Punaluʻu Beach

After leaving the Volcanoes National Park, we decided to drive around the Island to Kona. On the way there, we stopped at Punaluʻu Beach. This is one of the most famous black sand beach in Hawaii. You can often see endangered Hawksbill turtles and green turtles basking in the sun on the beach.

Punaluʻu Beach
Punaluʻu Beach

Kaaloa’s Super J’s

Kaaloa’s Super J’s
Kaaloa’s Super J’s

After leaving Punaluʻu Beach we were on the search for authentic Hawaiian food. A quick Yelp search uncovered Super J’s. This unassuming and modest restaurant is easy to pass by on the highway. In fact, we did! A quick turn around and we arrived. Keep in mind that even though they say they are open to 6:30, they close when they run out of food. This was one of the best Hawaiin foods we experienced. Do not pass this by!

Super J's Patter
Super J’s Platter

Voyagers of the Pacific Luau

A must do an event when you visit any of the Hawaiian Islands is attending a Luau. We picked the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau. The venue sits between two hotels in a palm tree lined courtyard. The stage is set perfectly to the setting sun with waves crashing against the shore. The food was excellent and the entertianment second to none!

Luau Sunset
Luau Sunset
Following ancient Hawaiian traditions, the kalua pork is placed in an earth oven called an Imu. Here is the moment when the Imu is uncovered and the kalua pork is fully cooked and moved to the buffet table ready to eat.
The closing act at the Luau is the amazing Fire Dancer. I am not sure how he was able to pull all this off and not burning himself.
The closing act at the Luau is the amazing Fire Dancer. I am not sure how he was able to pull all this off and not burning himself.

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