This is my first trip report. Hope it captures the feelings and experiences we had. First off a little background. It was a mother/daughter trip to celebrate mothers day. We are both moms. I am 40 and my mother is a young 67. This was my 3 rd trip to Maui and 4th trip to Hawaii. Mom's first trip to Maui.
Day 1 flight from Oakland was smooth and on time. It put us in Maui about 11am. Went and got the rental car which was a two door compact. In hindsight I should have gotten a larger car as it was really low to the ground. My mom called it a lay down car. Also the visibility wasn't great.
We drove up to kaanapali and took a quick stop for lunch at kimos. Great location on the water and we both enjoyed our lunch. Then we window shopped for awhile to kill time before check-in. This was a good move because we could compare items and prices for later in the trip.
About 2 pm we headed to Maui kaanapali villas. Checked in early and went to our one bedroom unit. First off opened the door and was disappointed in the room. It was hot in there and pretty dated. Turned on the air. Two hours later we are still hot. I get mad and tell mom we are moving. So we pack our stuff and I go be the bad guy at the desk. Actually all I had to say is the air isn't working and we need a new room. The lady was nice and gave us a new key and said to check out this other room. So off we go hoping for a better room. Wow! This was the best room. Walk in to a room that is cool and updated. Love it! Turns out to be in a much better location too. With a little ocean view and close to the main pool and lobby for getting coffees and items from the in-house store. We were happy with our new room.
So we were tired and just went to dinner at the onsite restaurant Castaways. I think we went to bed at 9 which was midnight our time zone.
Day two will follow. Excuse the typos as I am working on my tablet.