Enjoying Maui - Just Another Day in Paradise - Day 8 - Wednesday
Today was a wonderfully restful day. We decided to forgo the “Road to Hana” and spend the day relaxing at the beach. Good choice. We spent the morning drinking mimosas, while lounging on our balcony, and marveling at how lucky we are to have such a beautiful view. Life is good.
For lunch, we ventured out to the “Cafe on the Green” located just down the road at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort. This is a wonderful restaurant located at the golf course. The food was delicious (I had the lemongrass and corn veloute and the BLT avocado sandwich). Yum. The view of the course, ocean, and Molokini was exceptional. Oh yes, and the two Mai Tais hit the spot too!
After a very filling lunch, we changed into our bathing suits and hit the beach. The beach at the Grand Wailea is truly magnificent and calming. Given that it is a quiet little cove, only the guests of the Grand Wailea and the Four Seasons were enjoying it. I took a nap while listening to the waves gently rolling in. What can I say? I lead a tough life.
After such a grueling day, we showered off the sand and headed out to Ferraro’s at the Four Seasons to dine and watch the sunset. We started with Bruschetta and then I had the Pappardelle Bolognese – Traditional Veal and Meat Sauce and Tim had the Ricotta Gnocchi – Red Wine Braised Short Rib Ragout, Fresh Mint. We chose a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo to accompany it. So good!
We remarked at how funny it is that we’ve dined twice at the Four Season’s next door but have yet to experience the cuisine at our own hotel.
This is because we are working our way through the top restaurants recommended for Wailea on Trip Advisor:
We’ve also eaten at Longhi’s (Tuesday lunch) at the Shops at Wailea (next door to our hotel).
Actually, we do have reservations at our hotel for our last night at Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Yes, I did cut and paste that name!) at our hotel.
Named after Hawaii’s state fish, the Polynesian thatch roof restaurant seems to float on a million-gallon saltwater lagoon filled with tropical fish. Awarded “Best Resort Restaurant” in Maui by the readers of The Maui News and “Best Table for Two” by Islands magazine’s Best of the Worlds awards in February 2009.
After a fabulous dinner, we enjoyed port wine at Ferraro’s bar and listened to the instumental sounds of the violin and guitar. The couple beside us mentioned that the two very talented gentlemen playing for us had been playing at this bar for 12 years! Talk about job security.
The Grand Wailea is beautifully lit at night. I kicked off my stilettos and we strolled the grounds walking hand-in-hand. A synonym for Maui is romance.