Ruth’s Maui Anniversary Trip

 

 

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Aloha! I just got back from an AMAZING wedding anniversary trip celebrating 5 years! It’s crazy how fast time flies when you are in love! Hawaii has become one of our favorite places to visit. We have travelled to several Hawaiian islands but we always end up coming back to Maui (already 4 times!) This post will mainly contain restaurants on the Wailea side of the island.

There is just so much to do here. One of the top things to do in Hawaii is HIKING. On this trip we decided to go light, so we just visited one unique spot in Kula.

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This place did not look like Maui at first, it was all woodsy but then… we got to the greenness. STUNNING. Hiking is a GREAT activity to do in Maui. So many trials to explore and next time, hopefully, I will get to see the waterfalls in Hana!

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But of course, I need to talk to you about the FOOD. Oh how I love good food. :) This trip was definitely not lacking that! For breakfast we have a spot that we discovered last time we were in Wailea. KIHEI CAFFE. They serve HUGE portions, I mean HUGE for a great price. They are cash only, so keep that in mind when going there. Lines can get long, but trust me, it is worth the wait. You will leave STUFFED.

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We ate at some fancy spots to celebrate and we loved ALL of them! Hotel Wailea (the hotel we stayed at for the first 3 nights) has only one restaurant and they serve a great dinner. Our favorite food was actually their mushrooms (locally grown on the Big Island); I really enjoyed their mushroom risotto and Victor loved the mushrooms that were a side dish to our chicken for two!

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The next 3 nights we stayed at the Four Seasons. We spoiled ourselves with this hotel since it was our 5 years. The restaurants here as you would expect are definitely on the pricier side. This resort has the only AAA four diamond rated restaurant on the island, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, Spago. It has a nice view from the balcony and the food here was delicious! I decided to be adventurous and tried one of their most popular dishes, Seafood Thai Curry. It was FLAVORFUL. I have added some photos from the GORGEOUS Four Seasons resort for your enjoyment. :)

dsc00532dsc00543Side note: these pool cabanas are included in your stay! We loved this about the hotel!
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The last night we went to Ferraro’s in Four Seasons. It’s such a romantic restaurant and it is oceanfront! There is something about being close to the ocean, the open air, tiki torches….ahhhh, take me back now please! This was our favorite restaurant. I wish the pictures could do it justice but I guess you will have to go there to experience it for yourself (you don’t have to stay at the hotel to dine here, but reservations are required).

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Maui also has plenty of affordable dining options. Paia Fish Market in Paia was our favorite lunch spot to get some fish. Although it was 45 minutes away from our hotel, we went there twice because it was that good.

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Our second favorite spot has become Monkeypod. The best time to go there to get a great deal is during their happy hour. It is from 3pm-5:30pm. Perfect time to have an early dinner before you have a walk on the beach to watch the sunset. All that you see in the photo below cost us $30!

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Well that pretty much wraps up our getaway! I hope I showed you something new about the beautiful island of Maui. Please comment if you would like any other tips/suggestions. I will gladly share! So go ahead, book your ticket to Hawaii, reserve your jeep and aaaloha!!

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Blissfully yours,

Ruth

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