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AVAILABLE VEHICLES FOR RENT:

Dodge Grand Caravan 2017

 

Vehicle Type: Mini Van

4 Doors, 7 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

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Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This is a great family vehicle that seats 7 comfortably and still has plenty of room for beach gear. Take the family to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much more!  

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by.

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

Food:

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

Jeep Wrangler 2018

 

Vehicle Type: Jeep

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This 4 x 4 Jeep will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more!

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by.

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

Food:

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2017

 

Vehicle Type: Sedan

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

 

Smart Car Passion 2012

 

Vehicle Type: Hatchback Microcar

2 Doors, 2 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This little very clean car with low mileage will allow you to zip around all parts of the island with narrow roads including the road to Hana, Lahaina, Paia and around the west Maui Mountains. This car is not electric and takes premium gas only.

There are many benefits of the smartcar to be considered; don’t let its small size fool you!

Environmentally-friendly. Not only is this small car fuel-efficient, averaging around 40 mpg, but it has several other environmentally-friendly features as well. The smart fortwo car uses innovative energy-efficient and recyclable materials in its construction. In fact, 95% of the vehicle is recyclable and the dash material is made from recycled synthetics.

Easy to park and drive. The smart car has a very small footprint. At less than 9 feet long, it’s nearly 3 feet shorter than the already diminutive Mini Cooper. Of course, a big reason for that is that it’s only a 2-seater. But the short size means this car is super easy to park, especially in tight spots or short spots where other cars wouldn’t fit. It’s also got a great turning radius that makes it very maneuverable.

Appearance. No one can argue that the smart fortwo car is not unique in its design and appearance. See one, and you will never forget it, whether you like it or not! Many people’s first impression is that it is just so darn cute. When Mercedes Benz brought the smart fortwo car to the United States, they updated its image to be more cutting edge, with more chrome, a bit longer hood section and updated headlights and dashboard area. You can also change out the plastic body panels to give it a whole new color, or purchase a car wrap with some kind of unique print or design on it.

Safety design. Most people’s first reaction when they see this tiny car is something along the lines of, “How could such a small car be safe on the road” However, what make the smart car so unique is Mercedes Benz attention to safety. From the innovative tridion safety cell, a sort of safety cage, to its 4 airbags and advanced braking system, the smart car is built for safety. Crash tests have consistently proved Mercedes’ safety claims. Anecdotal evidence, as published on the safeandsmart.com website, also supports those claims.

Surprisingly roomy inside. Another surprising benefit of the smart car is its interior roominess. There is plenty of leg room for both driver and passenger. Head room is great too, with men as tall as 6’6″ fitting in the driver’s seat comfortably. The cargo area is also quite roomy for a small car. We fit a 50-pound black lab and 2 other dogs in our hatch when we go hiking. And we’ve toted home as many as 8 grocery bags and a case of soda when we go food shopping.

Perfect commuter car. The smart fortwo car was originally designed as a “city car” for crowded European city-dwellers, and that is its greatest value in the United States, as well. It makes a great commuter car, with its roominess, solid gas mileage and zippy performance on the roads, not to mention ease of parking.

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

Jeep Renegade 2017

 

Vehicle Type: SUV

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This 4 x 4 Jeep will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more!

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by.

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

Food:

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

Kia Soul 2019

 

Vehicle Type: SUV

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Aloha, and thanks for considering renting our car for your visit to the beautiful island of Maui. This zippy compact is designed to fit 4 adults, your luggage, and all your beach gear comfortably. Don’t let the “compact” in the name scare you, the square design makes even the rear seats nice and roomy for all.

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

Kia Soul 2016

 

Vehicle Type: SUV

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

 

Nissan Sentra 2013

 

Vehicle Type: Sedan

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

 

 Ford Fiesta 2016

 

Vehicle Type: Sedan

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

 

 

Chevrolet Sonic 2016

 

Vehicle Type: Sedan

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

 

Jeep Renegade 2015

 

Vehicle Type: SUV

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This 4 x 4 Jeep will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more!

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by.

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

Food:

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

Hyundai Accent 2019

 

Vehicle Type: Sedan

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

 

Acura ILX 2014

 

Vehicle Type: Sedan

4 Doors, 5 seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

Dodge Grand Caravan 2012

 

Vehicle Type: SUV

4 Doors, 7 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

Dodge Caravan 2012

 

Vehicle Type: Mini Van

4 Doors, 7 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

isiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

 

2017 Hyundai Accent

 

Vehicle Type: Sedan

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. 

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)

Butterfly Farm (West Side)

Alpaca Farm

Surfing Goat Dairy

Submarine Tour (West Side)

Dragon Fruit Farm (West Side)

Chocolate Tour (West Side)

Bee Tour (West Side)

Maui Honey Bee’s (near winery)

Maui Bee’s (closer to Makawao)

Slappy Cakes it’s like benihana for pancakes

Tea Farm

Botanical Gardens

Lavender Farm

Kula Botanical Gardens

Cultural Center

Merwin Conservancy

Sugar Mill

Baldwin home

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Plantation museum

Coconut Farm

Blow your own glass piece

Escape room -Lahaina

Escape room – Wailuku

Cat Cafe – Wailuku

 

For the Thrill Seekers:

Skydive Maui

Ziplines

Paraglide Maui

Parasail Maui (not an option during whale season)

Jet Ski (not an option during whale season)

Rappel Maui

ATV tours (be prepared to look like an oompa loompa)

Maui Paintball

Adventure Park Maui

Maui Kart

 

For the Spiritual Seekers:

Maui Vision Magazine (alternative healing publication)

Global Media Productions (mostly “seeker” events, some music as well)

Dharma Center

Sacred Voyages

Healing Retreat Center

Lumeria

Eco Retreat

Haiku Mill

Temple of Peace

Hale Akua

Sacred Garden

Hanuman Maui

Makawao Union Church

Amma Maui

Holistic Learning Center

Wailuku Shingon Mission

 

For the Water Babies:

Ocean Report

Ocean Safety: know how to look for riptides

Snorkel/dive locations

Maui Mantas facebook group with awesome photography, and they do semi-organized dives/snorkel, of note this is community based, you are 100% responsible for yourself if you choose to participate

Lahaina Divers

BB Scuba

Maui Dreams

Maui Wave Riders (on south & west side, plus you get a hat with your lesson!)

 

Craft Fairs/Farmers Markets:

Maui Swap Meet

Lahaina Craft Fair

Wailea Night Market

Kula Farmers Market

 

Luau’s: these book out EARLY! If you want to go to a Luau, book it as soon as you have your date of arrival.

Old Lahaina

Feast at Lele

Drums of the Pacific

Myths of Maui

Maui Nui

Wailele

South side:

Huaka’i (Ma’alaea)

Te Au Moana

Feast at Mokapu

Grand Wailea

 

Cheapest Gas on island: (both in Kahului, and near the airport) They tend to be .50 – $1.00 less than anywhere else on island, so always fill up when you’re nearby.

Costco

Safeway (no membership required)

 

Sunscreen: While there are a few chemicals that have been banned here in Hawai’i…don’t let “reef friendly” fool you! Reef safe is the way to go. Here’s a great list of options, including some local favorites.

Lahaina Organics

Raw Love

Māmalu

Tan Enhancers:

​​Maui Babe

Kona

Burn to Brown grab a bottle, keep it in the fridge…trust me, you’ll need it at some point.

 

Only in Hawai’i food experiences: (a local would say –ono grindz, which means delicious food)

Saimin

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only on Maui

Malasadas

Poke

Roselani << made on Maui

Kalua Pork

Li Hing Mui -one of my favorite flavors, highly recommend the Sandy margarita at Nalu’s to experience

Crack Seed << Made on Maui

Haupia south side Maui Pie, west side Leodas or anywhere Rosealni, even McDonalds has Haupia pie

Ube often a filling for malasadas (south side at sugar beach bakery, homemaid cafe, or West Side Manuela Malasada) and again, McDonalads has this too!

LauLau can get this at costco, or facebook marketplace

Food Trucks

Also check facebook marketplace for local grinds (food) and fruit for sale. Even our McDonald’s has stuff only found in Hawaii. 😉

 

Some recommended App’s/website’s to make your stay even better:

Shaka Guide

Maui Happy Hours

Magic Seaweed Surf report app/website

Ocean Report

Snorkel report sign up for a daily report sent at ~8am for the duration of your stay.

All Trails for the hikers in your group

Whale Tracker (from late October through early April)

Open Table for restaurant reservations. Of note, I listed a few of them here, (not all of them!) and all our large resorts are associated with high end, very worth going to restaurants. <3

If you use Groupon be super careful about location, as often things in Oahu are listed, and that’s a flight away.

 

Got a late flight? No worries, Safeway is not your only option!

Late Night dining:

West side:

Mala (Thur – Sat midnight)

Down the Hatch (take out till 11:30pm)

Lahaina Sports bar (12:30am) 30 minutes past midnight!

 

South side:

Diamonds (11pm)

Pint & cork (midnight)

 

Nissan Sentra 2019

 

Vehicle Type: Sedan

4 Doors, 5 Seats

Transmission: Automatic

More Details

Visiting Maui? This is the vehicle for you! This vehicle is super roomy with ice cold AC that will allow you to visit all parts of the island at ease including the road to Hana, Haleakala crater, west Maui mountains, Lahaina, Paia, and much much more! Download our favorite apps Gypsy Maui Tours and Maui Happy Hours. Connect your phone via blue tooth in vehicle and listen to the Gypsy Maui Tours app through the radio for a guided tour of our beautiful island.

 

🌈Maui Adventures🌴 

Stay in touch with Maui’s changing weather—24/7.

 

Lahaina/Kaanapali side:

Kapalua Beach.  If you snorkel there, you see huge turtles.

Airport Beach

Blackrock

Dragon’s teeth– cool lookout where the rocks look like teeth.

Nakalele blowhole

Whale tour (when in season Nov -March).

Lahaina Art Walk every Friday

 

Hiking:

Kapalua Trails

K’anapali Beach Walk

 

Food: highly recommend getting the https://www.opentable.com/ app and booking early

Kimo’s

Honu

Star Noodle

Mala

Dukine

Fleetwood’s (try to get a roof reservation for sunset service)

Lahaina Fish Co

Monkey Pod (must try the mai tai & pumpkin ravioli!) have a location on South shore as well.

Leilani’s

Joey’s Kitchen

Macadangdang

Duke’s -get the hula pie

The Gazebo

Sea House

Down the hatch (firecracker shrimp for HH, or Chicken & waffle for breakfast)

Breakwall (go for happy hour, get an adult shaved ice!)

Merriman’s – $$$

Lahaina Grill-$$$

Plantation House – $$$

Cane & Canoe – $$$

Cool Cats (best burgers on island! & they have adult milkshakes)

Betty’s (has a $29.99 lobster deal every Wed & Saturday, prime rib on Friday)

Miso phat (featured with Guy Fieri) or Sansei’s (both have a west side as well as south shore location)

Choice (Vegan/Live food) have locations in Lahaina, Whalers Village, & Paia

A’a Roots (vegan)

Moku Roots (vegan)

 

Kihei / Wailea side:

 

Hoapili trail -get there early, not much shade

Beach Walk -again…early, not much shade, great for seeing whales during season

Makena Beach aka Big Beach -not good for kids, the waves are no joke

Polo Beach

Charley Young

The Cove (where you learn how to surf)

Ulua – Protip look for an excited banded goatfish, an octopus is close by. (our favorite Beach for snorkeling)

Mana Kai (busy but beautiful beach)

 

 

Food:

Barmuda Triangle- The place that you go and may not get out 🙂 (location of local bars/restaurants and nightlife) Dog & Duck (Irish Pub), Ohana, Kihei Cafe, Kahale’s (Maui’s Best Dive Bar), Tiki Lounge, Life’s A Beach (LAB), Lava Rock, Paia’s Fish Market, Three’s Bar & Grill, Fat Daddy’s (BBQ)

Ululani shaved Ice (across from Kihei Canoe Club, 3 locations go to the one that works for you)

Kihei Caffe-breakfast, if the line is too long, go to Lava Rock, better views and great mimosa deals (Kihei Caffe also has a west side location)

Nalu’s -hands down my favorite breakfast.

Ekolu same group that owns Nalu’s and only do dinner. So good!

Havens yes I know it’s in a gas station, go anyway. You’re welcome

Three’s (great hh)

Lineage

Southshore Grindz (local food)

Pint & Cork (get the lobster mac!)

Fred’s– Taco Tuesday & good breakfast

Moose’s

Cafe Ole 3 locations, all awesome

Isana– sushi great HH

Monsoon- Indian get there before it’s dark to enjoy the view

Kamana Kitchen also Indian, less ambiance than Monsoon though

Matteo’s

Wailea Kitchen– Vegan

Gannon’s -$$$

Ko -$$$

Morimoto $$$

Spago $$$

Humuhumu $$$

Duo $$$

Humble Kitchen $$$

The Restaurant

808 Deli has a great daily special for grab & go to the beach. Must follow either FB or IG for specials

Hawaiian Moons for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

That’s a wrap (health food, has a daily special on FB)

 

Kahului/ Wailuku aka “Town”

 

Iao Valley – amazing 10 min hike. Read the story online about this place. The Hawaiian Gods had battles there. Gives me goosebumps! Must go.

Wailuku Cross Hike – extremely hard because of elevation climb but if I can do it… so can you!

Driftwood Sculptures

Cat Cafe

Escape room

 

Food:

Ale House – sports

Brigit & Bernards

Tin Roof -featured with Gordon Ramsey

Tiffany’s

Tasty Crust

Tiki Tiki Thai

808 on Main

Zippy’s– local food

Cupies– local food

Bistro Casanova – great HH

Guri Guri << this is ONLY on Maui

Nonoy – local treat found only in Hawai’i

Down to Earth for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

 

Paia/Haiku: most beautiful little town (one stop light).

 

Surfboard walls to take photos

Ho’okipa Beach – great surf

Also has 30+ turtles that come sleep on the beach ~11am-1pm. 🐢 Please be pono, our turtles are protected and endangered, give them space…or you could be facing a very hefty fine.

Go by Mana foods for awesome local produce/health food options. (if you’re from the bay area this will remind you of Berkeley Bowl/Rainbow Grocery)

Greenleaf Farm

Awalau Farm

Food: I haven’t found anything that’s NOT good here…so if you see it, stop by and check it out. Here’s a few reccos just in case

Paia Fish Market (3 locations, West, south and north shore, this is the original)

Milagro’s great HH

NyloS

Lima

Mama’s Fish house -tip, go for lunch, you can see the view, same food less $$

Nuka – sushi

 

Haleakala sunrise above the clouds. Have to buy a ticket pass online (booked 60 days out). You have to be up there by 4 am. Great to do on the first morning here since we are 2 or 3 hours behind PNW depending on season. You will be up at that time no trouble! Also, drive slow because it’s the fastest road from sea level to 10,000 feet. Also bear this in mind if you are doing any SCUBA while on island, you can get the bends if you’re not mindful! I got elevation sickness driving too fast up and down with a local. Be safe!!

Or you can book a tour:

Eco Tour

Bike Maui

 

Upcountry: Pukalani/ Makawao/Kula:

 

O’O Farm

Kula Lodge is now 5 Palms great views, good for breakfast and HH

The Wooden Crate

Komoda Bakery

Grandma’s across the street from Thompson Road, bring apples or carrots for the horses!

Polli’s (get a tropical margarita!)

Hali’imaile General Store

Ulupalakua ranch store for lunch (across the street from the winery)

Lavender farm (seasonal/spring)

Maui Goat Yoga I’ve done it, SO fun!

Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center

Maui Winery they book up weeks in advance, get your reservations ASAP!

 

Road to Hana

I recommend the Shaka App for this. Tons of waterfalls on the drive, driving by the waterfalls is just as good as a quick stop. Most beautiful drive ever, be warned the road is a lot of switchbacks and areas of 1 lane road. Takes minimally 2.5 hours to get there, and that’s without stopping. Leave early!! This takes all day. Bring water, toilet paper, sunscreen, snacks, small bills if you want to get some local produce from an unmanned fruit stand, and bug spray…if you see a local, pull over! I promise they drive WAY faster than you ever will, plus, they’re rarely interested in the scenery, they’ve got places to go, help them get there on time by pulling out for local traffic. If you’re willing, I highly recommend staying the night in Hana. 😬Recommendations: black beach, rainbow eucalyptus, lava tube, seven sacred pools, bamboo hike!!! There’s 3 waterfalls on the hike. Limited off the road food/drink shacks. Hamoa Beach– reliable surf break. Aka the “surf spot” for all the cool kids 🏄🏼‍♂️🏄‍♀️ ***please pay attention to weather, do not go if there is a flood watch!!****

Wai’iānapanapa requires a reservation, it books the day it releases, which is 30 days out, this is also very close to hana town, so plan accordingly, if you’re doing the drive in 1 day, you’ll want this as late in the afternoon as possible. If you’re staying the night…likely less people the next day in the morning.

Most locations run out of food by 4pm, so get your food, even if you’re not hungry as soon as you arrive.

I recommend (the shaka app will also give recommendations)

Halfway to Hana

Coconut Glens (vegan ice cream, worth it, promise!)

Aunty Sandy’s (this is off the main road, so be committed!)

Tony’s Place (friend owns this, so obviously high on my list!)

Huli Huli Chicken (featured on Gordon Ramsey, they run out by noon!)

Thai Food by Pranee

Hana Ranch Sit down option, and pretty much the ONLY option for pre-made food past 4pm.

 

Waterfall swim spots

Twin falls – be aware you will be fined if you aren’t pono with your parking, and the lot is now $10 to park

Venus Pool – do NOT enter if there are flash flood warnings if the water’s brown, get out of town!

Pua’a  Ka’a state wayside

Olivine Pools

Seven sacred pools but that’s past Hana, and requires a fee for the national park, and mostly it’s closed for swimming due to loose rocks. It’s the same fee as Haleakaela summit, so keep your pass!

More waterfalls/hikes

 

Famous chef’s recommendations:

Gordon Ramsey

Guy Fieri

 

Brewery’s

Kohola (only on West Side)

Beach House Beer (only on West Side)

Mahalo Ale House (Upcountry)

Maui Brew Co (has food and both a west & south location)

Waikiki Brew (has food and both a west & south location)

Or do a tour of all of them: Brewery Tour (friend owns this, so you know…gotta give love!)

 

Distillery:

Hali’imaile

Ocean Vodka

Waikulu

 

For the Keiki, (by age group) and Kupuna:

Tropical Plantation tour -has a tram, ziplines, and Cafe Ole for food

Maui Ocean Center

Wildlife discovery center

Mini Golf/Bumper Boats

Ropes Course

Trampoline Park

Maui Animal Farm (West Side)

The Boo Boo Zoo (Haiku)

Cat Sanctuary (Haiku)