One of the nice things about having visitors throughout the year is the opportunity it provides for us to see the island through the eyes of a tourist. The fun starts once you step foot off the plane; we'll meet you at the airport to greet you with leis, we'll step out of our Kama'aina shoes and introduce you to some of the best-kept secrets of the island and we'll dine at restaurants listed on the pages of every travel magazine. We will answer all your questions, like Why does everyone here drive so slowly? (because this ain't the mainland!), Does poi taste good? (it's an acquired taste...or you can add a little milk and sugar) and Are these gas prices for real? (unfortunately, yes). We'll show you what the island lifestyle is like and share with you some of our greatest joys.
We'll take you to beaches along the North Shore and to the fine, sandy beaches on the South and West sides, where you can always seek the shade of a palm tree:
During whale season, we'll take you to new heights, where you can whale-watch from a different vantage point:
If you want to learn how to surf or stand-up paddle, we'll hook you up with a board and the best location. Seriously. Don't rent until you talk to us, first: ;)
We'll share fresh fruits with you and give you a taste of the sweetest pineapple around (Maui Gold, hands down):
We'll take you to a barefoot bar where you can listen to live, ukulele music and eat awesome fish tacos with an ocean view and warm sand between your toes:
We'll remind you that while we have sunshine and blue skies 95% of the time, we're also a tropical island and we need the rain. You might experience rain while you're here, but the rainbows, lush, green vegetation and fresh blooms more than make up for it:
And that's just scratching the surface of where we'll take you, what we'll do and how you'll feel in this paradise we are lucky enough to call home. We'll make sure your time here is filled with laughter and the aloha spirit.
Live Aloha. Come visit.
It's been a busy week/weekend! Phil and I have played tour guides, driving the parentals all over the island and maximizing the time between rain showers. We've been getting rain for a solid week now and we are really feeling its effect; a section of the Road to Hana is now closed after the road literaly washed away and flash flood warnings are in abundance. Despite all this, we're still having a good time. We're with family and it's Maui afterall...how could we not?