My husband and I will be traveling to Maui over July 4th for our nine day honeymoon. I've gotten so much information from this site and forum already I thought I'd post our itinerary so far and see what you Maui experts think so far :)
We arrive on June 30th and will by staying at the Marriott condos on Kaanapali Beach.
Day 1. Saturday - arrive in the afternoon, pick our our Jeep rental, Safeway grocery shopping, walk to local low key restaurant dinner, or grill and enjoy dinner on the lanai (game time decision)
Day 2. Sunday - Haleakala sunrise (drive, no bikes...I'm terrified of becoming a projectile object and will stubbornly take 14 hours to finally reach the bottom) Winery, lavender farms (husband is not so excited about that one, but I am Cam in our relationship)
Day 3. Monday - Lanai snorkel trip (I think Trilogy is winning so far in my research here...I believe they also load from Kanaapali beach with is a big plus)
Day 4. Tuesday - Road to Hana...I'm assuming we will make it to Ohe'o Gulch for a swim and hike and drive back that same night...is this possible? Mama's Fish House on the way back...or should we save Mama's for an early sunset dinner another night?
Day 5. Wednesday - July 4th...two ideas for this day....Trilogy is offering a sunset/fireworks sail with a bbq burger dinner on board. We want to go on a sunset sail anyway, so this might be a fun answer.
Or, we are also thinking of walking around Lahaina, getting dinner there, watching the fireworks on the beach, and taking the shuttle back to the hotel to avoid traffic parking. Any insight for this day? I don't think we can go wrong either way.
Day 6. Thursday - kayak trip with Maui Eco Tours
Day 7. Friday - local beach/snorkeling...maybe a drive to a different beach to snorkel and relax. Feast of Lele (we've both been to Luau's on other islands so this is not high on our list, should it be? I like the idea of trying different types of food.)
Day 9. Sunday - explore Wailea, 9:15pm flight home :(
Hopefully a good mix of relaxing and a little adventure...I haven't really done much research on restaurants yet, we are so excited to try the local cooking so I'm sure I'll have a few restaurant post questions coming soon! I think Mama's is our only one we would have to book way in advance, and the Luau if we decide to go that way. We plan to take advantage of the grills at the condo and have some meals on the lanai too.
What do you think??
Is it June 29th yet??
Thanks in advance :)