The Residence Inn had only been open a week. Everything was brand new, clean, and smelled of new carpet and paint. I hauled our luggage up to our room and unpacked. It was a good size for our family, two queen beds and a large pull out sofa. We also had a full kitchen which was nice! There is a Whole Foods on Maui right near the airport so I had Mike stop there on his way back this day to stock us up on food to grill as well as some produce and other items we needed for the next couple of days.
After the kids and I unpacked, we had the hotel shuttle driver drive us to Monkeypod Kitchen, an ecclectic restaurant I had read about and had been wanting to try. It was a short distance from the hotel but it was also uphill and very hot so we opted for the comfy ride!
I loved my meal of pork tacos and the kids raved about the fries and chicken wings. The kids also enjoyed "real" sodas, made with natural cane sugar. I also had to try the pie that is raved about so I got a slice of coconut pie to go. It was delicious!
Once back, we swam for a bit in the large pool - compared to the other resort this pool was very quiet! After a while we tried the putting green and then Mike came home and we grilled out for dinner.
Once we were settled for the night, we realized our air conditioner wasn't working! So, late at night, we had to pack everything up and move to a new room. It was a pain, of course, but at least we had a/c!