It was getting a bit tired to have meals in restaurants, so for Day 3, we bought lunch from Umeke’s Poke Bowls and then enjoyed it at Old Kona Airport Beach Park.
Poke is an iconic Hawaiian dish, and having it once is a must. For fish, I had the special of the day (I don’t remember what kind of fish) and my sister had ahi. We both had seaweed salad as the side. The poke was very fresh and delicious. I am impressed this time because I had a poke roll (they name it “burrito,” which is unacceptable) and it tasted bad with too many vegetables in it. I will definitely have more poke in the future as there are more and more poke shops in Vancouver.
We sat at one of the picnic tables in Old Kona Airport Beach Park and enjoyed lunch with the beautiful sea view. There weren’t many people in the park, and some of them were surfing in the high waves. I wouldn’t dare to go into the water with such waves. This was the airport between 1940 to 1970 before the current airport was built, and it is very small in terms of airport size. It is a very good place to escape the crowds.
Umeke’s Poke Bowls
75-143 Hualalai Rd #105, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Old Kona Airport Beach Park
75-5560 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Amenities: washrooms, showers, picnic tables