I’m fortunate enough to say we’ve been taking family trips to Maui since I was one year old. We always stay at the Ka’anapali Alii and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a beautiful condo perfect for families, especially if you don’t like to eat out all the time. It sits on the breathtaking Ka’anapali beach which in my opinion is one of the best areas on the island, even though it’s one of the more popular resort areas. No matter what hotel/condo you stay at on Ka’anapali beach, you walk down to the little walkway and there’s the beach. The beach itself is super clean, you get awesome views of Lanai and Molokai and you can do almost every water activity you can think of.
Our first day here usually is the same every time, after getting off the plane Ash and I hit Starbucks in baggage claim, get our luggage, jump on the tram to the car rental then head to Costco. I highly recommend going to Costco and getting the essentials before heading to Ka’anapali because it’s about 45 minutes to an hour away depending on traffic.
Friday we took an awesome drive up to Kula for the Kula Country Farm to see their pumpkin patch and explore the grounds. The pumpkin patch was so cool! They had all different types and sizes of pumpkins and that view!!! They also had a corn maze for the kids and the kids at heart plus a little farm stand.
A short drive down from the country farm is Maui Wine. We didn’t really explore the grounds, I just went straight for the tasting room and picked a flight. Maui Wine makes most of their wine with pineapple which is why I wanted to visit in the first place. Ash and I did the tropical flight and I walked out having purchased 6 bottles to be shipped home. On the way back we stopped at Leoda’s FINALLY!! There was a line out the door, I’m totally not surprised I’ve heard nothing but great things about Leoda’s. We took our lunch back to the condo and it was well worth the wait. More on that later.
That’s our first two days on the island. Stay tuned for more posts on the rest of the trip.