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Lahaina

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Kihei

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Haleakala National Park

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Hana

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Kapalua

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Kaanapali

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Makena

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Wailuku

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Japanese Village One

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Kahana

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Kahului

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Paia

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Kahoolawe

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Kaupo

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Haiku

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Kahakuloa

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Nahiku

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Pukalani

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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 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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kihei Things to Do

    It isn't far in miles but that is very deceiving you need to get an early start. For one thing there is a lot of traffic and you have to go slowily. The roads are super curvy and some of the curves are 1 lane so you have to be very careful and supposed to honk your horn are you turn. I'm serious. Besides that there is alot to stop and see .. and...

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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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  • A must do in Maui! takes all day to do...

    Kihei Things to Do

    It isn't far in miles but that is very deceiving you need to get an early start. For one thing there is a lot of traffic and you have to go slowily. The roads are super curvy and some of the curves are 1 lane so you have to be very careful and supposed to honk your horn are you turn. I'm serious. Besides that there is alot to stop and see .. and...

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Haleakala National Park

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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  • Hana Kai Maui Resort

    Hana Hotels

    1533 Uakea Rd, Hana, Hawaii, 96713, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Really neat but very scary hike to get...

    Hana Things to Do

    There are no signs directing you to the red sand beach, it is hidden tricky to find and very tricky to get to. The hilly trail along the the side of a cliff is very eroded and narrow. I AM TERRIFIED OF HIEGHTS THIS WAS WAYYYYY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. But once you get there it's very nice. a lot of the pics people take are super enhanced so I'm...

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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

    I have recommended this hotel to people for years because the location is perfect .. the price is...

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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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  • Wailea Beach

    Makena Tourist Traps

    This was our least favorite beach on Maui. We came here before we went to the airport, because we heard it's really popular, and were dissapointed. The beach is located in front of a 5 star resort, and is over maintained, to the point where it no longer looks natural. We were dissapointed, to the see a bunch of marks on the sand, from where the...

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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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  • 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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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

    The hotel is about 2km away from the airport, almost a direct route. Easy to find on the W Kaahumanu...

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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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  • Finding an old cemetery in Pa'ia

    Paia Things to Do

    Hiking on the trail to the beach we found an old graveyard. We still could not see the beach and were not sure how long the trail would lead be, We took some time to explore the small graveyard. We always find old cemeteries interesting when we travel. This one was not large or ornate in any way. But sitting among the palm trees and tropical flowes...

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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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  • Taking a hike in Pa'ia

    Paia Things to Do

    We drove through Pa'ia and saw a little dirt path with a sign saying beach by it. We decided to park the car and take a walk down the path. We were not sure what we would find. But we were curious. We found an old grave yard on the path. And finally we found the beach. It was not a long hike. But it was fun and we felt like we discovered something...

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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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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!