Hey! Did you catch yesterday’s post about day 7? If not, check it out here!
Date: Tuesday January 10th – MY BIRTHDAY!!!
Itinerary: Coffee + sunrise, breakfast at condo, relaxing beach day at the condo, birthday dinner at Mama’s Fish House
Highlight: Just celebrating my birthday in paradise with two of my faves
Favorite eats: Banana bread, and literally every single thing we ate at Mama’s Fish House
Drink of the day: Hawaiian Moscow Mule from Mama’s
My birthday started with coffee and the sunrise – sitting on the sand enjoying the view. By this point, you know how we do ;) We had breakfast at the condo – leftover fruit, banana breads from the previous night’s luau, and of course – birthday mimosas.
This was definitely the most relaxed of all our days. We didn’t leave our condo at all until it was time to head to dinner – the perks of staying somewhere on the beach! Our day consisted of drinks (trying to finish what we had left since it was our last day), relaxing and reading outside, swimming, and even building a sand castle. Swim. Lay out. Drink. Read. Repeat. Perfect day? I think so.
Our last lunch finished off the bread for sandwiches, chips and fruit. I think we did really well with buying and not wasting a lot of stuff – which is really hard to do when you stay in a condo. I’m still planning to share all about it later!
Eventually we got ready for dinner and headed out. On our way we dropped of our snorkel gear. My birthday dinner spot was Mama’s Fish House in Paia. OMG. This place is amazing. SO expensive, but so amazing. We got there pretty early for our 5:00pm reservation. Valet took our car and we checked in. We were told to spend some time enjoying the view of the ocean, which we did. We took some pictures and even saw a sea turtle bobbing in the water. We decided to head up and just wait for our table in the waiting area, but we were told our table was actually ready already. Score! We walked through the breezy restaurant which is open air, and were shown to a table that had a little sign saying happy birthday to me! So special :) We ordered drinks and perused the menu, which changes daily based on what has been caught fresh that day. The prices are CHA-CHING, but it was definitely worth it for a special occasion. Every single thing we tasted was divine. A loaf of bread was brought to our table, along with a taster of something (I don’t remember what) and both were delicious. We polished off the bread and our waiter promptly offered to bring us another, which we declined – only because I wanted to save room. I’m sure I could have eaten three more loaves ;) We all shared an amazing appetizer of shrimp wontons. We also each ordered a different entree, of which we tasted each others. It was all amazing. I didn’t taste one thing I didn’t love. I don’t remember exactly what the others ordered, but I got the mahi mahi which is stuffed with crab. Are you kidding me?! It was SO delicious. One of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I made sure to take pictures of all we got – sorry for the poor lighting! Oh – and our waiter was so freaking nice. He shook our hands after dinner. All in all – everything about our dinner experience was phenomenal.
Although – I was pretty much miserably full all the way back to the condo – hah! The rest of our night was spent relaxing – enjoying our final night of vacation. I’m pretty happy with how I spent my birthday :)
OMG – I almost forgot to mention the dessert! What birthday is complete without dessert? So, they brought me out a complimentary little key lime pie dessert which was good – my favorite part was there was a lit candle in it that I got to blow out :) But, my heart had been set on the chocolate caramel pie on the dessert menu. Oh man, it was SO good! We all three split it. It had the thickest layer of caramel on the bottom and the cookie crust was amazing. I’m thinking I need to try and recreate this pie now. Challenge accepted.
My final Maui recap post will include pictures from the day we traveled home, as well as a list of links to all of the recap posts!