Hawaii Trip: The Big Island (Kona)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Snorkeling Kealakekua Bay
A few days after our Hilo-side adventure, we headed out to Sea Quest in South Kona for a 4 hour snorkel tour of Honaunau and Kealakekua bays. The trip started off well with an immediate visit from spinner dolphins and some poking around old lava caves. When snorkeling, J spotted a turtle!

Captain Steve in a Cave
Snorkeling Honaunau Bay
Spot the Turtle!!
Snorkeling Kealakekua Bay
Snorkeling Kealakekua Bay
After snorkeling we went on a journey to look for a macadamia nut farm to visit. The cashier at our lunch spot told us there is no such thing, but we ended up at Lion's Gate Farms which was basically just a house on a plot of land that happened to grow coffee beans, macadamias, bird's eye chilis, and an assortment of other produce. We bought a sampling of their products, and promptly stuffed our faces with mele macadamias for the next several weeks.

Kona Coffee Plants
Inside a Coffee Cherry
View from Lion's Gate Farms
Birds of Paradise?

9 Day Hawaii Trip
- Big Island, Hilo-side
- O'ahu, Waikiki & Diamond Head State Monument
- O'ahu, Pearl Harbor
- Big Island, Kona-side
- Big Island, Around the Fairmont Orchid
- Big Island, Itinerary, 9 days


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