Every year Nick and I spend our anniversary by taking a trip. This year we went to Maui, spending 10 days celebrating 12 years as a couple and 7 years being married. If you’re wondering, yes, we purposely got married on the date we became a couple so we can easily count the years we’ve been together since the beginning.
This was our first time to Maui, but the third time to the Hawaiian Islands. We’ve visited Oahu and Kauai previously but spent the most time on Maui. We believe Maui is our favorite island so far, but we definitely enjoyed all of our times in Hawaii.
We stayed in West Maui, at Kaanapali, nearby Lahaina. The island can easily be explored with a car, and we did just that, amazed by the different sceneries and microclimates on the island.
Hawaii is known for beautiful and picturesque landscape, with beautiful beaches and sunsets, so most of this post will be about that.
And if you love the ocean, it’s a great place to be in the water — if you’re not afraid of sharks! This time around Nick “accidentally” got a severe sunburn half way through our trip so we didn’t spend too much time in the water. (This burn was worse than the bad sunburn he had exactly seven years ago on our honeymoon in Fiji!) So instead of snorkeling, we went on a semi-submersible boat to view the coral and critters underwater.
Not having attended a luau before, we decided to check one out this time. We mainly wanted to see the fire dancer, and sure enough we got to. For those interested in a luau and cocktail show only, there is one at the Sheraton. You don’t have to worry about paying the extra money for food if you don’t want to eat there. This worked out for us because of our plant-based diet, and the price was significantly discounted.
We had a wonderful time in Maui, and we can definitely see ourselves living there. If you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend it. There’s so much to see and explore, and I’ll be sharing more about the trip in my next several posts.