(Closed) Help with Maui!

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been reading travel books about Maui lately, since we’re going there in August for our honeymoon.  The luau that is mentioned in the books is in Lahaina.  Here is the website: http://www.oldlahainaluau.com/

Other things that are highly recommended are going to the top of Haleakala at sunrise and driving the road to Hana.  🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our favorite Maui activity was renting kayaks in Makena. We used South Pacific Kayaks. Bring snorkel gear, and you can hop off your kayak and snorkel. There are lots of sea turtles in that area – it’s pretty amazing. Several companies offer guided kayak and snorkel tours if you’ve never kayaked before or aren’t comfortable striking out on your own.

For luaus, we really liked Feast at Lele. Unlike a lot of luaus, you’re seated at a table with just your party. Much more romantic for a honeymoon than sitting at a table with a bunch of strangers 🙂 The food is excellent too.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

First, go buy Maui Revealed.   It’s an awesome book, with all sorts of ratings and price ranges for anything you’d like to do on Maui.  It’s got sections on almost every restaurant, activities, etc.  We really enjoyed the bike ride down Haleakala, the luau was fun, and we had a lot of fun just driving to a random beach and going snorkeling.  Have a great time!  Don’t forget to just sit on the beach and relax–it’s your honeymoon!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m going to Maui too….has anyone heard of the Cirque Polyenisa luau/show? Is it good?  Any good sport fishing recommendations?

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I was in Maui a couple weeks ago and there is a place called “the secret cove”, its beautiful. its not really a secret though, you can look it up in travel books lol.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I second what mrsbeth’s said about Maui Revealved.  Absolutely, buy that guidebook.  It is SO not a typical frommer’s/fodor’s type of book–it has lots of off-the-beaten path suggestions, and our trip to Maui would have been totally different, and less amazing, without it.  LOVE IT.  As far as activities, of course the road to Hana (and include the Seven Pools with that if you can) and Haleakala at sunrise.  One other thing we really loved that is a bit less touristy: on the west coast north of Kaanapali, you can hike through lava fields–it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before, it literally feels like you’re hiking around the moon, all these craters everywhere.  I unfortunately don’t remember the name of the area, but it’s in Maui Revealed (I gave my copy to a friend or I would look it up for you!)  Also, definitely rent a convertible and not a regular car–the views when you’re driving around are way too amazing not to take the top down!  Have fun!!!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I second the “Haleakala at sunrise” advice…I’d never seen anything so beautiful! The Road to Hana is a great daytrip too. And you MUST have breakfast at The Gazebo! AMAZING view, and the best breakfast on the island. Macadamia nut pancakes: ’nuff said.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60634-d404362-Reviews-Gazebo_Restaurant_at_Napili_Shores-Lahaina_Maui_Hawaii.html

Be prepared to get there early and wait…we went twice during our weeklong vacation this June and waited an hour each time. It’s so, so worth the wait though!

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