The first time I heard of someone in Hawaii needing a getaway, we were in Kona, and Miss Scarlett and I were having our hair done. It was near the end of the work day, and the stylist, sighing, remarked about how ready she was to “get to the country.” Her salon was located on the makai (ocean) side of Alii Drive, and it was hard to imagine a more beautiful, relaxing environment. However, she and her husband had recently built a modest home on the southern part of the island, and they were anxious to get out of town to relax.
Years later, as Mr. Logistical and I arrived on Maui, I remembered this experience and had to chuckle.
The three-day Labor Day weekend had provided a great opportunity to get away. Mr. L found a great deal on airfare, and off we went.
We have a great fondness for Maui. Our first-ever trip to the islands was to Maui, and we truly fell in love. Between the weather, the ocean, fragrant flowers, soft air and amazing food, we were goners. For many years we lived in anticipation of the next trip, finally gathering the courage to just make the move. We have stayed at a few different resorts on Maui, but our favorite is the Papakea. Located in Honokowai (West Maui), it is about a forty-minute drive from the airport.
In the past we’ve done a lot of touristy things, and those are fun. This trip, though, we just wanted to charge our batteries, so we just took it easy. Below are some pictures of our favorite spots.