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My husband and I decided to do a trip to Maui, on a whim. I am a total planner but my hubby likes to do things SUPER last minute (like book the flights and hotels 3 days before, lol) It used to drive me nuts, but I have come to kind of like it because its a fun, spur of the moment thing!
We stayed at three different hotels while we were there, which I have never done before. I usually like to stay in one place (not have to pack all my crap up and move) but it was actually a blast moving hotels! We both get bored pretty easily so it was nice to move to new locations every couple days and explore different sides of the island.
The first night we stayed at the Marriott (we usually always stay at the Marriott when we go to Hawaii), than moved to the Grand Wailea, which was my define favorite!! This was my first time staying at that hotel, and it was a dream. It sits on like 47 acres or something crazy like that. So it is HUGE! The amenities and pools are amazing and one of my fav parts (this probably is going to sound so weird) but they had complimentary sunscreen and aloe vera all over the resort. I am always so concerned about getting sun burnt and especially my hubby getting sun burnt because he gets it bad. So I was slathering up everyday, and it was free! Nothing is cheap in Maui lol.
We spent our vacation doing some adventure everyday, which was soo fun and I am so glad we did that. Our second day there we drove The Road To Hana, which is a road that goes all the way around the east side of the island. It is the PRETTIEST drive I have ever been on. We were literally driving in a jungle at points and then on cliffs right along the rocky beach side at other points. It was amazing. There were some pretty scary points too because the road merges into one lane and you are literally on a cliff going around super tight corners, so I was stressing a bit the whole way trying to make sure we didn't die. lol.
I had no idea that Maui was known for its Banana bread. My husband, Drew, probably bought 6 loafs while we were there! haha I will have to say the BEST one that we tried, Okay there were probably two that were my favorite, the first one we got was from this guy selling it on the side of the road while we were driving the road to Hana and then the other one was from Leoda's, which is in Lahina. Both breads were so moist, banana'ie, and had a great brown sugar crumble on top. So make sure to get banana bread while you are in Maui!!
Our third day in Maui, we went on a Catamaran to snorkel in the Molokini Crater. Okay.... I was SO excited about this excursion, I had planned it and made all the arrangements and everything. About 2o minutes in, I started feeling sea sick. I thought it was just a little motion sickness and would pass once we stopped to snorkel. So I went down in the cabin to go to the bathroom, and the second I got down there, I Felt awful. I had never felt that sea sickness before. I couldn't help but just puke. I had throwing up, especially while I am pregnant, so I was really trying not too, but it was impossible. My husband came down to check on me and saw that I was throwing up, and felt so bad. He was such a good sport because he had sea sickness too, but was holding me and comforting me the whole way. Sea sickness is the worst, because its like having morning sickness all over again, but you are STUCK and cannot seem to feel better. There was no where for me to go, where I could feel better because the whole boat is rocking and swaying. So for those 4 hours, I was just miserable and puking. Sorry, I don't want to sound negative! But it was one of the worst experiences of my life haha that is so dramatic, but I hate puking and feeling helpless and that is exactly how I felt. But if you don't get sea sickness then you should totally do a catamaran! We saw whales and dolphins and turtles (so I heard) I was sleeping basically the whole way. But after we got back from the trip we went back to our hotel and spent the day chilling at the pool and beach.
On our fourth day we drive through Mckenna state park, which is really amazing lava field with just stacks of lava rocks everywhere. There is a great bay right next to it, where people snorkel. On the road to it, there are a couple fruit stands, where you can get coconuts, mangos, passion fruit, etc. We met a really sweet couple who had family from Utah and were LDS. We told them we were LDS so they have us free fruit! Haha.
On our fifth day we went to the Montage at Kapalua Bay. OMG this hotel is amazing. Like hands down the prettiest resort I have ever seen. We met with the Marketing director Venus, who treated us to breakfast, a tour around the resort, and a spa day. Next time we go to Maui, we are staying there, 100%. They are pretty pricey, but if you have a group of people, it could end up being a good deal! Because they only have suites that have 2-4 rooms, 2 bathrooms kitchen and living room. There is a bay right below the resort where you can do snorkeling, swimming and paddle boarding. We did snorkeling and saw some turtles and really cool fish! The bay is called Kapulua Bay. All of our friends were telling us about this "Magic Show" that is amazing and a must when in Maui. We were a little skeptical about it and thought it was one of those tourist traps, but as we researched and read all the reviews, people were saying that the Warren and Annabelle's magic show is a must! So we booked it. And it was sooo worth it! There were two magicians who were both so good and also hilarious. It is pretty pricey, I think like $70 per person, but it is worth it!
On Saturday, on a whim, we booked a helicopter tour! Throughout the whole trip I was adamant that I was not going to go. I am scared of heights and dealthy afraid of plane crashes so I told my husband no way. Somehow I ended up on a helicopter on our last day in Maui. haha. Although I was scared and secretly freaking out the whole time, it was seriously amazing. It reminded me of Jurassic Park while we were going through the valleys. We saw whales, turtles and sting rays while flying over the coral reefs. I am so glad I did it, but will probably call that my one and only helicopter ride. lol
I am having pregnancy brain right now and can't remember everything else lol. But for the rest of the trip we ATE, ATE, ATE. All I craved on this trip was fresh fruit, fish tacos and acai bowls. I had a blast. I t was so nice to take a trip after all my morning sickness subsided.
*Pregnancy update for Sarah and I- I am 17 weeks and Sarah is 37 weeks. Her due date is March 10, but we are hoping she pops out sooner!!
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