Welcome to Maui: Day Two

14 April 2015

I woke up on my first morning in Maui at 6am.  Sleeping with the window open the night before was absolutely amazing—the warm breeze and the waves crashing against the beach created a perfect lullaby.  Michelle and I planned on having a bit of a relaxing day, as we knew we would be tired later from all the travelling.

We were completely ready by 7:30am and went for a nice long walk along Kamaole Beaches II and III with our aunt.

My sister Michelle and I on the beach!!

My sister, Michelle, and I on the beach!!

Part of the view from the beach!!

Part of the view from the beach!!

After our walk, we went down to the beach to swim and sun tan.  The ocean truly is amazing.  We found some little fish swimming around our feet.  They were almost see-through.  The water was incredibly warm and the light breeze was lovely.  The black rocks that can be seen on the beaches are from lava!

No matter what you are looking at, the views are amazing!

No matter what you are looking at, the views are amazing!

Part of the path leading from Kamaole Beach II to Kamaole Beach III

Part of the path leading from Kamaole Beach II to Kamaole Beach III

I remember thinking on that first day on the beach, “If the weather stays this nice, I could get used to living like this”.  From Kamaole Beach II to Kamaole Beach III, there was a little path that you could follow.

 

My sister, Michelle, and I on the path leading from beach II to beach III

Michelle and I on the path leading from beach II to beach III

After swimming for a while, we relaxed in the nice chairs left for us on our balcony.

The first day was a bit overcast, but ended up being the perfect way to ease into the hot weather and the sun—no sunburn on the first day for this girl!

Our balcony really had the best views!

Our balcony really had the best views! Overcast first day in Maui led to a beautiful start to my tan!

Due to the nature of our awesome hotel, we had full facilities to grocery shop and make our own meals.  We had fresh pineapple everyday (something which I’ve never liked before, but found myself loving in Hawaii) with almost every meal.

Once the trade winds started up in the afternoon, Michelle, Aunt Raye, and I went for a walk along South Kihei to look at all the little shops.  We found some really cute—and some cliché—souvenirs to bring home for friends and family.

On our walk, Michelle and I tried shave ice for the first time! It was absolutely incredible—so much better than a snow cone.  I had blue raspberry and pink lemonade and my sister had key lime and pink lemonade.  They were massive (pictures to follow in another post).  When we finished our walk along the shops, Michelle and I walked along the beach.  There’s nothing quite like walking in soft sand along the edge of the water.

After such a long day, we headed to bed a bit early so we would be up in the morning for another full day.  We kept the windows open in our room so the sound of the ocean and the warm breeze would lull us to sleep.

Until next time, aloha!

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