Maui Journals

The Road To Paradise In Maui

A March 2003 trip to Maui by Jglassb311

Road to Hana Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: I have been to the Hawaiian Islands many times. Each is spectacular in its own right. Maui is truly a paradise. Not as populated as Oahu, but more so than Kauai, Maui is the perfect getaway.

Mama's Fish House

Restaurant

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Mama's Fish House is a gem among the great restaurants of Maui. When you drive into the parking lot, you have no idea what awaits you. Walking along the gecko-inspired pathway lit by tiki torches, you are hit with the crashing waves, the warm breeze and the smell of plumeria. The main restaurant is an open-air tiki hut, low lit with candles and recessed lighting. We ordered cocktails, each of us sampling something different. Mine was a Mama's Fish House Colada. I am not a drinker, but good lord, was that good. We started with salads at our big table. Mine was tropical and flavorful. I ordered Mahi Mahi stuffed with crab and lobster for my entree. I have never been happier with my choice...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 12, 2004

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

Road to Hana

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Attraction | "The Road to Hana"

Road to Hana Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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They say it's the journey, not the destination. There is only one word to describe Hana...magical. It is what you would imagine, if you imagined a green, ethereal fairyland. My brother, my boyfriend and I hopped in our rented convertible, and decided to do the road to Hana. We wanted to get away from my parents for a little, and knew that it was something we had to see. We loaded up with snacks, and hit the road. There are T-shirts that say "I survived the road to Hana" for a reason. Quite treacherous, windy, and long, the Hana Highway is not for the carsick. You can only go about 25 mph the whole time, so set aside about 3 or 4 hours for the whole thing, not counting stops to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 12, 2004

Road to Hana
Hana Highway
Maui, Hawaii

Surfing

Attraction

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I don't surf, but my boyfriend does. Rather than concede to be a "surf-widow", I go with him sometimes. One morning we woke with the sun and birds, hopped in our rented Mustang convertible, and headed out for some surf adventure. Ben is an avid surfer, and it was all he could think about while on the island. He knows that Hanalua Bay holds surf competitions every year, so we went to check that out. It’s about an hour’s drive from our condo. The bay is crystal blue, and safe from wind. He paddled out, almost alone. There were three other people in the water, a surfer’s dream. I sat at the shore, reading and soaking in the warm Maui sun. It was a beautiful start to another day in...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 12, 2004

Surfing
Hanalua Bay
Maui, Hawaii

Makena Beach

Attraction

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Golden sand and turqouise waters await you at Makena Beach. This totally secluded and gorgeous spot is a beachcomber's delight. The waves lap softly against the shore, while schools of dolphins play in the surf right off the coast. We love Makena Beach and often go there first thing in the morning to ensure privacy and quiet. While many people know about this beach, it is much less crowded than most public beaches, and with many less children. The snorkeling is good, and the wildlife can't be beat. We have seen dolphins, octopus, and a bevy of tropical fish there, not to mention the lizards and tropical birds. There is plenty of shade and plenty of sun. Grab a towe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 14, 2005

Makena Beach
Makena Road
Maui, Hawaii