Hawai’i: Kohala Coast of the Big Island

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6comments No tags Permalink 0

Orchid flowers and pebbles – cheerful welcome at the Waikoloa Resort

Just landed in Kona late yesterday evening. It’s been 20 years since the last time I set foot in the Big Island…such an amazing feeling. It took an entire day to fly from NYC to San Francisco and then Kona, but one we landed at the open air airport (the airport runway is built on flattened lava flow, how cool is that?) I couldn’t stop smiling. Am here on a work assignment, then flying to Honolulu for a short stay. Yay Hawai’i!!! I will move back home to the islands one day…

Ahi Poke and Avocado

And only in Hawai’i will you find ahi poke on the room service menu. With Kikkoman shoyu! We’re staying at the Waikoloa Resort and I literally devoured this dish around midnight Hawai’i time. Which makes it 5am NYC time. My clock is all messed up. But nothing deep rest and hot tea can’t fix. And did I mention? There are baby dolphins outside the resort room! Literally steps away. Woke up to the sound of gentle squeaks, opened the balcony window and was totally surprised. We’re in paradise.

  • anonymous
    November 30, -0001

    I think that you folks would really enjoy the tranquility of Lanai and the verdant beauty of Kauai. Not too sure of the culinary offerings but I'm sure you would find something!Don't know if you are interested but Da Alii of Comedy (Augie T) is on the BI this weekend.Sorry Pierre is in NYC!Alan

  • K and S
    March 1, 2012

    cool work assignment!

  • anonymous
    March 1, 2012

    Poke is one of the best things on Earth. Love, love, love a good poke.

  • anonymous
    March 1, 2012

    Welcome (almost) home. Have fun on BI. One of the things I love about Hawaii is the contrast from island to island.Just think, in a few months you can do NYC to HNL on 1 flight! That will make coming home that much easier.AlanWe?

  • Kathy YL Chan
    March 1, 2012

    Thanks Kat!Anon – yes!! Totally agree with you about poke…and it always tastes best in Hawai'i :)Hi Alan! The contrast is amazing…I've been to Maui once but that's it as far as outer islands good. Would love to make it to Lanai and Kauai one day. Can't wait for the Hawaiian air direct HNL – JFK! Right now only Continental runs a daily direct flight from NYC to Hawaii. As for the 'we', meant to say 'I'…Pierre is in NYC! :)

  • anonymous
    March 4, 2012

    How long are you on the BI? The Kona Brewfest is next Saturday and I'm going to be there!

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