Ok friends, I'm back for part two of our amazing trip to Maui. Let's start with Monday. Throughout our planning Tim has insisted on driving The Road to Hana. About 10 years ago I went to Maui with my parents and bestie and we attempted the drive. Let me tell you, it was Hell. My Dad is scared of heights, which isn't good for the worlds windiest road perched on a cliff, and I get incredibly carsick, also bad news for winding driving. Long story short we didn't make it very far and it was miserable for everyone. I do however remember that we made it to the Garden of Eden, and that it was the most beautiful place I've ever seen. Well Tim kept insisting, despite my anxiety and fears, that we do it. Sunday night he dosed me up w/Dramamine to get it in my system, and at 6am Monday we headed out. I have to be honest - he was right. It was totally worth it. The road was still incredibly difficult, but I think having the top down on the convertible helped, as did the Dramamine. And at the end of the day we made to Hana and beyond. We stopped at the Garden of Eden, a black sand beach, Charles Lindberg's grave, and the Seven Sacred Pools which were phenomenal. We played in waterfalls and spring fed pools and laid in the sun. On the way back we stopped at the Venus Pool. The pool isn't on all maps and is completely hidden. You pull off to the side of the road and walk through a cow pasture to get there. Once you arrive it's paradise. A spring fed pool right off the ocean with salty waves crashing in. There's a cliff that is probably 30 feet high that you can jump off of into a pool that is equally deep and crystal clear. You can swim out to a little cove that separates the pool from the ocean and features a breathtaking view and cave. It was paradise. That stop alone made the drive worth it.
|Shirt: Mossimo Drop Sleeve Hoodie|
Shorts: Nike Printed Tempo Shorts
Tuesday we drove to Kaanapali to go snorkeling. I didn't bring the camera since it is in no way waterproof, but it was stunning. The area we were snorkeling in is famous for housing sea turtles. Our trip didn't disappoint as we found ourselves swimming side by side with three sea turtles. It was amazing. I called Timmy that night and told him I felt like Diego! lol.
|Coverup: Xhilaration Asymmetrical Print Coverup|
After snorkeling, lunch, some ice cream, and a nap we headed to Fred's in Kihei for Taco Tuesdays!! Cheap tacos and margaritas? Yes please!! After dinner we walked across the street to the beach and watched the sun set.
|Dress: Mossimo Striped Maxi Dress (I could only find it in petite online, regular sold in store)|
Wednesday was just a relaxing day. We took a walk on the beach, got massages, and hung out in the pool. That evening we decided to grill on the resort grounds. Tim was super excited to eat some sashimi grade tuna that he seared. I ate cheesy rice and broccoli! lol
Thursday was our last day in Maui so we decided it was back to Big Beach. We read on the beach, played in the waves, and just relaxed. It was a perfect, relaxing end to an amazing trip. I'm already counting the days until we can go back, and maybe driving to figure out how we can move there! lol
|Swimsuit: Freya Swing top & bottom|
|Earrings: Stella & Dot Paradise Studs|
Oh - and I had to share this gem. We found this amazing Magnum PI shirt in a store in Wailea, and well knowing us we had to buy it. When we got home Tim needed to recreate some poses. Amazing.