I’ve been itching to visit this place since learning of its existence last October. Lucky for me, our MOPS group decided to do an outing there today, with the added bonus of scheduling an early group tour!! If you’ve ever been around a mob of preschoolers who are up past nap time, you will know how wonderful this is.
So, was it worth it? You bet!! Definitely taking our next guests here. (Sis, I hope you’re reading this) For $15 (military/local) per adult, we rode on a rickety bus, which may or may not have been used in the filming of Jurassic Park, had a native plant tour, watched them peel and crack a coconut (tasted it too), witnessed a fire dance, learned some native words, received handmade headbands for the kiddos, took a guided boat ride, and ended with a walking tour of trees, complete with picking and eating starfruit.
Did the kids melt down? Of course they did. John was covered head to toe in mud before we even started the bus tour portion. Oh, I forgot to mention you can crack your own freshly fallen macadamia nuts while you wait for the bus. One silly tourist tried to talk the boys into catching a rooster, saying how hard it was to catch a chicken. Seriously? He knew not of my chicken wrangling roots.
It was a great morning. Made even better by the accompaniment of a couple Island Besties!