We're honeymooning next week and staying at the Fairmont Orchid. We're not familiar with the Big Island, though we know it's quite large. So far we have dinner reservations at (1) Brown's Beach House at our hotel the first night we get there (Mon.), and (2) Pahu i'a on Wed.
I've read a lot of the recommendations on this board, but am looking for more. We have a Roy's in Orange County (where we live), so that's probably out. What about Merriman's and the Canoe House? Worth it? I know the Canoe House is next door to the Orchid, but how far is Merriman's from the Kohala Coast? Could we go there just for dinner? Also, we want to visit a coffee plantation (can we even do that?)-any recs?
We're adventurous eaters and are looking for any and all recs (cheap to upscale dining). However, we are very tired from all of this wedding planning and probably won't do a whole lot of driving. Planning on going to Hilo on Saturday for the farmer's market, but won't be staying the whole day . . .
Thank you for your help!