Who could not fall in love with the tropical breezes, warm sunny days, breezy nights and the aloha spirit that envelopes these specks of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. One of our repeat destinations is Maui, with miles of beaches, abundant snorkeling and the marvel of Haleakala, a personal favorite.
After a considerable time away, Maui was back on the menu. We split our time between Ka'anapali and Hana, enjoying the second half, as we were both under the weather when we arrived. Our B&B in Hana, the Bamboo Inn, was a delight with a gracious host, a small property on the beach (black rock) and a laid-back town that was the medicine to cure us. Plus, nearby Haleakala Park.
Always looking for a good excuse to get away to Hawaii and we used our 15th Anniversary! A nice relaxing time including a visit to Haleakala.
When the dark winter months invade our coast, we head about 2400 miles to the sun and light at the northern tip of Polynesia. And if it is February, it is whale season and we are looking forward to a whale watch trip on board Safari Boat Excursions. By far the best boat in those waters and the best Captain. He gets you to the action and this year we were treated to a pod of males (8-11) seeking out a female for fun and frolicking. It was and it was awesome!
One of our favorite things to do on Maui is to drive the north coast. It gets you away from the resort crowds and into some beautiful scenery as you meander along twisting turning almost one lane roads. At the northern tip is a small community in the Kahakuloa Valley that holds on to ancient Hawaiian farming practices called Ahupu'a, with a Kon (land supervisor). The small community has a couple of drive up stands were you can get refreshments and local goodies and as the road climbs out of the valley (heading east) there is small art galley with local and unique crafts.
May our paths & errands meet