Here’s a quick overview of our most recent trip to Maui.
This time we decided to head straight to Hana for a few days before ending the trip on Ka’anapali Beach. In the past, most of our flights have landed in Hawaii right around dinner time. This makes for a stressful evening trying to navigate, grab groceries, and also eat while everyone is tired and grumpy. This year we took a somewhat earlier flight which had us landing around 3 pm. Also, to avoid making the drive to Hana in the evening, we had booked a room at the Maui Seaside Hotel. After grabbing our bags and our car, we stopped for a quick lunch/dinner at the Queen Kaahumanu Center, a nearby mall with a food court. There’s nothing amazing here but there is enough so that everyone can choose. Personally, I like Maui Tacos– pretty good for fast food and gives a nice island spin on tacos.
We headed to our hotel which was just perfect for a recovery night. There was a nice pool and even a small beach area. The kids swam while I ran to get groceries, enough to last us for 3 days in Hana. Whole Foods was very close by and had everything we needed. If you think of it, pack a few reuseable bags for shopping- they have paper bags but they just don’t hold up well for travel.
Next up, Hana!