We wake up to the most beautiful view of the harbour and beach - so lucky! The room is great. Spacious with a kitchenette and as were on a budget it's off to the shops to stock up!
We spend $140 on the weeks supplies amazed altogether at the price of drink here - 1.75 litres of Smirnoff $13 - unbelievable! Jacqs mum would pass out!
We head back, unload and make tracks for the Hilton Hawaian Village which apparently hosts a great Luah!
The village is pure luxury and Jacq heads to the information desk to talk with the lovely Julie smith - Hawaiian in everyway bar the name. She explains the Luah they hold is the only group ever invited to perform at the White House and costs $125 including food. That's each... We aren't sure and she offers a compromise - if we can spare 90 minutes to listen to a Hilton presentation about a timeshare we'll get free tickets - it's a deal!
We meet our rep at 1.15 and it's the expected sales speel ... We act attentive and at the end he's trying to sign us up to a $43000 loan to fianance our timeshare. We respectfully decline, he pushes, Jacq responds with "cards on table here, I work in sales too, this isn't gonna work but thanks." He brings in his manager who tries another tactic she's also disappointed, we get our tickets and run - it only took an hour!
Quick beach rest and it's off to get glammed up! We get there for 4.30 first in the queue resulting in brilliant seats - our waiter takes a real shine to us, we're only supposed to get two free drinks but we get an endless supply from him at no cost leaving a $20 tip - not bad for a night out eh!? The show is awesome - traditional hula and performances representing the history of the island as well as a fire show all hosted by a forceful haiwaiian mother of 8.
The food is lush cooked by the Hilton chefs we tuck into chicken, kahlua pork and salad. An announcement is made about one of the dancers being a traditional tatooist and available should anyone wish to book with him, Matts ears p****up and he is off to get contact details.
It's a great night and we head back stuffed to the brim.