Well, the vacation is over. As always, I feel sad to have left but it also feels good to be home. Maui was as beautiful as ever and I enjoyed seeing it through an adult pair of eyes this time. The last time I visited I was still in high school. Now that I’ve experienced it as an adult, I have some recommendations for any of you who might be visiting soon:
Bombtastic Finds in Lahaina
Best Deal: Aloha Mixed Plate. I love this place. It has a great ocean view, it’s cheap, the food is good, what more can you ask for? If you’re familiar with Maui, it’s located right next to the Old Lahaina Luau on Front Street. In fact, their kitchen is the same one that services the luau so you can expect some tasty Hawaiian favorites! Get the Mochiko chicken!
Luau for Foodies: The Feast at Lele. I’ve only been to a handful of luau’s but this one by far had the best food. First of all, it was served in courses by waiters… that’s right, no buffets here people. This was a real 5 course meal. The courses were themed according to the different Polynesian islands and as they were served, the traditional dances from those corresponding islands were performed. It was pretty awesome.
Best Authentic Hawaiian Experience: Ululani’s Shave Ice. O.M.G people… Have you had “shave ice??” I’m not talking about a snow cone. Have you had the REAL shaved ice? Holy cow, it is SO good. I got one with MacNut ice cream on the bottom, mango, pineapple, and coconut syrups and then it was topped with freshly handmade mochi. Dangit, now my mouth is watering!
Alright, well that’s all the recommendations for now. As you can see, we stayed in West Maui. It’s pretty hard to get out and about when you have a baby who naps for 4 hours total each day! We made the best of it regardless! On that note, I leave you with some of the pics to conclude my posts about our trip… =) Aloha!
Traveling with Luca was super hard but I’m glad we made the trip. We decided that the next few years of our lives may just be a season of vacationing locally, without the time zone changes and long-distance travel. As usual, sleep was a challenge. I think I’ll do a little post for my fellow co-sleeping Mamas for some tips on how to co-sleep away from home. Well, until I write again, aloha!! And Mahalo for reading!
P.S. Can someone please tell my husband that “Mahalo” means “Thank you.” Not… “It’s all good” or “Hakuna matata” or anything like that. He keeps saying it like, “Come on babe, just relax, you know, Mahaalooohh…” So lame (and admittedly, kind of hilarious).