TUG MEMBERS: Joining TUG does not automatically register you as a user of the TUG Bulletin Board. You must register yourself.


*ads are disabled when logged in as a member*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 24 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. TUG started 25 years ago this month in 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Check out our happy birthday post here: Happy Birthday TUG!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $10,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $10Million dollars
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  6. TUG is trying out a new program that will trade you a TUG membership for a Timeshare resort review if you are an expired member, or even just a guest here on the forums!

    Read more here
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
    Dismiss Notice
  8. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice
  9. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice

Maui/Kaanapali Bound

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by geist1223, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. geist1223

    geist1223 Guest

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes Received:
    581
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark 89,000
    Seaside Oregon Residence Club
    Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
    Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
    We fly to Maui this Saturday -- August 4, 2018. We will be there for 2 weeks. We are staying 1 week at KBC and 1 week at Hono Koa. We have not been to Maui for 5 years and we have never stayed in the Kaanapali Area. We like Hole-in-the-Wall places to eat and Food Trucks. We enjoy snorkeling, museums, coffee plantations, and Hikes. We already have our ticket for Haleakala Sunrise. Last time we were there we drove around both ends of the Island. We have ziplined several times at Piiholo Ranch.

    Any suggestions for places to go, things to do, and/or places to eat would be greatly appreciated.
     
    taterhed and slip like this.
  2. mjm1

    mjm1 TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,125
    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    293
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott: Desert Springs Villas I, Ko Olina (EOY), Maui Ocean Club- Lahaina Villas, Destination Club Points;
    Westin Kierland Villas- Annual & EOY
    I would highly recommend Aloha Mixed Plate on the Kaanapali end of Front Street. Very casual outdoor seating with great local food. They remodeled last year, so we are looking forward to going there this fall. Sounds like you don’t mind rising early, so try breakfast at The Gazebo. Great breakfast including Macadamia Nut Pancakes, but you need to get there before they open. Right on the water with a beautiful view. There are many more, but those two come to mind first.

    Have a great time.

    Mike
     
    jtp1947 and SandyPGravel like this.
  3. slip

    slip TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Messages:
    3,266
    Likes Received:
    827
    Trophy Points:
    249
    Location:
    Reedsburg, Wisconsin
    Resorts Owned:
    Pono Kai, 20 wks: Maui Schooner, 1.5 wks
    I agree on the Gazebo, great breakfast and view. We liked Leoda’s For lunch and pies.

    I’ll w watching this too. We return after four years in January.
     
  4. LJT

    LJT TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Da Kitchen in Kahului, Maui Tacos, the Gazebo, Dukes, Genki Sushi, Teddy’s bigger burgers, Maui brewing co. - that’s all I can think of right now. Lots of higher end great places that are wonderful - these are less expensive.
     
    slip likes this.
  5. DaveNW

    DaveNW TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    10,161
    Likes Received:
    2,827
    Trophy Points:
    548
    Location:
    North of Seattle
    Resorts Owned:
    WorldMark
    That eclectic combination breakfast place and coffee joint right across the street from the Kaanapali Beach Club is really good. We ate there at least three times during our week. It's called Soup Nutz / Java Jazz, and is at the left end of the strip mall with the Times grocery store.

    Dave
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
    slip likes this.
  6. klpca

    klpca TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    3,960
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Trophy Points:
    399
    Location:
    CA
    Resorts Owned:
    SDO, Quarter House, Seapointe, Coronado Beach, HGVC Bay Club
    Agree on Leoda's. And stop by Kula Lodge (restaurant). Great views. We love to have breakfast up there.
     
  7. vacationtime1

    vacationtime1 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,967
    Likes Received:
    499
    Trophy Points:
    318
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Resorts Owned:
    MAW & MKW (Kauai)
    WKORV-OF (Maui)
    WKV x3 (Scottsdale)
    I also suggest Leoda's (for lunch; get the ahi sandwich), Aloha Mixed Plate, Gazebo (prepare to wait in line), and Duke's.

    Also, Cheeseburgers in Paradise near the banyan tree on Front Street in Lahaina.
     
  8. KevinB

    KevinB TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    218
    Location:
    Holtsville, NY
    Stewz burgers in Kihei ! Excellent !
     
  9. NTP66

    NTP66 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott's Maui Ocean Club (x2)
    Food: Cool Cat Cafe for burgers (best on the island, IMO), Da Kitchen for plate lunches (there's a location in Kihei if you're going to be in that area as opposed to Kahului), and the Kinaole Grill Food Truck in Kihei (right outside Kamaole Beach I)

    Activities: Maui Ocean Center is a must, and literally any sail with Trilogy
     
    amy241 likes this.
  10. holdaer

    holdaer TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Hello,
    Thank you for getting this tread started. My family will be in Maui 3 weeks, Aug 25th and I'm very interested in less expensive restaurant options, (besides Merriman or Fleetwood's on Front Street) and things to do.

    One thing I read about was a coconut farm called, Punakea Palms Coconut Farm. Has anyone heard of this? Is it worth it?
    https://www.punakeapalms.com/
     
  11. Moparman42

    Moparman42 Guest

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2017
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Resorts Owned:
    Westin Nanea
    If you like hole in the wall places, Soup Nutz and java Jazz became a must have for us for breakfast in north Kaanapali. The decor alone will keep you entertained for quite some time. Their Moco Loco is awesome, by the way.
     
  12. NTP66

    NTP66 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott's Maui Ocean Club (x2)
    Ah, another hole in the wall place in Lahaina: 808 Grindz. Their breakfast choices are fantastic, and prices are low (IMO).
     
    mauitraveler and LisaH like this.
  13. geist1223

    geist1223 Guest

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes Received:
    581
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark 89,000
    Seaside Oregon Residence Club
    Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
    Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
    Some of the Best coffee we have ever had was Mokka. Much better than any Kona Coffee we have tried. A friend brought us some. She got it from the Hilo Coffee Mill. But it is grown on Maui. We will be tracking it down and hopefully visit the Farm where it is grown.
     
  14. clifffaith

    clifffaith TUG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    San Pedro, CA
    A trip to Maui always takes us to Cool Cat -- fish tacos for me, and a bowl of chilli on rice that is so big we both eat the leftovers the next day for lunch. Be sure to grab up all the tourist magazines at the airport and you'll find a free brownie sundae coupon for Cool Cat. We head to Pismo Beach again in a couple weeks and always say we'll eat at their Cool Cat, but usually just stick with a second trip to Splash for clam chowder.
     
    jtp1947 likes this.
  15. mauitraveler

    mauitraveler TUG Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    California
    The Fish Market on the Lower H road is a favorite of ours (especially their Baja fish tacos). We call in our order first for a quick pick-up, and then it's back to our condo to eat on our lanai. There's also the Paia Fish Market in Lahaina and Paia, but they're a bit more expensive and I wouldn't classify them as a "hole-in-the-wall". Another favorite is Joey's in the food court at the Whaler's Village. Joey's is also located in the Napili Plaza shopping mall. Enjoy your time on Maui!!
     
  16. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    20,436
    Likes Received:
    612
    Trophy Points:
    498
    Location:
    The Centennial State
    Resorts Owned:
    Wyndham Plat,RCI pts,Shell,WorldMark,OKW,SSR pts; Marriott's Willow Ridge;Val Chatelle; Hono Koa; SBP; Blue Ridge Village.
    I second The Fish Market and Paia Fish Market in both places. Really good food and both are inexpensive. There is a deli on Lower Honoapiilani Road as well that is very good.

    We are on Maui 8/20-9/3 with my sister and her husband. We are staying at Kahana Beach. Love that place.
     
  17. taterhed

    taterhed TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,031
    Likes Received:
    1,393
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Location:
    Virginia
    Resorts Owned:
    Westin WKORV OFD
    Marriott's Grande Vista
    Worldmark x2
    Da Kitchen, Coconuts shrimp and tacos (Kihei), Merrimans for happy hour truffle fries and MaiTai's, Maui Brewery for happy hour beers and flatbread w/pork (or any time; wed, wear your Maui B/Crazy shirt and get cheap pints all nite), food trucks at Hana (fish sticks OMG), Thai food at Hana (tuna...yum).

    Hula, Monkeypods, Kimos, Fleetwoods all have great happy hours, but short, packed and kind of breaks the day up (3-5 ish) plus you always spend a ton extra if you stay for the sunset. And, by that time, it always sounds like a great idea....;)

    happy hour drinks in the grotto bar (Hyatt) are an unforgettable experience (deafening, but unforgettable)


    Trilogy is fabulous. The larger PWF boats are surprisingly good. We had our best Maui sightings this year on the PWF boat. The trip on Trilogy was more fun though.... Steves rafts are great.....but quite the slap-slap-slap on the water
     
    taffy19 likes this.
  18. geist1223

    geist1223 Guest

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes Received:
    581
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark 89,000
    Seaside Oregon Residence Club
    Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
    Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
    Patti has a problem with sea sickness. She does better or small boats or Zodiac type boats.
     
  19. taterhed

    taterhed TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,031
    Likes Received:
    1,393
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Location:
    Virginia
    Resorts Owned:
    Westin WKORV OFD
    Marriott's Grande Vista
    Worldmark x2
    Karen G and ljmiii like this.
  20. geist1223

    geist1223 Guest

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes Received:
    581
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark 89,000
    Seaside Oregon Residence Club
    Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
    Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
    If the picture is accurate that Boat would probably be too big for Patti.
     
  21. geist1223

    geist1223 Guest

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes Received:
    581
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Location:
    Salem Oregon
    Resorts Owned:
    Worldmark 89,000
    Seaside Oregon Residence Club
    Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
    Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
    The bags are packed and weighed. We always have to check 1 large bag because we take our own snorkeling gear with vision corrected Masks, skins, booties, gloves, snorkels, fins, and my Beannie to protect my going bald head. Though we get to check 1 each with Alaska for free. We were laughing about our first trip to Maui in 2003 (Honeymoon) when I insisted I needed to take every Aloha Shirt I owned (my Mom use to make me 1 or 2 a year) so I could have a clean 1 for the day and different clean one for the evening. The House is clean and ready for the pet/house sitter. Except for the bathroom, which we will do in the morning. We have a 6pm flight. So tomorrow should be an easy day.
     
  22. DaveNW

    DaveNW TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Messages:
    10,161
    Likes Received:
    2,827
    Trophy Points:
    548
    Location:
    North of Seattle
    Resorts Owned:
    WorldMark
    This is the post from a very experienced traveler. Have fun, Tom.

    Dave
     
  23. taterhed

    taterhed TUG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    4,031
    Likes Received:
    1,393
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Location:
    Virginia
    Resorts Owned:
    Westin WKORV OFD
    Marriott's Grande Vista
    Worldmark x2
    Don't forget to buy a crazy shirt! Best souvenir ever.

    Get the color-dyed ones....they are pre-shrunk and last forever. Mine are 10+ years old.
    Also, the shop will screen print the year and your choice of symbols on the sleeve....get the whale....so you can remember the year (if you start to forget, lol).

    Also, if you get a Maui brewery one, your pints get cheaper. Wouldn't let that be my main focus.

    The Capt Steve's boats are pretty small and you are really close to the water. So, you don't get any feeling of height. It's a pretty small but long boat. Best experienced on a calmer day.
    They leave out of the harbor in Lahaina.

    Have fun, take pics. Preferably from the patio at Merrimans.

    Forgot to mention: you can hike the old golf course across the road from Kapalua. Great vistas. Also, consider walking out to see the DRAGON's TEETH. Great little walk. Use beach access parking and walk down the side of the golf course. It's apparent when you start walking.

    cheers!

    mai tai's for everyone......
     
    taffy19 and slip like this.
  24. Dean

    Dean TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,556
    Likes Received:
    247
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Catamarans tend to be a lot more stable than others. We all get motion sick to some degree or another, my daughter is the worst.
     
  25. LisaH

    LisaH TUG Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    3,341
    Likes Received:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    We love 808 Grinz. It’s a must to order pancakes or waffles and pay a little extra for its famous mac-nilla sauce. The only problem is parking, you most likely have to pay...
     

Share This Page