About a week ago my husband and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary in Maui, Hawaii. Our requirements for a getaway were to relax, have some adventure, and eat well. Though we travel pretty frequently these days neither of us had ever been to Hawaii. After a bit of research we decided to head to the island of Maui. Enjoy this recap post about our trip and hopefully you can get some ideas for your next visit to paradise.
WHERE TO STAY: We stayed in a couple resorts during our time there – Napili Kai Beach Resort and also the Sheraton Kaanapali Beach Resort. While both were lovely we definitely enjoyed our stay at the Sheraton more. It seems like the guests were younger, the resort itself was more modern, and the location was central. I’d suggest staying here or near the area if you’re looking for an all around experience. The scenery was all that and more. From lush greenery to crystal clear waters it truly felt like a foreign country in Maui. Without the hassle of customs and sometimes the struggle of language barriers, Hawaii can give you faraway feels with a quick flight. While we’re on the topic I’m glad Virgin America, one of my favorite airlines, now offers non-stop service to Maui and Honolulu. If you’re looking for a comfortable, affordable flight be sure to look into VA it is always a great option.
WHAT TO DO: While in Maui, we decided to partake a in a few excursions, it was the best way to see the island without having to rent a car to get around.
Road To Hana: A 12-hour bus tour around the volcano. And yes twelve hours is quite the day but it flew by. We had breakfast, got served a traditional Hawaiian barbecue lunch, and swam in the Seven Sacred pools. It was definitely worth the money and the time.
Scotch Mist Sunset Champagne Cruise: We chose to do the Scotch Mist tour, which was small and served up views and booze. So it was basically a great time, haha! Seriously though check this team out, they were awesome. The views were beyond beautiful, the only thing I didn’t get to do was hike through the rainforest which was something I really wanted but seeing waterfalls and seaside cliffs quickly made me forget about it.
PLACES TO EAT: Most of Maui’s restaurants are on Front St. we enjoyed dinner down here a few nights it has shopping, dessert, and hosts a flea market on Saturdays.
Ono Gelato: This little shop had tons of flavors, not super unique, but all of them were tasty! Be sure to enjoy a scoop or two while you’re in town.
Fleetwood’s: A restaurant known for its excellent food, we had enjoyed dinner here the night after our sunset cruise. The tomato bisque, kale salad, and pineapple pie? All dishes I would easily recommend.
Hula Grill: Down in Whaler’s Village, we stumbled on this place while taking a walk down the beach and it turned out to be one of the best meals we had during our stay.
There were plenty of days spent on the beach taking in the sun, a couple sailboat trips, snorkeling, and of course FOOD! Hahaha, I didn’t get too many shots of that because when the plates arrived to was too hungry to stop and snap flix. Next trip, I got y’all! I suggest bringing plenty of swimwear and easy wear options for your trip. Also pack comfortable tennies and cute sandals for the evening. Check out some of the items I packed with me for tips!
All in all we had an amazing time – I’m excited to go back and check out other islands soon!