10 Things I did in Maui
1. Cruised the Road to Hana
Road to Hana is 64.4 miles long. It took us almost the entire day but we made it to end. We saw the twin falls, walked the Black Sand Beach, swam in one of the seven sacred pools, and visited a little gift shop with food along the way. My Favorite part was by far getting to see the Black Sand Beach located at mile marker #32. It had a cave we walked through, a blow hole, and beautiful coastline view. It was like nothing I'de ever seen before.
2.Parasailed the Pacific
I parasailed years ago when I was 15 in Bulgaria but haven't done it since and had forgotten what it was like. I can definitely say the boat ride waiting to parasail was bumpier than actually being up in the sky. We were 800 feet high and once you're up there it feels like your gliding through the sky. It's so quiet and relaxing ... until I realized we were being held up by clips to the parachute. I hide a mild freak but only for a second lol
3. Got le'd at a Luau
Typical, I know. Pretty much everybody and their moms have been le'd at a Luau...except for me. I can check that off my bucket list. We enjoyed the Feast at Lele Luau and I give it 5 stars! Great food, open bar, great performance, and it was oceanfront on the sand!
4. Paddle boarded the Hawaiian waters
This is the first time I've ever paddle boarded and I'm glad I got to do it in Hawaii. I took a second to get a hang of it but my yoga skills came in handy. Didn't fall off the board once like someone I know *cough* Scott.
5. Ate a fish I caught deep sea fishing
I went fishing at a lake with my family when I was 8, never caught a fish, got a huge sunburn bubble on my nose, and never went back again lol This time I went all in deep sea fishing, caught a Mahi Mahi, and ate it for dinner. It was the best fish I've ever had in my life. Small - but still the best!
6. Rode a Moped down the Maui coast
Thanks to 808 Mopeds I got to ride the coast of Maui on a scooter. I know these things don't look as badass as a motorcycle but I sure as hell can tell you it was the best decision I made all break! I only wish I had rented them out sooner than later so I could have had them for the entire week.
7. Got to Visit the Blow Hole
At the end of our Moped Coast excursion we stopped to hike down to Maui's most popular blow hole. It was amazing to see the waters burst into the sky!
8. Encountered a Sea Turtle
Never in my life have I seen a sea animal have a schedule. This beautiful creature was almost the size of me and it came up to shore to relax everyday at 3 p.m. I don't know if it was the same turtle but I saw one swimming while we went snorkeling and deep sea fishing.
9. Saw a saltwater eel while snorkeling
The first time I ever snorkeled was in Cabo during spring break. My Maui snorkel tour experience was nothing like Cabo. The water was warm, we were allowed to take off our life vest, they offered underwater cameras, had a slide off the deck, fed you a tropical breakfast, and BBQ'd for lunch. I was also about to order SNUBA gear (scuba diving without going too deep) but they were sold out by the time I decided I wanted to do it. That's definitely on my list of things to do. We took the Four Winds II morning snorkel tour.
10. Discovered everything has pineapple in it
For those of you that know me know that I am allergic to pineapple! I won't get into detail but it just causes my mouth to hurt for weeks on end. It's a very beautiful symbolic fruit that means "Welcome" but unfortunately I had to make sure it wasn't in any of my meals or drinks.
The Cave at Black Sand Beach