For our last adventure of our Maui 2014 vacation, we headed back to Paia...and up Baldwin Avenue to Makowao, located on the mid-slopes of Haleakela.
A cowboy (Hawaiians call them paniolas) town, it's a great place to walk around and especially do some retail "therapy".
One of my favorite shops, Designing Wahine/Hale Zen is simply gorgeous with the nicest staff filled with much Aloha! They have a collection of one of a kind Hawaiian furnishings, home accessories, jewelry and clothing.
Then it was off to Ocean Vodka located just off the Kula Highway. Situated on a breathtaking 80 acre organic farm, Ocean Vodka captures panoramic views of both the north and south shores of Maui.
For $25 a person, we had a brief 30 minute tour with spirit sampling, including their new rum which was just launched a few weeks ago.
Maile, our tour guide and "bartender"
After the tour, we had a wonderful lunch while overlooking the Central Maui Valley.
As always, no visit to Maui would be complete without a drive up the slopes of Haleakela to "Up Country".
We headed back to West Maui and stopped in for one last afternoon cocktail at Lahaina Coolers.
Then it was off to sunset dinner at Honu Seafood and Pizza.
It's hard to say what was the best meal that we had in Maui this visit, but Honu is certainly near the top.
From the Ahi Bruschetta to a sampling of Seafood Chowder, then onto our main meals of Margarita Pizza and Fresh Fish Dore Style...it was a phenomenal meal.
So many wonderful memories already running through my head, but it's time to pack....spend one last morning on the island and then head back home.