Lahaina Shores is my favorite place to stay on Maui!

We’ve always loved Lahaina for the proximity to great snorkeling and our favorite restaurants, 1610046_764579285302_2999214279086208752_n Star Noodle, Mala Ocean Tavern and Honu Seafood and Pizza.

This trip we tried a new place (to us), plus Lahaina Shores had come recommended by my grandfather when he stayed there in the 70s! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA It also has a prominent location on the beach, south of Front St (the busiest street in Lahaina) and has distinctive white railings on all the decks. We checked into our mountain view room on the afternoon of the 29th and 10403190_764579435002_6056478298802657018_n immediately went snorkeling, Kahekili Beach Park, 5881_764579474922_8628942805348521480_n which is north of Black Rock and Ka’anapali.   1165_764579659552_3231240500652051731_n The visibility was awesome and we got some great photos! 21490_764579699472_8627067093157407787_n

Our first night in Lahaina, we went to Star Noodle, of course, and stuffed ourselves with Ahi Avo,  1525442_764579864142_103186922204517128_n the amazing steam pork buns, 12376563_764579894082_4728148682129937852_n  and several noodle dishes that I forgot to take pictures of because they were so awesome. 1487366_764652463652_4104779979269570813_n The morning view from our condo lanai was stunning, so we made smoothies every morning to maximize our enjoyment of the mountains! Our second morning (New Year’s Eve) in Lahaina was spent snorkeling at Black Rock, where we saw a few more honus, 225624_764714309712_8944072987597792360_n cool reef and angel fish! 10411876_764714449432_7817239489003677059_n For lunch we went to Gazebo, in Napili, and stood in line for almost an hour since it’s so popular! Mr. F went swimming while I chatted with a few nice people in line. Once we were finally seated, we got Portuguese sausage and veggie omelettes 1012155_764714708912_6730948230766607408_n with a side of papaya! 10168017_764714659012_8168090248850965316_n For our New Year’s Eve dinner, we went to Mala Ocean Tavern, 943864_764804838292_4338421083527600609_n where we had snapper and wonderful local veggies. 10401_764804992982_5421409653147312645_n On New Year’s Day, after our pineapple smoothies on the lanai, we drove to our favorite snorkel spots past Wailea and Makena!

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