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Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI – The Luckiest Cockroach

We ended our stay at the St. Regis on a high note – a final dip in that gorgeous pool and Sunday brunch on the terrace overlooking the mountains.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

It was a stunning contrast to the sunset we had watched the previous night.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

The buffet was absolutely delicious – any breakfast food you could think of, most with a Hawaiian touch. My favorites included ahi tuna with avocado puree, French toast topped with coconut shavings and macadamia nuts, and the delectable dessert buffet with the best macaroons I have ever had.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

We headed down to the Sheraton for our Poipu Beach experience with full stomachs. Driving the North Shore for the last time was bittersweet – I silently bid farewell to the lush mountains and greenery. If we ever come back to Hawaii, I definitely want to stay there again.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Last glimpses of the hotel…

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

The South Shore was beautiful, but definitely not as lush and green as the north. One benefit of our night at the Sheraton, however, was the beach, which was gorgeous. We had a perfect lazy afternoon:

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Swinging in a hammock

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Boogie boarding in the ocean.

Watching a monk seal nap on shore and then unexpectedly wake up and disappear into the water.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

As darkness fell, we dressed up for dinner and headed to a restaurant called Roy’s, recommended by a coworker of Seth’s.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

The grounds of the resort were gorgeous at night.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

And dinner at Roy’s was delicious.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

As we walked back into our room that evening, we were greeted with an unpleasant surprise. A huge cockroach sat right in the middle of the floor, as if it had been waiting for us. After a valiant battle, S killed the bug, but soon after, we saw another one. S insisted on calling the front desk to see if they could do anything.

Suffice it to say, that call was a good decision. Barely half an hour later, we found ourselves in a gorgeous suite, one of the hotel’s best. A huge living room with a bar, a luxurious bedroom with a king-size bed, and a bathroom that was nearly the size of our previous room, with a fancy tub and gold-plated fixtures. Oh, and it had sweeping views of the ocean and a 20-foot lanai. As the bellman dropped of our bags, he said, “wow, someone here must really love you.”

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

This is about half of our lanai:

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Watching the sunrise from the lanai

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Living room

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

S will be your bartender this evening 🙂

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

A last glimpse of the sunrise before heading out.

Hawaii Honeymoon Part VI - The Luckiest Cockroach

Turned out that cockroach was our biggest stroke of luck of the entire honeymoon!