Happy Monday, my friends!
While enjoying our blissful weekend in the middle of the jungle, my husband and I stopped by one of my favorite Maui beaches: Wai’anapanapa State Park. It’s not a trip to Maui without visiting this famous black sand beach (we fell in love with it on our first visit and didn’t want to leave on our second visit–looking back at those posts, it’s interesting to see how far my photography and editing skills have come!).
Luckily for us, our cottage was only 20 minutes away from the beach, so after sunrise we loaded up the jeep with our beach chairs, beach towels, and a cooler and hit the road. However, we didn’t head straight to the beach, instead we made a pitstop at Hana Farms, located on the Hana Highway just before mile marker 32. I mean it only makes sense to get a bunch of snacks when you’re headed to the beach, am I right, or am I right? 🙂
We picked up some of our favorite local fruits and then my husband saw the fresh banana bread and his eyes lit up (is it still considered healthy if the word banana is in the title?) 🙂 Hana Farms boasts six different flavors of banana bread, so take your time deciding and sampling, you’re sure to find something you like. Our purchase was complete after ordering some of their freshly squeezed lilikoi (passionfruit) lemonade and then we were back on the road.
Freshly baked banana bread and lemonades in hand we made our way down to Wai’anapanapa and found our perfect spot on the beach. The black sand felt warm against my hands, the sun beat down as I soaked up the Vitamin D, and the ocean breeze kept the temperature near perfect. As I laid on my back and watched the clouds go by, I thought to myself… “There is nowhere else I’d rather be.”