During our honeymoon, we spent one week on Maui. It was an absolutely amazing week – as you will be able to see from the pictures in this post. Speaking of, there will be loads of pictures in this post. So, you have been warned.
We loved the hotel we stayed at, we had an amazing view from our room and we had a great time exploring the island and what it has to offer. We hired a car for the duration of our stay which I can absolutely recommend if you are going there. Nothing is very far away and driving was very easy there.
Some of our most memorable experiences from our stay on Maui:
We went whale watching and saw whales really up-close. We saw a whale and a baby whale go underneath the boat we were on and come up on the other side right in front of us!
We went up Haleakala and watched the sunrise from Maui’s highest summit, then we cycled (freewheeled) down from the top all the way to sea-level. This was something N. really wanted to do. I was a little worried about how I would do cycling down the mountain but it turned out to be absolutely fine and we had the most amazing view of the sunrise.
We drove the Road to Hana. The Road to Hana was one of the things I definitely wanted to do while we were on Maui, I just wasn’t 100% sure whether I wanted to drive us or take a tour instead. We decided to drive ourselves and it was absolutely fantastic. Truth to be told, we probably did miss out on some must-see places along the way, but it was a great day and we saw lots of amazing places such as the Garden of Eden, a botanical garden – and it was great to be able to stop wherever and whenever we wanted.
The day before we left, we decided on a whim to visit Iao Valley, the wettest place on the island and I cannot believe we almost didn’t go. It was the most beautiful rain forest. It rained for the entire time we were there – amazing how different the weather was from the rest of the island. We saw a couple of beautiful rainbows while we were there too.
On our last day, we decided to drive up to the northern tip of the island and see the Nakalele Blowhole. More windy roads but a view that was absolutely worth it. Again we were amazed by how different the landscape was compared to south Maui, where we were staying.
We also saw many beautiful sunsets, stunning beaches, breathtaking landscapes and admired the many shades of blue of the Pacific. Maui was our favourite part of our honeymoon and we both really want to go back some day. The landscape is so incredibly diverse and there are so many different micro-climates, it is hard to believe it is all the same, small island.