On the way to the “Southernmost” part of the USA (19 degrees latitude) is South Point beach with a scenic look out and informational plaques about the beginning settlers of this strategic area on the Big lsland.
Portuguese sugar workers made their native sweetbread back in the day and it’s still so popular, Nearby, Punalu’u Bake Shop works day and night to keep up with the demand. Taro rolls, guava bread, mac nut sweet bread, and short bread cookies were loaded in my bag to bring home. Although widely sold in grocery stores, coming to the bakery was a treat. The bakery has beautiful surroundings with picnic tables, music, gazebos and a heavenly aroma which floated through the tropical air.
Of course, we ate at the “Southernmost “restaurant in the USA, Hana Hou Restaurant and to say the service is friendly is an understatement. Somewhat funky and truly Hawaiian comfy, such a delightful lunch with a Hawaiian pork burrito, bbq pork in sweet bbq sauce and many traditional foods.