Thursday, January 14
The grounds at The Palms are gorgeous – lush with flowers and palm trees – and quite close to the ocean.
We wended our way to the beach, not a long trip at all. Before long, we connected with the Wailea Coastal Walk, a 1.5 mile walk that takes the pedestrians past five white sand beaches, and several hotels and resorts. We walked as far as the Grand Wailean Hotel, a Hilton/Waldorf Astoria property. Mark and I have been to a couple of beverage meetings here, so we enjoyed showing it off to our friends.
There are several statues, pools, fountains, and even waterfalls on the property.
On our way back from the hotel, we stopped at the Shops of Wailea for some window shopping and lunch at Cheeseburger Island Style. The cheeseburgers were very tasty and so were the mai tais.
Tonight, we stayed in for pasta and salad. It was another good day in paradise.