When my boyfriend told me he was going home to Kaua‘i, I think I turned green with envy.
I wish I were joking, but I’m not. He asked me if I wanted to come for the weekend, but I didn’t exactly say yes. I thought about all the things I had to do at work, and how it would probably cost an arm and a leg to go, since it’s spring break. On Wednesday night, after watching Beauty & the Beast (such a good movie, b-dubs*), I got a bit a grouchy. He chalked it up to me being tired and kind of just let me be grouchy. Then finally, as we were parking the car before walking in to the apartment, I said… I’m just sad. Because I never get to have a day off with you. And now you have a week off, and I won’t get to see you for any of it. He replied,
Let’s get you up there babe.
So, Thursday morning, I paid $200 to fly 40 minutes North to Kaua‘i and it was worth every, single penny.
On Friday morning, we got up early, had breakfast and were out the door by 8:00am with floaties, towels, body boards and swimsuits in hand. We did a bit of off road trekking in Wailua (I think) and eventually ended up here (see photo above).
I think I failed, because I didn’t get any pictures (but I did get some video) of us going through the flume. At the end of the pitch black tunnel, however, we ended up at the oh-so-beautiful pond (yes, the water was that blue & clear) you see to the left. Talk about heaven on earth.
As soon as we got through the tunnel, the sun really started to shine. Perfect timing, because the water – as all fresh water ponds are – was FUH-REEZING cold. We jumped in, and swam towards the waterfall, which was super sick. Can’t quite explain it, and the picture doesn’t do it justice, but the waterfall was mellow, making it easy to hang out on… the water was warmer than the cold pond, so it was a nice break from the cold. As you can see from the picture below, we were really lounging, LOL.
There was also a super fun rope swing, that was somewhat high. I’m really not good at telling height, in fact, I’d say I’m the worse. LOL. Grabbing the rope was scary as hell. So I suggest, if you’re a female and scared like me, have a guy grab it for you with a stick. I made Kai climb all the way up so that he could grab it ’cause I was straight up OVER risking my life for it. (Also, that might be an exaggeration.) The water, though shallow (according to Kai), was deep enough to jump in to without touching ground IF you didn’t overshoot it.
After playing in the pond for an hour or so (maybe even less) we headed back to the cars! The walk was easy, but it was sore on the feet. I don’t have ‘Hawaiian feet’ anymore, so it wasn’t fun for me. If you ever go, I’d suggest bringing your slippers like Kai’s sister did. It’ll make for a much easier walk back, I promise!
Overall, I had such a GREAT day. PS: If you are wondering why I haven’t said where this place is, it’s because I’m being respectful of the place and the people who brought me there. The last thing this place needs to get is crowded with tourists. If you really want to know and don’t know already, befriend a local. 😉