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Magical Moments in Maui

An October 2004 trip to Maui by golfgt

South Maui Sunset Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: October 2004 was my last visit, but I'll be over again in early February. This is my favorite place to be. There are many magical moments in this lovely tropical paradise. Keep reading... we own property here and I want to tell you all about the island.

Magical Moments in Maui

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Overview

South Maui Sunset Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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I had never been to Hawaii. I remember as a preteen hearing so much about it, and it was my dream for what seemed like FOREVER. I got married on Maui in March 1989 to my hubby, George. We have gone back to Maui every year but two since that time. We finally bought a timeshare resale off the market in 1998 at MAUI HILL (a great place!) in south Kihei, just bordering Wailea. In May 2001, my son and his family, with my little grandkids, came with us on vacation to our unit at MAUI HILL. Well, 6 weeks later they ended up moving to MAUI! My son and daughter-in-law are both in healthcare, and the demand for their jobs is quite high in the islands. BUT I was devastated; however, it came to be a b...Read More

Da Kitchen

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Restaurant

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I have tried just about everything on the menu here and have never had a bad meal. If you are looking for romantic, soft ambience, this is NOT it. This is a casual locals’ place to eat. It is not expensive, as rates for lunch or dinner run between $5 and $9. With your entrée you get two scoops of rice, macaroni, OR green salad (just about every meal in the islands comes with rice and macaroni, and salad). They have WONDERFUL mahimahi and chicken katsu, which is lightly breaded chicken that comes with a spicy, tangy berbeque-type dipping sauce. The teriyaki chicken has FOUR pieces of chicken cooked just RIGHT in a teriyaki-flavored sauce. Other menu items include loco moco, noodle so...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 27, 2005

Da Kitchen
2439 South Kihei Road
Maui, Hawaii 96753
(808) 875-7782

Five Palms Restaurant

Restaurant | "Five Palms"

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The Five Palms has been around for awhile. The restaurant sits at the oceanfront side of the Mana Kai Resort, an older, well-established high rise complex in south Maui. We have gone to the "early-bird" special on several occasions. For $19.95 (I think recently upped to $21.95.) between 5 and 6pm, you have a choice of prime rib, mahimahi, or chicken as your entree. Dinner comes with a nice green salad using local fare, rice or potato, and a light Lilikoi cheesecake for dessert. The food is good--NOT wonderful, but very good. The service is good, too, and the views are stupendous; you're not going to get more oceanfront than this place. It is lovely and romantic but casual at the same time. Happy ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 27, 2005

Five Palms Restaurant
2960 South Kihei Road
Kihei, Hawaii 96753
+1 808 879 2607

Why We Love it Here... Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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...and it's going to take awhile. So I thought it best that I do this in increments. There is just too much information to give in one segment! We live part-time on Maui now, and every time we visit, I find more new things to share with travelers. I have been visiting Maui for the past 16 years and have made well over 40-50 trips there. And still, every time I go, I am fascinated all over again, like when I was there on my first visit in 1989. We now own our own condo, clear and free, in addition to a timeshare down the road at another resort. ok- We used to visit the west side of the island on our first few vacations in Maui (1989-1994). Since that time, however, we have ...Read More