Wednesday morning, May 30th, we woke up early around 6:30 and decided to try out a breakfast place we had heard great things about (thanks Lauren!). We got ready, hopped in our jeep, and drove about 15 minutes north to a town called Napili. That's where we found this little restaurant called the Gazebo. We had to walk through the grounds of a small hotel and the Gazebo is literally right next to the hotel's swimming pool.
Here is the pool next to where we stand in line.
This is what the line ALWAYS looks like. They open at 7:30am, but even if you get there at 7am, the line is already this long. And they only have 14 tables. The usual wait is about 45 mins. But it's SOOOO worth it. (plus, they have free coffee and creamer for you while you wait!)
One of their specialties....White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Pancakes!
Justin ordered the Big Kahuna Omelet consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, avocado, and TONS of pepper jack cheese! And potatoes on the side. It was AMAZING!
Um...can you tell we like our breakfast? We split everything :) We promised that we would come back and do this again.
We walked down to the rocks below the restaurant to get some pictures of the ocean.
Our first morning in Hawaii couldn't be better :)
I got to drive the jeep back to the hotel!
Can you tell I am excited?
We decided to go back to the condo to look around and see what the resort, pools, and beach looked like.
We loved how all the windows and doors are kept open all day and night :)
Outside lounge area
Beautiful flowers on the property
The landscaping was so nice.
And there were lots of pools to choose from:
This pool had a slide!
I loved that they had a grilling area, although, we didn't have time to use it.
Short boardwalk to the beach.
Looking to the right
Looking to the left
We walked a mile down the beach this way and then turned around and walked back.
Boardwalk facing the condo from the beach
There was a great concrete beach path for people to take a stroll or a jog.
The restaurant you see here is Dukes on Honua Kai's property.
Looking at our condo from the beach path.
That afternoon, we read our books for awhile at the pool (skipping lunch because we were still stuffed from breakfast) and then decided to go for a jog.
We ran along the beach path and stopped to take a picture of the rainbow.
(we detoured off the path and ran a total of 5 miles)
While running, we noticed a perfect little spot to have a picnic dinner and watch the sunset. After we finished our run, we showered, made some pb&j sandwiches and walked to our "spot".
The perfect spot ;)
Hmmm...Looks like I have plenty of choices for a painting ;)
What a perfect end to a great day!