I’ve tagged all the Maui stuff with vacation-Maui. Click it and you get snippets of all posts in reverse chrono. All the pictures are in this Flickr set. Here are food posts: O’o Farms, Grandma’s, Coffee, Day Four, Day Three, Day Two, Day One. Here are miscellaneous pictures/videos: Honolua Bay, Guidebook, Waves, Surfer, and Lahaina. It was a laid-back six days.
This is the outdoor dining structure at O’o Farms in upcountry Maui. For $50 per person you get a tour, a chef-prepared lunch, and unlimited coffee and chocolate truffles. It’s probably the best $50 we spent all week. Continue reading
We scrambled down the rocks and had a great view of the couple dozen surfers at Honolua Bay today. Gail talked to a surfer man who said it was probably one of the last days for good waves on this part of the island. This same surfer told Gail, “It’s a gentleman’s sport” and that the snorkeling on the other side of the bay is killer.
Okay, maybe this food tourism is getting a little out of hand. But, we needed breakfast, so why not go out of the way a little and go to a place where we can linger? And linger we did, because we had a few hours to kill before our farm lunch tour. Continue reading
I participated in the cycle of coffee today. This gives me some insight into how much goes in to a cup of coffee and will make me savor every cup from now until I die. Continue reading
We have a new leader in the clubhouse for best meal of the trip. Sansei, right up the street from the Ritz-Carlton was some of the best pan-Asian/sushi we’ve ever had. Continue reading
We used Maui Revealed the last time we were here but this time some friends loaned us the Lonely Planet guidebook (which included personalized, analog annotations). I’m not here to assess which one was better, but we loved the Lonely Planet. It was accurate, well-organized, and insightful. Thanks Mike and Linda.
These things roll in all day. I can’t stop staring at them. I shot this next to the fifth tee box on the Kapalua golf course (not the Plantation course, of course).
After a stressful but beautiful drive along the tight, little traveled roads of northwest Maui, we continued on to Paia and stopped at the Paia Fish Market. It was quite a scene. There was a line to the door about 30 seconds after it opened at 11am on this beautiful Saturday. Continue reading
This person caught a nice wave on Honolua Bay in the desolate northwest corner of Maui.