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marvelous maui at kaanapali beach

An October 2002 trip to Lahaina by g.cookie

Quote: doing maui in a week is hard & especially trying to pick what to do. we tried to ask locals what the high points to see are.

marvelous maui at kaanapali beach

Overview

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The old Lahaina Luau is a must - really authentic and the food was great. Watch the drinks, as they're not watered down. The road to Hana is an experience - only did the half day tour and it was enough. The helicopter tour back was cool. If you don't want to do a snorkel cruise, check out black rock in front of the Shearaton - lots of colorful fish and turtles.Quick Tips: I would recommend doing a tour of Hana - too much to see that the driver would miss. The road is a challenge. We did Temptation Tours, and if you try them, ask for Renanta. She was great and very informative. Make sure to pick up all the brochures at the airport - lots of coupons for meals, parking, etc.Best Way To Get A...Read More

Aston Kaanapali Shores

Hotel | "Aston Kannapali Shores"

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We booked at this resort through Northwest Airlines world vacations. It was a very nice resort with beautiful grounds. The people working there are friendly and ready to help in any way. We stayed in the garden area. The only thing I didn't like was the charge of $9 per day to park and the 95 cents charge for calls, even when using a calling card.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 2, 2002

Aston Kaanapali Shores
3445 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 667-2211

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We had been told this was a good place to eat that wasn't fancy but had good food. We had to agree. The pizza was great and the crust fantastic. I got the Hawaiian and Godfather pizzas (yum).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 2, 2002

Pizza Paradiso Italian Cafe
3350 Lower Hanoapilani Road
Lahaina, Hawaii
(808) 667-2929

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Restaurant | "Bubba Gumps"

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This is a fun place to eat - right on the water so the view is great. The coconut shrimp is good, but also had a wide range on the menu. This place is always busy - we found the best time to go was before 6pm.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 2, 2002

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
889 Front Street
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
+1 808 661 3111

Reilley's Steaks & Seafood

Restaurant | "Reilly's Steak House"

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We wanted steak one night and as this was close to our resort we stopped. That was a big mistake - the food was over-priced for what you got and the service stunk. Afterwords when talking to some people we were told this is not a place the locals dine at - it's more for the elite golf group.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on November 2, 2002

Reilley's Steaks & Seafood
2290 Kaanapali Pkwy
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 667-7477

Thoughts on Maui

Story/Tip

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We loved our trip to Maui, but it was too short. There is so much to see and do that it is hard to choose things. Plan ahead if you can on the most important things you want to do. The guys wanted to snorkel alot and we girls wanted to shop. Hana was a must, but if you suffer from motion sickness, take something.I was told to take Hawaiian ginger and it helped.If you want a more authentic luau, stay away from some of the hotel ones put on (too hokey). Watch out for the timeshare traps. There are discount booths all over the island and will offer you stuff in return for some of your time. If you don't mind losing an hour or so some of the discounters offer a good deal on snorkel cruises. If you plan...Read More