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Lahaina

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Kihei

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Hana

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57,323,16

Haleakala National Park

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Kapalua

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16,23,3

Kaanapali

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Makena

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4,17,1

Japanese Village One

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Wailuku

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Haiku

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Kahului

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7,11,4

Paia

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Kaupo

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Keanae

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Makawao

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5,3,5

Mauna Loa

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Kahakuloa

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Maalaea

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Molokini

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1,5,0

Honomaele

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4,0,0

Kahana

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Ulupalakua

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Lahaina

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  • Luau

    Lahaina Things to Do

    We arrived at Old Lahaina Luau at 5:10 pm and the parking lot was already full. They told us to park at the overflow parking lot at the Cannery Mall across the street but we were able to find some street parking that was a little closer instead. Once we parked, Chris just changed his shirt right there and we went inside. The luau area was...

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  • Napili Point Resort

    Lahaina Hotels

    We have stayed at Napili Point Condos six times and are returning again this February for a month....

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  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lahaina Restaurants

    Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant is a chain and they have a few places in Southern California, On Oahu, Northern California and other places. I had been here before but the kids havent. I was telling them about this restaurant and how they test you on the movie Forrest Gump and they got excited and wanted to come. Their specialty is shrimp but I am...

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Kihei

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  • Road to Hana

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kihei Things to Do

    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 time to not be rushed, but there are some 600 turns...

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  • Maui Oceanfront Inn Kihei

    Kihei Hotels

    What a lovely little facility this is. Maui Oceanfront in Kihei has been recently taken over by Best...

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  • Fun Family Photo Session

    Kihei Things to Do

    We had a family photo session done in Maui and it was so fun for us and our kids. They got to just play in the water and on a surf board the photographer brought and the kids had a blast. Our photographer was Karma Hill and she was so relaxed and amazing with us and our children. We went away with so many great photos to hang on our walls and...

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Hana

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  • Road to Hana

    Hana Things to Do

    Hotel Hana Maui was a very unique and amazing hotel. It is pricey to have no t.v and wi-fi, but it's beautiful and private and romantic. The service is excellent! I've heard it is changing entirely as far as the name and prices, etc., but I'm hoping it continues to be an oasis of beauty and "old Hawaii". I would totally recommend this hotel, esp....

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  • Travaasa Hotel Hana Maui

    Hana Hotels

    We were looking for a place to "get away from it all" after our wedding. Hotel Hana Maui was the...

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  • Hana Culture Center

    Hana Things to Do

    The Hana Cultural Center, celebrates the region's cultural history. The huts and items here are not replica. Everything you see here is original, and was actually used by the ancient Hawaiians. This is a good place to visit if you want to learn about the life of ancient Hawaiians. All the exhbits have detailed explinations, stating what they were....

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Haleakala National Park

Kapalua

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  • Seaweed Wrap at Kapalua Spa

    Kapalua Things to Do

    Kapalua Spa opened to much anticipation in July and already lives up to the hype about it being the best destination spa on Maui. It's truly beautiful, like an elegant beach house, overlooking Kapalua Bay. The huge building is mostly open-air and all components, from the movement studio, fitness center, beauty salon and relaxation lounges, have...

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  • Kapalua Villas

    Kapalua Hotels

    What's new? The Kapalua Villas have been reborn as The Kapalua Gold Villas and they're awesome. In...

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  • Little General Store Close By Napili...

    Kapalua Shopping

    Since Napili Shores and Kapalua are kind of like the "last little areas" west of Maui Napili General store is a small store back in our little corner of the world. You CAN drive about 1 mile up the road to the Napili Shopping Center but if you just want to stop in and by some postcards, a can of soda, or a hiking book on Maui you can do these...

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Kaanapali

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  • Skyline EcoAdventures ziplining

    Kaanapali Things to Do

    The vendor we used for ziplining above West Maui was Skyline EcoAdventures. Now that I've done it, I can say they run a decent operation and those that are interested should give it a try. But they don't provide much info beforehand, and that uncertainty didn't help my massive anxiety. I'm not one of those that got an amazing rush and don't plan to...

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  • Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

    Kaanapali Hotels

    If you are looking for a great Hawaiian Hotel where you are treated like family then this is your...

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  • Snorkel excursion with Maui Magic

    Kaanapali Things to Do

    We hired Maui Magic for our catarmaran snorkel trip, and we loved them! You can tell they enjoy their job, even when torment/teasing us about being uncomfortable with sea life. They even managed to get me, terrified of deep water, out snorkeling by myself above the reef for a good ten minutes. We saw fish, coral reef, sea turtles, the most recent...

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Makena

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  • Makena State Park

    Makena Things to Do

    Makena State Park is the site of the famous Makena Beach. Many people don't even realize that they're in a state park, as there is no sign or fee area.The park is home to 3 beaches. Big Makena and Little Makena, are the most famous. There is also a Black Sand Beach located past Red Hill. This one is rarely visited by tourists, as access is really...

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  • Makena Beach & Golf Resort

    Makena Hotels

    A really lovely hotel set in beautiful surroundings a few steps away from the beach where turtles...

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  • La Perouse Bay

    Makena Off The Beaten Path

    The beautiful La Perouse Bay is located about 2 and a half miles south of Makena Beach. It's named after French explorer La Perouse, who sailed into the bay 1786. The bay is located right on the edge of the Kina'u Lava Field, within the Ahihi Kina'u Natural Area Reserve. Don't be expecting a day at the beach, as there is no beach here. The lava...

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Wailuku

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  • Iao Valley

    Wailuku Things to Do

    Just west of Wailuku, in the heart of the West Maui Mountains lies Iao Valley. Though today, it is peaceful, this region was the site of some of the bloodiest battles ever fought on Maui. Hundreds were killed in the 18th century when Kamehameha I waged war to unite the islands under his rule. Today, you can still find some relics from this region's...

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  • The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

    Wailuku Hotels

    2199 Kahookele Street, Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens

    Wailuku Things to Do

    Located in the lush Iao Valley, Kepaniwai Park's Heritage Gardens was established in 1952 as a showcase for Maui's diverse heritage. The gardens represent all the cultures have settled and influenced the modern Hawaii. These cultures include Hawaiian, Portuguese, Japanese, Caucasian and Filipino. My personal favorite were there Korean Gardens....

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Kahului

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  • BEST OPTION ON YOUR WAY TO THE AIRPORT

    Kahului Restaurants

    I wanted to impress a friend just arriving from San Francisco and my first stop from the airport was at Bistro Casanova, the newest Restaurant in Kahului. Even a restaurant junkie from California was delighted by the atmosphere, the elegance of the ambience and the quality of the food. To top it off, he couldn't believe how reasonable the final...

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  • Maui Seaside Hotel

    Kahului Hotels

    There are three main hotels right in Kahului. Since this area is so close to the airport, these...

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  • Good place to stop for a beer and lunch!

    Kahului Restaurants

    We stopped here on our way to the airport as we were leaving Maui. We had a lot of time to blow before our flight and this was one of the seemingly few restaurants in the area that was open on a Sunday. Sports Bar theme, lots of people at the bar watching football and going crazy. Great beer specials during the games. I think I paid like $2 for a...

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Paia

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  • Mantokuji Soto Zen Mission

    Paia Things to Do

    The Japanese and Buddhist influence have been really strong in the Hawaiian islands, ever since the 1800s, when several Japanese immigrants came to Hawaii to work on the sugar cane plantations. Most of the Japanese immigrants that came to Hawaii were Buddhists. Today, a small percentage of Hawaiians still practice Buddhism, and several shrines like...

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  • Paia Inn Hotel

    Paia Hotels

    My stay was wonderful. The Paia Inn has plenty of amenities you would associate with big tourist...

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  • Drug Activity

    Paia Warnings and Dangers

    I witnessed what appeared to be drug activity on a few occasions in the downtown area with people buying and selling drugs quite openly. I was disappointed not to see any cops there but I guess they don't consider it as much a prority as in the touristy south coast of Maui. In fact there were very few police anywhere on the island. Anyway, while...

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Kaupo

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    by briantravelman Written Jan 12, 2014

    This is the beautiful historic St. Joseph Church, located on the Piilani Highway, near the tiny village of Kaupo, Maui. This beautiful Spanish style church was built from stone, in the late 19th century, and is larger than most of the other churches found on the island. The church actually had to be restored by volunteers, because it was falling apart. There are actually some small ruins located to the right of the church, which you can explore.
    One of my favorite things about traveling is visiting historic structures, so I really liked seeing all the historic churches on the island, because they are so unique and so different from the ones on the mainland. Out of all the churches that we visited, this one was my favorite. What I loved the most about it is the Spanish style. The architecture was probably inspired by the island’s Portuguese settlers. Unfortunately, it was closed. I can only imagine what it would’ve looked like inside.
    Best part was, this church is in the middle of nowhere. Because of its remote location, we had the place to ourselves, so I could explore, and let my imagination go back in time. The places I have to myself, are the places I enjoy the most.
    This church was definitely my favorite. Not your typical Hawaiian church. A must for anyone traveling this way.

    You have to park your car on the side of the road, go through a gate, and walk a few yards to get to the church.

    St. Joseph Church Church Side View Church Facade Ruins Next To The Church
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Keanae

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  • Upper Waikani Falls (3 Bears Falls)

    Keanae Things to Do

    About 2.5 miles south of Keanae, is Upper Waikani Falls, also called 3 Bears Falls, because of it's 3 cascades. This is one of the most famous waterfalls in Maui, and is often pictured on the Road To Hana.There is a nice stone bridge at the falls, and there is a place to pull over, so you can view the falls.Watch out for traffic.

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  • Coral Miracle Church

    Keanae Things to Do

    This church is a bit difficult to find, but if you do find it, it is quite an interesting one.This unique looking church is located just off the Road To Hana in the tiny village of Wailua. In 1860, the local villagers wanted to built a church from lava, but needed a bonding agent. Although coral would serve, harvesting it from the ocean was...

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Makawao

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  • Best value Upcountry

    Makawao Restaurants

    The quality of the food is equal, if not higher, than the one we experienced in other high priced celebrity Restaurants in Maui. Great pastas and pizzas, but I really enjoyed the fish 'al cartoccio'. Baked in parchment paper, it was moist and juicy. Well done. Great prices too, for the quality of the menu and of the service. Spaghetti Fra diavola...

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  • Aloha Cottage

    Makawao Hotels

    1879 Olinda Road, Makawao, Hawaii, 96768, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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Maui

Known for its 8 pristine islands and for being a staple destination among tropical resorts, a Hawaii vacation is something everyone ought to pamper themselves with at some point. You can visit the Lolani Palace in Honolulu, marvel at the active Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island, take a helicopter tour over Kauai, relax on a whale-watching catamaran cruise, snorkel off the island of Molokini, and shop in Waikiki. So pick from one of the many beautiful Hawaii hotels, unpack your bags, and enjoy!