Since we didn’t bring our snorkeling gear, the kids asked that we go to a beach with more waves. We tried to go to a couple of local beaches near Kaanapali, but the waves didn’t compare to what we’ve had in Kihei. By 2:00pm, we decided to go to Lahaina and we walked around Front Street. Again, it was hot and we found ourselves at Ululani’s for shave ice. Shortly after that, we started to miss our “home” beach, and we decided to head home and swim in Kihei.
My immediate reaction was not to panic, but it was more of thinking through as what are we going to do, where are we going to sleep? Accommodation wise, I have points that I can easily use at the Hyatt or Marriott (there are 2 properties on this side of the island). It would be strange to use those points on an “emergency” situation. The issue? We couldn’t make phone calls. At 7pm, we also haven’t fully showered since we planned on heading home and showering at home. So we stopped at a local beach and showered outside. It was already getting dark at that time, therefore, it wasn’t as hot anymore. Showering outside while windy, and using cold water was not the easiest thing. But we had to clean ourselves from swimming today.