AWESOME SNORKELING AND BEACHES
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Road to Hana
Taking the Road to Hana Tour with Valley Isle was a vacation within a vacation. Why? Because for the first time on vacation we didn't torture ourselves with driving a long way to see something fabulous. We usually do our own driving as we trust that our driving skills are safe and we can take the...
My daughter was driving me nuts about surfing lessons while we were on Oahu. We didnt get a chance to do it there but when we got to Maui we decided to do it here. I ma glad we did because it was so much cheaper and less crowded in Kihei.We booked the surfing lessons with...
Kihei, family oriented fun!
Beautiful village with a fantastic beach...Life is Good! So much is available within a walking distance. Park the rental and head out into town, to the park or the beach.Taste the local coconuts and ice cream.Rent a surf board, a kayak or be carefully daring and rent a wind...
Aston Maui Lu Resort
1 Review and 494 Opinions It is a great place no matter you are on a honeymoon or with family/friends. It is just a very nice...
Maui Oceanfront Inn Kihei
1 Review and 255 Opinions What a lovely little facility this is. Maui Oceanfront in Kihei has been recently taken over by Best...
Da Kitchen / Da Kitchen Express: While the same - not the same
We had been informed from friends of the Da Kitchen Express in Kihei and decided to give it a whirl. While I and the kids liked it, the mother in law had a difficult time eating some of the food, in part due to the heavy salt content and the enormous amount of food. It is...
Freds Mexican Cafe: Freds Mexican Cafe
I was afraid to try Mexican food in Hawaii. I had tried some on Oahu and I was disappointed but my kids saw this place and had to eat here.Its definatley not authentic Mexican food but it was good. Thank God.The funny this is that they are known for their famous fried rice....
Five Palms Restaurant: Steer away from this dump
Although the view is spectacular and the ambiance is pretty nice, if you are looking for food that tastes good, this is not the place for you. At fine dining prices I would expect, at the very least, edible food. But they managed to screw up every dish we ordered. The food...
Kihei Cafe: Kihei's Best Breakfast
It is worth staying in Kihei to have breakfast here every morning. First of all, the outdoor patio with views of the ocean put you in the aloha state of mind immediately. Most importantly, the food is delicious. The cinnamon buns were heart stoppers - it was hard to stop at...
Cafe O'Lei Kihei: Don't let the strip mall fool you
Frighteningly located on the second floor of a strip mall in central Kihei....but WOW really great food and REALLY great ambience on the inside. The food was very good. We ordered a host of h'ordearves (calamarri, tuna, other) which were excellent. The main entrees were...
Aroma D' Italia: Friendly service, great food, intimate setting.
Located in a shopping center next to a Foodland grocery store and an ABC store, Aroma D' Italia is a nice little restaurant. It serves traditional Italian dishes and nightly specials. Our server, Robin was warm, friendly and totally interested in helping us have a great meal...
Hapas, off Lipoa Street, Kihei Maui: Willie K, Blues, Rock, Jazz Guitarist, Amazing!!!
I believe he plays most Monday nights. I would go out of my way just to see this guy, he was amazing, and it was a life moment I will never forget. He rocks out, then will play an amazing version of Somewhere over the Rainbow. His genre I would say is influenced heavily by,...
Kihei is probably not the best place on Maui to stay if you're heavy into nightlife. There are a number of great restaurants and some local 'watering holes', but not much in the way of entertainment such as music, clubs or dancing.
Small rental car!
As tempting as it is to rent a large car, you'll want a small one to get into all the tiny parking spaces on Maui. From the market, to the hotels and condos, they make 'em small there to fit more tourists! Our Neon fit everywhere, and after a week, it only cost $18 to fill...
Safeway and Foodlad: Groceries
We stayed at the condo that has a full kitchen so to save money we wanted to buy groceries to save money. We had the kids with us so this was convenient. OMG the price of food in Maui grocery stores is expensive. Everything is literally double the price you would pay on the...
No shoes in the house
Before you enter anyone's home, please remove your shoes. It is customary and really should be done out of respect. When staying in a B&B I even leave mine outside the door. It's strange, but I've only lived here 10 years but I feel its disrespectful and ask people to remove...
DON'T LEAVE YOUR VALUABLES IN YOUR CAR
When you come to Maui you will notice a lot of trashed cars along the highways. If you ask a local why they will tell you that cars left overnight will usually be vandalized or stripped. In fact, the rental car place will highly recommend that you not leave your valuables in...
Good bar on the beach
As I mentioned before, Kihei through Wailea have lots of hidden little beaches. We were staying accross from one, Keawakapu beach. There is public access, with gravel parking lot. Nice clean little beach, some acreage for walking around too. Even better, there is a bar right...
Climb to the top of a volcano
Haleakala is just over 10,000 feet high - and beautiful. You have to park your car and walk the last little part, but it is not difficult. It can get cold up there, so take a jacket!
Ahihi-Kinau Natural Preserve is another terrific place; it requires more effort to reach it, but it's worth it, because it's home to Maui's tropical marine life at its best. You can't miss in Ahihi Bay, a 2,000-acre state natural area reserve in the lee of Cape Kinau, on...
Maui No Ka Oi
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....
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...
Explore Deeper into Kihei
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