I am definitely in the minority here, but I was happy that we did a lot of activities in our limited amount of days in Maui. It may be that we have a different mentality, but we enjoyed having things to do and look forward to. However, I am not averse to coming back there next time and just taking it slow. I’m planning on approaching that vacation differently.
As I type this, I remember that slight tug I felt in my heart when I woke up at 7:30 am knowing that it was my last full day in Maui. We were supposed to cook breakfast but we decided against it and decided to grab breakfast at Duke’s instead. I went back to my roots and ordered eggs with rice and sriracha, and the fiancé absolutely loved his breakfast burrito. The fiancé really wanted to go jet skiing so we looked for the damned red umbrella and went jet skiing. It was a fun activity, and we decided to splurge and pay the extra $30.00 and to get pictures taken by someone in the barge. I cannot say enough things about how beautiful the water is, and nothing beats the experience of jet skiing on crystal blue water with Maui behind you and Molokai and Lanai in front of you. Although, I would have probably only done 30 minutes since going around in circles can get tiring after you have done it more than 10 times.
After Jetskiing, we returned back to Honua Kai and ate lunch there and relaxed by the pool. We then decided to go to Lahaina and grab dinner there as well. Once we got to Lahaina, we opted to pay for parking rather than stress out and look for a parking lot. We started at the end closer to Kaanapali, and we were surprised by how big Lahaina is. I was expecting one block of stores, but it was more than a couple of blocks, with plenty of stores with interesting things. We meandered and went in and out of the stores looking for a few more gifts. I was determined to have shave ice, so we went to Ululani’s, I had lychee, pineapple and mango with mochi, and it was delicious. After browsing through most of the stores we went to Koa’s for dinner, the fiancé had a burger while I had seafood pesto pasta. The views made the experience better since the food was just OK. We then went home to HK so that I can finally taste a freaking Hula Pie from Duke’s. It was our last full day, and mother of Maui be damned, I'm having shaved ice and Hula Pie before I board the airplane.
When we got back we started the dreaded task of packing since we decided to pack early so that we can enjoy the water one last time before leaving on Friday. I was worried that we may need another luggage, but I was happily surprised that despite having tons of souvenirs, everything still managed to fit in our luggage.
After packing we went down to Duke’s for a drink and a slice of hula pie to cap off our vacation in Maui. The hula pie is gigantic, and we weren’t even able to finish the slice. In my opinion the best 7 bucks I spent in Maui. We then moved to the hot tub to enjoy the night sky and stare off into space wishing we could spend one more week in Maui.