A Little Time Off in Paradise: Maui, the Valley Isle

I didn’t post a menu with recipes this week because I am on vacation. Instead, you get some lovely pics of Maui this week! Check out my pics and videos on Instagram (HERE).

This is our third time here on Maui. As we have visited each of the different Hawaiian Islands, I’ve come to appreciate the differences each island has to offer. Maui has beautiful beaches and incredible green mountains.

Maui

We are staying in Ka’anapali, which is just north of Lahaina, this time. To the west, we can see the islands of Molokai and Lanai.

I mentioned in a previous post (HERE) that we had a pre-trip issue with our accommodations. About a month prior to our trip we found out that our resort was closing three of their four pools for repairs during our trip. Fortunately, our vacation rental agency allowed us to cancel our reservation without penalty.

We quickly rebooked with another resort and are really pleased with our choice, Ka’anapali Al’ii. The hubby and I stayed at the Hyatt a few resorts south of here almost 3 years ago. We walked by here on the Beachwalk daily.

Ka’anapali Beach in front of Ka’anapali Ali’i

I love it’s close proximity to the Whaler’s Village shopping center. It is always a win-win when you can  get in a little exercise while shopping in paradise. This time I made sure to checkout Tommy Bahama early in the trip for a new swimsuit and coverup, and I even took a peek in their Louis Vuitton store. They have this limited edition Neverfull there.

PC: Louis Vuitton

Last time we were here, we took a drive to Hana. This is a gorgeous waterfall along the way.

Twin Falls, on the way to Hana.

Last night, I saw a raincloud over the ocean.

Maui

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