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Maui - Hawaii's Treasure Island

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An August 2003 trip to Maui by MilwVon

Lahaina Harbor Photo, Lahaina, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: This was our first time to Maui and was the second of a two week trip to Hawaii. We loved Everything!

Maui - Hawaii's Treasure Island

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The Park Entrance Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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Maui has a lot to offer those who wish to get out and explore all there is to see and do that *is* Hawaii. Having vacationed on Oahu and the Big Island, we really enjoyed the more laid back feel of Maui. This island is much more accessible than the Big Island and there wasn’t much in the way of car traffic as Oahu. We stayed on the beach in Kaanapali and really enjoyed this location, as it was central to everything we wanted to do all around Maui. Even with a week, we wish we had two! Maui has a lot to offer for a tropical vacation, whether you are the adventurous type who would enjoy cycling down the Haleakala volcano or someone who enjoys a more relaxing vacation on the beach. Experienced sw...Read More

Makena Bay and Landing

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Attraction | "Snorkeling in Maui"

Makena Bay and Landing Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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If you are an experienced snorkeler with decent swimming skills, you will find Maui to be a wonderful place to swim with the fish and sea turtles, with a backdrop of beautiful coral reefs. We now own our own gear, but it is very reasonable to rent while in Hawaii. You can even rent on one island, take the stuff with you and return it on another. Snorkel Bob is probably the best known around and very accommodating for those of all skill levels.With gear in hand, you are ready to venture out into the ocean. Our favorite snorkeling experience during our week was at Makena Bay. This is a remote area off the beaten path. You'll need to park up on the main road and hike down about a half mile to the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 26, 2006

Makena Bay and Landing
Southwest Side
Maui, Hawaii

Luaus on Maui

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Hyatt Luau Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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During our week on Maui, we took in two Luaus. Call me a sucker for the Hawaiian combination dining and entertainment experience, I just love the luau! Many of the local hotels feature them, timeshare companies give them away... and tour operators package them with snorkel and dive trips. I often wonder if anyone really ever pays full price for them. For us, we got one with our Molokini snorkel trip and the other for free for taking a timeshare presentation for a new resort over on Kauai. This review overviews the two experiences we had with our Maui luaus.Hyatt Regency Resort Luau and Hyatt Resort – Kaanapali."Drums of the Pacific" is supposed to be one of the best luaus in al...Read More

Maui Dining - Two Great Restaurants

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There are so many wonderful dining experiences to be had in Maui. We enjoyed everything from $6 authentic Mexican dinners in the "up country" of Makawao to the exquisite fine dining of David Paul’s Lahaina Grill at over $100 for the two of us! Traveling and staying in timeshares affords you the luxury of being able to cook if you don’t want to go out or if you are on a tight budget for meals. For us, we enjoy cooking in some, but also enjoy dining out. Sometimes dining out is unavoidable, especially if you are out and about and it’s getting past supper time.This review includes highlights from both of the above mentioned restaurants.David Paul's Lahaina Grill127 Lahainalu...Read More

The Road to Hana - Not to be Missed!

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Lave Flow Arch Photo, Maui, Hawaii
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The Hana Highway, aka Road to Hana is famous in Maui and around the world. There are over 600 hairpin turns and nearly 60 small one-lane bridges on the 68 mile route that takes you to Hana Bay. The roadway is narrow and at times rather frightful. With locals cruising the road like they own it, I prayed at every turn that there wasn’t someone zooming towards us from the opposite direction.The views were spectacular over cliffs, out to the ocean and into the forest. It was a remarkable drive, perhaps one of the most scenic I have personally ever taken. As you drive along, you will come to some places were you will want to get out to take photos, especially when you see other cars parked along th...Read More