As you know, The Wife and IÂ went on our babymoon in Maui about two months ago and I wanted to highlight some of the activities we did while pregnant at 24 weeks! You’ve read about our food adventures, now read on for the non-food adventures! WARNING: PHOTO HEAVY.
We visited the beach every day. The Wife and I stayed at a timeshare with our friends in Kihei. We were literally minutes from the beach. Minutes. I highly recommend staying a place that is walkable to the beach, especially if you’re pregnant. It makes life so much easier to be able to jump in and out whenever you want without having to futz with a car and parking.
We took a drive to find a blowhole. <insert your joke here>Â Be aware of markers because there are no signs for it, just a turnaround. We didn’t hike down to it. I was just fine looking at it from my vantage point.
On another day, we headed to Oneuli Beach, a black sand beach where I proceeded to photobomb my best friends. The sand is beautiful but where the water breaks, it’s kind of rocky and sharp. Be careful if you’re headed out here. The parking lot isn’t really a parking lot, and you should be really good at finding markers.
After that, we headed to Big Beach with truly scary BIG WAVES. I laugh now but it was kind of freaky to watch tourists try and brave these giant waves. People were being thrown out of the water from these enormous waves. The local kids, however, were pros. They ran into the surf with their boogie boards and did acrobatics. Even the lifeguards would regularly get on the PA system to warn people of back injuries, helicopter rescues, etc. Yikes!
We watched a ton of sunsets. Every day. Errrrrry day. The Wife and our friends loved staring directly at the sun. Sunshine, anyone?
We took a drive out to Wailea, the fancy part of the island where rich people go to die. (The big resorts are out there – Four Seasons, Grand Wailea, The Fairmont, Andaz, et al.) There’s also a nice long walking path that’s about a mile long, which you can take from one end to the other, walking past/through the resorts.
We hit the old town of Lahaina one day. What a quaint little town – very walkable with loads of shops. What do I do when I spot a library? Take a picture with it, of course! You can tour the Old Lahaina Courthouse and learn of its history on a quick self-guided tour. Or you can listen to one of the docents in there.
There’s a huge banyan treeÂ where you can rest your feet or be accosted by strange people. That’s ONE tree.
In the evening, we headed over to the Old Lahaina Luau, rated the best one of the Islands. The Wife and I have been to the main four islandsÂ and have never been to a luau. I think we chose the right oneÂ as our first luau.
My most favorite thing (naturally) was standup paddleboarding (SUP)! I love this paddleboarding. This is the only reason why I’d want to move to the beach in So Cal – to hop on a SUP board and just go. We rented from Maui Wave Riders and it was easy for my friends to learn how to SUP. I did stay standing for the longest time. Then I got tired and sat down on my board. I am proud to say that this preggo was the only one of the group that didn’t fall off her board. Booyah!
We topped off our last night with an amazing dinner at Mama’s Fish House and … our last sunset.
There is plenty to do in Maui. We just didn’t do it. Our main goals were to relax, spend time together and with our friends, and just be. We accomplished just that.
It was perfect.
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