First, thank you to all who post here. I have spent hours reading and researching for our week long trip in March. These forums are essential to our trip planning.
Second, a little background...
This is our first trip to Hawaii (and possibly our only one to Maui as we tend not to revisit places - although from reading I realize we may fall in love with Maui :-).
We are a couple in our early 40's with no kids.
We are teachers, so this trip is for R&R.
We love to hang out on the beach with a book, eat good food and snorkel.
Typically need a little exercise each day with a run or a hike.
We have already ruled out Upcountry and Haleakala as I want to do the Road to Hana as our big excursion and even that amount of time in a car is a stretch for my husband.
We are staying at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
Day 1 - Fri - We land at 5:30 so I figure straight to the hotel and catch a bite to eat on site and pour ourselves into bed.
Day 2 - Sat - Rent beach chairs and boogie boards for the week (we have our own snorkel gear). Spend the day on our beach. Check out Whaler’s Village, etc. Snorkel Black Rock
Day 3 - Sun - Road to Hana, weather permitting
Day 4 - Mon - Beach day. But check out the Farmers Market in the morning. Maybe snorkel at Airport Beach in the morning then return to our beach for the afternoon
Day 5 - Tue - explore southern beach areas….head to La Perouse and Malu'aka Beach and work north from there. Try to head out pretty early and snorkel and/or boogie board at the beaches along the way.
Day 6 - Wed - Spend Day on our beach. Possibly Iao Needle in the morning. Feast at Lele - booked already.
Day 7 - Thu - Go north to Honolua Bay and Kapalua Bay in the am to snorkel and check out DT Fleming for boogie boarding in the afternoon. (This could include a drive north towards the blowhole).
Day 8 - Fri - Departure Day flight leaves at 11:15 am
I am also considering on our beach days to snorkel a different beach in the north each morning and then spending the afternoon on our own beach.
We will also go to Lahaina once or twice in the evening for people watching/shopping
Your thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.