(Closed) Who’s been to Maui?

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You have to do the obvious snorkeling of course, but one of the best things I ever did was a helicopter tour. It’s totally worth it! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We went there for our first week- I loved where we stayed (in the upcountry area of Haiku)

Things to do:

Road to Hana (please do no try to drive all the way around like we did, turn around when you get to Lindberg’s grave if not before)
Luau (Old Lahaina was good)
Eat (General Store, and Mala Ocean Tavern were great as was Anthony’s in Paia for breakfast)
Museums (there’s a good number on the island, mostly historic houses)
Ziplining (there’s a ranch in the upcountry that has trail rides, zip line, etc)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

oooh, oooh, ooooh! I have, I have!!

We went snorkeling and on a blue water rafting tour (very awesome)

We went to a luau that had an awesome show

Went up to the top of the Volcano (very windy, and pretty chilly)

We rented a jeep and drove around the island on the curvy road to Hana… it was so spectacualr! Lava rock beaches, and tons of waterfalls and bluffs. Gorgeous views all around (it took the whole day)

We went down in a sub, also very cool as long as you’re not clausterphobic.

Also we ate a place called The Sea Watch…. very good.

And finally went to the open air mall, they had crazy awesome sand sculptures!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We stayed at the Sheraton in Kaanapali. We did some of what the other bees suggested. The Road to Hana was absolutely stunning. We did a small group tour thru expedia (there is an office on the main drag there near the hotels) which was great b/c we got to see everything we otherwise may have missed.

We also took a day trip over to Pearl Harbor/ Waikiki. The Sheraton and the Westin alternate evenings for the luaus. We did the one at the Sheraton and it was wonderful! Amazing all you can eat food.

We ate at a few places at Whaler’s Village- Hula Grill was delicious but avoid Cane & Taro. Also, Mama’s Fishhouse is delicious. Definitely need a reservation.

If you go to the plaza where safeway grocery store is, stop by Boss Frogs. They can set you up for a snorkeling tour over to Molokini to “Turtle Town”, where you can snokel with sea turtles.

Other than that, RELAX! We did the perfect blend of sighseeing and relaxing and loved every moment. I cried when we had to go home hehheh

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Eight6Eleven: Dude, I totally cried too! It didn’t make it better that we were coming back to the east coast in January. That’s like some form of torture after feeling like you were in a skittles commercial for two weeks.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well I haven’t been before but my wedding will be at a hotel on Ka’anapali Beach next summer.  I made a wedding website (kind of like what you were expecting from your friend maybe Wink) for my wedding with accomodation suggestions, activities,  etc…let me know if it would help you and I can pm you the link.

My wedding will be at the Royal Lahaina Resort…I’ve heard almost all good things about it and the price seems okay.  There are also lots of condos around or higher end hotels if that’s what you’re looking for!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@SapphireSun: I tried to find the name of company but no luck! Sorry. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Big Beach (lots of waves that crash right on the beach for body surfing) and Jaws taco truck right outside.

Gotta jump off the black rock at Kaanapali too!

Paia is a great little down (on the road to Hana). Get flatbread pizza co or fish market. both delish.

If you can find a local to bring you to the swimming pools (or salt pools) off the road to hana about 10 minutes past paia, it’s a great spot and you’ll have the place to yourself!

aloha mixed plate in lahaina is great too!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@SapphireSun:  WOW duh.  I didn’t even realize this was you lol.  I’ll send you the link right now!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@BirdofaFeather: What salt pools were they? We were in Haiku whose turn off is probably 10 mn down the highway and we didn’t see any…

I do second the Paia Fish Market. There’s some little shops there too- it reminded me of Panajachel with all the hippie-types.

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