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Dnl512: Nope! Not bad at all!
Go to front street in Lahaina – plenty of shops and restaraunts there! One side is building and shops … the other is water. 🙂 Cant go wrong with a view like that!
My uncles helped build some parts of a bar/restaurant called moosemcgillycuddys!
At mamas you may even witness a wedding! The last time i was down we got to witness someone getting married closer to the water! It was so sweet! You can also stay there for about 250-300 a night if youd be interested! mamasfishhouse
If you want to see Mauis country (locals call it Up Country) head towards Makawoa. Paia has some shops – its historic Plantation town. Haiku is so greeh and lush!!!
If one day you feel like driving – take a drive around the island of maui! You cant get lost. 😉
Not sure if they still do this but they have the pineapple tours – You can go see the sugar cane factory (the smell is strong though).
Wailea is pretty pricey but what you see over there is beautfil! though all of maui is to me!
I grew up in Wailuku and born in Kihei … Kihei has some shops and restaraunts to see. one of the beaches in kiehei has some paddle boat races from the teams there. not sure if thats year round or season.
My cousin used to work for Blue Hawaiian Helicopter and they have a few packages … not sure what other helicopter tours they have!
You could probably get away with 10 days but theres so many activities to do and places to see i would recommend 14 days!
Post # 17
jbyrdy: Black Rock is sooo fun but it can get crowded! :/ What did yall do on your honeymoon?
Post # 18
That’s where we stayed, too! I knew I recognized that view in your photo. Loooved it! 🙂
Post # 19
FutureMrsHolmes: Well, we went in March and I never saw it very crowded – maybe we lucked out! We biked down Haleakala, went to old Lahaina a few times & visited the Huge Banyan tree, We went to DT Flemmings beach park a few times, spend one whole day renting a cabana at the beach at our hotel, went to a luau. It was amazing. I want to go back so badly!!
Gemstone: Isn’t it a great resort?? Did you do the breakfast every morning? 🙂
Post # 20
That is so exciting to hear- I will be staying there in September!! Do you have any tips? Anything close by? Any restaurants in the hotel or near the hotel great? I would love to know!!
Post # 21
Looks like you have some great lodging suggestions already so I’ll just add in for hiking/adventures that you MUST do the Haleakala sunrise and go EARLY! We got there around 5am and it was already packed. Super cold on top but gets really warm in the day so layers layers layers. We hiked into the crater and it was amazing. We also loved exploring the area around Haleakala, what they call the Maui “upcountry”. There was a fabulous winery there with pineapple wine (I believe it was called Tedeschi) and a really cool “Surfing Goat Dairy” with a delicious goat cheese tasting. We actually stayed in that area so got to explore it a bunch, loved how remote it was and less touristy than the West coast.
Also, if you have 4 wheel drive then after doing the road to Hana, rather than turning around and backtracking taking the southern off-road is the most fun part!