Thursday April 12, 2012
Today we decided was going to be a beach day! The morning however, started off a little rainy (which is to be expected – we are closer to the wet side of the island). But by noon the rain clouds had moved out and we hit the town of Paia once again. This time in search of coffee. We stopped at this cafe and bakery called Moana. Bryan ordered the local coffee which is called “Maui Oma” and I ordered a mimosa – Island style (it’s made with guava juice instead of orange juice).
While enjoying our time in the cafe we picked up the local newspaper called “Maui Time” and started reading – it was just what we were looking for. It had a list of things to do in the area and dates that things were happening! More to add to our agendas for our time spent in Maui.
After our coffee and mimosa break we headed to the beach. We decided to check out the Wailea Beach (which is one of the top 15 beaches in Maui according to the book Maui Revealed) and we also checked out the Four Seasons (where are friends had stayed while on their honeymoon a month and a half ago). We parked once again using public parking with “shore access” for FREE and walked along a public path taking many photos along the way. (Be sure to check out the slideshow below).
We came across many exotic plants along the path and the one thing that we came across was “Noni” check out this write up that I came across on Noni Juice Facts:
What is Noni?
Noni is a fruit that is found in Asia. The tree fruit Noni is also known as great morinda, cheese fruit, Indian mulberry as well as beach mulberry. Noni can also be found in many other regions throughout the world as well. It is available in India, Tahiti, and Polynesia and in Polynesia as well. The Latin name for Noni is Morinda Citrifolia.
What is the nutritional value of Noni?
Noni is a good source of fiber and carbohydrates. The fruit also provides protein. The nutritional value makes the fruit a very good, healthy food. The pulp of the Noni fruit is fat free and is used to prepare noni juice. Noni juice is also high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, niacin and iron.
Bryan and I drink Noni when we are feeling like we might be getting sick but after reading about it a little more it seems as if we should drink it on a daily basis!
After our walk on the public path we decided that it was time to hit the beach. We spent the next few hours soaking up the beautiful Hawaiian rays and relaxing on the beach of Wailea. The beautiful crystal clear water felt amazing and the sand was so soft (nothing like I have seen before). After spending our time on the beach we headed up to the Four Seasons to check out the pool area. It was an amazing serenity setting that just made you want to relax and take in all the peaceful sounds around you.
Before the sun went down we headed back to our condo and usually after a day at the beach I am tired – but NOT today. Bryan was able to talk me into going for a sunset run. Which ended up being a 10K – NO JOKE! But that’s okay we love being fit and exercising. Be sure to check out and subscribe to our health blog: Love Health Products to find out more about living a healthy and abundant life style.
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xo ~Megan Ann
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