No photos here. By the time we stopped to eat each night, I was too tired to take any more photos. Next time!
It was after midnight our time when we landed in Kona on Sunday, but my daugher and her husband had grilled some fish and fixed a salad and grilled veggies. It was good, even though we had eaten a light meal in Los Angeles.
On Monday night, we went up to Roy's Waikoloa Bar and Grill in Waikoloa. This was the dressiest place we went to, and the service was above and beyond anything I had ever experienced. The hostess not only pulled out our chairs, she unfolded our napkins and laid them on our laps! I had pot stickers and salmon, both very good. Roy won one of the cooking show challenges, so some of the food is a bit over the edge, but the experience was wonderful.
On Tuesday night, we were up north so we stopped at Somlimenes in Kamuela, an little Italian place. Don't know how they got there, but the food was good. I had a huge salad and a veggie pizza.
I had wanted to go somewhere with entertainment at least one night, so on Wednesday we went to Huggo's. It is right on the ocean in Kona. It was fish tacos here. I can't remember what I had with them. This would be a wonderful place to come at sunset, but I bet it is really busy then. We only had to wait a few minutes for a table, but it was dark by the time we got there.
On Thursday, our primary concern was getting something good before we went to the airport, so we picked Quinn's Almost-By-the-Sea. Good choice. No ocean views here, but the covered patio was nice, and the fish special was very special. Like most places in Kona, they have very limited parking.
I don't eat out here at home, so I really don't know how the prices compare to similar establishments here. We could have saved quite a bit of money by not eating out, but that was part of the experience. It was our food and our evening entertainment since it was always late by the time we got around to eating.
Except for our whale watching excursion, most of the other things we did were free or not too expensive. I think it cost $15 to enter the Botanical Gardens. So it is possible to go there and not spend a lot of money, if you are willing to do your own cooking.