A sunset cocktail, a nice dinner, perhaps a stroll along the beach and I am ready for bed and the next day’s adventure in paradise. I also like accommodations on the ocean that are fully equipped and feel like a home. Maui’s Honua Kai Resort & Spa in Ka’anapali has everything I want with rooms and luxury suites from one to three bedrooms with kitchens and laundry and tropical-cool beachfront restaurant, Duke's Beach House. Yes this is the same Duke’s you love on the beach at Waikiki. So kick-back with a perfectly balanced Duke’s Mai Tai made with fresh-squeezed Hawaiian POG juice a.k.a. passion fruit, orange and guava, and watch the legendary Maui sunset unfold each evening.
Duke’s at Honua Kai Mai Tai recipe: In a bucket glass filled with ice layer :
• 1 ¼ oz. Light Rum • ¾ oz. Dark Rum • ¾ oz. Orange Curacao • Splash of Fresh Squeezed POG Juice
You can add a pineapple wedge, orchid or squeeze of lime. And don’t forget the umbrella for a retro-kitschy- fun detail.