My first complete day on the big island of Hawaii was coming to end. I was very much enjoying the vibe that this island offered. Kailua-Kona seemed to have a laid back small town feel to it that truly made it feel like time slowed down, this vacation was turning out to be just that, a time to relax.
It was 5 o’clock somewhere or in Kona to be exact. Once again I was at Splasher’s Grill to try some of the drinks and appetizers I had seen advertised on their happy hour menu during breakfast. I went with the guava mimosa and fried green beans with wasabi ranch, both of which were superb! This was paradise, delicious food and an amazing view. The terrace at Splasher’s Grill was the perfect spot to watch the sun paint a perfect golden Hawaiian sunset.
Kailua-Kona is a town on the west coast of Hawaii (the Big Island). The town is also home to Hulihee Palace a former royal vacation home dating from 1838. Across the street from Hulihee Palace is Hawaii’s oldest Christian Church, Mokuaikaua Church, from the 1800s. The weather on this part of the island seems to be always sunny. This felt like both a sleepy fishing town and a place where people gathered for an evening out.
Tiki torches began to provide the perfect ambiance now that the sun had set. The stars started to take the stage in all of their twinkling glory as calmness washed over this corner of paradise. The air was still balmy and breeze salty. Even the surf seemed to calm down and quiet itself.
After a full day of activities I was ready to rest myself but before hopping into bed and calling it a night. I had to stop by Scandinavian Shave Ice or Scandi’s as it is known by the locals for a cold sweet treat before bed.
Aloha ahiahi. Goodnight.