I've already shared the breathtaking helicopter ride in, but the rest of our time on Maui really was amazing. We stayed in Lahiana, which I absolutely fell in love with. Its a little town with a laid back feel. It wasn't filled with a lot of resorts and I liked that our beautiful hotel (Lahaina Shores) was just 2 blocks walking distance from all the shops, restaurants, and action. Lahiana was the original fisherman's town and was even the capitol of Hawaii at first.
|View from our room|
We of course saw the most beautiful beaches on Maui. None were too crowded, the weather was perfect and we both had a blast playing the waves.
A trip to Maui isn't complete without experiencing the Road to Hana. The curves were fun and exciting and I only needed to take one dramamine. We did a little hiking around to the off the road waterfalls and enjoyed some great coconut ice cream.
However, the most interesting point in the drive for us, was passing Hana and continuing around the island. The East and South side of the island are dramatically different than the rest. As is... Dead, no life, and ugly!! You go from beautiful waterfalls, to the dry desert. We started to get a little worried since we hadn't seen a single car going our way. I don't think Ryan and I said two words for about an hour as we drove on the most narrow and windy road I have ever been on. Thank goodness for the "Oh Shit" handle.
|Yes this is in color.|