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    It's hard to go wrong in Maui but the main bit of advice I would give is don't restrict yourself to the Kannapali resort strip alone. All of the communities on the slopes of Haleakala (generally called "upcountry") are delightful. Kula, Makawao, Hookipa, etc. all are worth spending time in. Get kayaks and make your way along a scenic stretch of shoreline exploring pools and hidden coves that can't be reached in any other way. Any KAYAK shop can give advice on the best places to put in and guides are available if that's more your style. Do some snorkeling while you're at it or carry your boots and go for a hike across the point of land you land on then then cool off in the ocean on your return and paddle back to your starting point. Possibilities are endless! Try Saimin a tasty regional soup/noodle broth often sold even in the local Dairy Queen! Start every morning with a freshly sliced papaya or mango with lime juice squeezed on it and wash it all down with a nice cold glass of POG (papaya,orange and guava juice). Go horseback riding to a remote waterfall and picnic in the jungle. If you're feeling adventurous connect with one of the local hang gliding instructors for a tandem ride(David Darling is excellent and if he's not still teaching he would know who is).Enjoy! over 4 years ago

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    On the cheap end, Maui Tacos in Kihei is a tasty and affordable dining option. On the high end, Mama's Fish House in Paia is quite expensive, but it's the most scenic and memorable meal you'll likely ever have. In the middle, Tommy Bahama's in the Shops at Wailea complex is a solid dining option. Don't miss Lappert's Ice Cream either, wherever you find it (they're in Wailea and Lahaina). As for sights, drive to the top of the Haleakala volcano. It will take your breath away. The beaches between Kihei and Wailea are good, but go a bit further south to Makena. Big Beach is fantastic. over 4 years ago

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    Oh, and give Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop a try, too. It's on Highway 30 south of Lahaina. Great food and very affordable. over 4 years ago

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    Cheeseburger in Paradise! Get out of west Maui and head over to the south - snorkel Molokini, swim at Makena over 4 years ago

    Answered by Sarah T via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Again for sightseeing on Maui, the big 5 are Lahaina for it's whaling history, the Iao needle for a beautiful lush natural monument setting, Kihei, " Hawaii's 2nd Waikiki", the world famous Hana Highway on the east coast going through gorgeous scenery, and not least, Haleakala Volcano National Park ( House of the Sun). it get's pretty cool at 10,000 feet even in the summer. over 4 years ago

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