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Heavenly Memories – Sheraton Maui, HI

Written By: dawg on October 14, 2011 2 Comments

Stolen from my TripAdvisor review …

View of Heaven from Heaven

View of Heaven from Heaven

We inhabited the Sheraton Maui for four glorious nights and 5 days in mid-September for our 25th wedding anniversary celebration.  We had stayed at neighboring hotels before and endured the long, arduous hike to snorkel at Black Rock, but we had never actually stayed at the Sheraton.  Our ocean front room on the second floor was simply perfect.  The view over the pool area to the beach, with the island of Lanai across the channel was spectacular.

View from our Nest

View from our Nest

The location, just a few steps away from the pool, restaurants and lobby, offered the ultimate in convenience, as we struggled each day to perform very large quantities of nothing.  The room, amenities, staff, and activities of the resort all exceeded our expectations.

Valet parking is included in the first night stay.  After that, for $5.12 extra you can continue the valet service.  Our aging legs advised us to embrace this small sacrifice to avoid future pain and suffering, so we happily obliged.

Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade

The pool was an enjoyable adventure and we were able to find shade under the umbrellas and palm trees every day, even the time we didn’t arrive until almost noon (1 lonely palm tree was nicely waiting for our gratification).  Of course, as the day progressed, the chairs had to be migrated opposite to the movement of the sun to maintain a seamless canopy over all body parts.

Sail Away with Captain Morgan

Sail Away with Captain Morgan

If you are celebrating a significant event (or insignificant event for that matter), order a drink in a whole pineapple.  In addition to the fantasy appearance and savory taste of the drink, it is certain to elicit comments and conversations from other hotel guests.  Order it early in the day, as a “whole” pineapple is ironically a scarce commodity in a Hawaiian resort acheter kamagra oral jelly en france… the honeymooners next to us got the last ones in existence on our first pool visit.

Do these stripes make my fins look big?

Do these stripes make my fins look big?

Unfortunately, the snorkeling at Black Rock was not nearly as good as we had remembered 10-15 years ago.  As I recall there was a vendor selling little bags of fish food to snorkelers that may have contributed (you really think?) to the abundance of fish at that time.  However, there were still sufficient turtles, fish and coral to make the effort worthwhile (well, aside from the leg cramps that we both enjoyed in the water and later at night).

Cane & Taro

Cane & Taro

As with most upper end Hawaiian resorts, the restaurants were very good, but outrageously priced.  We did the $29 breakfast buffet a couple of days and then drove down to Cane and Taro at Whalers Village for a more reasonable breakfast price tag the other days.  Yes, Whaler’s Village is just a short 5-10 minute walk along the beach.  In fact, the concierge at the pool gave us a very perplexed look when we booked a UFO Parasail excursion and then refused to accept his suggestion that we walk to Whaler’s Village for the lift off.

How did I get so lucky?

How did I get so lucky?

However, we didn’t rent the red Mustang convertible to let it sit in the parking lot.  Furthermore, I defer again to the almighty ruler of the body, the cramping legs, which again demanded our obedience.

Thank you Sheraton Maui for the wonderful memories!

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