October 1, 2015 – October 4, 2015 – Kauai is amazing. It’s small, but it’s lush, full of nature, has practically one road that never has traffic, and it’s perfect for a short getaway away to enjoy some island fun – that’s me – or a longer stay to enjoy more outdoor activities. I didn’t do much hiking, except one, the Wailua Secret Falls hike, which I highly recommend if you want a short hike to possibly some private time at your own waterfall, but I did do a lot of site seeing since driving was so easy. And, of course, I ate a lot …
JONASAPPROVED eats that I will definitely visit again the next time I’m in the island:
Al Pastor Tacos – Lightly seared ahi tacos.
Kalalea Juice Hale – The best acai bowl I had.
Pink’s Creamery – Rich-flavored ice cream like Kona mud pie but not too sweet.
Haole Girl Island Sweets – That lilikoi/passion fruit croissant straight out of the oven.
Ishihara Market – Of all the super markets, their poke was my favorite.
Wailua Shave Ice – The best shaved ice. Fluffy. Not drenched in syrup. I went twice.
The Fish Express – The best poke I had this trip, and their fried chicken.
Aloha CoffeeTruck – Iced honey latte and that peanut butter cookie.
Not that other places I dined at weren’t good. These places just outshone.
For next time:
McDonald’s – They use Kona coffee for their iced coffee. Their Hawaiian menu didn’t seem to appealing, though.
Pono Market and Coffee Talk in Pono Market – Unfortunately, they were closed when I was in town.