FINALLY! Warning though this post is picture heavy. Work has been crazy ever since I got back so looking at these pics bring back nice memories. OK so let’s do this, I took this pic on Snapchat and had to save it we were on our way to Lahaina and it was the most beautiful day.
We got to Maui around 8PM on September 3rd, with the time change we were wide awake at 2AM so we decided to just go ahead and go to Haleakala Park since we had to leave at 3:30PM. Let me tell you the drive to this park is scary to say the least but oh so worth it. Unfortunately that day it was foggy so we didn’t get to enjoy the Sunrise we expected. It gets REALLY cold there, it was in the 40 with a lot of wind and some rain so we were freezing. The view you get at 10K ft elevation is amazing and worth it.
We eventually left the Haleakala park and headed to Kula Lodge for breakfast, I can’t believe I don’t have any pictures of that place, the view was breathtaking, the service was great and the food delicious. If I’m ever back in Maui I would love to have dinner or even stay there. After that we headed to the Kula Botanical Garden, that is so gorgeous and they had the most beautiful pine tree farm there.
We eventually got hot and slowly started removing our layers. We then headed back to Kihei to enjoy a more peaceful afternoon. We went to Wailea beach and dined at Café O Lei. Wailea beach was one of my favorites in Maui, I will say it is a bit touristy and the area is super fancy. I recall seeing a Tiffany store in that area, it’s next to a gorgeous resort.
Next day we took it easy, I still woke up at the crack of dawn but forces myself to stay in bed. We eventually went out to brunch at The Plantation House and this place was simply fabulous. We made sure to ask for a balcony seat and the view was simply breathtaking as you can peek in the pictures below.
We then ended up at Kapalua Beach, which was probably my second favorite.
After all the fun in the sun we headed to Ulani’s shaved ice in Lahaina because a very sweet IG commenter told me it was the best and boy did I enjoy that. It was AMAZING! Mine add homemade macadamia nut ice cream at the bottom and added moshi and condensed milk on top. I was like, calories? What’s that?
The next day we went to Maui’s Ocean Center I flooded my Snapchat that day so I will spare your guys but it was a lot of fun and a must if you are in Maui. That day I think we ended up having lunch at home, did some prepping for Road to Hana and enjoyed some more beach time.
We also enjoy walking to Happy Hour when I snap this gorgeous sunset on our back to out Airbnb.
Road to Hana was my most anticipated activity in Maui. As soon as we got on the highway we lost phone service and had to rely on our map and mile markers to make out stops. I ended throwing away my little road to hana itinerary but most of these information are available online.
We chased waterfalls although TLC told us not to and it was everything. We stopped by the Garden of Eden Arboretum, hiked the most awesome trails, had the infamous Banana Bread at Halfway to Hana, went to the black sand beach, explored the Maui’s Cave at Lava Tube and stalked all the waterfalls along the way. It took us about 5 hours to get to Hana because of all our stops
The next few days we took it a little easy, we went shopping in Paia. We absolutely loved it there so we stopped there a second time to grab lunch/dinner and went to a beach nearby.
Bathing suit top // Bathing suit bottom
On our last full day in Maui, my birthday we grabbed breakfast at our favorite breakfast spot in Kihei, called Kilei caffe. We drove to Lahaina because we loved it there so much and ended up at Ulanis again. We finished off the night by attending the Old Lahaina Luau.
Well this was a lengthy post, where to next?