Tom & Ligia's Favorite Things

 

 

 

   

Maui has something for everyone - Here are some of ours...

Breakfast

One of our favorite things to do is to eat breakfast on the lanai while watching whales and enjoying spectacular views.

If you are going out, try the Gazebo at Napili Shores Condo - 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. 

Cheeseburger in Paradise has great breakfast. It's located in Lahaina on Front Street.

 

Lunch

Maui Tacos is one of our favorites for lunch (they are located in several spots around the island). - It's low in fat too (like anyone cares).

The Plantation Restaurant in Kapalua is a great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Wonderful food and spectacular views.

We also frequent Aloha Mixed Plate, which has the best plate lunches, at the best prices anywhere on the island. 

There is a deli right down the street called The Honokowai Okazuya Deli, they have great sandwiches and plate lunches.

Another local favorite is Da Kitchen, huge portions, fast service and great island food.

The Honolua Store, next to the Ritz was recently remodeled, wonderful deli and good prices

 

Dinner - So many choices… so little time.

Kahana Gateway is right across the street from the Valley Isle Resort, there are ATM's, shops and some great places to eat which include:

Maui Brewing Company - Local Brews & Good Food

 

Front Street in Lahaina has many of our favorites, many are right on the ocean.

Bubba Gumps is a theme restaurant based on the movie Forest Gump. Not only is the atmosphere a lot of fun, but the food is fantastic. Our favorite is the crab legs, they have some of the best ribs on the island as well. Always more food than you can eat and quite a value.

Kimo's - Great atmosphere right on the ocean. Prime rib is the specialty, good seafood.

Cheeseburger in Paradise - Great burgers with live music nightly.

Fleetwood's on Front Street - Mick Fleetwood recently opened a great spot on Front street - The roof top offers spectacular views, pupu's, a sunset event nightly and live music. www.fleetwoodsonfrontst.com

 

Whaler's Village Area - Kaanapali - Get your parking validated.

Hula Grill - Barefoot Bar - Right on the ocean - Great sunsets - Live music - Cool refreshing drinks - Try an appetizer.

Leilanis on the Beach - Drink specials during sunsets -Best Fish Tacos on Maui - Live music.

Monkey Pod - Coming Soon

 

Things to Do:

For a complete Guide to the Island, pick up a copy of "Maui Revealed".  You can get it at most book stores across the country.  Unfortunately for us..  good for you.. It reveals absolutely every secret and special place on Maui.  They have done a very good job exploring the island and revealing it to the world.  I cannot say that I agree with many of their objective reports, but it is a very good guide. 

Road to Hana - Takes all day, pack a lunch, swimsuit and a full tank of gas. You must go beyond Hana to the seven sacred pools. Well worth the additional half-hour.  If your feeling especially adventurous, go all the way around, you will see even more spectacular Maui views.

Take a drive to South Maui - Drive through Kihei - There are many nice beaches. Go all the way south and visit Makena Beach. Or Little Makena (Clothes optional). Just past Makena is a Secret beach called…."Secret Beach". There will be a brick wall on your right. There is a small walkway with public access to it. It is truly one of the most wonderful beaches on Maui. Good snorkeling if the waves are not too rough to enter. You may see sea turtles in this area.

For a shorter drive, perhaps in the morning - Go north from the condo. It actually goes all the way around, but then you have to drive back from the airport area. Sometimes we just go about halfway and turn around. There are some of the most beautiful views up this road. The road is similar to the road to Hana.

The road to Haleakala is most spectacular. You have to get up very early, about 2 - 3 am to see the sunrise.

Iao Needle State Park is well worth the visit. Some truly spectacular sites and some Hawaiian history.

Our favorite snorkeling spots include - Black Rock (just outside the Sheraton Hotel) in Kaanapali, Honolua Bay is north of the condo and has some of the best snorkeling we have ever seen!!

Our favorite beaches include - Napili Beach - It is located between our condo and Napili. It's usually a fairly calm beach, but sometimes the waves kick up. Take Lower H-Highway north until you see the Sunset Beach Condo and Napili Bay sign and turn left. We usually park in front of one of the condos, there is a small beach access sign on the left.

Our beach right outside the condo is very nice. It is very private, as there is no real public access.

There are many golf courses with the most stunning views anywhere in the world.  The resort courses can be expensive, but they are well worth the treat.  One of the best values is Waiehu Municipal Golf Course.  Most courses have twilight rates, the time varies but the rates are about half.  Click here for a list of courses.

 

That is all for now,  Have a Great Time in Paradise !!