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Maui 10-20 to 11-3
TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
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From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2012-09-19 09:57 am   Permalink

My wife & I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary on Maui 10-20 to 11-3. We have done most of the tourist stuff already. Looking for off the beaten path stuff. Thrift stores, best beach to relax & hang out. best walk or short hike, etc. Any info on Halloween in Lahaina. Will be meeting MauiTiki to pick up a couple of mugs. Any other TC'ers want to meet up? Any other suggestions are welcome.

Thanks, Mike & Karen


 
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Hibiscus
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From: Boston-ish
Posted: 2012-09-19 11:57 am   Permalink

We'll just be missing you - we're going for our anniversary the beginning/middle of October! Last time we were there we went to Halloween in Lahaina - lots of fun, although apparently it's less rowdy and more family-friendly than in the past. We loved it - you really get to see something truly local. Get to Front Street a bit early, get something cold to drink and stake out a shady spot to watch the parade.

If you're in the Ka'anapali area in the evenings, the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel has free hula in their beautiful courtyard from 6-9pm or so. They have a decent tiki bar and grill where you can get a pizza or mahi mahi sandwich and have a drink outside under the watchful gaze of the giant Ku statue while watching the show. A good way to not spend a fortune on dinner once in a while.

Consider Maui Fridays for a big local street party, if your schedule permits. We're planning on going to the Wailuku one when we're there.
http://mauifridays.com/

Music on Maui might be a good resource for local music, if that interests you - http://www.mauinews.com/page/category.detail/nav/5039/Music-on-Maui.html We've got tickets for this, as well - http://www.slackkeyshow.com/calendar/

There's a cool arts and crafts fair under the giant banyan in Lahaina on the weekends - http://www.calendarmaui.com/php/event-detail.php?event_id=11630 Local carvers and artists - a great way to get actual Hawaiian-made stuff.

If you want an incredible meal with gorgeous, tiki-ish ambience and have some coin to spend, of course Mama's Fish House is the place to go. Verrrry expensive and not usually the kind of place we'd be able to go to, but for our anniversary we're going to do it. We had lunch there last time and didn't regret a penny of it. Make reservations, though. http://mamasfishhouse.com/ You can even do it more inexpensively by just going during lunch for appetizers, drinks and maybe one of their Black Pearl desserts to share. Fantastic experience all around, and not the least bit stuffy.

As for beaches, we're partial to Ka'anapali, despite the hotels. Great snorkeling right there at Black Rock, beautiful sunsets, drinks available at hotel bars, and of course the stunning blue water.

Congrats on your 35 years!


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TikiPops
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From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2012-09-20 1:20 pm   Permalink

Hibiscus,

Thanks for your reply. To bad we're going to miss you. I did not know about Maui Friday's, we'll check it out. We're staying at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, it's favorite. We know Ka'anapali beach well. Mama's is on our too.
Happy Anniversary to you too!


 
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Hibiscus
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From: Boston-ish
Posted: 2012-09-21 08:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-20 13:20, TikiPops wrote:
Hibiscus,
We're staying at Ka'anapali Beach Hotel...



Heh...us, too!

News about Maui Fridays that I just found out - they're cancelling the Paia town parties.
http://www.mauitime.com/Articles-News-i-2012-09-20-76983.113117-Another-Senseless-Goose-Attack-While-County-of-Maui-Cancels-Paia-Town-Parties-And-Linda-Lingle-Redefines-Bipartisanship.html Hopefully you can get to one of the others.

Have a blast!


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WooHooWahine
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2012-09-27 4:02 pm   Permalink

Dinner at Mama's Fish House is a Must!!! Make Reservations for Sunset

 
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TikiPops
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Posted: 2012-09-27 6:51 pm   Permalink

Karen,
Mama's is definitely on our list, probably on our anniversary. Still looking for that off the beaten path stuff. We're going to check the surfing goat dairy. Also the Maui swap meet. Any other out of the way places or local favorites would be great.

[ This Message was edited by: TikiPops 2012-09-27 18:52 ]


 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2012-10-02 10:32 pm   Permalink

Lahania is supposed to be a rockus Halloween party.
Congratulations.


 
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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2012-10-09 07:51 am   Permalink

The Sugar Cane Train.
"Join us as we travel between historic Lahaina town and the resorts of Kaanapali. Relax in an open-air coach whose nostalgic charm recalls the days of old Hawaii.

With a blast of its steam whistle, the locomotive chugs along a six-mile stretch of track at a leisurely pace. During your train ride, the Sugar Cane train crosses a 325-foot curved wooden trestle whose elevation yields panoramic views of neighboring islands and the West Maui Mountains.

During your journey, our narrator will entertain you Hawaiian-style and point out sites of interest along the way."
http://www.sugarcanetrain.com


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TikiPops
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Posted: 2012-10-10 9:40 pm   Permalink

Christiki295

We are going see how wild Lahaina gets on Halloween. We have seen the sugar cane train several times as we travel to our hotel in Ka'anapali. Maybe we'll check it out this time.


 
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TikiPops
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Posted: 2012-11-08 08:16 am   Permalink

Back from paradise, work sucks!! Here are just a few shots from our trip.

Dinner at Mama's Fish House. Always the best!!



My first helicopter trip. It was awesome.

Kaanapali Beach & Black Rock

I had Rob (MauiTiki)he's on the right, make a couple of custom mugs. Scott (BeachBumz) is on the left. We met at The South Shore Tiki Lounge. If your ever in Maui you must look them up. They are great guys. Scott has a great store in Kihei.

A sunset sailing cruise is a must.

Downtown Lahaina.

The road to Hana. Take a tour it's much more enjoyable than having to drive it yourself.


The backside road is open now. The landscape changes drastically.

Halloween in Lahaina is a crazy party.



It was a great two weeks. We also hit a lot of thrift stores & the swap meet. They were great too.

Can't wait for our next trip.





























 
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2012-11-10 11:41 am   Permalink

Looks like a great trip Mike .Congrads on your anniversary !

 
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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2012-11-15 6:26 pm   Permalink

TikiPops, It was great meeting you and Karen the other day, make sure to look us up next time your on the island. I'll be following your thread on those killer lamps your making too..
Aloha!
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TikiPops
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Posted: 2012-11-16 3:32 pm   Permalink

Bill - Thanks for the congrads.
Scott - It was great meeting you too. Likewise, look us up when your in SoCal.


 
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