We first pass through the lush manicured grounds of Wailea before heading down the hill to walk along the coast of Kihei.
The other side of the road from the beaches is lined with hedges of bougainvillea and other tropical plantings.
As we get further into town, the old unsheltered bus stop benches turn into modern steel and glass structures.
Old bus stops
Modern bus stop
We walk over to the humpback whale statue in Kalama Park, reminding us that the Hawaiian Islands are a National Marine Sanctuary to which more than half of the Northern Pacific humpback whale population migrates each year, some travelling more than 3,000 miles (4,830 km) to spend winter in the warm Hawaiian waters.
We stop for fish and chips at Maui Fish and Chips, choosing fried ono and fried mahi for our fish (they also offer basa, cod, ahi, shrima and ika (squid)).
Maui Fish & Chips
After lunch, we stroll back to the lush grounds of Wailea streets, parks, and resorts and cut through scenic open lobby of the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort to get to the Pacific and walk along the water to our hotel.
Back in Wailea
Marriott Wailea Beach Resort lobby