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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
From: Kihei, Maui
|Posted: 2012-09-14 3:32 pm  Permalink|
Aloha! On Maui you'll most likely be coming in at the Kahalui Harbor Port which is central, If you head West, Lahaina is about 35-40 min drive and has lots of shopping, art galleries, restaurants, The Mai Tai Lounge on Front St. in Lahaina has one of the better Island style mai tai's too.. Ka'anapali just about 10 min down from Lahaina has more shopping and places to eat, this is where all the hotels are mainly on this side.. The Royal Lahaina Resort is here where Don The Beachcomber used to be.. The building and sign is still there and a few tiki's also, at least when I was there last awhile back..
If you head out North from the Port than that will take you out to the North Shore town of Paia about 30 min as well, Fun Town with more shopping, restaurants, farther down the road a few miles is where Mama's Fish House is, Xlnt food and drinks on the ocean, very busy place though so be sure to make reservations ahead of time and bring lotsa money!! Hana is the same direction but about 2.5 hr drive to get there... It's very beautiful but It will eat your whole day up, I'd save it for another time..
Going South from the Boat will bring to Kihei & Wailea area about a 30 min drive.. This is where you'll find the Da Best little Tiki Shop in Hawaii, Beach Bumz Shop.. j/k.. na na na but if do make it this way were located in da middle Kihei across from the ocean in the Kihei Kalama Village marketplace.. Lotsa shopping and a few different restaurants, also here in the Village is where the South Shore Tiki Lounge is... Not the best drinks but have a great pizza that wins awards every year.. Down the road from here is Wailea, more of a resort area, with a small mall to shop at, some big hotels with restaurants, etc... The beaches here are beautiful, at the end of the road about a 1/2 hr drive is La Perouse Bay where the lava flowed a couple hundred years ago, we call it the moon surface.. great snorkeling here too..
Check out http://www.mauitikitours.com that MauiTiki made..
On Oahu, My favorite is La Mariana Sailing club, Longboarding at Waikiki Beach and sipping on drinks at some of the old hotels there on the water.. Tiki's Bar and Grill was fun as well, Leonard's Bakery for da best malasadas, and Bailey's antiques and aloha shirts just down the road from Leonard's..
Sounds like a fun trip, if you make it out Kihei lmk, hopefully I can join ya for a round..
[ This Message was edited by: Beachbumz 2012-09-14 15:33 ]