2013 Wowwie Maui!!!!After years of trying to get Ken to go to Maui, he finally agreed to go. I had been there twice before, first with my Dad and another time with my sister, but neither of them are snorkelers. Maui has a reputation for much better snorkeling then Kauai. I was anxious to see if that was really true! Ken thought it would be more crowded and more of a party island.
Note about my cameras: above ground-Canon 60D; underwater-Canon D20
I'm pretty sure we will be returning to Maui. I wasn't sure if hubby would like Maui because it's busier then Kauai, but he really did. In fact, he seems to like it more then Kauai. He liked that there were more snorkel beaches right next to each other so if one was full, we could quickly go to another one. As for the snorkeling being better then Kauai, that would be a yes. But Kauai has the edge on being prettier on land.
We were fortunate to have the trade winds with it's low humidity the whole time we were there. Kona winds were expected soon after we left. I had planned on going to Lanai, but the snorkeling was so good on Maui that we didn't bother going there (this time)---plus there were small boat warnings much of the time we were there. Next year when we're in Kauai we'll probably be missing Maui!