Category: 'South Maui' by rating

South Maui – Quick Summary

Last updated 01. May, 2012 by .

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General Geographic Area: South Maui

General Geographic Area: South Maui

In a nutshell: South Maui is home to the spectacular world-class beaches of Kihei, Wailea and Makena. Wailea, to the south of this region, boasts exclusive resorts and golf, while Kihei to the north is where you’ll find more affordable hotels, condos and vacation rentals.
Minuses: Once off the beach, the Kihei part of South Maui has lots of shops and food, but some places feel more like California than Hawaii.
Sound-bite: “How many new beaches should we explore today?”

The area called “South …

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Snorkeling Basics & Snorkeling Map

Last updated 27. Jul, 2013 by .

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Fish Like Reef!
The first thing you learn snorkeling is that fish like the reef. Good news: Maui is surrounded with reef! Some areas have more reef than others, but all an experienced snorkeler needs is spotting from the shore with polarized sunglasses and maybe a closeup peek through the ocean surface using Google satellite maps.


View MauiGuidebook.com West/South Maui Snorkel Map in a larger map

Maps
The maps that can be found at rental shops, guidebooks and the one above are really just meant for beginning snorkelers and newcomers …

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Car Rental Hawaii

Last updated 24. Dec, 2010 by .

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#1

Insider source for Hawaii rental car deals.

Insider source for Hawaii rental car deals.

Rating: ★★★★★

In a nutshell: Insider/wholesale pricing on rental cars.
Minuses: Online rental process is not real-time.
Sound-bite: “Are you sure these rates are correct?”

Okay, this one of those situations where it pays to know someone local. Maui truly plays by its own set of rules – and those locally connected pay less…Continue Reading

Summary
Wholesale car rental
  Location
Airport Terminal
  Phone
866-300-7116
  Web
http://www.carrentalhawaii.com
  Price
Wholesale

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Nick’s Fishmarket

Last updated 01. Apr, 2011 by .

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Nick's Fishmarket at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea

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*how we rate restaurants

Rated #1 Fine Dining – South Maui

In a nutshell: The setting is only outdone by the service which is only outdone by the cuisine.
Minuses: They don't have one back home!
Sound-bite: “mmmmm!”

Summary
My wife and I visited Nick’s Fishmarket last week, and I must say that I had among the very best meals of my life there. Yes, it was that good. Not just the food; on every single point Nick’s got it right.
 Location
Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel, 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753
 Phone
808-879-7224
 Web
www.tristarrestau...
 Price
Fine Dining

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Village by the Sea 610

Last updated 15. Jan, 2014 by .

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Bedroom

Bedroom

Contact: Village by the Sea 610
Book: Online booking form

1 Bdrm / 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 4)

Lowest Advertised Rates:
SPECIAL: through November 15, 2014: $99/nt.

Jan* - April 14: $159/nt. for 7+ nts or $169/nt. for 2-6 nts.
April 15 - May: $139/nt. for 7+ nts or $149/nt. for 2-6 nts.
June - Sept: $119/nt. for 7+ nts or $129/nt. for 2-6 nts.
Oct - Dec*: $129/nt. for 7+ nts or $149/nt. for 2-6 nts.
*Christmas/New Years Weeks: $199/nt.
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Beds:
Queen + Queen Futon & add'l …

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Luana Kai C-310

Last updated 17. May, 2014 by .

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Livingroom

Livingroom

Contact: Luana Kai C-310
Book: Online booking form

2 Bdrm / 2 Bath (Sleeps up to 6)

Lowest Advertised Rates:
4/nt. minimum
December 15 - April 15: $229/nt; $1500/wk; $5500/mo.
April 16 - June 15: 179/nt; $1165/wk; $4500/mo.
June 16 - December 14: $169/nt; $1050/wk; $4100/mo.
Christmas/New Years: 7nt. min.
Calendar

Beds:
King; Queen + Queen Sleeper Sofa

Amenities:
| Fully Equipped Kitchen | Lanai | BBQ | A/C | Washer/Dryer | Dishwasher | Beachfront | Ocean Views | Cable | Internet | Ocean View Pool | Reserved Parking | …

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Makena Big Beach (aka Oneloa)

Last updated 11. Nov, 2012 by .

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Big Beach is long, wide, beautiful, and extreme.

Big Beach is long, wide, beautiful, and extreme.

Rating: ★★★★★

In a nutshell: Big Beach is a beautiful, long, wide, undeveloped sandy beach. Impressive, with huge views and a large shore-break. Big Beach is a must-see.
Minuses: A wicked shore-break exists here when the surf is up that can be dangerous for the inexperienced.
Sound-bite: [monster crashing wave]

DETAILS:
One of the most outstanding beaches in Maui. Big Beach is well over a half a mile long, and is also uncharacteristically wide by Maui standards. That means loads of real estate …

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Molokini Crater

Last updated 31. Mar, 2012 by .

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Molokini Crater snorkel boats, Maui, HI

Rating: ★★★★½

In a nutshell: Molokini is a world-class snorkel and SCUBA destination with exceptional water clarity and marine diversity.
Minuses: It is usually very crowded.
Sound-bite: “Hey, I wonder what is on the other side?”

DETAILS:
Molokini Crater is a highly popular snorkel and SCUBA destination. Home to hundreds of species of fish and coral (some found nowhere else but Hawai’i), and near perfect visibility, Molokini deserves the attention it attracts.

One of the reasons Molokini is so incredibly popular is the wide range of snorkeling and diving abilities it …

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Cafe Carmen

Last updated 20. Jan, 2014 by .

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Rating: ★★★★★ *how we rate restaurants

Cafe Carmen Kihei Tech Park

Comfy Seating

In a nutshell: Quaint cafe; loved by locals; quirky location
Minuses: Location
Sound-bite: “Homemade ice cream sandwiches?”

Location:   535 Lipoa Pkwy, Kihei 96753
Phone:   (808)875-8100
Website:   www.cafecarmenmaui.com
Menus:   Menu
 
Hours:   Mon-Sat 8am-9pm and Sun 8am-2pm
Price:   Affordable
Credit Cards:   Yes
Views:   Ocean/Golf Course
Outdoor Seating:   Yes
Entertainment:   No
Serves Alcohol:   Yes
Reservations:   Not needed

Description
Prices and portions are reasonable and the food is satisfying without being heavy. The lunch menu features …

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4BR South Kihei House, Pool, Outdoor Living

Last updated 11. May, 2013 by .

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Lower lanai

Lower lanai

Contact: Hale Luana 4BR
Book: Online booking form

4 Bdrm / 3 Bath (Sleeps up to 12)

Lowest Advertised Rates:
Jan 7 to April 15 - $550/nt.
April 16 to May 31 - $450/nt.
June - July: $475nt.
August - $475/nt.
Sept 5 to Nov 21 $450/nt.
Nov 22 to Nov 30 is $575 a night
Dec 1 to Dec 15 $450/nt.
Dec 16 to Jan 6 $695/nt.
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Beds:
King, King, Queen, 2x Twins + 2 Futons (also has pack-n-play, stroller and 2 booster chairs.)

Amenities:
| Full …

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