A Day on Maui


Breakfast on the Lanai

Having a light breakfast on the Lanai is a great way to start the day.  Unless one wants to snorkel at 6:30 and then have breakfast.  Hot Kona coffee, POG (Passion Fruit/Orange/Guava), warm toast, and maybe a quick omelette, is the perfect start to a day on Maui.

The Lanai (balcony) is set for breakfast as we begin another perfect day on Maui.

7:00 AM

After breakfast (or maybe before) Snorkel at the beach

Kamole Beach Park III is immediately across the street, and offers not only white sand beaches, but snorkeling reefs at both the north and south ends of the beach.  We have often seen sea turtles during our morning swim.  Last visit I also swam with the Rays (not sure what kind).  One of the best snorkeling beaches on Maui.  For better snorkeling, one has to take a snorkeling boat, or even better, a kayak tour.

Many mornings, you may be able to see and swim with, the sea turtles at Kamole III beach, across the street.

8:30 AM

Farmer's Market

If it’s a Saturday, head up country to Makawao, and the Organic Farmers Market.  Great produce and salad makings for a wonderful price.  Also, meet and talk with the locals.  Take the “long road” (maybe an hour more, at most) back through Paia.

If it’s not a Saturday, head up the road to the Farmer’s market in North Kihei, for the freshest produce, and wonderful salsas.  The Macadamia Nut Pesto is fantastic with the grilled Ono from Costco.

Negotiating with the head of the Organic Farmers Market in upcountry

10:30 AM

After relaxing on the Lanai, boogie boarding at the beach, more snorkeling,or taking a quick trip to the Farmer’s Market, it’s now time to watch the most beautiful sunsets, from either the lanai or from the beach.

A typical sunset from Kamaole Beach III.  The waves, the warmth, the sun - what more could one ask from Paradise.

Sunset at Maui Parkshore and Kamaole III

After early afternoon at the beach, we either refresh on the lanai and watch the waves, go back to the beach (only a 5 minute walk), or if we didn’t make it to the Farmer’s market in the morning (because the surf and beach were too terrific) we might drive to North Kihei to the Farmer’s Market and pick up some wonderful fresh produce.  Many visitors do not realize the variety of fruits and vegetables that are grown on the island.  Not only the usual thoughts of pineapple, guava and mango, but huge fresh heirloom tomatoes, wonderful fresh corn on the cob, and almost any other fresh fruit or vegetable is available at the farmers market.  Also wonderful fresh salsas and marinades.

The surf is so inviting from the lanai, one cannot resist heading for the beach with boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas

More beach or Kihei Farmer's Market

After a morning trip to the Farmer’s Market, and some fresh fish, head back to Maui Parkshore, and either pick up a light lunch at Wokstar International , or if you are more in the mood for “fish & chips” try Alexander’s Fish & Chips for some fresh fish for lunch. 

A light lunch on the lanai, and then time to head to the beach for an afternoon swim.

After a light lunch on the Lanai, head to the beach

Dinner and relaxing

After sunset, either grill your fresh fish at the gas grill on premises, or go out to a nice dinner.  There are many fine restaurants in Kihei and Wailea, and one of our favorite is within walking distance.  Cafe O’Lei has wonderful Pacific Rim food and sushi.  On the the way back home, stop at Lappert’s ice cream for the Island’s best ice cream.

Or choose to grill fresh Ahi tuna or Ono on the gas grill, accompanied by fresh Maui grown vegetables, and a glass of wine on the lanai. 

7:00 PM

12:30 PM

2:30 PM

5:30 PM

Final sunset from the lanai, as we prepare to eat dinner - maybe grilled ono or ahi from the grill, or take out from one of our favorite restaurants.

End of the the day

After dinner on the lanai, or at nearby restaurant, we can take a quick dip in the heated pool, then retire back to the condo. With the lanai doors wide open for ocean breeze and surf sounds, we can either read, or watch TV on the flat panel TV.   If there is nothing on cable to watch, we might choose a DVD movie we brought, or have rented, to end another perfect day on Maui!

8:30 PM

After grilling our own dinner, eating take out, or going out for fine dining, we might take a little dip in the heated pool.