As much as I loved starting my day with yoga yesterday, getting up early to go snorkeling at Molokini Crater was an even better way to wake up.
We had a little taste of the crater while on the raft on Monday, but during this trip we came in even closer to the coral reef and there was so much more to see this time around. I chose the 5 hour tour given by the Pacific Whale Foundation. They put us in a huge boat called the Ocean Voyager and provided us with breakfast and lunch. I absolutely loved it, it was SO informative and you can call me a nerd but who doesn’t love learning about marine life?🐳🐬🦀🐙🦈🐚 This area had so much to see, from hoards of black trigger fish and goat fish to giant sea urchins and colorful coral. I was so impressed, and the boat even had a cute little slide for me to tumble into the ocean from.
I’m still in awe at how beautiful and blue this ocean water is, I couldn’t stop looking at it. The waves roared and crashed into the rocks on the store and then spewed off into white, foamy dust. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.
After we got out of the water, we ate lunch and the crew told us more about the different islands and how they were created from volcanos. They also told us about some Hawaiian beliefs and traditions, and apparently there was actually a demi god Maui (from Moana) that the Hawaiians actually did believe existed.
I didn’t want snorkeling to end, it is probably my favorite thing to do in the ocean, but it was getting pretty windy and the waves were rough, so we called it a day and went back to the Grand. The Grand Wailea is an adventure in itself so I’m never complaining when we have to go back, it’s such a beautiful gift to get to wake up here every day.
After hanging out at the hotel, we ended up getting dinner at one of the restaurants called the HumuHumu. I don’t think there’s a single place in this hotel where you can turn and not see a view that takes your breathe away, but this one was truly special.
The food was excellent, the tuna was great and the homemade bread and butter with Hawaiian sea salt was so good that we ended up getting 3 baskets of it.
Snorkeling was our fun in the water, and im looking forward to tomorrow because I finally get to go on the hike I’ve been wanting to go on. Until then, goodnight from Maui.. ✨