Luau- Feast at Lele and a boat trip to Molokini and Turtle Town.

A couple of evenings ago we had planned to go to the “Feast at Lele”. It is a Luau that is a five-course dinner with dances from some of the Polynesian islands. Amazing! It was small dishes from four islands. Hawaii, New Zealand, Tahiti and Samoa. And with every course we had dances from that particular island, it was so cool. The tables were right on the beach and we had unlimited drinks.

The show started with a canoe coming in with the ladies and the men stood on the beach welcoming them by blowing big conch shells.

Henry thought it was really exciting as the shows went on and it got darker and darker. The last dance was a fire dance- Henry was clapping his hands and whoop whopping.

We got home at 21.45 and Henry was not asleep until 22.30.

The canoe comes in and they welcome them by blowing the shell.
The canoe comes in and they welcome them by blowing the shell.
Magical
Magical
Stephen and his girly drink on the beach.
Stephen and his girly drink on the beach.
They started with dances from Hawaii.
They started with dances from Hawaii.
It was such a great evening and we all had a lovely time.
It was such a great evening and we all had a lovely time.
The tables were just on the beach, you could see all the stars over the water when the sun went down.
The tables were just on the beach, you could see all the stars over the water when the sun went down.

Dance from Tahiti
Dance from Tahiti
The finish dance was a fire dance.
The finish dance was a fire dance.
Great evening
Great evening

 Today we got up at 05.45 in the morning and headed to the marina. We had booked a snorkelling tour to Molokini and Turtles Town. Molokini is an old volcano with only half the crater still protruding from the sea.

It was really nice, it took about an hour to get to the first stop and we had about 1 hour in the water snorkelling around. Great spot, there were lots of fishes and we even saw an octopus. Henry had a wet suit and a floating vest on and was fine in the water. He swam around and saw everything that we saw. When we got back on the boat he had a go at the slide at the back. It was a pretty high slide that came of the boat and it had a big drop at the end- Henry loved it!

 The second stop was Turtle Town and we did spot a turtle. By this point Henry was tired so me and him went back on the boat so Stephen could have a good swim by himself.  We only just got on the boat when it started to feel a bit chaotic. The captain was shouting at the crew to get everyone out of the water because the wind had picked up and the waves were growing. The crew tried to get everyone’s attention and get them onboard. The captain then shouted that they couldn’t be at the back because they would get hit by the boat. Stephen was still out by this point.

After a lot of shouting everyone was onboard and the captain speeded out of there. The waves were quite big on the way home but we managed not to be sick!

Molokini in front.
Molokini in front.

Henry and me under water.
Henry and me under water.
Octopus!
Octopus!

Ready to go!
Ready to go!

 

Stephen and Henry.
Turtle! It was really big and swam up to the surface and then down again.
Turtle! It was really big and swam up to the surface and then down again.
Stephen and Henry

 We also found a nice spot to go snorkelling the other day when we were driving around. It was a little walk through some lovely jungle to get there. When we got there, it was a stony/rocky beach. Stephen said it was one of the best snorkel swims he ever had.

We have also been body boarding at one of the most dangerous beaches here in Maui, not that we knew at the time.  It had a pretty wicked surf break right on the shore and Henry had a few wipe-outs but came up giggling each time. And Henry has also learned how to swim under the water now, he can do about 6 meters. But then he needs to come up for air. He doesn’t have the strength to swim on top of the water yet but I think that will come before this holiday is finished.

At the end of this jungle there is a beach.
At the end of this jungle there is a beach.

Tomorrow we are going camping in Hana.

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