Favorite thing: Maui is amazing. Anyone who loves to travel and loves beautiful places must go to Maui. Avoiding the tourist season helps. The island is breathtaking. Unfortunatly, from the time of my first visit 16 years ago until now, the destruction tourists have caused is a disgrace. Garbage on beaches that only a few years ago were deserted. Please respect the beautiful island for everyone to enjoy.
The three main grocery stores in Kihei are Foodland, Star, and Safeway. Be prepared for 'sticker shock', as grocery prices on Maui are VERY high.
If you are going to be staying in a condo, I highly recommend you make a grocery list on the plane and hit Costco as soon as you land.
Costco is located at the airport exit, so you have to drive by it no matter what. You have to be a member to shop there, but the savings are great, especially if you have kids.
K-Mart is located right next door
Fondest memory: FISHING!
Favorite thing: Eat at Safeway. The Safeway deli has delicious miniture spicy meatballs, chicken wings, potato wedges, salads, etc. etc. The great thing about eating at Safeway, besides the flavor, is the variety. You can get fruits and vegetables, meat, dairy, breads, all to go and even buy a cooler and ice if you want to wait a while before eating it.