WELCOME TO HANA!
Welcome to the second post of our adventure in Maui! Our journey starts on “The Road to Hana” – a three hour (driving 20 mph) winding drive through the rainforests of Maui. It was a pretty scary drive, and we almost side-swiped a few cars, but the endless waterfalls and beautiful sights along the way to our next destination, the Travaasa Resort made the trip worth it. Hope you guys enjoy the photos and reading along!
This was one of the many yield stops we encountered. Basically where the road was too small to allow two vehicles to pass, scary as hell.
We came across our first waterfall pool and decided to stop to check it out. It was freezing! My imagination was going wild with what could lie beneath, but to my surprise, there were no piranhas or snakes, which actually don’t exist on the island. Hope brought out her camera and we decided to become mermaids again and have a little photoshoot before hopping back on the road.
I wanted to just lay there for hours. The sun was peaking out and I don’t think I have felt that happy in the quiet for a long time. Sometimes it’s really nice to be surrounded by nature and soak in all of that good energy.
After a few minutes of heckling, Joey finally came in…even if only for the photos! After about twenty minutes we were getting prune and decided to head back to our Jeep and get back on the road where we had another 1.5 hrs to our hotel.
One of my favorite things about Hawaii and these beautiful little flowers. Plumeria, is native to South America but grows really anywhere that’s tropical, it’s most fragrant at night to attract the moths that pollinate it, and the smell is so sweet, they make me so happy.
These were some the ocean-front bungalows at Travaasa Resort. Simple and understated, the feel of the resort really made me feel like I was on vacation. We were quite literally in the middle of nowhere, and the town of Hana has only two or three stores and a couple small restaurants. It was so quiet and serene, just the perfect place in my opinion, I can’t wait to go back. Our bungalow faced the water, and you could see the wild horses in the fields near us, it reminded me of the village from the show “LOST”. It was like a time warp, and we all really loved it from the start.
After our amazing dinner, we hit the pool and then relaxed by the fire pit the staff had made for us. As we watched the stars together, we said how in that moment, nothing could be better than being there together. I miss it already!
I woke up pretty early the next morning and went to yoga at their studio for a quick session. This was literally the view, how beautiful! I then thought it would be a cute idea to pick some plumeria and other flowers to make a flower bath for Joey…little did I know that plumeria has a toxic sap it releases that can irritate sensitive skin. After his bath he was completely covered head to toe in HIVES. The most embarrassing thing I have done recently, poor baby! My bad!
After the hives incident, we went exploring again to The Pools of O’heo, also known as the Seven Sacred Pools. This experience was out of this world. We just floated together, hand in hand and stared up at this beautiful waterfall. Nothing else mattered. We made some beautiful memories together, some which I will keep to myself, that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I hope you guys enjoyed the second part of our Hawaii trip and make sure to comment and like below if you want me to keep doing these types of travel posts in the future! Thank you to my bestie Hope for some of these beautiful shots, follow her on Instagram and check out her amazing blog too! Thank you to Travaasa Resort Hana for having us, I cannot wait to come back! If your family is thinking of visiting Maui, check them out, it’s a very special place, I know you’ll love it!