Day 6 - Travel to Kauai, Waipouli Beach Resort, Dinner at the Beach House

Our flight to Kauai was at 10:25, which meant leaving our hotel by about 8pm so we could breakfast on the way. We stopped at the McDonald's near the airport (Tyler had been dying to have some McMuffins) and then dropped the car back off, which ended up being a super simple process.

We took Island Air to Kauai. They use a small, probably like 10-12 rows, prop plane. I'm not afraid to fly, but I don't like prop planes. Once we got up in the air at cruising altitude it was ok though, not too bumpy. We landed around 11:30 and got our car from Thrifty. We were given a PT Cruiser. Now, I have always hated those cars from just the way they looked. When we got inside and started playing with it and found out how it drove, we both instantly hated it even more, haha. It was an awful car. I mean, it got the job done and didn't give us any trouble, but it was not fun, didn't have good features, and just pretty much was stupid. Oh well!

We drove over to our condo, Waipouli Beach Resort in Kapaa, which was only like 15 min from the airport. We rented the condo through the owner rather than the resort (which I highl recommend, much better prices), but didn't get an early check in from him so we couldn't get into our condo until 3pm.

We went for lunch at Brick Oven Pizza. We got the Hawaiian BBQ pizza. I thought it was pretty good. Nothing too special, although the crust was delicious. The service was ok, but kind of slow.

We were able to get pool cards before our check in, so we changed into our swimming suits and laid out by the pool for like an hour. Then we decided to hit up Safeway (which is literally right across the street, very nice) and get some groceries for the condo. Got back to the condo at like 2:57, and were able to get in.

As soon as we stepped inside we fell in love with it. It was soooo beautiful. It's only a few years old, and is furnished with super nice appliances and furniture. There is a washer and dryer, full kitchen, 2 bathrooms (really just 2 toilets and sink areas, only 1 shower but also has a separate tub), and separate bedroom area. The bed was soo comfy and the linens were high quality.

We ended up just hanging out in our condo for a while and then got ready for dinner.

We had 5:30 reservations at the Beach House in Poipu. Definitely make reservations early and for an early time in the evening. They will seat you at their tables closest to the water so you get the best view. The sunset there was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Truly gorgeous. Which I think made the already scrumptious meals even better. I got a red snapper, and Tyler got the Ahi tuna. He had never tried raw fish before (well, hadn't even really tried fish at all until we came to Hawaii), but he ended up loving it. In fact he couldn't stop talking about it the entire rest of the trip. Both of our meals were prepared perfectly, and the presentation was great. The service was outstanding. And really, the price wasn't outrageous. I think we came out with a $99 bill for 2 entrees, 2 desserts, and 1 martini. Our desserts were fabulous as well. I got the chocolate souffle thing, and Tyler got a creme brulee. Yummmmm.

Plane Ride to Kauai

Waipouli Beach Resort

The Beach House Restaurant