Aloha Maui!

When someone ask you to go on a short weekend getaway, you say yes. When that place is Hawaii, you say yes. Even if it’s only for four days, why would you not say yes!? I said yes to going on a short four-day trip to Maui and while four days may seem short, I thought it was the perfect amount of time to get a feel of the island and take a much needed break from reality. Here are some highlights from our trip.

Haleakala Sunrise

The first day we woke up nice and early at 3am to drive to Haleakala summit to watch the sunrise. We ended up missing the actual sunrise because we really should have been out the door by 3am, not wake up at 3am. Though we missed the sunrise, we caught this breathtaking view. Make sure to bring blankets and jackets, it is 10,000 feet about sea level and it will be cold.

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Nakalele Blowhole

Hands down my favorite spot on Maui, it’s quite a hike down to the blowhole but it was well worth it!

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Road to Hana

Not something I would want to do again but glad I experienced it once. Though the scenery on this drive was indeed gorgeous and the sleepy town of Hana transported us to another dimension that washes away our worries, the location was too remote for my comfort level. What can I say? I’m a city gal :P.

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Snorkeling

I got to swim with sea turtles! How cool is that!? My favorite spots to snorkel were Kapalua Cliff House and Five Caves.

Food Trucks

Forget dining at restaurants, Maui’s food truck game is strong and the ingredients are o so fresh! My favorite was Nui’s Garden Kitchen near Makawao, they serve Thai food and since they’re located in Upcountry, the climate is a bit cooler; there’s also a produce market next to it so you can shop for fresh fruits.

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While Maui was very beautiful, I think it is a tad bit quite for my taste, next time we’re in Hawaii, we’ll make sure to go to Oahu and check out the night life there!

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All photos taken with my Sony DSC-HX50V/B

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