During our travels, we always try to do something new--to try something that we've never done before, and something we certainly can't do at home. For Hawaii, we chose an excursion on an outrigger canoe. These are the kind of canoes the Polynesian people sailed to Hawaii on many years ago and it's actually the national sport of Hawaii. We joined up with another couple and two guides to spend 90 minutes paddling along the shores of Lahaina, learning some more Hawaiian history and seeking out sea turtles.
It was an incredible experience and I'm so glad we were able to fit this in to our busy schedule!
After our canoe excursion, we had lunch at Leilani's, which turned out to be our favorite spot for lunch! I really have no idea why, but they had these nachos that were incredible! We had them 3 different times for lunch. We also finally were able to indulge in the famous Hula Pie. I can certainly see why it's famous!
Hubby & I at lunch @ Leilani's
For the afternoon we easily found our way back to the beach cabanas and spent the afternoon in total relaxation...it couldn't have been any better!
Friday night was our planned "fancy dinner." Food on Maui is notoriously expensive so we made reservations for one really nice dinner to celebrate our anniversary about a week early. We headed to Merriman's at Kapalua and it was incredible. The view was stunning, the food was incredible, and our dessert was on the house since we made reservations for our anniversary.
A view like this at sunset...yes please!