(Closed) Maui !! Suggestions on hotels, fun things to do, etc.

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Hi Chereee!  My FH and I went to Maui a few years ago…it’s amazing!  They have lots of nice hotels right on the beach.  We chose to rent a condo for the week.  It was cool because we could wake up…make breakfast together…and enjoy it on our own private balcony looking out at the ocean. πŸ™‚  

One thing I HIGHLY recommend is doing a day trip to Hana.  Rent a jeep, and just drive the “Hana Highway” all day.  You’ll stop every few miles to get out to check out waterfalls, go for a swim under them…stuff like that.  It’s TRULY amazing, and Hawaii at it’s best.  

They have a local winery in Tedeschi – and about 10 miles away is a great place to zip-line. 

Let me know if you have any questions about specifics.  Maui is one of the most romantic places you’ll ever go πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We go to Maui a lot because we have a time share but like the above person said def do Hana, you have to do it at least once in your life.  Once you do Hana you can visit the 7 Sacred Pools…plus there is a great 2 hour hike up to a huge waterfall that is breathtaking.  The zipline tour on your way up to Haleakala is a lot of fun, as well as the bike tours…I can’t recall the bike tour company name but they only take a max of 12 riders and they go a totally diff route from the other tours so you don’t feel like you’re in a big heard of cattle going down…then you ride over to the winery and have lunch etc.  My top two snorkel spots are Ahihi and Honolua Bay.  You must eat at Da Kitchen in Kihei for a quick locals lunch spot.  Aloha Mixed Plate in LaHaina (by far the best teriyaki on the island).  That’s about all I can think of right now…it’s early here πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I haven’t been to Maui but I’ve been to Oahu and the Big Island and my biggest recommendation is to snorkel, snorkel, snorkel. At the Big Island, we went on a manta ray dive/snorkel tour and it was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen before. I am pretty sure Maui offers tours as well. It was absolutely breathtaking to be down there with these HUGGEEE gentle creatures. Well worth the $$.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Definitely go to Hana, and on the way home stop at Mama’s Fish House.  The food is amazing, service impeccable, and you’ll enjoy the treat!

Post # 8
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Newbee

We just got back from 8 days in Maui! It is a lovely place to honeymoon! We stayed at the Four Seasons, which while pricey, is having a great sale on stay 3 get the 4th night free. They don’t nickel and dime you for the cabanas, beach chairs, water/popsicles/sunscreen at the beach. Overall, the atmosphere was so nice and even though the resort was packed it never felt full to capacity. 

Places to dine: 

Sansei in Kihei (north of Wailea) for great sushi

Kihei Cafe (north of Wailea) is great for a cheap bfast after surfing! 

Mama’s Fish House – amazing view and food – lovely and worth every penny

Ma’alea on the Waterfront – another great view and very fresh fish

Ferraro’s at Four Seasons – great Italian and you dine under the stars! So romantic! 

 

For activites: 

Surfing – Maui Wave Riders – so wonderful! We were up and surfing on the first wave! 

Snorkeling – Kai Kanani  – snorkeled out on an early morning boat, which beat all of the other boats to the Molokini crater. Very nice boat and crew was super helpful.

Road to Hana is a must – get the “Maui Revealed” book and follow their directions! Some amazing waterfall pictures are in store! 

Outrigger canoes at the Four Seasons – we were able to paddle out and see turtles, rays, and other life on the reef, as well as learn about the culture of Hawaii.

Things are expensive, but you can balance nice dinners out with inexpensive breakfasts, or vice versa. Just depends what you value. 

We are definitely headed back some time soon! 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Road to Hana and swim in a waterfall along the way.

Eat at Longhi’s.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Stay at the Grand Wailea. THE.BEST.HOTEL.EVER!!!!!!!!!

I stayed there for 5 nights and it was amazing! The beach is right there and the resturants on the property are great!

I HIGHLY recommend it!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We love Maui so much, we are getting married there.  I would recommend to get the Maui Revealed book. The info is great and unbiased.   Hana, Mama’s Fish House, and Mala are musts!

Where are you staying?  Kanapali or Wailea?  Kanapali is beautiful and has great hotels, probably the Hyatt is the best. The beaches are great, you can walk to Black Rock for awesome snorkelling.  Its very close to Lahaina which is the main town in Maui with tons of restaurants, shops, and some bars.

Wailea is more ritzy. Very beautiful as well. The hotels and restaurants tend to be on the higher end and more pricey.  Kanapali offers a little more middle of the road restaurants etc. If you are looking for a really ritzy vacay, wailea is more like that. The area is more quiet than Kanaapali. Spago is a great restaurant. Fairmont and Four Seasons are probably the best hotels…

tripadvisor is my standby for checking out hotels!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Just to chime in, I just got back from Hawaii, and Hana is great! Bring bug repellent though because Maui was the only place I ended up with bug bites. I stayed at the Wailea Marriot and it was okay.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Four Seasons, end of story. So wonderful!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

You have to go to David Paul’s for dinner. It’s big $$ and you pay for the presenteation of the food. Friends told us we had to eat there, and I’m definitly passing it on!

We also did a helicopter tour over Maui. Definitly super fun & worth it!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

@ColorCoated- I second the helicopter tour! At the end of the tour, they played “What a Wonderful World,” and I had a hard time not crying!

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