"Kona Village is just these little thatched cottages on a
black-sand beach. There are no frills, no TV or anything, and one
common dining room. It's sort of a high-end Survivor. If you want
to go and just do nothing but read and relax and go in the water,
Kona Village is a great place to stay."
What restaurants do you like?
"We really like Roy's. It has all different kinds of food; it's not
just Hawaiian. They have really great ribs. I remember the kids
loved them. When I go there, it's not about food. Because you eat
healthy and there's a lot of fish with two names. A lot of
mahi-mahi. I always thought the language sort of sounds like a kid
crying, trying to catch his breath. But Roy's is great. Sometimes
we go there for New Year's Eve. The CanoeHouse is a restaurant at
the Mauna Lani that we've always liked."
Have you done any fishing? Ever reeled in one
of those thousand-pound marlin on the Big Island's famous Kona
"I don't have very good luck fishing. I always go, I always get
sick, and I always vow not to do it again. But I always return,
thinking, 'I'm going to catch something big, look at it, and then
throw it back.' I'd love to do that. We charter a boat and then
it's invariably windy. So there are a lot of whitecaps or swells,
and I don't think I've caught anything. Yeah, I'm usually the guy
at the party who's not having any fun."
What's your favorite Big Island
"There are some really beautiful public beaches. Hapuna Beach is
usually voted the best in Hawaii. It's the way that the surf hits,
and there are no rocks at the shore, so you don't have to worry
about any surprises if you're bodysurfing. And the water's always