Today was our last day on Maui, but since we were taking the red-eye flight in the late afternoon, we had some time to do a few last-minute things. That included lunch at the Ono Teppanyaki and Seafood truck, followed by a quick visit to Kanaha Beach. The shrimp and ahi were delicious, and the beach was lovely. I wish we had enough time to go for a swim, but we’ll have to do that next time.
This afternoon we stopped by Ululani’s in Kahului for some shave ice. I got the Local Motion, which had mango, pineapple, and li hing mui syrup. And then I got haupia ice cream underneath. It was so good! Definitely recommend, although maybe next time I’ll get a keiki (kid) size. 🙂
A few days ago, we saw the sunrise from Haleakalā and today we drove back up to see the sunset. When we reached the summit, the area was covered in clouds and the 47°F / 8.3°C wind was howling like mad. It was so cold and wet. I didn’t think we’d see the sun come out.
But about 10 minutes before sunset, the clouds broke and we had a gorgeous view. It was spectacular!
By the way, the entrance fee to Haleakalā National Park is good for three days, so no problem coming back for a second visit. Also, you don’t need a reservation for sunset, but the parking lot at the summit might get crowded. And lastly make sure to bring warm clothes!
For lunch today, we went to It’s Cherry in Lahaina. They serve yummy veggie burgers at the old Sugar Cane Train location. The burgers were pretty good! If you are visiting Lahaina, it’s a solid choice to grab a bite.
After that, we went to Koholā Brewery next door for a drink before heading back home. Lahaina is about a 30-minute drive from Wailuku, so it’s not too long a trip, especially because the views of the water, beaches, and Kahoʻolawe are so nice.