Incredible wedding spot!
We were looking for a place to for our wedding, and instead of going with a resort -- a bit too commercial for our tastes -- my wife had this dream of renting an ocean-front house in Hawaii, inviting some of our closest friends over, and just have a wonderful night together. Well, we couldn't believe it, but we found the absolute perfect spot in Sleeping Turtle!
Our wedding was on Sunday. We got there Thursday and spent the first few days preparing for the wedding. It was hard to get any work done though -- the place was so gorgeous and relaxing, we just wanted to lounge on the lanai all day long. Seriously, the photos here do not do this place justice at all. Lon, the property manager, was incredibly helpful -- he made sure we had everything we needed, was incredibly accommodating, filled with local knowledge, and was always a quick phone call away. I felt so pampered by his meticulous attention to detail!
The wedding day was incredible. The weather was perfect -- apparently, Puako is even sunnier than the already-sunny Kona coast. We held our ceremony in the tiny coral beach right by the backward, with our guests standing on the sand and the wedding party standing on lava rock extending into the calm ocean -- a very memorable location! We read our vows to each other as gentle waves lapped up against the shore. Dinner was served on the main lanai -- which was big enough to fit all of us comfortably. We moved the party indoors after a beautiful sunset, and had a blast. Our guests couldn't stop commenting on how amazing the place is!
We were sad to leave Sleeping Turtle -- in all our busy preparations, we didn't even have time to pause and use the hot tub! -- but hope to one day return. It is the most amazing place we've ever stayed at, and made our wedding an unforgettable event.
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