cocina, a Venezuelan food truck in Hanalei. I took a couple of bites from his plate – SO good.

IMG_7032 copy^^This is the field where this scene from Jurassic Park was filmed

IMG_6979 copy^^Our ride for the ATV tour

IMG_7008 copy^^Gary swinging on the rope from the Indiana Jones The Raiders of the Lost Ark opening scene

IMG_7017 copy^^An overlook during the ATV tour

On day nine, we woke up really early and did the Kipu Ranch Tour. This was Gary’s favorite activity! We (Gary) drove an ATV all around the property with other visitors and two guides. This ranch is where several movies were filmed, including two of the Jurassic Park movies, The Descendants, and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arc. We had a great time learning about the history of the ranch and seeing locations where the movies were filmed! For dinner, I had a California roll from Makai Sushi (yes, I ate sushi two days in a row!), and it was divine!

DSC02104 copy^^An overlook on the way to Hanalei

On day ten, we had a really lazy day since it was raining on and off. We watched quite a few (~4-6) episodes of forensic files and then decided to go to lunch. We drove to Keoki’s Paradise and ate a huge pile of nachos along with a spicy/sweet Thai chicken sandwich (this sandwich is a must-try!). After lunch, we spent the rest of the day at the pool.

Stay tuned for the final part of my Kauai travel diary!