Thursday, June 14, 2012

maui, hawaii

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I kind of love Hawaii. A lot. And I miss being there. (sniff, sniff)

This post is specific to Maui. If you’re ever on the island, these are the things we ate, did, and places we purchased stuff from. I’ve made notes next to the ones that I didn’t write specific posts about and have included the links to the places I did/will blog about. The pictures come from an array of cameras: Canon T3i, Canon S95, Some version of a Nikon waterproof camera, and our camera phones...hence the quality or lack thereof. For more images, please click on the link at the bottom of any Hawaiian-related post. But please don't judge my lack of hiking fashion sense or post-prego flab I may still be sportin' around since baby. (Give me at least a year. K? K.)

I miss being there but am so happy to share our trip with you all!


Where we stayed:
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa – By far one of the best places to stay in Maui. The grounds are exceptionally beautiful and very well manicured. The lobby is open-air with amazing views of the ocean and surrounding mountains. Let’s not forget the exotic parrots, penguins, and fish that inhabit the lobby throughout the daytime hours. The beach is steps from the hotel and the pools with numerous cascading waterfalls are fantastic –pictures don’t do it justice. It’s within walking distance of Whaler’s Village shopping and a short drive to Lahaina, a little town I fell in love with. I would be more than ecstatic to stay here again!

For more images, click on one of the links below:
Maui / Misc
Maui / Road to Hana, Oheo Gulch, Black Sand Beach

Where we ate:
- a trendy, but casual, poolside restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort. It’s larger and offers a better menu than most poolside restaurants. Their service proved outstanding during both, our afternoon pool outings and/or our late-night cravings. Drinks are liberal.
Feast of Lele – phenom! Reputed for being the most sophisticated luau. Rather than a buffet, it’s plated, at your own private white linen table overlooking the ocean and island of Lana’i, versus the group seating at most other luaus. The portions are plentiful, but should you want more of anything, just ask. The servers are gracious and prompt, deserving of a hefty tip at the end of the evening. Is this the cheapest luau? No. Is this the best luau? Without a doubt.
Teralani – The Teralani, meaning “Heaven on Earth,” is a 65’ catamaran which hosted our sunset dinner cruise one evening. The meal included appetizers, dinner, all-you-can-drink beverages and of course, the utmost beautiful sunset finality. We visited with fellow honeymooners, two being from Scotland. Great times!

What we did:
Specifically other than lounge on the beach/pool, surf, snorkel, shopped and the like...
-Road to Hana (see upcoming post)
-Jumped off cliffs
-Dinner cruise (as mentioned above)
-Luau (also mentioned above)

For more images, click on one of the links below:
Maui / Misc
Maui / Road to Hana, Oheo Gulch, Black Sand Beach

For more images, click on one of the links below:
Maui / Misc
Maui / Road to Hana, Oheo Gulch, Black Sand Beach

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