Maui Journals

Honeymoon In Maui

An October 1994 trip to Maui by Dreamtime

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Photo, Maui, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: This was the first time we visited Hawaii and what everyone had told us was true....It is Paradise!!!

Honeymoon In Maui

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Overview

A Buddha in Lahania Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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After a very long flight it was really nice to arrive at the Kea Lani Resort and be greeted by a refreshing glass of orange-pineapple juice and a Lai. We rented a car but wanted a jeep and they told us to come back in two days and one would be available so we did. In eleven days we went through three vehicles (My husband was telling me how to drive a 4x4 and he's the one who got a flat tire in the lava pools!) To this day I don't let him live that one down! After they gave us another jeep (instead of a new tire) we were back on our way site seeing. We saw everything from Haleakala Volcano to the road to Hana, we covered the entire island which took the entire eleven days. Believe it or not us bo...Read More

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

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Hotel | "Kea Lani Hotel Suites and Villas"

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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We stayed in a suite which was very, very nice. It had a large oversized bathroom and tub with a separate shower a living room with full entertainment center with a 27" TV, CD player, VCR and stereo. The bedroom had a king sized bed and another TV. A balcony overlooking either the Gardens or Ocean, we were on the corner so we had both! It has two large swimming pools one was two-levels with a water slide and the other was reserved just for adults with a swim up bar. At night they would light the Tiki Torches along the paths and around the pool of the entire hotel, it was really pretty! It is located right on Polo beach and has a sceanic walkway connecting the other resorts....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2001

Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
4100 Wailea Alanui
Maui, Hawaii 96753
(808) 875-4100

Chart House Restaurant

Restaurant | "The Chart House Restaurant"

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There are three Chart House Restaurants on the island of Maui, we ate at two of them. One was in Wailea on the Golf Course and the second was in Kahului near the Airport with an Ocean view. We really enjoy the Chart House I always get the Prime Rib King Cut and my husband gets a Filet Mignon and a huge Baked Potato with almost everything on top! Their fresh warm bread just melts in your mouth. They also have a large salad bar and clam bar. We never found where the third one was, If you find out let me know!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2001

Chart House Restaurant

Maui, Hawaii

Haleakalā National Park

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Attraction | "Haleakala National Park"

Haleakalā National Park Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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Haleakala is a volcano that stands 10,023 feet at the summit. It costs $10 a vehicle or $5 for hikers, bicyclists or motorcycles. The pass is good for seven days. I hear sunset and sunrises are beautiful, but we didn't see any. On a clear day you can see 115 miles, so check out the other islands! On the summit is a satellite-tracking station and an observation station. Bring along some warm clothes, something we didn't do! We were in shorts and bathing suits on our drive. It was around 90 degrees at the beach, and as we drove our jeep up the mountain without the roof and windows we felt the temperature change ALOT! Driving through the clouds and around and around...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 11, 2001

Haleakalā National Park
Po Box 369
Makawao, Hawaii 96768
(808) 572-4400

Old Lahaina Luau

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Attraction

Old Lahaina Luau Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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You have to make reservations for the dinner and show. It gets very crowded. The Luau is held right on the beach in Lahaina, so be prepared to see a beautiful sunset. The huge pig gets cooked in a large pit on the beach made out of rocks and large leaves. The only thing, I didn't like looking at it right before we had to eat. The food was very good except for the Poy, which the server told me was something like our potato. Well it wasn't!! It tasted awful! More like paste. The show was wonderful, They made it into a story about the islanders with dance and fire! It's something you have to see at least once when your in Hawaii! While we were there we bought a bask...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 12, 2001

Old Lahaina Luau
1251 Front St.
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
(808) 667-1998

Air Maui Helicopter Tours

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Attraction | "Helicopter Tours"

Air Maui Helicopter Tours Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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This was expensive, but a once in a lifetime chance. It costs $145 per person for about a 40-45 minute round trip flight. It was beautiful and Im glad we did it!

Once you get in the helicopter everyone puts on headphones so you can hear the pilot and there is also soft music playing in the background. I felt like I was in Jurassic Park when the helicopter came to a huge waterfall and got right along side of it as we followed it to the bottom!

The ride we went on took us to Haleakala Crater (volcano), Seven Sacred Pools, The Hana Rain Forest, to see alot of different Waterfalls and the Beaches and Valleys along the North Shore.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2001

Air Maui Helicopter Tours
Kahului Heliport, Hangar 110
Kahului, Hawaii 96732
+1 808 877 7005; +1

Oheo Gulch

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Attraction | "Seven Sacred Pools (Ohe'o Gulch)"

Oheo Gulch Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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This is a very beauitful and popular place and a great place to do some hiking. We visited this place more than once during our stay, this was our swimming hole instead of the ocean. Those of you who don't like salt water will love this because it's fresh mountain water coming from the high elevations of Haleakala. Yes the water is very cold so get nice and hot hiking the trails! I thought someone was putting ice cubes in it! There are more than seven pools and after the water runs through one pool a waterfall attaches it to another than to another until it finally reaches the ocean. In one of my pictures you will see a very high bridge, the locals have painted a la...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2001

Oheo Gulch
At the end of the Hana Highway
Hana, Hawaii 96713
No phone available

Iao Valley State Park Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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The Iao Valley State Park has numerous trails for hiking. In the main part of the park the trails are paved so they are accessible to every level hiker, but where the paving ends, footpaths lead on into the thick greenery. The further you go the less well traveled the trail. The park is small only about 6 acres, but with all the trails it seems bigger.

The Iao needle is 1,200 feet tall. There was a battle fought here in 1790 called the Battle of Kepaniwai.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 10, 2001

Iao Valley State Park
Iao Valley Road
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
No phone available

The Road to Hana

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Story/Tip

Don't worry about your hair the mist makes it flop Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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This is definately a must do! Take my advice start out in the morning and when your on the road to Hana don't turn around and go back the same way, continue going in one direction only! With all the stopping and hiking or even picture taking you won't be back until dark! At least we weren't! We started out on Route 36 or 360 (same road) up by the airport by Paia. It's a road that travels along the coastline. From Paia to Hana is only 52 miles, but these miles pass through a variety of Maui's rain forests, winding through 617 hairpin turns and crossing 56 one lane bridges! There are many places to stop along the way to go hiking or to swim under a waterfall so bring your cam...Read More