Sunday, August 29, 2010
Aloha from Maui (Wailea)
We arrived safe and sound! Maui is amazing and the Fairmont Kea Lani hotel in Wailea is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed. And i have stayed in a lot of nice places. The lobby is stunning!!
We have a huge 2 bedroom oceanview suite with a huge double balcony overlooking the ocean. The best part is that we're here for 7 nights!!! Thanks to my travel agent rate or we could not have afforded this. Our suite goes normally for over $500/night but I got it for about a fifth of that. :)
The food in the swanky hotel restaurants is CRAZY expensive. Nothing under $38 dollars for a dinner entree and goes way up from there. $40 mahi mahi with mashed potatoes, etc..... We stopped at a grocery store on the way here and loaded up on groceries since we have a mini kitchen. It was kind of funny to load up the bell hop luggage cart with all of our plastic grocery bags when we checked in... The porter said that people do that all the time... :) Gallon of milk in Hawaii is $7!!
We rented a jeep and are going to go exploring and hiking, swimming, snorkeling. I think we'll go snorkel at "turtle town" today which is a cove where sea turtles hang out. Also this week we've rented bicycles and will do some cycling while we're here. Hooray for vacation!!!!
Ok off to enjoy breakfast on my balcony and watch the ocean.