After an early rise this morning at 6.30am, we arrived at 8.00am at the scuba diving site near Lahaina in Maui.
We were told that you would see lots of fish but I didn’t expect it to be so amazing! We saw 10 huge turtles, one just 50cm away from me, 3 little sharks chilling under a reef and such a great amount of variety of fish. It was so beautiful and I had never seen so many turtles at once! Will post the videos soon – went diving with the Go Pro :)
After the dive we headed towards Lahaina into the wharf. There we had coffee and waited until our restaurant would open to get some food.
We chose Cool Cat Maui to grab a bite. I had a fish sandwich which was very good. We also shared a mint chocolate milkshake – omg this stuff is soooo yummy!!
Once we finished our meal we still walked a bit through Lahaina and I found super stunning white sparkly t-strap sandals :)
hatten wir einen frühen Start um 6.30 Uhr. Um 8.00 Uhr wären wir dann auch schon in der Nähe von Lahaina für unseren Tauchgang. Man sagte uns vorher schon, dass man viel sehen würde, aber das war untertrieben. Einfach überall wimmelte es von Fischschwärmen und Riesenschildkroeten. Nach circa 30 Minuten sahen wir auch 3 kleine (harmlose :)) Haie, die sich in einer kleinen Höhle versteckten.
Videos dazu kommen später!
Nach dem Tauchen fuhren wir nach Lahaina zur Wharf, wo wir im Cool Cat Restaurant ein Fischsandwich aßen und einen super leckeren Schokomintmilkshake trunken :)
Today was quite a windy and cloudy day in Maui. Whilst cloudy is good for surfing (not too much sun in the face), windy is not so good – I like my waves clean and structured ;)
So no surfing this morning. This also meant that I could sleep longer than until 7am!
Around 9am I made it out of the room and sat down with my laptop. I decided to stay a bit more in the shade today. The sun in Hawaii is quite strong, so a little break every other day is not the worst idea. Yes, you are even exposed to the sun through clouds… So I chose my spot on the terrace under the roof. Below my view from my laptop spot.
After a couple of hours of getting a few things done and some reading afterwards, we went for a walk towards where our sunset cruise would leave.
When we arrived it actually started to rain. What a timing! We were not up for sailing in the rain and decided to reschedule. Instead we sat down in one of the local restaurant on the Kaanapali beach – just in time for cocktail happy hour at Leilani’s :)
After some food and a Margarita I went to a little jewellery shop in the Whaler’s Village and found super cute turtle earrings and a pretty silver flower ring.
One the way back, the beach looked absolutely stunning! There is no filter used for these photos, they are straight from my Sony phone.
Back in the hotel I went for a little swim in the dark. First in the pool and then in the ocean. I sat down on the beach in the water and looked at the horizon. Far away there were still a few lights that were slowly fading away. It looked just unreal – way too beautiful to be true.
OMG I am so in love with Maui!! The weather is amazing, the beaches are super beautiful and the water has exactly the perfect temperature to go swimming
We arrived in Hawaii on Sunday late at night flying in from Toronto. The first evening we didn’t do much – way too tired from the long travel. On Monday the fun started – the hotel is stunning with a super pretty garden, flamingos, penguins, parrots, swans and lots of different pools. The best thing is that the pools have slightly heated water at night so swimming under a night sky of stars is super relaxed. In fact, swimming in the pool when it’s dark looking over the ocean and palm trees it looks pretty unreal – just like in a dream or fairy tale.
I had my first surf this morning. The conditions are ideal for long board – super predictable waves in periods of a few minutes. In between the waves everything is calm and you can enjoy the beauty of the beach and the stunning view around you. On top of that, at 8am there is almost nobody in the water and the sun is not that strong – the perfect way to start the day!
Below the first impressions. Way more photos and stories to follow
Am Sonntag sind wir in Hawaii angekommen. Maui ist einfach soooo schoen: traumhafte Straende, perfektes Wetter und super Surfbedingungen. Man will hier echt einfach nicht mehr weg!
Gleich werden die Ausfluege gebucht: Schnorcheln, Tauchen and Sunset Cruises :)