Holistic Hawaii

Blessed to travel the world and work, I have seen and discovered incredible places. The ones closest to my heart are the ones with ocean breaks and bikini’s. But how do you possibly describe a place that takes your breath away as Hawaii has done. I don’t know how I have flown over this beautiful state so many times and never stopped by! My passion for the beach has changed since my week in the blissful Hawaii. It’s America sure, but it’s totally not… America.

Arriving in the steamy airport after some ungodly hour in NY, I was ready for my Maui adventure. Little did the know, my travels were far from over as the road to Hana awaited. This was a 2.5 hour drive wavering from one side of Maui to the other. Car sickness was at bay, while the distraction of the evergreen mountains and the icy blue water surround us. Picture perfect was my first and last impressions of Maui.

TRAVAASA, HANA HILL

Staying in Travaasa, isolated on the side of the Hana Hill – the private villa had me humming to the sound of the ocean. The villa was 3 times the size of my NY apartment! Planted with tennis courts, swimming pools, a wellness centre, gym, dining, spa, and shops, this resort has something for everyone. Although the room was large – Hana was small, with a 45min evening run confirming I had seen it all.

Maui main town Paia was the only chance I had to shop and explore the local life. Oh my goodness did I meet my match – Mana Foods you delicious, healthy haven. Local produce, a huge raw section and a cultivated apothecary was begging me to stay an explore. The quest was for Kuki Nut Oil for my Coconut Kefir recipe I picked up there!

DINING

Dining in Maui is something you can’t get enough of – here’s the hit list

  • Mamas Fish House
  • Gerards
  • Monkeypod
  • Spago
  • Morimoto
  • Paia Fish Market
  • Da Kitchen
  • Eskimo Candy
  • Cafe Des Amis
  • Mana Foods
  • Veg Out
  • Surfing Goat Dairy

KAHALA RESORT, OAHU

Oahu was the next port of call and here the commercial life was at your doorstep. Kahala Resort was more than fine, but it was the exploring the West and East coast beaches which had happiest. Days on the paddle boards and jet skis in transparent blue water – I mean how could this be better!

SHOPPING

Hit these places all in a very close area of one another ; China town

  • Fighting Eel
  • Owens & Co
  • Homecoming Honolulu
  • Roberta Oaks

OH & EAT AT

  • Town
  • The Pig and the Lady
  • Merrimans
  • Sushi Rock

Hawaii so much more than flower shirts and hula skirts. I found myself begging for more of what Hawaii had to offer, and that is when I discovered the North shore… await this next post!

 

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