Maui Journals

Maui Paradise

A May 2004 trip to Maui by MKtravel

Westin Maui Resort and Spa Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: Maui is a tropical paradise like no other. Time spent there can be as relaxing as in a spa or as active as an adventure.

Westin Maui Resort and Spa

Hotel | "The Westin Maui"

Westin Maui Resort and Spa Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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The Westin is a beautiful hotel with by far the best pool in Kaanapali for kids and adults. The location can't be beat, right next to Whaler's Village in the heart of the beach. Luxurious accomodations, amazing service, and so much more. The rooms were so comfortable it was hard to leave. The gym is state of the art! We received several free gifts throughout our stay.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2004

Westin Maui Resort and Spa
2365 Ka'anapali Parkway
Lahaina, Maui 96761
(866) 500-8313

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Restaurant | "Cheese Burger in Paradise"

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Bad service, mediocre food, cramped seating. I'm not sure what all the hype is about. I didn't think it worthwhile. There is a nice view and sometimes live music, but there are many good restaurants in Maui to be had besides this one.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 17, 2004

Cheeseburger in Paradise
811 Front Street
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 661-4855

Aloha Mixed Plate

Restaurant

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This place rocks! Aloha is right next to the Old Lahaina Luau. So if you're there in the evenings you get to hear the whole Luau for free. The portions are huge and the food tastes good. This is not a fancy place. It's like the Hawaiian version of a diner. But if you're just looking for a place to relax for a while and not pay outrageous prices, this place is great! Look for coupons in the tourist magazines.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2004

Aloha Mixed Plate
1285 Front St
Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 661-3322

Kobe Japanese Steak House and Oku's Sushi Bar

Restaurant | "Kobe Japanese Steak house"

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Have you ever paid a lot of money for a fancy Japanese dinner cooked right in front of you? Kobe is the same food and same show but more than half the price. Just like BeniHana, but better. And they have early bird specials that lower the price or coupons in the tourist magazines that give you one free dinner with purchase of another. We loved the show, the food was great, and for the price, it's a must do!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2004

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

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Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast! This is the place to go on the island for . . . breakfast. The deal can't be beat and the food is great. We got out for about $10 and we splurged when we saw how cheap it was. Try the banana muffin and don't miss the coconut syrup!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2004

Moose McGillycuddy's
844 Front St (Second Floor)
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 667-7758

Warren & Annabelle's Magic

Attraction | "Warren and Annabelle Magic Show"

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Warren is an amazing magician. I have always loved magicians, but this show is unlike any other I have been to. The theater holds about 60 people and is very small. Even the back row was only 10 feet away from the action. I don't know how he did most of his tricks. Some of the card tricks I have seen before, but many of his tricks are variations on older ones. And despite being so close, you still can't tell how he did it. Warren is also hilarious; he interacted with nearly everyone in the audience, making it feel like a very private show. This is a must see, just try it and you'll thank me!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 17, 2004

Warren & Annabelle's Magic
900 Front Street
Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 667-6244

Ulalena

Attraction

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The Hawaiian culture is very interesting, the music is fantastic, but to be honest, I was disappointed by the show. They market it as a Cirque de Soleil type of performance. In reality, there are two minor performances of this type and the rest is just a Hawaiian Musical. The theater is very comfortable and cool, but I personally don't think it's worth the money. If you do go, get the cheapest seats. Every seat is a good seat, despite what they might tell you.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 17, 2004

Ulalena
878 Front Street
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
+1 808 661 9913; +1