Monday was our 7th and last full day in Maui. We woke up early to go snorkeling, but the place we wanted to go (called Fish Bowl, on the south end of Wailea) was closed off. Apparently too many people read about it in the travel books. That was a bummer, but we just drove up the coast a little and found a cute beach on the side of the road. There were other divers and snorkelers there, so that was a good sign. The water was pretty murky, but at least we saw turtles!
After we were done snorkeling, we went out to breakfast at a little bakery called Cinnamon Roll Fair. We shared one cinnamon roll, and it was plenty. It was big and gooey and dripping with cinnamon sweetness. Then we walked around some shops. We went back to the condo to change, and then we went out to lunch at Café O'lei. It was so good! The décor was very contemporary and fun, and the food was excellent. It didn't look like much from the street, so I was grateful for the recommendation from our Trilogy captain.
After lunch we did more shopping, then we got some shaved ice at Ululani's. We LOVE Hawaiian shaved ice - it's way better than snow cones. Of all the ones we got on Maui (4), this one was our favorite! There was plenty of coconut ice cream on the bottom, and the ice was really smooth and full of flavor. I didn't like the toasted coconut so much, but Dave did, so he ate that part.
We made dinner reservations at Five Palms Restaurant, and they gave us their best table. Look at our view!
We got there right before sunset, and it was gorgeous! Our meal was a little pricey, but the location was worth it.
We didn't love the soup, but everything else was excellent. We shared the surf and turf special, and it was amazing!! We really liked our server. He had just proposed to his girlfriend the night before, and he was in a great mood.
Our last sunset in Maui. I can't think of a more romantic place to celebrate 15 wonderful years together.
After dinner we relaxed in the Jacuzzi. I almost rented a different condo, but I didn't get it because it didn't have a Jacuzzi.
Our flight wasn't supposed to leave until 12:00 the next day, so we took one last walk along the beach.
This is the view of our condo from the sidewalk.
We got to the airport in plenty of time. We even boarded our plane. Then we sat there for awhile. Then they got us all off the plane because they had to fix the bathrooms. We waited for 3 hours before they let us back onto the airplane. We arrived in San Jose around 11:30 P.M., and thankfully our luggage was one of the first ones out because we barely caught the last shuttle to the hotel to get our car. We got home around 3:00. After just 3 hours of sleep, we had to get up and get the kids ready for school. We were tired, but it was so good to be home and hug those kids.