Happy Monday, everyone! Our Maui trip is coming to a close, but I have sooooo much to share with you I will have to take several blog posts to do so.
We had been traveling since 7AM last Wednesday. We didn’t sleep the night before because we had to be at the airport so early. The flight was five and a half hours long to San Francisco. After a one-hour layover, we flew another five hours to Maui.
Since I planned this trip as a surprise for Milt’s birthday, and I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t rent a car for us. I didn’t know how close the resort was to the airport. We quickly realized what we had heard about Hawaii: it’s a bit pricey here. We had to take a shared shuttle to the resort for $23 per person!
After checking into our beautiful resort, we went across the street and had a late lunch/early dinner. The dish we had was chicken katsu (like chicken tenders) and barbecue chicken. The katsu is an island fave, and it was so delicious!
We then walked to the grocery store to pick up a few items. We did this because we were staying in a one-bedroom condo in an ocean-front resort. We wanted to make sure we had water and some breakfast and lunch items. We love to try local foods, but we also like to save, and eating some meals in the room gave us that flexibility.
After that…we crashed. We are six hours behind our normal time, and we all said we were just going to “nap.” Ha! It turned into an all-nighter lol. We slept until about 4AM the next morning.
The next morning, I put on this comfy dress I received complimentary from ChicStyleBoutique_ on Instagram. For a jet-lagged, tired, zombie-like person, it was the best choice. It’s so soft. It felt as if I was wearing night clothes all day, which was perfect. I like that the sleeves are short but long enough to not need layering. I had to wear it with a skirt though because it’s on the shorter side. I highly recommend this dress and this boutique.
We had breakfast at the on-site restaurant. We ordered two meals to share. One is pictured above. It’s called the Loco Moco. It consists of eggs, hamburger meat, rice, and gravy. It was another island favorite. It was also very yummy!
The restaurant was overlooking one of the pools and also the beach. The rainbow in the pics above was our view during breakfast. It was so beautiful. The volcano in the background was icing on the cake.
I am still in awe of this island. The views are spectacular and breathtaking. I still have so much to write about, but I almost want to wait until I’m home and can type properly on my Mac. I miiiight do that. I’ll see haha.
Thanks for reading, and thank you to anyone who gave me tips and recommendations. Do you have plans on visiting Hawaii?
P.S. These sandals…I’ve received many questions about them so I’m linking them in case you want a pair. Also, I’m so happy I found a straw hat to fit my big head and natural hair.