Joined: Jun 01, 2002
From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
|Posted: 2002-11-24 03:23 am  Permalink|
Have you ever thought how it would have been to sit inside of a Don The Beachcomber years ago? or feel the Tikis texture on your finger tips in the Tahitian Lanai? maybe stare off into those colored glass floats at the old Trader Vics in the International market place? Well you can! come see the romantic La Mariana tiki restaurant, where all those dreams come true......
welcome to fantasy island...
walk threw these beautiful carved post and you will see....La Mariana!
carved window shutters that close at night after hours.
the main entrance...
looking into the dining are from the bar. The colored floats are from the old trader vics in Waikiki and off of Ward ave.
my favorite bar tender "Tito" and my wahine..
here are the beautiful tiki booths that you eat at if you don't sit in the lanai. look at the bamboo lights that hang over the table. The tables are from Don the Beachcomber and the tiki is from the Tahitian Lanai.
booths to your left and right, water fall in the center and more sitting area in the center.
wall panels and tikis...
here you see the famous cannible trio tiki from Kon Tiki, i was also told from Don the beach. The green ceramic things that are entwine with bamboo are from Don the beach. Trader vic used them too. You can see larger versions in the book of tiki on page 90 upper right.
the back entrance. To the left a massive wall panel from Don the beach.
the bar seen from the lanai..
more wall panels and tikis outside...
that is me in my bummy gray shirt at the bar(i didn't know we were going to la marianas!), the Wahine to my left and a friend that was just at a torch lighting ceramony down in Waikiki..
the waka (canoe)...
me and my other favorite bar tender "Leo" the drink master. He has a "Leo special" drink that taste like those green melon fruits...just mavalus!! gotta try it if he's workin'
da wahine with a "Leo's special". Ewww his Maitais are good too! That Filipino guy can hook a drink up!!
looking at La Mariana from the marina.
the lights are now on as the sun sets.
one of my favorite singers and my wahine
Another reason why people visit our lovely islands, the beautiful sun sets. This is looking out into the Marina from La Mariana.
I hope you have enjoyed your tour, If you ever come visit make sure you DO NOT miss this place!! A must do! give the Gecko a call or email and I'll meet you there! If you are here on a Friday night, you might want to make reservations unless your at the bar, no need for reservations.
If you have any other questions call La Mariana at (808) 848-2800