The plan for day two was to visit Maui Ocean Center and later go back to the hotel for some relaxation/down time. That’s one part of the Hawaiian culture I really admire; not rushing things and enjoying being in the moment. After a hasty breakfast of local pineapples, we were on our way to Maui Ocean Center.
Maui Ocean Center is a combination of an aquarium and marine science center that has been around since 1998. It’s a great place to visit if you are interested in seeing marine life without actually having to go snorkeling (or if like me swimming isn’t your forte). There were lots of varieties of tropical fish, coral reefs, dolphins, sharks, and rays.
Maui is probably the most well known out of all the Hawaiian islands. It is often voted as having the world’s most beautiful beaches and some of LA’s most famous celebrities own homes here including Owen Wilson and the legendary Oprah. This was also my first time visiting Hawaii and I couldn’t be more excited!! Since it was December, the weather was very nice and not as humid as I imagined it to be. The fresh ocean breeze outside the airport was a nice welcome after an exhausting 10+ hour flight.
The next day, I woke up quite early due to the time zone differences from Toronto to Maui. This was the view I was greeted with first thing in the morning. Pretty nice view of the Pacific Ocean and yes that’s a coconut tree.