Snorkeling seems like such an obvious thing to do in Hawaii but it does get a tad tricky. The first time we visited Maui we missed our window entirely. This time we wanted to make sure we didn’t miss our opportunity.
I recommend going into town and renting some snorkels and fins though if you don’t mind paying the premium, you can absolutely just grab some to rent from the hotels on the beach. We had a car so it was easy to shuttle it back to downtown Lahaina. The best place to snorkel is along the cove line which you’ll see is also a place kids jump off and into the water. We went early in the morning, just after sunrise and we weren’t disappointed.
Yes, we did see some sea turtles! Here are a few snaps that we took on our case covered phones.
After that, we headed to one of our favorite places on the island for breakfast – Choice Health Bar. Also, to satiate my growing obsession with Acai bowls covered in seasonal fruit. Mmmm.So after a morning of snorkeling and acai bowl breakfast, we swung by our hotel and changed for our drive to the crater. What better to do then to stop by for pie on the way? Our must stop for every time we’re in Maui is Leoda’s Pies. The pies are as delicious as you can imagine and we’re also huge fans of Top Chef’s Sheldon Simeon so here we are again, eating pie. There’s also a pop up market happening in the parking lot so about an hour’s worth of time went up in a second.
After this, we walked around for a little bit and finally made our way to Haleakala Crater. Due to some thyroid problems I was having, we didn’t make it all the way up to the crater. You can imagine how unhappy I was about this.I just didn’t want to chance it at a 10,000 foot elevation. Instead, we pulled over to the side of the road and watched the sunset. Not a terrible runner up prize…