Since it is past Labor Day, I thought it was well overdue to share some Maui photos.I loved this island so much, I made an accompanying map for my favorite island.
We stayed at this wonderful AirBnB. It had a great view from the lanai.
Ali'i Kula Lavender There is a tour, but we skipped it and relaxed just walking around the farm and taking in the views of Maui. We hoofed it over to the gift shop and devoured the lavender flavored lemonade, iced tea and scone. They have complimentary lavender-flavored honey and jam that we squeezed on our toasted scone. So delicious!
Surfing Goat Dairy We went on the $12/person tour, fed some goats, tried some tasty flavors of goat cheese, and checked out the milking area. We purchased chocolate truffles made with goat milk.
Tsaka Guri Guri. I wouldn't go out of the way for it, BUT, it's right near the airport. So, we stopped by before we dropped of our rental and then to the airport , so it wasn't too out of the way since we were over there. Guri Guri is refreshing (worth a try to at least taste it) and really cheap (like under $4 for both of us).
Sam Sato's The place is a bit harried. Our waitress was quick and efficient with our order. It's not about the ambiance, rather just a quick in and out noodle place. Perfect for what we wanted -- food! We really enjoyed the dry noodles, saimin, chow fun, and bbq sticks. We were so sad because they were out of manju that day. :(
Pipiwai Trail in Haleakala National Park My favorite part of Maui. It's a 4 mi round trip hike through a bamboo forest. The sound of the bamboo hitting one another is worth the trip alone. Mother nature gives you an extra present at the end of it with the breathtaking Waimoku Falls. A tip: this is at the very end of the Road to Hana. We left around noon to start the Road to Hana (stopping at 2 places along the way). We wished we left earlier, like 10am, because we were driving the curves after dark and in the rain. Needles to say, it was extremely nerve racking and gave me a stress headache.