Cooking at the Inn
Posted on: Friday, April 13, 2012One of the activities we strongly suggest Luana guests take part in is taking one night to BBQ here at the Inn. We have the most gorgeous pool lanai with a huge view of the ocean and sky. It’s an overwhelming, view, actually. I’ve stared at it for six years and am still in awe. We’re up on a cliff facing the water, about three hundred feet above sea level and less than a mile up from the bottom of the road, so you can feel the strong Kona breezes rolling up off the ocean, watch and hear the waves at Keei Beach, see whales if they’re nearby, and watch the sun and the clouds shift and move as the day passes. We’re high enough to see everything yet be out of the traffic at the bottom of the road, high enough to see misty rain edging down the hill behind us, yet close enough to the ocean that we never forget its presence.
The lanai is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a meal. We have a BBQ just for guests, lots of seating, and outdoor lighting. We have a nice local supermarket up the hill that always has fresh local fish and local beef, local vegetables including greens and purple potatoes. There’s salt and pepper and oil in each room, along with basic dishes, so it’s easy to put together a wonderful lanai BBQ.
Each Luana guest room is equipped with a bar sink, mini refrigerator, and basic dishes and utensils. (The Alihi lani Suite has a full kitchen.) Please note, however, that as of August 19, 2012, the guest rooms (except for the Alihi lani Suite) will no longer have microwaves in them, due to new Hawaii County requirements. There will, however, still be a microwave available for guest use on the property.