10 days on Maui: An index of tips, food, drink & adventure

A sunset view from our room in Wailea

A sunset view from our room in Wailea

I took up blogging to share experiences about things I enjoy. So when Wife and I (when writing, I call her Wife instead of her actual name) headed out for a 10-day trip to Maui in March of 2013 I decided to write about the people and places of our trip. The posts are organized by day and focus on food and general adventure. To make it easy, below is an index by day in case you are preparing your own trip, run a restaurant on Maui and want to see what we thought, or just are curious about some stuff that may not make the guidebooks. Here goes…

Day 1 (Pt. I): Arrival in Lahaina and the slow withdrawal  (incl. Sea House Restaurant)
Day 1 (Pt. II): Our Lahaina Roads condo
Day 2: Walkable Lahaina, Kimo’s & Honu Restaurant
Day 3: Black Rock Ka’anapali, Maui Brewing Co, Aloha Mixed Plate, Star Noodle
Day 4: Plantation House, Paia shopping, Flatbread Co and Pineapple Grill in Kapalua
Day 5: Kapalua Coastal Trail, Ono Kau Kau in Napili, Star Noodle pt II
Day 6: The Gazebo, Wailea moving day, Iao Valley, Mama’s Fish House & Gouda Guava & Caviar
Day 7: Kihei Caffe, Komoda Bakery in Makawao, 7 sacred pools, Hana, Bruddah Hutt’s, Monkeypod Kitchen
Day 8 (pt I): Kihei Caffe, Blue Water Rafting w/Dante, Dolphins and the Abyss
Day 8 (pt II): Coconut’s in Kihei, ululani’s Shave Ice, Ferraro’s in The Four Seasons

Day 8 (pt III): The MonkeyPod Experience

Day 9 (pt I): Kihei Caffe, Cool Cuts Barber & Salon, Spa Grande in Grand Wailea, Bistro Molokini, Sea Turtles at Maluaka Beach
Day 9 (pt II): Dinner at Nick’s Fish Market in the Fairmont Kea Lani
Day 10: Kihei Cafe for Moco Loco, Paddle Boarding in Wailea, Cafe o’ Lei, scrabble, sunset at Hotel Wailea and return to MonkeyPod Kitchen
The wrap-up: A brief close out of the trip

4 thoughts on “10 days on Maui: An index of tips, food, drink & adventure

  1. I have been coming to Maui since the early sixties- stay on the west side at Napili Kai or Kapalua. Now I am lucky enough to spend my winters here- five to six months. Interesting to see how many of my fave places you got to- Leoda’s, Star Noodle- they r owned by the same people u know- Sea House, Pineapple Grill etc. You missed the two best spots from the looks of it so if you are still here- must go to Sansei and Lahaina Grill!!

    • Carla – We keep meaning to hit Sansei and Lahaina Grill and keep missing them both. We also really wanted to get to Haile Maille but were exhausted after the Waihee Ridge hike. Thanks for the tips. Yeah, the Star Noodle/Leoda’s/AMP/Old Lahaina Luau folks have quite the diversified portfolio. We also went to Sugarcane last week but I have to say the bennie at Leoda’s with the smoked apricot jam was one of the best I’ve had and significantly better than my experience at Sugarcane, sadly (a place I really wanted to like). Thanks again

  2. I was searching online for a map of the Kapalua Coastal Trail and somehow stumbled onto your Maui/San Diego blog. After reading and enjoying details of your day 5 experience I felt compelled to go back and read it all.
    Thanks for the straight up restaurant reviews but also for your personal insights into humanity. We will be in Maui next month and I plan on following your path.
    Don’t take the journey…let the journey take you!
    Thank you Omar

    • Jim – thanks! There’s a few more disconnected posts if you search on Maui. We love it there. And will be in town in March if you are still around! If not, please go to Leoda’s and take a nice walk along Kapalua Coastal Trail. Cheers

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