I got really busy and didn’t have time to edit these! A few months ago, my husband and my friends AJ and Marcus and I all went to Maui for some relaxing times. Maui is such a great place to go to take it easy. We pretty much just spent the whole time snorkeling, eating yummy food and lounging.
We went to Maui during my second trimester, which my doctor said was the safest time to go. I felt pretty good during the trip and I had a really great time snorkeling pregnant, ha! There are many easy access beaches in Maui where you can just hop right into the water and have great snorkeling. Then if you get tired, you can just get out and have a sandwich and veg on the beach. We saw a TON of turtles while we were swimming. I adore turtles. They’re exactly like the ones in Finding Nemo. Very chill.
We like to get relatively cheap condos when we go to places like this. The view from our lanai!
The huge banyan tree in the middle of Lahaina.
Meeting up with AJ and Marcus
We took a look around Alii Kula Lavender farms on the slopes of Haleakala.
They had lots of interesting plants besides the lavender!
We took some not-so-great photos with our disposable waterproof cameras. All the colors on these photos are so dim! You’ll just have to imagine the bright colors and fish.
Here’s us at Honolua Bay, one of my favorite spots to snorkel in Maui. I think we went three separate days!
I think at some point we got sunscreen on the lens. haha.
Marcus and Mitch with the Martha Stewart sunscreen filter.
AJ and I accidentally separately bought the same maternity swimsuit! kismet!
One of the many wonderful wonderful turtles we saw.
A wall of fish we saw repeatedly at Honolua Bay. They blended in so well that you wouldn’t notice them till you were a few feet away!
Mitch with turtle butt!
Mitch spots another turtle.
Me swimming (at a respectful distance) with a turtle
You can’t tell, but this coral was a lovely bright pastel pink.
Oh, I’m sorry, have you not had enough low-saturation blurry turtle photos yet?
Mitch showing off his “James Bond” swimsuit.
Marcus and Mitch took an ATV trip!
During the middle of the trip, they took a break from the ATV and went down a waterslide.
Here’s the view at the top of their ATV route.
Back in Lahaina…
We saw this cat very intent on warming himself on this parking stop. If you tried to pet him, he’d go away, and then come right back to the same position.
Aj’s wearing a moomoo she made out of the Doctor Who tea fabric I made on spoonflower.
At Mai Tai’s
Delicious pulled pork sandwich…
The view while we were eating.
Mitch and Marcus
We enjoyed the Sheraton Luau
On another day we went to Mama’s Fish House which is a gorgeous restaurant (with super delicious food) set on this beautiful beach.
The next morning was our last in west Maui. Mitch and I took a walk on the beach near our condo.
We were tired from lots of (awesome) snorkeling so we went to the aquarium.
The diver is handfeeding a very friendly spotted eagle ray.
This statue leaves a bit to be desired…
Last view from our west Maui lanai.
One of the many beautiful plumeria trees in Maui.