What better way to spend one of our last nights in Kona then at a Luau at the Royal Kona Resort. Gryphen absolutely LOVED everything about the Luau. When we first arrived we were greeted by some of the lovely staff placing a shell lei around our necks and directing us to have a group photo taken.
After we collected our drinks we took a seat at our reserved seating and started to take a look around what there was for Gryphen our very bored child to do. We spotted a table where children were able to make bracelets and Gryphen and I headed over! Each person is given 5 flowers and some string. I assisted Gryphen were her flowers since the needle was a bit sharp for her. The dancer when we were completed tied the bracelet around Gryphen’s wrists and she was off dancing around the table. After two male dancers lit all the torches another group of men came out to start uncovering the pig that was covered in banana leaves, canvas being held down by rocks and all the soil. We were in the front row watching everything being removed, the smell wasn’t all that pleasant but very interesting to see. We were very proud of Gryphen, she was extremely well-behaved during the entire night. Looks like we need to start taking her to move shows! We absolutely loved our trip to Hawai’i, it was unbelievable to see the whales traveling the coast and to hear them under the water. We watched Gryphen go from being nervous in the water to not wanting to get out of it! We’re looking forward to our next family vacation, where ever that might be to!