From Waikiki to Wailea: Maui

So, it appears that it has been more than two months since my last post. Whoops! Just know that the Warblers have been busy. Busy snatching up houses! OK, only one house. We are officially homeowners! It was a very long and stressful process, we were in escrow for more than 60 days. The week that we closed, Mr. Warbs had to go to Houston for work which left me to deal with packing, moving and furniture deliveries by myself. But, we’re in the house now and that’s all hat matters. Now, shall we commence with the honeymoon recap?

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That’s more like it!

After a busy week in Oahu, we were more than ready to relax in Maui. In fact, that’s pretty much all we did in Maui. We hung out and relaxed in our pimped out condo. We managed to get a good deal at the Outrigger Palms in Wailea. I would definitely recommend the company. Our condo came equipped with a huge kitchen, living room, balcony, deck and two bathrooms.

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Respect.

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The kitchen was fully equipped with cookware and supplies!

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This shower was big enough for 3 or 4 people!

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HUGE Private balcony

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Even though we were super close to the beach, we probably spent most of our time in Maui just lounging around the condo. After Oahu, it was nice to spend the rest of our honeymoon just winding down. Of course, we did manage to leave our cave long enough for the Road to Hana. Even though you can drive on your own, we decided to take a guided tour. I’m glad we did too because parts of the road are really dangerous to drive on. There are a ton of sharp curves and one lane bridges.

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Apparently, you also have to look out for people out for a stroll.

As you can probably expect from Hawaii, the trip was gorgeous. The road passes by dozens of waterfalls, cliffs, beaches and miles of rainforest. The trip there and back to our condo took around 10 hours, including sight seeing, breakfast and lunch.

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On the way back we saw the biggest rainbow I’ve ever seen in my life.

Our tour guide said it was a good sign from the gods!

We also drove to Lahiana for a luau. I was excited because I had never seen a luau before, but in all honesty, we probably should have skipped it. The experience consisted of a lukewarm buffet, watered down drinks and of course the show. Most of the dancing felt awkward, and the only part I really enjoyed was the fire twirling— because who doesn’t like fire? I wouldn’t go again, but I figure it’s something you have to do if you’re in Hawaii.

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Ok, well, that’s impressive.

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At least the dancers weren’t bad looking.

Like I said earlier, the remaining days of our honeymoon were spent lazing around our condo. Some days we went shopping or to the beach.

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This boogie board was awesome. You could hardly tell I was trying not to drown!

But most of the time we grilled up some food, drank wine and watched amazing Hawaiian sunsets from our balcony.

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Drool.

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Gah, I miss Hawaii!

We had a ton of fun in both Oahu and Maui, but Maui was by far the most relaxing. Sometimes it’s good to just do nothing, even if you are on vacation. It was the perfect ending to our Hawaiian honeymoon!

Soooo, it’s time for wedding recaps! Are you guys ready? Let’s go!

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Mrs. Warbler

Location:
Long Beach/Malibu
Wedding Date:
April 2012
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    anjanettethomas1 166 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:10 am

    Can you please PM the company information that you recommended in your post. I would really like to go to Maui and need help in planning this surprise.

    thank you in adavance my email: anjanette.thomas@yahoo.com

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    Bridal Shoes, Guest @ 9:32 am

    Wow Maui looks amazing – I would love to go.

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    almost-mrsp 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:17 am

    That looks awesome! How did you go about booking the condo? We are interested in doing something along those lines, too.

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    jillzy 72 posts, Worker bee @ 10:32 am

    We honeymooned in Maui in the beginning of October and it was AMAZING. We also did the Road to Hana with a tour guide (our guide was awesome, which made the trip more enjoyable) and the Polynesian luau as well. I can definitely relate to relaxing on the entire trip but we did have excursions planned throughout our trip.

    Looking at your pictures makes me miss Maui so much but I am glad you guys had a great time!!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:33 am

    Fire dancers are the best, they totally make the entire luau.

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    Mrs. Warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 11:52 am

    Hey ladies. We went with ‘Disocver Hawaii Tours’ for the Road to Hana tour. They were really great! I think we found our condo from just looking up reviews online. The Outrigger chain has great reviews and we just stumbled upon a condo and thought it would be better than staying at another hotel. We were right! Here is the link to the condos: http://outriggercondominiums.com/Maui/PalmsatWailea/?src=LeadQual_ppc_OCC_JULY262012_Google_Brand_50States_PWR-OCC-Root-Brand-PWR-DKI_search_2012FallPromoCode_FallExclusiveRoomsFrom145_NoResortFeesBookYourStayNow

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    Mrs. Sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:01 pm

    Congrats on the new home! And that kitchen in your condo looks amazing!

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    mak418 712 posts, Busy bee @ 12:37 pm

    Those ribeyes look fantastic! Hawaii is definitely on my list of places I’d love to go. Someday!

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    Mrs. Treasure 1638 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:35 pm

    Congrats on the house!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 5:21 pm

    When I travelled to Maui for vacation I used that same condo company. Super nice!

    I think you did a fantastic job with balancing relaxation and adventure.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:43 am

    Oooh so beautiful! I wish we were going to Maui too but just Oahu for us!

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