Since the waves were not letting up on the north coast, we thought we would try our luck snorkeling one of the southern facing beaches. We headed down to the Poipu area (we visited it briefly in this post) and found a beach next to the Sheraton that was less busy called Kiahuna beach. This also happened to be the beach where beginning surf lessons were provided, so that added quite a bit of entertainment. Unfortunately, the water was very cloudy from the surf and snorkeling conditions weren’t that great. So, we spent the rest of our time lounging on the beach, swimming in the ocean, and boogie boarding (sort-of). The condo that we are staying at has all sorts of beach equipment to use (boogie boards, beach umbrellas, coolers, beach chairs, etc) which is a great perk of renting a condo rather than staying at a resort.
After the beach, we had an early afternoon lunch of mahi mahi burritos from Al Pastor and headed back to our condo to get cleaned up for our anniversary dinner. We made a reservation at a close, but highly rated (everything is highly rated here) restaurant called Hukilau Lanai (which I think hukilau is my favorite Hawaiian word- it’s fun to say)! There, we had Mai Tais, calamari, a local charcuterie plate, and pork tenderloin and seafood sampling for our entrees. Our eyes were a little too big for our stomachs though and by the time we got our entrees, we could only take a couple of bites before we had it boxed up. We headed back to our tranquil condo to relax and listen to the waves. It was a great way to spend our four year anniversary. Although, this entire trip feels like an anniversary celebration!