16 Feb Sheraton Maui, Road to Hana, Haleakalā & Dream Beaches – Maui Travel Diary
we just got back to Oahu from beautiful Maui. Time to share my impressions of this island with you guys 🙂 It was my first time in Maui so already beforehand I was super excited for it.
We flew from Oahu to Maui with Island Air. In contrast to my last horrible low cost carrier experience (read it here) I was really impressed by Island Air. All employees (on ground as well as in the air) were super friendly, hand luggage was free, checked luggage only cost $15 per piece, even though the flight was only 50 minutes long you get water or juice for free so overall the flight was great 🙂 Hence, I was really satisfied with Island Air and would definitely fly with them again.
But here are our Highlights of Maui:
New Hotel Sheraton Maui
On Maui we stayed at the beautiful Sheraton Maui which we really loved. The entire hotel complex is stunning 🙂
This was the breath-taking view from our room 🙂
Also the food at Sheraton Maui was amazing! And with such a view everything tastes even better 😀
This is how sweet we were welcomed at the hotel: Hawaiian goodies wrapped in banana leaves. How original!
Especially the pool landscape, the cliff diving and the direct beach location make the Sheraton Maui a real special hotel so we would definitely go there again anytime 🙂
My absolute favorite thing about our trip to Maui was watching whales from very close. The were so lucky seeing tons of them (at least 10 including some baby whales) 😀 I had goose bumps because I’ve never seen whales before and they are such beautiful animals 🙂
We also saw some spinner dolphins. Hence, it was twice the luck 😀
Road to Hana
If you ever visit Maui definitely drive along the Road to Hana. Never in my life have I seen such a tropical road 😀
You should make a few stops there:
Order some banana bread (the best ever!) and a smoothie at Aunty Sandy’s 🙂
Puaa Kaa State Wayside Park
Wai’anapanapa State Park (including Blowhole)
As you can see there are many nice stops at Road to Hana. Hence, definitely drive along this road 🙂
Sunrise at Haleakalā National Park
We had to wake up at 2am for it, drive 2 hours by car to get there and freeze like crazy on the top 😛 But it was all worth it! How stunning is this sunrise please?! 😀 I will upload a video soon 😉
On Valentine’s Day we discovered this beautiful heart-shaped cave. You just need to climb down a few rocks but the view down there is really worth it 🙂
Really cool are the Olivine Pools to which you also need to hike.
The sunsets on Maui are really impressive 🙂
Overall we really enjoyed Maui and will definitely return to this beautiful island 🙂