And the sunset...
Right next door was a wonderful bar/restaurant where we enjoyed a great lunch and a fun lobster feed. From Betty's...
The little town of Lahaina is really cute. They've done a good job of maintaining the whaler atmosphere of what's essentially become a giant tourist trap. That said, I of course found the library. Much of Lahaina is open air, you can walk right through the library and end up with a view of the bay.
We took a drive up north past the mega resorts onto a narrow road that led us to Honolua Bay, absolutely beautiful!
While up that way, we had lunch at the famous Plantation House restaurant. I had to have the Mai Tai, of course (the prettiest, if not the best, on Maui). We would return the next night for dinner, which didn't go well at all (but was comped, so they did the right thing by us). The views are terrific, if not the service.
When in Maui, do as tourist do... So we signed up for a sunset cruise (and the formal picture...). We cruised by our hotel, caught a good sunset, and had a wonderful time (decent food, too many Mai Tais).
I decided I should look up the one person I knew on Maui, the saxophonist and general out there sort of guy, the infamous Fagioli... He took me on a short hike to the SW corner of Maui, the really cool Le Parouse Bay.
Towards the end of our stay in Maui, we decided to blow it all out at the very renowned Lahaina Grill (rated in the top 25 in the US).
An incredible meal, super service, great wine, and birthday wishes. And fabulous companionship, of course.
For our last full day in Maui, we went to the Maui Ocean Center with its extensive and wonderful aquarium. Warning! Shark Attack!
Of course we want to return. We've already booked a room at this can't miss resort.