Maui vacation rentals bring you Maui’s best, as voted by recent pollsters:
Best Luau – is the Feast at LeLe: best food, most comfortable seating, and best show, but also the most expensive. honorable mention: Old Lahaina Luau: very authentic and natural setting.
Best Show – Warren and Annabel’s: a total blast, just go, you’ll love it.
Best Adventure – Take a zip-line tour on the side of Haleakala. Make a morning of it: from your Maui vacation rental drive up to Haleakala crater for the sunrise (be sure to get there at least 20 minutes early, since parking can be a challenge and it’s the pre-dawn color display that’s so spectacular. And bring warm closes too: it’s around freezing on top!) Then drive down to the Kula Lodge for breakfast, passing the Sky-line tour buildings on the way. That leaves plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast and a short drive back up the road to Sky-line tours for an 8:30am tour. Tours take a bit over an hour, so you’re back in West Maui well before noon and ready for a serious nap. Ohe’o Gulch (also known as the Seven Sacred Pools) is part of the Haleakala National Park, and provides some fabulous picture taking opportunities. You can even swim in some of the pools (though you are not advised to do so unless you’re sure it’s safe). Water from the Pipiwai streams cascades down waterfalls through this series of pools (there are actually more than 7), ending up in the ocean. There are many hiking trails in the area, including the most well-known Pipiwai trail, which leads you to the Waimoku falls. Bridges along the way provide some of the best views of the waterfalls and pools.
Best Guided Tour – Maui Eco-Adventures: 2005 “Hawaii eco-tourism operator of the year” award winner. Their Rainforest Waterfall hike, and the Hike Kayak tour are favorites. The Hike Kayak: Hike along the rugged north shore of West Maui, then take a short van ride for lunch then 1.5 hrs of sea kayaking in open-top kayaks with a snorkel stop along the way. Very cool!
Best Breakfast – The Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua, far northwest corner of West Maui in the Plantation Best Chinese Food – The China Boat restaurant – 4474 L Honoapiilani Rd, Kahana (a ways north of Lahaina) Best coffee shop – Java Jazz – a favorite spot for coffee in the morning (also good breakfast, soup, sandwiches all the time). It’s right across the street from Kaanapali Shores Resort in the strip mall.
Best Burgers – Cheese Burger In Paradise – in the middle of Lahaina right on Front St. Best Nice Restaurants – Hula Grill – located in Whalers Village, just north of Lahaina. Pacific’O – located in the 505 center, 505 Front Street, Lahaina
Best Shopping – Walk along Front Street in Lahaina. Plan at least a half day to ‘Do’ Lahaina. Don’t miss the Banyan Tree Park on the south side of town. And a bit further south from that is the 505 center, where you’ll find the Feast at LeLe and Pacific’O restaurant.
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