United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Umbria Writers Needed
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 16, 15 at 03:13 PM
  • Writers Need for New Zealand Guide
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 15, 15 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 The Southern Coast of Maine 3 nights
  2. 2 Staying at Belvedere in Sept--how early to make reservations?
  3. 3 Parking fine
  4. 4 4 days in San Diego in october
  5. 5 Martha's Vineyard_Day Trip
  6. 6 Condos in Kauai and Big Island
  7. 7 Another Quick NYC Trip - Food Ideas?
  8. 8 Boston travel to North Carolina
  9. 9 Traveling to NYC - staying over Thanksgiving
  10. 10 AC Hotels cheap by clean
  11. 11 Vegas/California May 2016
  12. 12 Overwhelmed by Alaskan shore excursion choices
  13. 13 San Diego Clothing Help (woman)
  14. 14 Eugene, OR/Redwoods/San Francisco
  15. 15 After FL and CA, where else in the US with a 7-year-old?
  16. 16 CA AZ UT NV Road Trip
  17. 17 DC/MD/VA GTG in the Fall, Lunch on Oct. 3
  18. 18 Washington Monument Reservtions and timing ~ plus Paddleboats
  19. 19 Trip Report To Schenectady to Trains to Spanish Immersion Course in Mexico
  20. 20 Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort
  21. 21 Trip Report My Maine Trip Report
  22. 22 Berkshires with a toddler
  23. 23 hilicopter tour oahu
  24. 24 Trip Report a lovely week in Grand Lake
  25. 25 Glacier National Park, should we cancel our plans?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Eight Days in South Kona--a very short trip report

Jump to last reply

We just spent 8 days in south Kona--Dec. 2-10. Flights were uneventful (DEN-SFO-KOA getting there and KOA-HNL-DEN returning). Car rental -- Priceline took my bid for $260 for an intermediate car. Not much activity to report--mostly just relaxing, reading, visiting with friends. We stayed at this rental-- http://www.vrbo.com/343436 This is our second time staying there--it's spacious, love the kitchen, comfortable beds, luxurious bathroom, gorgeous view, wonderful lanai with a great day bed (perfect for an afternoon nap which is why I only completed one book this time).

We toured the Original Hawaiian Chocolate factory and farm http://www.ohcf.us/ - learned lots about cacao and chocolate. Tours are on Wednesday morning and are only $12. Plus you get to sample the chocolate during the tour and you can buy chocolate after the tour (oh, twist my arm!)

We did eat in restaurants a couple of times--but mostly just had meals at the house (including take out pizza from Paparoni's Pizza and Pasta in Captain Cook--had the sausage and mushroom--quite tasty). Dinner one night at Mi's Italian Bistro was good, as always--(I had veal piccata and DH had pasta). http://www.misitalianbistro.com/ And we had fresh fish sandwiches and fries at Harbor House before heading to the airport for departure. http://harborhouserestaurantkona.com/ (Harbor House is also known for their ice cold schooners of beer).

It was a too-short time in our favorite place but we'll be back for three weeks in Feb-March--so the countdown begins again.

Advertisement