Yesterday was our last full day in Oahu. Ryan and I are catching a plane back to Florida early this evening and hope to spend a few hours at the beach before saying goodbye to Hawaii. Our final full day in Oahu yesterday was yet another fun and delicious one.
Aside from the pristine ocean views and fun outdoor activities, I must say I’ve been so impressed with the food in Oahu. The food I’ve consumed in Hawaii has been some of the best I’ve had in my life. I am a seafood lover through and through, so naturally all of the shellfish and fresh fish stuck out to me, but I’ve been equally blown away by Oahu’s produce. The vegetables and fruit I’ve tried on the island have been so full of flavor.
Our first adventure of the day on Sunday took our press group to Kahuku Farms located in the North Shore of Oahu.
We were greeted by the husband and wife who own the farm and piled into a little tram for a brief tour of the land.
We learned a lot about the farming process and saw tons of mangoes, apple bananas and papayas.
After our short tour, our group walked over to the farm café for a fresh lunch made with their freshly-picked produce.
First up was a cup of plantation iced tea (sweetened iced tea with pineapple juice) that was served with a scoop of creamy sorbet.
The perfect afternoon treat on a sunny day!
We were also served a panini and salad plate with grilled eggplant, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes and mozzarella.
Our second stop of the day took us right across the street to Romy’s shrimp truck!
When I said Ryan and I were heading to Oahu, the foods that many of you guys said we try included malasadas (my favorite!), shave ice and shrimp from the North Shore shrimp trucks. After loving your recommendations for the malasadas and shave ice, Ryan and I had high expectations for the shrimp from the shrimp trucks.
Yet again, you guys were spot on!
Each person in our press group was given a small box with white rice and four garlic and butter prawns with soyu spicy sauce from Romy’s.
Oh my word. I was in shrimp-eatin’ heaven! Everyone dove into their box of shrimp and got nice and messy as we peeled the shrimp and said “mmm” aloud between bites.
Before heading back to the hotel, we had two more stops on our agenda for the day.
First up was a 10 minute stop at Turtle Bay, a small beach that is a known favorite of sea turtles.
I was shocked to see two sea turtles resting on the sand (a volunteer stood close by and roped them off so visitors could not disturb them) and we saw four other turtles swimming in the ocean offshore.
Before wrapping up our tour of the North Shore, our group made a pit stop at Matsumoto’s in Haleiwa for some shave ice. Though Ryan and I tried the shave ice a few days ago when we first arrived in Hawaii, I was excited to try new flavors.
This time I ordered white cake, coconut crème and strawberries ‘n’ cream shave ice with ice cream and loved the flavor combination. Ryan got the Matsumoto that we both loved last time.
I’m convinced that shave ice is the perfect way to wrap up the day!
P.S. The Fashion page was updated today.
I’d love a shave ice before bed! That one sounds amazing…(and love the blue dress 🙂 )
Wow-what a fun day! Shaved ice sounds amazing, as does the way that shrimp looks. Mmmm. I love me some shrimp!
Christina @ The Beautiful Balance says
The plantation iced tea looks incredible!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats says
that must have been so cool to see the sea turtles! And I’ve only ever had snow cones, haha I’m assuming shaved ice is much better?
Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck in the North Shore is even better!
Bailey @ Onederland or Bust! says
everything you’ve posted thus far has looked amazing!
Julianna @ Julianna Bananna says
that shrimp looks absolutely delicious!
Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale says
I’d give three fingers on my left hand and my very well-loved freckles for one of those plantation smoothies!! They look absolutely delicious!
And your dress is on the “Ohmygoodnesscouldyoupossiblybeanymoreadorable?!” level. Beauty! 🙂
Heather @ Run Eat Play says
Looks so awesome! I love the turtles!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Oh wow, I would have gone nuts over the shrimp trucks! I didn’t even know that shave ice came in cake flavours.. definitely something I need to hunt down. Looks like a great day!
your trip was so much fun to follow! thank you for sharing!
with all those amazing food adventures, what advice can you share to keep self-control and not over splurge!? i feel like that is always my biggest challenge when i go on a vacation.
What amazing photos! It looks like you had an awesome vacation! Safe travels!
lindsay @ fuelmyfamily says
Holy cow those iced teas look AMAZING!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says
It looks like you two definitely got in an amazing vacation – I’m definitely jealous!
That picture of the water is amazing…it looks like it is raining in only a small spot in the distance…so pretty!
Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie says
Enjoy the last leg of your travels! What an amazing trip!
Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom says
I am sad that your Hawaii trip is coming to an end. I so enjoyed getting to experience such a beautiful place through your posts!!
Sarah B. says
All that food looks mouth-watering! Love the sorbet in iced tea combo!
Oooh that drink looks awesome!
Ellie@Fit for the Soul says
you look so cute in your blue dress! And it must be so bittersweet leaving that place~
Ksenija @ Health Ninja says
I love the huge turtles! Always to wanted to have one at home 😀 but I guess I have to wait until I have a house with a garden and a pond. They are just majestic creatures…
Seeing those Sea Turtles up close looks amazing! The only time I have ever seen one in the wild was home in St. Augustine when one washed up on the beach 🙁
I would love to see one live!
Hope @ With A Side Of Hope says
Sounds like such a great day! The shaved ice looks yummy! 🙂
Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot says
Sounds like you turned into a shaved ice lovin girl after this trip 🙂
Becka @ simplybecka says
Wow your vacation is amazing, I know it’s for a press tour but you have had some great adventures, just wow. Enjoy have fun and be safe. ^_^
That dress is amazing!
Bek @ Crave says
Sounds awesome once again- love your blue dress. aww turtles, that’d be an experience.
Charlotte @ Weekends So Sweet says
So fun! We went to turtle bay for our honeymoon and some of my favorite meals were from the food trucks in haleiwa
The turtles are so cool, I can’t believe hot huge they are!!
Gurmetka :) says
what a nice dress! it’s definitely your colour 🙂
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