Maui Journals

Marvelous Maui

An October 2005 trip to Maui by LumpSum1

Quote: There's not enough time to enjoy Maui in just a week.

Marvelous Maui

Overview

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We did Maui Mountain Cruiser. Yes it was a pain get up at 1:30am, but the sunrise on top of the volcano was breathtaking and the bike ride down was quite a thrill, although I think I damaged my thumbs braking. Not for the intimidated (tip suggested by tour guides). We also did Old Lahina Luau, food was unique (I'm a picky eater), alcohol flowed, entertainment was awesome. We also did Pacific Whale Foundation snorkeling trip. Great trip, very choppy in the water though, but got to see a huge variety of colorful fish, and endangered green turtles. If you're going to give your money to someone, you might consider such an organization. They did a great job. (Tip jar is left out on your way off the boat)....Read More

Kahana Falls

Hotel | "Kahana Falls Resort"

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Best Things Nearby:The ocean, restaurant across the street, less than a block, there's a place to rent snorkeling gear, convenience store, ABC store. Roy's Restaurant is 1.5 blocks away, along with the only? Microbrewery on Maui.Best Things About the Resort:Quiet.Resort Experience:Let me start off by saying that I was in a studio. In 12 years I've never been in a studio. The couch, became the bed and it wasn't very comfortable. The place was small, neat, clean, grounds gorgeous, but I couldn't figure out why Gold Crown rating? All the tours my husband and I did (Luau, helicopter tour, snorkeling, bike ride to name a few) I got on-line cheaper. They had numerou...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 6, 2006

Kahana Falls
4260 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Maui, Hawaii
808/669-1050

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Restaurant | "Bubba Gumps"

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Yes it is a chain, a small chain, but the food was very good and the view was to die for. If you get there before sunset and the crowd (we're early eaters, in restaurant around 5 pm) the greeters will give you a window seat. Unimpeded view of the harbor, sunset, the ships coming in at night. Also, if the tide is changing, you'll occasionally get sprinkles of water from the tide hitting the pilings.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 6, 2006

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

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We did a helicopter tour that got weathered out the first time (have a backup plan since every island we booked, we had to cancel that type of excursion for a backup plan due to wind, storms rolling in, etc). Blue Hawaii was a wonderful time - kind of high for the amount of time in the air (possibly a small plane ride) but part of the price is the novel experience of riding in a helicopter. The entire trip is filmed while the pilot narrates. You'll get to purchase the CD at the end of the trip and added to the uniqueness is the fact that everyone on the tour is seen on the filming since there's also a camera located inside the helicopter. There are great sites to see on Maui (e.g., road to Hana, black...Read More