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Paradise, Hawaiian Style

A July 2004 trip to Maui by Travelwv

Marriott Wailea Beach Resort & Spa Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
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Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Overview

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You must see Old Lahaina and Molokini. If you have time, take the “Road to Hana.” I rate it a so-so, but others in the party enjoyed it. I thought it was beautiful but long (about 6 to 8 hours) and boring. We flew over to Oahu for a day, rented a car, did the tour at Pearl Harbor (long, but worth it - go as early as possible), went to Dole Plantation (a little cheesy), and drove up to the North Shore.Quick Tips: If you go to Pearl Harbor, be there when it opens, as the line gets longer as the day goes on. If you are able, try the surfing lessons. My son had one-on-one instruction from a former pro-surfer for 2.5 hours. He was up on the first wave. (It was only .)Best Way To Get Around...Read More

Marriott Wailea Beach Resort & Spa

Hotel | "Wailea Marriott Resort"

Marriott Wailea Beach Resort & Spa Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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This was fantastic, breathtaking, and unbelievable! The staff was friendly, accommodating, and very pleasant. There was nothing we asked for that was not taken care of immediately. The activities staff helped us plan our off-site activities, which was very helpful.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 2, 2005

Marriott Wailea Beach Resort & Spa
3700 Wailea Alanui
Maui, Hawaii
(808) 879-1922

Maui Dining

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

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They have excellent food, great service, and fantastic views. If you get there before sunset, ask for seating near the water. The view is great, and have your camera ready for the spectacular sunsets.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 2, 2005

Maui Dining
Throughout Lahaina
Maui, Hawaii

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Restaurant | "Bubba Gump Shrimp House"

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This is a fun place to eat, with decent food and friendly service. It's right on the water, and open windows do invite birds inside, so we had to shoo a couple away.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 2, 2005

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
889 Front Street
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
+1 808 661 3111

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I had the best cheeseburger I have ever eaten. I actually ate there twice during an 8-day stay. Eating at the same place twice while on vacation is rare for me, but it is that good. Fun place!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 2, 2005

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

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Restaurant | "Ruth Chris Steak House"

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If you have never eaten at a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, be prepared for the best cut of beef you have ever eaten. Everything is á la carte and expensive. For a party of three, it cost about $140. When you order, ask the waiter about splitting your salad; they do that regularly. The salad is really huge and enough for two people. Actually, most of there items are big enough to share.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 2, 2005

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
900 Front St
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
+1 808 661 8815