If you’re searching for paradise on the world map, look no further than Maui! The Perfect destination for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or outdoor adventure, you’ll be planning your next trip before your return flight takes off. While there is still so much more of the island to explore, below are a few of our trip highlights.
The beach at Wailea is sheer bliss. The golden sand is as soft as it comes, the water is crystal clear, and the temperature is just right. We rented stand-up paddle boards one morning and enjoyed riding the current along the coastline. On a calm day admire the coral and fish from above, and if you’re lucky, a sea turtle or two may even grace you with their presence. Although I am totally fascinated with underwater life, going down there is another story! I left the scuba diving to my hubby and Makena Coast Dive Charters took great care of him.
Coming from the mouth of a “city foodie,” you will not be disappointed with the cuisine in Maui. We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Pita Paradise – getting our mediterranean fix in the first night we were there. If you have a sweet tooth, do not leave the premises without trying the baklava ice cream cake. For a casual dinner (see attire here) accompanied by live music and stiff drinks, MoneyPod Kitchen is where it’s at! The bartenders take the ever popular Hawaiian cocktail, Mai Tai, to a whole new level and my photo below does not do it justice. All I have to say is that I was in passion fruit heaven. Aside from the cocktails, notable items include the pumpkin ravioli and the chicken wings off of the appetizers menu. Both lip-smacking good. For a fancy steak dinner (see attire here), you cannot go wrong with Duo at the Four Seasons. After indulging in meat and potatoes, cleanse your pallet with complimentary cotton candy. How about them apples?!
Witness nature at its finest with a sunrise bike tour at Haleakala. Twist your way up to approximately 10,000 feet above sea level to admire the sunrise, then coast your way down the Hawaiian country side on bikes. Do not let your bike riding competence deter you. As long as you can balance on a bike, gravity does the work for you, and there is no better way to experience the unique Maui landscape. Although the 3:00 am wakeup may come as a shock, it is the only way you’ll reach the vista point to witness the sunrise. There is nothing more that I enjoy than a full eight hours of sleep, so believe me when I say, it is worth seeing at least once. Remember to dress in layers as the temperature ranges from 20-40 degrees at the top of Haleakala.
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