The honeymoon continues!
If you missed pt 1 all about Oahu, you'll need to go back after checking out what took place in Maui. This was the second leg of the trip and even more adventures took place!
We were only in Maui for 3 nights and we stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea. The view from our room was gorgeous again. Something about those Hawaii sunsets that just get you. Make sure to check the travel vlog below to see our room and the view we had from our balcony, incredible.
So elegant and beautiful. The views in general on these islands are just magical, but this was on the walking path down to the restaurant and pools/beach, and omg so so gorgeous. It was so cool you could walk out on this water area too.
And of course I took all the ring photos, as one should after just getting married! The photo doesn't even do my ring or the sunset justice.
Day 2 was our excursion on the Road to Hana.
This day was terrifying to say the least, but also so thrilling. We drove through death defying experiences, that you'll need to see for yourselves in the vlog below. I honestly think I had 10 heart attacks this day, but they were worth it for the experience!
The Road to Hana in short is driving along side a mountain with plummeting dives into the ocean. Making your way up the mountain to a town named Hana, then venturing all the way back down. Lots of cool things to see along the way including waterfalls and over looking views of the ocean. Feeling like your in the jungle making your way through the treacherous terrain, driving on narrow winding roads, around sharp turns from the cliff's corers... definitely an adventure to go on if you ever get the chance.
From one of the little coves we found along the drive. It had a secret little entry way that really made me feel like the little mermaid.
The same pull off point just another area where we climbed up the pathway to over look the water splashing into the rocks.
There were a few little food trucks/stands along the drive as well! This was the desert of the day: coconut ice cream! Make sure to travel with cash on you for this excursion though. All the stops take cash only, no cards, and there's no atms or service along the drive.
Day 3 we went up to Mt. Haleakala, and we definitely weren't prepared.
Of course the day we went it was super overcast, but luckily no heavy rain just light mists. We dressed in layers knowing that it was going to be cold at the top of the mountain, but my goodness it was unreal. Really it was the wind that was so intense. Definitely something we'll try again on our next visit back to the island since we didn't get to see too much really, but again the experience was so neat.
For the rest of our last day in Maui, once back from Mt. Haleakala we decided to just chill at the resort for some relaxing pool time. The pool area was quite cool as well! They had water slides connecting you from pool to pool, almost like a lazy river effect, but you had lounging pit stops if you liked. For dinner we ate at the resort again, but at the highly recommended: Humuhumunukunukuapua'a... or Humu Humu for short! This place was delicious and most definitely did not disappoint. We ended up ordering two different fish plates, which surprisingly while in Hawaii we didn't have that much of. The islands had a lot of pork offerings, just a heads up. But it was so good and the perfect way to end our honeymoon in Hawaii.
Like I mentioned, watch the travel vlog that's below because there are a ton of things you'll get to see that we experienced.
Until our next trip, stay safe and healthy lovelies!