Since this is our 7th trip to Kauai in the last 12 years, we’re not going to do a whole lot other than just relax and enjoy the beauty of the island. So my trip report is going to be pretty boring for those of you looking for tips on excursions and restaurants in particular.
Our flight from Kona to Kauai went through Maui and we were about 45 minutes late leaving Maui – that doesn’t seem to happen too often on Hawaiian. Once we arrived we went to pick up our rental car at Budget, which we had reserved through Costco. We got a great deal, only $162 for 8 days, including all taxes, for a compact car. Got right up to the counter, no hard sell for insurance or upgrades. But then we had to wait over 15 minutes for our car, which was being prepared at the Avis location down the road. Apparently Budget and Avis share some of the same facilities here.
After picking ups some groceries, we headed for our cottage in Kilauea. We immediately noticed how green things are here – even more than usual it seemed to us. Since we had been travelling all day, we picked up a pizza from Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza for dinner. It was quite pricy, but very good. Tomorrow we’ll have to make the tough decisions: which bathing suit to wear and which beach to go to. Hope we can handle the pressure.