Maui is (without a doubt) the most romantic of the islands. For
three days and two romantic nights we reveled in pure luxury at the
Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort. Our honeymoon package was
complete with chocolate covered strawberries, fresh flowers, happy coats,
and a gorgeous room overlooking the ocean. The package also included
a rental car which we drove to other parts of the island, such as Lahaina.
As beautiful as these pictures are, they do not even begin to capture the
colors and the heavenly smells of this island paradise.
The gardens of the Renaissance Wailea Beach Resort were beautiful
beyond description. We saw multiple weddings performed on the
grounds of this hotel and on its beach. We had an awesome feeling as
we enjoyed the waves and saw other islands in the distance across the water.
The private beach of our hotel provided an excellent place for Marsha
to do what she loves most--veg and tan. On the contrary,
Doug wanted a little more activity and insisted on Marsha's creative input
while building a high-tech sand castle, complete with moat. He was
the envy of every kid (under 12) there.
We enjoyed sipping a banana- strawberry smoothie by the poolside.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. For our last night
in Hawaii, we attended the hotel luau. The entertainment was
good, but the food was absolutely outrageous: One culinary delight
after another until your taste buds tap danced on your brain. The setting
directly beside the ocean at sunset. It was amazing to see so many people
get such excellent food and service. The kalua pig was cooked
in the traditional way (buried in the ground with hot rocks). It was
a meal to die for (at least the pig thought so!). It is no wonder that
we both gained about eight pounds on our honeymoon.