Hale Kai is the small , intimate group of condos from the 70’s that has been rennovated. It is right on the ocean and is only 2 stories high. This type of small condos are quite unique for this part of Maui. The northwestern part of Maui is dominated by large ritzy developments by big companies like Marriot, Ritz Carlton, and Hyatt etc. The people who come to Hale Kai come every year on the same weeks. They book their condos a year in advance and have made friends over the years.
One of their traditions is that every night at sunset people gather around the pool and have drinks and celebrate another day in paradise. They blow conch shells like the old Hawaiians to announce the sunset, a birthday or a new comer to the group. It is quite charming.
Here is the sunset that we were celebrating tonight. Since it was Sunday night we all got invitations to bring pupus ( little munchies) and make it a party with food. The pupus were excellent and everyone is crowding around the snack table to try the tempting morsels. Ladies were asking for recipes and talking about their sea adventures here on the island.
We have met several really nice people. What I really like are the moms and daughters that come back together every year. Here are some photos I took of two of them.
How lucky these women are that they can spend special time with their moms, I wish my mom could have done this with me.
Well, it is off to bed as a new adventure is calling us tomorrow. Aloha!