Combine two of Hawaii's pleasures--drink Guava Mai Tais at the Crystal Blue bar at the Sheraton. Grab a seat near the water and watch the sunset. Linger over another drink and you have a good chance of seeing the Manta Rays--they show up at sundown almost every night. I ordered the beef Kebab pupu with a teriyaki glaze. Served on a bed of Asian greens. It was a very good value for five succulent sticks of beef.
A Mai Tai and kebabs make a great dinner if you don't want to leave your seat.
The bartender shared the Mai Tai receipe. But somehow I know it tastes better overlooking the ocean.
Guava Mai Tai
Sheraton Keahou Bay Resort & Spa
Madelyn Miller is a travel and food writer who loves Hawaii. She discovered this delightful bar while judging the Kona Chocolate Festival. Read her stories on www.travellady.com, www.yogayaya.com, www.cocktailatlas.com, www.chocolateatlas.com, www.carladynews.com, www.teaAtlas.com, www.coffeeAtlas.com She is planning a return trip to Hawaii for the kona chocolate festival April 12-17, 2010.