Maui Journals

First Week in Paradise

An October 2002 trip to Maui by JaneDB

Quote: Week One in Paradise! Maui is the Condo Isle, with lots of history, hairy roads, plus gorgeous beaches, rugged cliffs, incredible water, great food and friendly people.

First Week in Paradise

Overview

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The Old Lahaina Laua is a must - they're booked a month ahead, but call to see if they have cancellations, they often do. The North road to Kahului was a blast, even more fun than the road to Hana, but both are a must if you like one-lane roads with lots of hairpin turns and one-lane bridges. Breathtaking views of green cliffs plunging down to gorgeous beaches which invite you to stop, park, and wander down to the beach. Waterfalls plunge down the sides of the hills around every corner, orchids bloom wild along the side of the hill, and flowers explode into view around every corner. Big Mama's Fish House - Wow! Expensive, but worth it. The menu is dated, with each fresh catch listed by the captain...Read More

Kahana Falls

Hotel

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Best Things Nearby:Roy's Kahana GrillBest Things About the Resort:Monday Night: Mai Tai Party with wonderful Hula Dancers from Hula School.Resort Experience:Nice condo--2nd bedroom was a lockout with a mini-kitchen. Our dishwasher didn't work very well, and they didn't didn't come to fix it while we were there. On the plus side, they brought fresh towels every day if you wanted them and changed the linens on Wednesday. The concierge was very good and worked extra hours to help us. My only real complaint is that it is just under Honoapiilani Highway and you can hear the highway noise when you walk the lovely grounds. ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2002

Kahana Falls
4260 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Maui, Hawaii
808/669-1050

Mama's Fish House

Restaurant

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Thankfully, the proprieters reserve the spacious bar for walk-ins. The food was the most expensive we came across on Maui, but fabulous. The catches of the day are described on the dated menu, with details about the boat and captain that caught the fish, the area, depth, and tackle which were used to catch them. The menu is a la carte - we ordered a variety of tasty salads or seafood chowders and then made our choices from the catches of the day. They were all delicious, especially the Royal fish - supposedly once reserved only for the King. Only I had room for dessert - Kona Chocolate Macadamia Pie - oh boy. All this surrounded by the scent of flowers and the sound of the surf gently washing by o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 10, 2002

Mama's Fish House
799 Poho Place
Maui, Hawaii 96779
(808) 579-8488

About the Writer

JaneDB

JaneDB
Jackson, Michigan