OK, so here starts the recaps from our trip! I am starting from December 20th, because December 19th was mainly spent in the airport. We were supposed to arrive in Maui by mid-afternoon but there were problems with the plane and we arrived over 5 hours late (so much for saving time with that that direct flight), it was 11pm by the time we got to our room, ordered room service and passed out.
Speaking of the resort (the Hyatt Regency), it was awesome. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Gorgeous! Great location. Great rooms. Great service. Great amenities. Great food (although expensive – but that’s Hawaii). Great pool. The beach was a little small, but you just had to walk a little way to the right and it was all good. Over all, big thumbs up.
That is the island of Molokai in the background.
But he finally relented and while Bryan and Declan napped, the rest of us went to the grocery store to stock up on supplies to offset those expensive Hawaiian meals. And couldn’t resist getting a snack while we were out. A snack that included a drink or two. I discovered a local favorite – a Li Hing Mui Margarita… made with an Asian plum spice. It was sweet and salty at the same time – it rocked. I bought 4 bags of the stuff to bring home.
To top off the evening – my first Mai Tai in Hawaii! The glass was a riot, happy face one side – sad face on the other. Our waitress said she took which way it was facing as a sign if you needed another or not. I did not – those things are STRONG!
Yup. An all around great first day in Hawaii.
Tomorrow: The Road to Hana.