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Hawaii: 12 Days in Paradise

A February 2005 trip to Maui by KimberNicola

Aloha Bike Tours Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: Biking Haleakala with Aloha Bike Tours was great. Our host, Marc, gave safety techniques and gear. It was a fabulous experience, the views were fantastic, and the ride exhilarating. We could stop whenever we wanted to enjoy the scenery. The ride ended with lunch at the Tedeschi Winery.

Hawaii: 12 Days in Paradise

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The view from here is great.. Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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This was to be our once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii, and we planned it as such. Anticipation was helping us through the dark and frozen days of winter in Minnesota, and finally January 31 came. Grandma arrived to watch the kids and we were off for 12 days! We were lucky enough to spend time in Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. Kauai was beautiful and our first taste of Hawaii. We stayed in Poipu, on the southern side of the island. The island is small enough that you can see it all doing day trips, and you can get around easily. We relaxed here in Kauai, driving around in our bright-green Jeep Wrangler to see the natural beauty of the island, stopping for refreshments when we felt like it, hiking around wh...Read More

Westin Maui Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "The Westin Maui Resort and Spa"

Westin Maui Resort and Spa Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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Being greeted at the door with lei’s was a nice touch and a clue that this isn't your everyday vacation hotel. You walk through the wide sliding glass doors and ahead of you is a waterfall surrounded with pools of koi, flamingoes, and swans. The hotel is open to the outside in the back, and the pools around the waterfall will lead you out to 87,000 sq. ft. of an aquatic playground for people of all ages. There are five free-form swimming pools to swim in, a secluded Jacuzzi to relax in, an adult-only pool for those who left them at home, and a waterslide with 270-degree turns and a dramatic 23-ft. drop. The pretty patios have tables to chat around, and bar and restaurant, and if you keep walking, even...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 20, 2005

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

Leilani's on the Beach

Restaurant | "Leilani's Beachside Grill"

Leilani's on the Beach Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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Our first night in Maui, we walked to Whaler’s Village and had dinner outside at Leilani’s Beachside Grill. Having dinner right off of the beach is the best way to enjoy a great meal, plus enjoy a great view of Lana'i and Moloka'i. After a short wait, we sat down at an umbrella-covered table just in time to watch the sun set. The menu had a lot of variety at affordable prices. At Leilani's, you can order everything from affordable hamburgers, pasta, or local seafood. John started off with some sashimi--sorry, but I can’t bring myself to even try it, but he said it was very good. We both had some of the fresh local fish for dinner and just had drinks for desert. The food was good, and the sur...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2005

Leilani's on the Beach
2435 Kaanapali Parkway
Maui, Hawaii 96761
(808) 661-4495

Aloha Bike Tours

Attraction | "Bike Down a Volcano- Aloha Bike Tours"

Aloha Bike Tours Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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We met at Rice Park in Kula for a continental breakfast and to get to know our host, Marc, and the other bikers. Marc was very nice, and safety was on his mind. On the ride in the van up the volcano, Marc pointed out mistakes some of the bikers on their way down were making. This was done in a lighthearted way, yet seriously enough that you knew where it was safe to ride. Non-riders and young children may ride down in the van, children should be 14 before they are allowed to bike down. Once at the starting area for the bike tour at the entrance to Haleakala National Park, we were fitted to our 24 speed comfort bikes and helmets. If it has been awhile since you have ridden a bike there is an...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 9, 2005

Aloha Bike Tours
448 Crater Road
Kula, Hawaii 96790
+1 808 249 0911; +1