After what seemed like a marathon set of flights, we arrived on Maui on time at 21h35 local time. The car rental process was very easy and we were soon on our way to the resort. After a couple of wrong turns (rambling around in the dark, difficult to read the microprint on the map LOL), we made it. We are staying at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort for a few days (some friends are also staying here), then moving a little ways up the beach for the remainder of our stay. Our accommodations are lovely - a one-bedroom suite with a full kitchen (bonus!), washer/dryer (which I knew and why we only had carry-on baggage on the flights down) and the biggest washroom I have ever seen. Spoiled. We were able to take advantage of a great deal which we got through a friend and we're fortunate and grateful.
We started the day with a delicious breakfast at a restaurant up the beach called Castaway (about a 10 minute walk from here). I enjoyed a Loco Moco for breakfast - a local dish. Different, but delicious. Rice, a hamburger patty, brown gravy with onions and 2 eggs. Very tasty and we'll return there for breakfast as the prices are good, staff friendly and the view was awesome - a few feet from the ocean looking out onto Moloka'i and Lana'i. We were hoping to spot a whale, but were a few minutes too late. It is now whale season here, so I'm sure there will be another opportunity for viewing.
|Had to leave some of the rice, but the gravy, eggs and patty were plenty!|
We got back to the resort, did a bit more exploring, then it was time for some relaxation and some beverages. We discovered a local rum, Koloa Kaua'i Gold, and purchased some coconut water (the same brand we are able to purchase at home), and sat on the balcony enjoying the view.
There are gas grills downstairs that we were able to use to make our dinner. While I was preparing our meal, my husband was below putting a nice sear on the tuna.
|Large gas grills complete with night light!|