Maui Journals

Maui, my how you've grown!

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A June 1999 trip to Maui by tamtbell

Beautiful Maui Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: A short tour with my brother, sister-in-law, and husband of Maui, an island we knew quite well.

Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers

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Hotel | "Maui Marriott Resort"

Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers Photo, Lahaina, Hawaii
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As we checked into the hotel, our first impression was "Wow, this place is beautiful!" The lobby is tastefully decorated in the local Hawaiian style and somewhat open, yet with covered walkways to protect you from the occasional tropical shower. The staff was very friendly, as they even greeted us personally by using our names. You truly got the feeling that every member of the staff knew you personally and that you were a member of their much-loved family. Walking from the lobby to your room, you pass by tropical gardens with peaceful waterfalls. There is bougainvillea in planters here and there, and I swear we noticed a distinct smell of plumeria throughout the resort. The rooms were more tha...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 19, 2003

Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Molokai, Maui & Lanai Towers
100 Nohea Kai Drive
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
808-667-1200

Royal Lahaina Resort

Hotel | "Royal Lahaina Hotel"

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My brother-in-law made reservations for his wife and himself at this hotel so when my husband and I decided to join them in Maui we figured we might as well stay at the same location. We all decided to also share the car rental so my brother in law and his wife picked us up at the airport and drove us back to the hotel which was approximately a 45-minute drive that took us through the crowded streets of Lahaina and Kahului. Upon arriving at the hotel I was almost immediately disappointed as I looked around the grounds and walked through the lobby. For the price of $150 per night I was of course expecting something that resembled some of the other resorts that I had stayed at previously. Like ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 17, 2003

Royal Lahaina Resort
2780 KEKAA DRIVE
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
808-661-3611

Alex Air Helicopter Tours

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Alex Air  Helicopter Tours Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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This tour was so exciting, so amazing, so astonishing, that my husband and I were left totally breathless. Now can you tell I was excited about this? This was one of the best helicopter tours I have ever had the honor of experiencing. Our pilot was very good, and you got the feeling that our safety was the utmost top priority in his mind. We had the pleasure of going on one of the 45-minute trips, which included a tour of Haleakala (pronounced Halee a kala), Hana, and West Maui. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist who advised us where to wait, and soon after we were shown to a room where we watched a movie on flight safety (rather boring, of course, but necessary), and th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 19, 2003

Alex Air Helicopter Tours
834 Front Street
Maui, Hawaii

Road to Hana

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Attraction | "The Road to Hana, what an adventure!"

Road to Hana Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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The drive along Hana highway was made during my third trip to the island of Maui during my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's visit, and it was enjoyable, yet my husband and I both admitted afterwards that my brother-in-law will never be allowed to drive us on this type of road again! Now when you prepare for this drive, first, I suggest you buy a bag lunch in Lahaina before heading off, as there are some great places to sit down midway through the drive and have a picnic lunch while enjoying waterfalls and other local scenery. Also, there are tapes you can rent that give some info on certain areas as you drive through them - I would check with your hotel concierge if you're interested in this....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2003

Road to Hana
Hana Highway
Maui, Hawaii

Royal Lahaina Luau

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Attraction | "Royal Lahaina Resort Luau"

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Unbelievably, out of all the years I lived in Hawaii both as a child as well as an adult, this was the first commercially run luau I have ever attended. Even though the hotel itself was somewhat a disappointment, the luau was overall a lot of fun and well worth the $72.00 per person we paid to enter. The luau starts at 5pm; however, people begin forming a line around 4:30 so that they could get the best seats. We arrived to the line at approximately 4:45pm and still managed to get a good seat though. Once they open the doors to the outdoor dinner theatre, which also, by the way, has a great view of the Pacific Ocean, you are greeted by two local girls in aloha wear who are giving ou...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2004

Royal Lahaina Luau
Royal Lahaina Resort
Maui, Hawaii

Beautiful Maui Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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The first time I ever visited Hawaii, I was a rather naive 14-year-old who had lived most of my life off the coast of the Chesapeake in southern Maryland. At the time, Maui seemed really exotic and extremely beautiful. My parents, brother, my older cousins, and I all stayed at the Embassy Suites, which was the first time I had ever stayed at such a place. Let me tell you, both my brother and I were in heaven! The pool was rather cold, but there were water slides, free breakfast in the mornings (of course local style, but still yummy), and a rather rocky beach. My brother and I were amazed by the large, talking tropical birds in the lobby and the pink flamingos that wandered around the resort. I ...Read More