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MAUI, HAWAII

When living in California, Alec and I took every opportunity to travel especially to Hawaii since there wasn't as large of a time change + was a much shorter flight. Check out all of our recommendations when traveling to the beautiful, abundant state of Hawaii.

STAYS

  • Kaanapali Beach Club- resort style hotel with potential for a timeshare option + if you sit in on their presentation you get major discounts on excursions.

FOOD

  • Joey's Kitchen- great spot for a quick lunch in Whalers Village with affordable Hawaiian + Asian inspired food.

  • Huihui- brand new restaurant located inside the Sheraton hotel with the most incredible Polynesian inspired food right on the beach. Highly recommend a night time reservation for the ambiance and romance that is filled in the air at this place. 

  • Choice Health Bar- tastiest breakfast spot with the freshest ingredients and best açaí bowls!

  • Monkeypod- one of the best restaurants in Hawaii with multiple locations (great for lunch or dinner) but it is best known for it's fresh + tasty Mai-Tai's. 

  • Leilani's On The Beach- another amazing restaurant, good for lunch or dinner, with multiple locations. We enjoyed the one in Whalers Village at sunset and it was breathtaking!

  • Betty's Beach Cafe- serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a beautiful view of the water in Lahaina. 

  • Mama's Fish House- a MUST try restaurant in Maui with the most incredible food, service, and ambiance. Reservations are required and they fill up quick so be sure to make them far in advance. 

  • Hula Grill- wonderful, Hawaiian style restaurant in Whalers Village located on the sandy beach. 

  • Maui Brewing Co.- great brewery with multiple locations throughout the island with locally crafted beers + seltzers. 

  • Son'z Steakhouse- fancy steakhouse restaurant located inside the Hyatt hotel, perfect for a romantic date night with your S/O.

  • Island Vintage Coffee- tasty coffee shop located inside Whalers Village with some good açaí bowl options too. 

DRINKS

  • The Sandbar- beautiful bar, overlooking the ocean located inside the Sheraton hotel. Great spot for a fun afternoon happy hour or late night cap. 

  • The Grotto Bar- cool swim up or sit down bar located in a makeshift cave + waterfall outside of the Hyatt hotel. 

  • Hana Hou Bar​- located by the pool at the Montage hotel with a gorgeous view overlooking the water. 

ACTIVITIES

  • Whalers Village- central location in Kaanapali filled with hotels, restaurants, and shopping right off of the ocean. 

  • Lahaina Historic District- beautiful downtown area in Lahaina that is known for being the capitol of the Hawaiian Kingdom. 

  • Banyan Tree Park- located in the center of Lahaina Historic Downtown with trees that grow outwards indefinitely

  • Napili Bay- beautiful beach in Maui where you can also do some cliff jumping if you are feeling brave!

  • Kapalua Coastal Trail- easy hiking trail right by the water that leads to Napili Bay swimming/cliff jumping area. 

  • Aqua Adventure- amazing snorkeling excursion with 2 locations, Molokini Crater & Turtle Town, that also provides breakfast & lunch while aboard. 

  • Road to Hana- a must do, scenic drive! Highly recommend downloading the Gypsy Guide app, and renting a jeep so you can take the top off when admiring the beautiful scenery around every corner. 

  • Twin Falls- one of the first stops along the Road to Hana with 2 beautiful waterfalls. 

  • Wai-anapaanapa State Park- also known as the Black Sand Beach and really the main attraction during the Road to Hana. Highly recommend getting out and walking around a bit here as there is so much to do & see!

  • The Myths of Maui Luau- great Luau located at the Road Lahaina Resort.

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