Nona Lani Cottages
Travel Blogs from Kihei
... distance to Keawakapu Beach, which was in front of a large Resort. Palm trees were in front of it by the beach supplying shade and after a swim in lovely warm choppy water, we spent a further 1.5 hours sunbathing. After that we had a brunch / tea. I had Macadamia nut pancakes, Maple syrup and Macadamia butter. Jackie had Cajun Calamari and a coke. It was fantastic and we both shared the meals.
... straight up the waterfall, thundering down at us. After a few minutes we swam back across the pool and climbed back up the rocks to get to our car, ready to continue our drive.
Soon after, we got to Haleakala National Park. We crossed a bridge spanning the Seven Sacred Pools. This was a beautiful area! We parked up the road and walked back down the the bridge. The pools were in the middle of a narrow valley filled with dense, green ...
... cave the breathtaking things were a shark lying in wait on the bottom (not for us luckily) and four huge turtles just swimming around us everywhere. I can't wait to see the photos as the dive master is also a professional underwater photographer and I am buying these photos, not something I would usually do but got the moss out of my pocket this time. We topped off an awesome day with a drive around the coast and watched a magnificent sunset on a beach free of people, ...
Plumeria has been our favourite flower during this journey. It has a sweet scent and is often used in 'leis' (Hawaiian garland). Little did we know that it is used commonly in cemeteries and is known in Hawaiian as 'make-man' translated as 'dead man' flower!!! Check out the plumeria in our photos (the yellow/white flower on our right ear).
That brings me to Lumeria...a beautiful retreat set in upcountry Maui ...
... on strategic placement of the load. It appears all this eating we've been doing was so we could end up in the prime front row seats of the helicopter next to the pilot - well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
There is no way I can put into words the contrasts and images, the waterfalls and coast line, the craters and lava flow that we see over the course of the next hour, not even the photos below do them justice.
But I'll try.
We take off from ...
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Free parking