Arrived Sat. 7/16. Car pick up from Enterprise was such a breeze. No lines no waiting. Many employees kept everything moving real smooth.
Headed for our condo in S. Kihea. Stopped for lunch at Stellas (good) and Longs for supplies (booze).
Condo was exactly as pictured literally and mentally. Hale Pau Hana, right on Kam II beach. Wonderful location, staff and accomadations. We could not have been more pleased. The condo was clean, and fully equipped with everything we might need including a cooler, beach chairs, beach bag, umbrellas, etc......Also, the bed was really comfy and the linens clean and replenished often.
Old Lahaina Luau-Great food, people, drinks and very well organized.
Day 2- Up early, of course. DH had to have coffee so we headed to the grocer to get basics. Hale Pau Hana provided there discount card for us as well as an additional 10 percent off coupon. Cool.
Headed S. for some snorkeling. The Dumps, really nice reef and fish life.
I read about it here, there, everywhere, but had never experienced the surf turning so quickly.Wow! We were snorkeling along and all of a sudden out of nowhere, BAM. We had only been in the water about ten minutes and it was perfectly calm when we entered. Moved in the other direction and continued snorkeling,
Back to the car and headed further south to look around. Stopped at the food truck on our way back. Great fish tacos! Also shared a fruit smoothie. Layed a beach towel across the hood of the car and had our own little picnic.
Back to the condo pool, and early bed.
Day 3- Honolua Bay snorkeling- Got there somewhat early. Thought the snorkeling was okay but a little disappointed. Back in the car. Continuing up to look around. Not sure if we want to do the blow hole or not but realize we weren't at Honolua after all. Keep going people!
Decide to keep driving and come back to snorkel later in the week as it was getting crowded. Skipped the blow hole. Took our time heading back just looking around. Whalers Village, Hula Grill, Macadamia Crab Wontons! Awesome! Back to the condo. Another glorious sunset and early to bed.
Day 4- Helicopted tour with blue hawaiin. People here are just fantastic. Had a wonderful time......however, ....if it's in your budget, Do It!, If it is a must, Do It, If it is a strain on the budget skip it and buy the video.
On to Haleakala. Did not want to get up and see the sunset, too early and too cold for me. Not sure I had to see it at all. Thank goodness my DH did. Headed there after the heli tour and it was spectacular. So glad now that I did not miss this opportunity.
Am I only on Day 4 because I am now exhausted and must go to bed. Finish report first thing tomorrow A.M. Aloha!