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I have fallen a little behind on writing these past couple weeks, however, to my defense I have been on island time and have been preoccupied laying on the hot white sand and munching on fresh pineapple for the last week. We were so blessed to spend seven days in Maui, Hawaii with some family, and we soaked in the hot sun every minute of our stay. Our last time in Maui was on our honeymoon three years ago so we enjoyed reminiscing in some of our favorite spots.
We spent most of our honeymoon doing excursions that the island offered, but this time kicking it by the resort and staying local sounded more appealing to us as we both definitely needed the relaxation. There are so many amazing things I could write about, but I will keep it brief as pictures speak for themself of just how beautiful the island is.
We stayed in the breathtaking Westin Kaanapali Villas. The rooms were absolutely beautiful and extremely spacious. The resort provided three pools, too many jacuzzi’s to count, and beautiful beaches that had the best reef’s in front to snorkel. We rented snorkel gear from a local spot called the Snorkel Store; they were extremely helpful in providing information of all the good spots and even local restaurants around the island. We got all our snorkel equipment for only 20$ per person for the entire week!
Instead of doing the popular Road to Hana, which we conquered last time, we decided to hike to the tide pools to explore. It was absolutely worth it and a must if you make it to the north side of the island past Kapalua. You just drive to mile marker 34 and park your car on the road and hike in about a mile until you’re met with the breathtaking tide pools.
As far as food goes, my favorite topic of course, I have two suggestions that stood out the most. Hula Grill is our go to every time we come to Hawaii; it provides the most gorgeous atmosphere and sunset. You can fine dine or sit in the barefoot sandbar (my personal preference.) We love this place a little too much; we have the bad habit of making multiple trips here during our stay. Order the Hula pie to end your meal and your life will forever be changed… for the better. Maui offers lots of great luau’s, my personal favorite I have been to so far is the Sheratons Sunset Luau. Lastly, I must mention the infamous poke that made me a believer! My husband would be ashamed if I didn’t. Tamura’s offers the best ahi poke I have ever tasted, and this is coming from taste buds that are complete haters of anything that comes from the sea. If you’re near Lahaina, you absolutely must stop by here and grab some ahi poke for the road.
Many times I feel ready to come home after a few days of travel; Maui however is not one of those places. I could have easily stayed a few more weeks. However, back to reality! I am so thankful for the week we were able to spend here relaxing and enjoying paradise. Where are some of your favorite spots in Maui?