Hawaii has always been on Jeff’s bucket list, so when Southwest Airlines announced it would be flying to Maui and American Airlines matched the incredible, once in a lifetime airfares, Jeff booked the tickets immediately.
We landed in Maui on the 20th and headed straight for our hotel. It had been a VERY long direct flight.
We stayed at a condominium complex called Mahina Surf in Lahaina. It was a beautiful place and we enjoyed the view from our condo. Unfortunately it did not have air conditioning, so it was pretty hot and stuffy. Especially in the upper loft.
On Day 2 we enjoyed snorkeling, seeing the Bayan tree and eating at Kimo’s.
We started out the day snorkling just off Kaanapali Beach at Black Rock, Maui.
We enjoyed seeing the fish and even swimming with the sea turtles!
Then we went to see the Banyan tree.
“The banyan tree in Lahaina, in Maui, Hawaii, United States, was planted on April 24, 1873, in Lahaina to mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival of first American Protestant mission. The banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) known in Hawaiian as paniana, located in the Courthouse Square, which was renamed Banyan Tree Park covering 1.94 acres, is not only the largest in the state but also in the United States. The tree was a gift from missionaries in India. A mere 8 feet (2.4 m) when planted, it has grown to a height of about 60 feet (18 m) and has rooted into 16 major trunks, apart from the main trunk, with the canopy spread over an area of about 0.66 acres (0.27 ha),” according to Wikipedia.
We also enjoyed Hula Pie at Kimo’s for dessert. You can’t skip it; it’s pretty darn special. To learn more about it click HERE.
It was fun to watch the sea turtles on the beach at the condo and another sunset.