Post # 1
I had to post because in less than two weeks, my husband and I will be going on our honeymoon and I CAN’T WAIT!!!
I have been so ridiculously stressed lately, I have never experienced stress like this before and I have been through some pretty tough situations in life. On top of that, I had a horrible case of strep throat/tonsillitis, which resulted in pneumonia and lasted over a month, my job has been stressing me out to the point where I can’t focus on anything else and I have just been extremely busy. I will be welcoming this break with open arms!
Anyway – we are going to Maui and splitting our time between the Sheraton Ka’anapali and the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua. We are considering adding in a couple of extra nights at the Four Seasons Wailea if we feel like, especially if things are working out with my job the way I think they are! This is not our first time to Hawaii, but our first time to Maui so if anyone has any suggestions or anything that is a “must do” please share!
Post # 3
how exciting! we went to maui on our honeymoon too and we loooved it!
i highly recommend the road to hana! it’s kind of a stressful drive because the roads are so narrow and windy, but it’s beautiful! and there are some cool spots to stop along the way, like the garden of eden. we spent a good 2 hours there just exploring the grounds and checking out the plants/flowers and waterfalls.
haleakala national park is very cool too. everyone likes to go there to see the sunrise or sunset. we went to see the sunset and it’s gorgeous! but it’s very cold up there, so take jackets and blankets. unfortunately the altitude made me a little bit sick, so i couldn’t enjoy it was much as i had hoped. between the cold weather and my stomach ache, all i really wanted to do was sit in the car, haha.
have fun! sounds like you definitely deserve this vacation! 🙂
Post # 4
My favorite day on Maui when we went last year was when my husband and I rented a top-down jeep and drove Hana together. Maybe it was because we got to spend a day without his family. But I really thought Hana was beautiful, and we had a great time.
Oh and Molokini is a total waste of money. Or maybe it’s not for people who have never been anywhere else tropical, but as a diver and frequent tropical traveler, all I was was a dead coral wasteland. It’s been so so over tour’d there’s nothing there anymore.
Post # 5
Ooh fun! We are going to Hawaii as well for our honeymoon, but if haven’t been there yet. So I don’t have any suggestions but to say have fun!
Post # 6
@orchidaloha: We just got back from our honeymoon in Hawaii and Maui was by far our favorite island! We stayed at the Four Seasons and i HIGHGLY recommened staying there for a few nights if you can…it was amazing! The serenity pool is stunning. The “world famous” pineapple mai tai is fun to get out by the serenity pool- worth $21? probably not, but I’d do it again! 🙂
If you have a night free eat at Mama’s Fish House…it was one of the best meals on our 15 day honeymoon. It’s a little pricey, but it’s the freshest fish ever!
Rd to Hana was awesome- but remember, it’s the drive that is so special…there is like nothing once you get to Hana. We did the 7 pools and the 2 mile hike to the waterfall…it was SO cool!
We also hired a photographer while on Maui- Natalie Brown. Our pictures are BEAUTIFUL and I’m so happy we did that.
Enjoy Maui- I’m jealous!!!
Post # 7
@Razzmatazz: oooh please post pics from Natalie Brown when you get them! I am looking at her as well to take our photos!
I am looking forward to RTH as well. I have been reading so much about Maui on the Maui forums from tripadvisor.com