4.02.2008

maui revealed, day 5

Saturday was our 5th day on holiday. It was an open day with no solid plans. We woke up and went for a hike near our cottage rental and then we headed to the coastal town of Kihei. Rob has a work friend whose brother owns the new pizza joint, Pizza Madness, where we ate gobs of delicious pizza. We were hoping to go snorkeling after lunch, but I guess because of the high winds, it wasn't a good day for snorkeling. After talking with Kirk, the pizza owner, about our failed plans to snorkel, he hooked us up with a sunset cruise aboard the Alii Nui. A pretty good alternative if you ask me!

We had a couple of hours to kill before we had to board the sailboat, so we went to the Grand Wailea Resort and enjoyed a couple of $17 cocktails and a beautiful beach view. While at the resort, I felt very thankful that we did not do the whole resort route this vacation. I loved that we rented an incredible peaceful cottage in the middle of nowhere, tourist-free.




Obviously when we left that morning, we didn't plan to take a cruise at sunset, otherwise I wouldn't have worn a flowy sundress. I was just thankful I brought a jacket with me that morning. It was so windy, but the sunset was absolutely incredible!


Each time the captain blew the seashell, we would see a whale. It was spectacular, but we were too slow with the camera to capture the whale action.

These pictures definitely don't do the actual sunset justice...


It was another beautiful day in paradise...

7 comments:

dapotato said...

sunset sails are one of my favorite things about tropical vacations.

Lilcee said...

what a great way to see the sunset.

WeezerMonkey said...

Lovely.

amber said...

our friends MoP and T-dogg got married at that chapel on the grounds of the grand wailea. it was so beautiful. we actually stayed there last summer and we loved the resort, but i'm glad that you had such a great time at the cottage :)

IMO, pictures never seem to do justice to the sunsets in hawaii.

Kate said...

We stayed in Kihei when I went to Maui and it was fun going and getting drinks in all the fancy hotels!

wan-nabe said...

you look adorable in that dress! the GW is where our last maui trip was, but it was on a client's dime, so i had no complaints ;)

R said...

I never tire of pictures capturing beautiful sunsets. Beautiful.