Anthony and I went on our Honeymoon over two weeks in August and it was amazing.
We flew to San Francisco for one night, then to Maui for five nights and back to San Francisco for three nights.
The first night in the Bay Area, Anthony and I stayed with Stu and Leslie in Los Gatos. We had dinner at a delicious wine bar and gorged on charcuterie and cheese and red wine. We walked back to their house with gelato in hand. Not bad for a Monday.
Over the six days and five nights in Maui, we explored the island coast to coast.
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa. It was so beautiful. Our room was on a corner so we had ocean views facing west and north. The pool was amazing, the beach perfect, and they had lots of great restaurants on site and an amazing spa. It was in walking distance to Whalers Village, and “the best beach in america”.
Here is a short description of our days in Maui
Day one: Arrive early in the morning to Maui. Upgrade rental car to Jeep. Drive to hotel. Wader resort. Lunch at poolside restaurant Umalu for pork cheese fries and hawaii lunch plates. Couples massage at the spa. Walk on the beach. Dinner at Japengo, (sushi) with the absolute best table in the place, out on the patio with unrestricted views to the sunset!
Day two: Wake up at 2am (8am est), drive to Haleakala national park to watch the sunrise from the summit. Absolutely gorgeous. Wide awake at 7am we headed to the Road to Hana and were on it before the traffic. Drove all the way to the Black Sand Beach, dropping off at waterfalls and hikes. Headed back and had shaved ice and banana bread at Halfway to Hana. Took an afternoon nap. Had dinner during sunset at Mala, by far my favorite restaurant in Maui!
Day three: Finally had breakfast at hour hotel, at the Swan Court. It was included in our package, and is a delicious buffet. Went just north of our hotel to the Black Rock beach – the best in America. Shopped around Whalers Village, including my favorite Roxy store. Hit up the ABC store for ‘provisions’ for the ‘hurricane’. Had an afternoon at the hotel pool. Since everything shut down that afternoon we had room service and watched movies, the perfect night in. The hurricane hit the big island and broke up before getting to Maui. It was downgraded to a tropical storm, which hit us at 4am.
Day four: Filled up for breakfast, walked to Kaanapali and back. Had happy hour at the Hula Grill. Laid on the beach, Anthony jumped off Black Rock. Watched the sunset. Our travel agent sent us a bottle of champagne to our room to celebrate the Honeymoon, and surviving the hurricane!
Day five: Surf lessons, which was so much fun. Walked around Lahaina, shopped, went to two house museums (of course), and had lunch at the Cool Cat Cafe. Went back to the hotel to change for hiking. Discovered the north west side of the island with tide pools, ‘dragons teeth’ and a blowhole. That evening we went to the Luau at our hotel! Unlimited drinks, amazing food, dessert bar, and of course the show.
Day six: Last day in Hawaii. Pool for the morning, packed up and drove south to all of the south west beaches. Lunch at a pie shop! Drove north to Ioa State Park. Then to Piai and the Fish Market for dinner – such a bizarre town! Headed to the airport for a red eye to SFO!
In SF for the four days we were there we had breakfast at Dotties True Blue Cafe, shopped around Union Square, ate a burrito in the mission, went to Chrissy Field, ate more In N Out, had a Ghirardelli’s sweet treat, Miller’s East Coast deli for breakfast and lunch at Burma Superstar! Each night we were able to see friends. The first night at the FC Cats of the west soccer game, the second at Steph’s parents house for a backyard bbq and the last night Steph, Dave, Anthony and I went to the Tonga Room and to Stone’s Throw for dinner. Plus perhaps a few bars…all on a normal for a Wednesday night!
I dare to say our honeymoon was perfect.