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Hawaiian Honeymoon - Part 8

Catch up on Part 1 of our Hawaiian honeymoon here
Part 2 here  Part 3 here  Part 4 here  Part 5 here  Part 6 here  Part 7 here

Tuesday, August 6
After a long Monday on the Road to Hana, Tuesday was reserved for relaxing on the beach!  We had no set plans at all for the day so we slept in and enjoyed breakfast on our balcony.  We packed up our beach bag, grabbed our boogie boards and headed down to enjoy a full day of sun and swimming.  The sun was SO hot in Hawaii that we could only stand to be out of the water for 20 minute intervals at a time.  I was looking forward to reading on the beach but it just too hot - you had to be in the water!  There were no big waves this day and the beach was pretty calm so Nick also got in quite a few jumps off of Black Rock.  He wanted me to jump too but I was too scared!  I enjoyed watching him from the shore :)


 At 4 pm, we headed over to the Hula Grille, right next to our resort, for happy hour drinks.  We enjoyed some mojito's and Hawaiian beers and listened to live music.  The Hula Grille was such a fun place to relax because all of the tables outside are in the sand!  The food menu looked so good.  We already had dinner plans for this evening so we decided we had to come back the next night for dinner.  On our way out we tried to make reservations for Wednesday night but they were already full.  The host suggested that we come right when they open to put our name in so we planned on doing that.



We headed back up to our room and cleaned up for dinner.  We had decided we wanted pasta for dinner so thanks to trusty Yelp, we made a dinner reservation at Longhi's in downtown Lahaina.  We hadn't been downtown yet so we were looking forward to dinner and checking out the shops.

Longhi's was amazing!  I highly recommend it if you are staying in the Ka'anapali Beach area.  They make all of their pasta from scratch and they serve the most delicious appetizer bread.  We could of ate an entire meal on that bread!  Nick had a seafood pasta that was perfectly spicy and I had lobster and crab stuffed cannoli's.  The service was wonderful and we had a table right near the open windows which allowed us to enjoy the sunset over Front Street. 






After dinner, we had to walk off our pasta so we strolled down Front Street and visited the many shops.  We bought some souvenirs for our families in one of the larger convenience/gift/grocery stores - Kona coffee, Hawaiian chocolate covered macadamia nuts and some other Hawaiian chocolate bars.  There was one other thing I wanted to check out while downtown Lahaina.  I had read a lot about how Hawaiians love their shaved ice's before coming to Hawaii and had noticed lots of little shaved ice stands on both islands.  Ululani's is one of the most famous and happened to be located downtown Lahaina.  I have to say that I've never been a very big fan of shaved ice but I had to try one while in Hawaii.


There was quite a long line when we came across the little walk up shop.  We probably waited about 15 minutes.  We got to the window and found out we could pick three flavors from over 60 different combinations.  We watched them shave the ice right in front of us and we settled on tigers blood, pineapple and kiwi for flavors.  It was so good!  It definitely didn't taste like your average shaved ice and now I see why they are so popular.  We got the regular size and it was huge - we couldn't even finish it all! 


We headed back to our hotel, stuffed and exhausted.  The Hawaiian sun really wore us out each day!  I have never slept so good in my life than I did when I was in Hawaii. Those "heavenly" Westin beds didn't hurt either!


Wednesday, August 7
We woke up a little sad because this was our last full day in Hawaii!  We wanted to take full advantage of that fact so we were up bright and early.  We had another relaxing day at the beach ahead of us.  We wanted to spend every second possible of this last day on the beach.  Since we had been baking in the sun all week (and Nick was literally getting sunburn on top of sunburn), we decided to rent chairs and umbrella's on the beach.  This turned out to be the best decision and I wish we would have done it all week!

We headed down to reserve our chairs right after waking up and saw that our hotel was serving an outdoor breakfast buffet.  Nick loves his breakfast so of course we had to stop there first.  We figured we would eat our pasta leftovers for lunch so we might as well have a big breakfast!  It was really good - they had everything you could think of.  We stuffed ourselves and then went up to put on our swimsuits, ugh haha.

When we got down to the beach, our chairs and umbrella were set up and the waves were rolling in nicely!  It was a beautiful day in the sun.  We would alternate between playing in the waves, reading or napping under our umbrella, and pulling out the chairs to get some sun.  My idea of a perfect day :)




Sometime around 5 pm, we headed back up to our room to shower and get ready for dinner.  We had heard a lot about a sunset cliff diving ceremony at Black Rock so we called the Sheraton to see what time this was happening.  For some reason, they couldn't give us an actual time and said between 5:45 and 7 pm.  That was a pretty big time gap.  We decided to put our name in at the Hula Grille and then rush down the Ka'anapali beach path to the Sheraton to see the ceremony.  I can't remember what time we arrived anymore, but it was definitely before sunset.  We took some pictures on the beach and then found a spot to watch the ceremony.  We met a man and his wife from California that come to Hawaii to stay at the Sheraton every other year.  His kids are now in their late teens and they've been doing it since they were babies.  It was cool to hear some of his stories about their time on the islands. 





At about 6:30, we were starting to wonder when this ceremony was going to start.  The sun was setting when we realized that the torches on Black Rock had already been lit.  The lighting of the torches is part of the ceremony so this meant it had already happened - we missed it!  I have no idea how, since we arrived pretty early but they must have done it right at 5:45 pm.  We were pretty bummed as we had been looking forward to this all week.  We headed back down to the Hula Grille and in 5 minutes our name was called for dinner.  Perfect timing!


Dinner at the Hula Grille was as great as we had expected.  Nick had the fish and chips and I had a baked white fish.  It was delicious as usual.  I was really going to miss all of the fresh seafood.  Hula Grille was busy but we had a good time and enjoyed the live music on their beach bar.  After dinner we walked around the outdoor mall and did some shopping.  We wanted some souvenirs for ourselves so we both got two shirts each.  It was really nice to have a mall right next door, I love shopping so I appreciated this!


We still had one more important mission of the night and of course it involved more food. We had to try a whoopie pie! Our first day on Maui, when we had nachos upon arrival at our hotel, I saw someone eating a dessert that I knew I had to have.  We asked the waitress what it was and she said it was their famous whoopie pie.  It is coconut ice cream sandwiched between two pieces of chocolate cake and came with a side of coconut toasted marshmallows.  Basically it was to die for.  We headed back to the beach bar at our resort and ordered a whoopie pie.  It was as good as it looked!  We enjoyed the live music and just soaked in our last night in Hawaii.  It was perfect.



Next Wednesday, our last morning in Hawaii and traveling home.. will our traveling luck turn around or will we have more problems?

9 comments

  1. I have so enjoyed reading about your honeymoon! Thanks for sharing! And your day on the beach that second day is absolutely my idea of an ideal day! :) No doubt we'd have fun at the beach together.

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  2. I am craving a beach vaca so bad! What a beautiful place :)

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  3. I can't believe that we missed out on Longhi's! I am obsessed with anything pasta, so I'll definitely have to go back to Maui and try that place. And I missed out on the whoopie pie too!

    LOVED this series girl....you do the best recap posts!

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  4. As with all your hawaii posts I can't get over how gorgeous everything is! And the food looks so so good!

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  5. You guys are the cutest! I'm dreaming of vacation looking through these pictures!

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  6. I <3 Hawaii! Can't wait to go back some day. You two look so happy and definitely glow like newlyweds.

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  7. The shaved ice and whoopie pie look so good! Those alone make me want to visit haha

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  8. It's official - you two are the cutest couple! Your honeymoon seriously looks like a dream!

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