Published: January 20, 2009 at 4:06 AMIt's 6 AM. I'm sitting in my office in the construction trailer off International Drive -- where I working as a project manager on the expansion of the new Peabody Tower and convention center.
And I have a broad (but certainly envious) grin across my mug.
The last time I was in Hawaii we stayed at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach. Since that visit my personal philosophy has always been "if heaven ain't like Kaanapali I don't wanna go."
Best wishes Mr. Niles. I hope you guys have a fantastic visit in the islands!
Published: January 20, 2009 at 7:10 AMLooks like an amazing evening Robert. Thanks for sharing. The pictures and descriptions of a much warmer place are nice for us midwestern states buried in snow and ice. :)
Published: January 20, 2009 at 8:43 AMThanks for the update from paradise, Robert. I was last there about 13 months ago. I agree with TH Creative - having stayed on Ka'anapali Beach a couple times myself - that's the heaven I want to eventually visit. Out of curiosity - where on Ka'anapali are you staying? Both of our stays have been at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas (week-long stays picked up from owners via the internet at a great price).
Published: January 20, 2009 at 11:12 AMThat first picture Robert posts is (I believe) the Ka'anapali Sheraton Resort. I've been snorkling out around that black volcanic rock that is jutting out into the water.
Published: January 20, 2009 at 11:22 AMAnd the point goes to TH! That's the view from our balcony at the Sheraton.
Published: January 20, 2009 at 11:28 AMNice Pictures!
I bet its better than the Polynesian Resort! LOL
Published: January 20, 2009 at 3:05 PMMan, 30 degrees F sounds amazing. It was -22 deg. F a couple of days ago.
Published: January 20, 2009 at 11:46 PMRobert,
Glad you are enjoying Maui. Have you been to Hana, Maui? It is a breath taking trip that words can not describe.
Don't forget Oahu. You could watch all the ground construction at the new Disney resort in Ko Olina? I live about 15 minites away, if I hit all the traffic lights.
Robert when you go to bed, don't forget that fat blanket. It could get as low as 65 degrees tonight.
Published: January 21, 2009 at 4:29 PMThat road to Hana is fun on the ride out -- where you can visit the beautiful Seven Sacred Pools.
But the ride back on that same road is just a big ol' pain!
Published: January 24, 2009 at 9:21 AMMy wife and I have been to Maui twice and have explored the whole island. We love it. Its the most relaxing place I've ever been. From scuba diving to horseback riding in Haleakala crater, It's natures theme park!
Published: January 24, 2009 at 2:15 PMI wanted to add one tip for folks staying on Ka'anapali Beach: The ABC Store in Whalers Village. We brought everything we needed for the week in two carry-ons, and bought toothpaste, sunscreen, etc. at the ABC Store (for reasonable prices).
It was cheaper to buy the sunscreen, etc. in Maui than it would have been to pay United's fee for checked bags to bring it with us. (There's also a Safeway and Longs Drugs off Hwy. 30 in Lahaina if you wish to stop on your way to Ka'anapali.) Something to keep in mind.