First, thanks to the good folks on this Forum for propping Chasenrainbows.com. We hadn't used them in the past but thought they were a good bet for finding a decent rate at the Lahaina Shores. We had been waiting for the hotel to extend their third-night-free through 2014, but it wasn't happening and we got tired of waiting. But Chasenrainbows had a room even cheaper than that!
We were hoping to go in mid-late April but the room we wanted wasn't available until early May. Bummer that we won't be there in time to see the Brothers Cazimero Lei Day concert at the MACC. Other than that, we're excited to be going during a slow time.
We'll be doing some first-time activities this time around--helicopter tour of West Maui and Molokai, Valley Isle Excursions to Hana (tired to driving this ourselves), parasailing (one benefit of a late trip since you can't do this during whale season), Warren & Annabelle. A cocktail cruise (not sure which one yet), maybe the Flyin Hawaiian zipline, a bunch of hiking, gotta see Willie K and hopefully Hapa.
Some new restaurants we haven't visited yet are tentatively planned (it'll come down to a "well, what are you hungry for tonight?" type of thing)--Pacific`O (can't believe we haven't dined here in eight previous trips!), Pizza Madness, Joe's, Three's Bar & Grill, Leilani's, Coconuts Fish Cafe, Bistro Casanova among others. Yeah, we're planners--I am, I guess, not so much my wife. :) Have to go back to Kimo's, Teddy's Bigger Burgers, Fat Daddy's, Cuatro and Honu, of course!
Three weeks on our favorite island--the countdown begins!