Maui Can’t Possibly Be Taken for Granted
It’s always fascinated me that here on Maui we have many little micro-climates going on all at the same time. While we’re getting heavy rains here in Ha’iku, over on the west side in the Lahaina and Kaanapali areas, it will be a warm, balmy day that’s perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
The topography also varies tremendously. There are rolling hills and verdant pastures within a 10-15 minute of here. Meanwhile, over on the Lahaina side, it’s what you visualize when you think of Hawaii: palm trees, sandy beaches and blue waters.
My wife and I experienced exactly that over this past Saturday when we had dinner with some close friends living on that side of the island. To avoid the hour-long drive back home after dinner, we spent night over there at a perfect little hotel, The Mauian.
It’s a very low-key two-story place, built in the 50s and still holding on to a wonderful, informal “family” feel, with no TVs or phones in the room. There is a small kitchen in each unit and the hotel’s restaurant actually belongs to the resort next door.