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Honeymooning in Maui

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A February 2003 trip to Maui by kinaida

Northwest Maui Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: Is there a better place to spend the first week of marriage? -- kinaida's honeymoon, part 2 (see Honeymooning in Kauai for part 1)

Honeymooning in Maui

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Overview

Northwest Maui Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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Maui is arguably the most popular island in Hawaii -- and for good reason. Maui has it all: unbelievable natural beauty and splendor, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, fantastic surfing, an explorable volcano, shopping, great restaurants... Need I continue? My husband and I spent 7 days in Kauai (see Honeymooning in Kauai), which was a garden paradise. Going to Maui from Kauai was quite a shock! Maui is hopping compared to Kauai -- in Kauai, oftentimes it would be just me and my husband and maybe a handful of others at a beach, hiking, in a restaurant or a store. In Maui, there are people mil...Read More

Royal Lahaina Resort

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Hotel | "Royal Lahaina"

Royal Lahaina Resort Photo, Lahaina, Hawaii
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We stayed at the Royal Lahaina, which is right on Kaanapali Beach. The first thing we noticed is that we had to pay $9/day for parking! The entry way is fairly spacious and filled with a dark wood, which feels authentically Hawaiian. Everything was clean and well kept. In addition to the hotel tower are cottages that are located around the property. We stayed in the tower, but the cottages seemed like they would be good for families. They were very close to the beach and pool area. Our hotel room was clean, if not spacious. We got upgraded to an oceanside room (gotta love the honeymoon special) -- which was terrific. We unfortunately did not have a kitchen like we did at our timeshare ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 29, 2003

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

Maui Dining

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Restaurant | "Kimo's, Leilani's, Hula Grill"

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We went to Hula Grill the first night we were in Maui. It's located in Whaler's Village, right on Kaanapali Beach. We watched the sunset as we ate -- the view couldn't have been more perfect. It was fun to people-watch (something that we couldn't do in Kauai). It was basically a bar atmosphere; they had live music, sports on the tv's at the bar and typical bar food (sandwiches, salads). It was fairly inexpensive, if you stuck to the sandwiches. I got a hamburger, my husband got a chicken stir fry, which was surprisingly good. My hamburger was very good -- it may have been that I was starving, or it was really good. It was probably a combination of both. Both of our meals were...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 29, 2003

Maui Dining
Throughout Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii

Kobe Japanese Steak House and Oku's Sushi Bar

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Restaurant | "Kobe Japanese Steak house"

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After our disappointing experience at Kintaro in Kauai, I was eager to go to another sushi restaurant to get a better experience of the fresh fish that Hawaii has to offer. My husband, who is not the sushi aficionado, was more reluctant. We saw that Kobe had both teppan-yaki (which is when about eight people sit around a table and have a Japanese chef cook the food at the table) and sushi, and after a little bit of prodding, my husband agreed to go. The restaurant is very big, with the sushi bar to your left and the teppan-yaki tables to the right. We went fairly early and there was no wait. We sat with six oth...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 30, 2003

Kobe Japanese Steak House and Oku's Sushi Bar
136 Dickenson St
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 667-5555

Paragon Sailing Charters

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Attraction | "Paragon"

Paragon Sailing Charters Photo, Kula, Hawaii
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After we decided to go snorkeling at Molokini, we had a multitude of options from which to choose. Did we want to go on a sailboat or a power boat? Did we want a BBQ lunch or a deli lunch? Did we want a large, medium, or small boat? This is where Maui Revealed really came in handy. They had reviewed a bunch of these snorkeling boats and provided a concise summary of the ones they liked the best. Based on their review, we decided to go on the Paragon, a medium-sized sailboat. It was a great decision! The ride to and from Molokini was almost as enjoyable as the actual snorkeling. It was fun to watch the crew members sail -- ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 29, 2003

Paragon Sailing Charters
5229 Lower Kula Road
Kula, Hawaii 96790