Yum, Yum, Ice Cream!!!
Roselani Ice Cream!! Is made on the Island of Maui. We can't get enough of it. If you Like Ice cream you will love this. There are numerous business' that sell it so keep an eye out for it. Especially the Macadamian Nut!! To die for!!!
For more information about this Ice Cream and it's maker go to our website.
http://www.deannatravel.com Trying to keep our waistline in tact and still eat this yummy!!
Take a side trip to Lana'i
We took the ferry from Lahaina to Lana'i. We took the first ferry out at 6:45am and the waters were still and calm. Its a 45 minute ferry ride and the first ferrys out in the morning are not usually very crowded at all. There is a bathroom on the boat and you can sit inside or outside on top.
We booked the ferry with a jeep package. Which was about $170.00
Check out my Lanai pages for more info. We totally loved Lanai and cant wait to go back. Its no where near as busy as Lahaina and thats what some people love this place for and the same reason why other didnt care for it too much.
Old Lahaina Courthouse (Museum)
Right across from the harbor and right behind Banyon Tree Park in Lahaina is the Lahaina Museum which used to be the old courthouse. There are public restrooms in the building and it is free to see the museum, however they do accept donations. It is neat to walk through this old building (I love old historical buildings) and see all of the different seafaring items on display and many pictures of whales. There is also a small gift shop in the museum. Great little 30-45 minute diversion while you are waiting to go on your snorkeling or whalewatching trip.
Ooooooooooh, this beach.... When the tide is in, though, you may not have much space to lie in the sun. So be sure to put your things in some higher place when you plan to go for a longer walk or swimming spree.
Lahaina and the rest of Maui
Near Alau Island, the mischievous demigod Maui put to sea, paddling in his canoe until he was in the open water. With his magic fishhook, he was going to pull up a great landmass from the ocean floor. He took out the fishhook, and swinging it over his head in ever-increasing circles, let it fly. The hook sailed in a mighty arc and hit the ocean with a tremendous splash. Maui started paddling as soon as the hook sank to the bottom, and was soon aware that something huge had been caught. As he paddled harder and harder, he could feel a gigantic mass rising behind him, and he turned to secure it with his net. But just as he threw the net, the land shattered into many pieces. These pieces are still in the sea, and are known today as the Hawaiian islands.
"...and the new"
The Hawaiian chain stretches for 1,500 miles across the Pacific, consisting of 132 islands, most of which are highly eroded and submerged, growing older and older from southeast to northwest as they were created in turn by upwelling lava from Hawaiian hotspot in the earth's mantle. One million years ago West Maui was a large shield volcano near the end of its active lifespan. A smaller neighbour to the east, Haleakala, was newly emergent from the sea. A quarter of a million years later, Haleakala had become the main volcano of the Hawaiian hotspot, merging with West Maui to form a double coned island which was then scuplted into its present form by stream erosion and renewed volcanic activity, to form the 'Valley Isle' of today.