Aloha Gentle Readers,
Almost a decade ago, Jimmy Buffet sued the chicks that own Maui's Cheeseburger In Paradise for illegally using the title of his big hit of the same name. He shoulda sued them for making lousy cheeseburgers instead. Good Gawd Almighty, there's no way he was dreaming about THAT cheeseburger.
It's been a year and a half and I'm still stunned at how ghastly that burger was.
But the guys on the snorkel boat.......THAT was a cheeseburger. In paradise. Okay, it was a cheeseburger at Molokini, which was a tad disappointing. Molokini. Not the Cheeseburger. Too many people in the water and I don't like getting kicked in the head by other snorklers. We saw more fish on the reef off of Kaanapali Beach than at Molokini. Still a nice ride and it was interesting to see the crater up close, good burgers (10 X better than Cheeseburger in Paradise), kids had fun, and a relaxing trip back--saw a couple dolphins and some green sea turtles.
Best snorkeling we've ever had in Hawaii (by a mile) was at Captain Cook on the Big Island. That was like swimming in an aquarium.
This bay (pretty sure it is Ahihi Bay) was a great place to snorkel (Mrs TWC & Jake). Way out past Wailea close to where the road ends not far from Big Beach. Be warned, Big Beach can be a Big Beach. Surf and wind conditions often combine to make swimming and boarding a little dicey. Jake'll fill you in on that.
This post was created in part from posts that originally appeared in June 2006