Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another day in Paradise . . . .

Should I just cut to the chase? ....my dinner last night was fabulous! I had read the reviews of the top 10 restaurants here in Maui, and last night, chose one near my hotel called The Pineapple Grill. To begin with, the view from my seat was spectacular! It overlooks the Kapalua Resort golf course, and sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.  Absolutely stunning. So here's what I had........
Fresh catch Mahi Mahi

Their signature dessert...Pineapple upside-down cake
with Roselani Gourmet macadamia nut ice cream

(Yes, I am hitting the fitness room this morning!) 

So, besides my lovely dinner, I took in the sites of a small historic whaling village called Lahaina, that is located on the west side of Maui. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but the lively Front Street is the place to see, with lots of shops, art galleries, & plenty of places to enjoy food & drink.

Charming little village of Lahaina

Lahaina sits on the west coast of Maui

Whale watching tour boats

Beautiful flowers everywhere

Lahaina shops & restaurants

 Every tourist town has one - t-shirt shops

 Shoreline in Lahaina

Front Street - Lahaina

The Banyon Tree

In the center of the village is Banyon Tree Park, and houses a single Banyon tree that serves as a symbol for the city. The tree was imported from India in 1873 and was only 8 feet tall. It now stands over 60 feet high, has 12 major trunks in addition to a huge core. It stretches over a 200-foot area and shades 2/3 of an acre. It is one of the largest Indian Banyan trees in the world.

After my visit to Lahaina, it was time to relax by the pool. 
....and it's a beautiful one!
 The pool at The Ritz Carlton - Kapalua.

Another view of the pool.

All photo's by me
except for Pineapple Upside-Down cake and first image of Lahaina via Google Images

Life moves pretty fast.  
If you don't stop to look around once in a while 
you could miss it.  
-From the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1 comment:

  1. I saw "Cheese Burgers in Paradise" in one of the photo's. Ate there with the girls a couple years ago. So glad you are having a wonderful time. Your pictures are great-keep them coming! Lori


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