Marvelous Maui- Horseback Riding on the Oceanfront

This is an in-depth of our fourth and final day on Maui! For our full, detailed Itinerary from 2017, click here!

Horseback Riding at Mendes Ranch

I grew up horseback riding and it has always been one of my favorite ways to explore somewhere. As a person who is still learning to love nature, it’s awesome to be a few feet off the ground, a a person who loves the feeling of wind in my hair, trotting and cantering up the mountainside is incredible. We went to Mendes Ranch on the wet shore and rode along the mountainside with a guide. It was such a unique way to see the island-side. I’m constantly amazed at how many cultures and biomes can exist on one small island! It was a little dry and dusty and, apart from the vistas, I could have been riding a horse on a ranch in Colorado! I definitely recommend this a an activity in Maui.

Lunch Poolside at Bistro Molokini

It wan’t quite a martini, but I still loved saying that I ordered a martini & a panini while wearing a bikini at Bistro Molokini! The frozen mojito at the Grand Wailea is shockingly good! You wouldn’t think that blended mint would go so well. Honestly, this is only one of two drinks that we ordered poolside- the rest, we made in our hotel room with fresh fruits from the road-side fruit stands.

Wandering Wailea Condos

Such a pretty condo complex. If you’re the type of person who prefers to have a kitchen, or are traveling with a big family, you should check these out!

Outlook Point

Dinner at Mama’s Fishhouse

Several people recommended that we go to Mama’s Fishhouse, one of the very best restaurants on Maui. Every single bite of food was absolutely phenomenal and it was the perfect place for our last night on Maui, celebrating our anniversary, and watching the sunset.

Pictured here is the private beach at Mama’s; our dinner selections; few cocktails; and anniversary celebrations. My favorite was dessert: “The Black Pearl”- lilikoi chocolate mouse, lilikoi syrup, tempered chocolate shell, presented in a biscuit clamshell. Probably the best discovery of our Maui trip was that the lilikoi is a Hawaiian passionfruit- anytime I saw it on a menu, I literally bounced with excitement!

Flight back to Honolulu…

After dinner, we went straight to the airport and caught the last flight out to Honolulu.

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