Category: 'South Maui' by rating
Last updated 01. May, 2012 by Mark.
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 …
Last updated 27. Jul, 2013 by Mark.
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
The maps that can be found at rental shops, guidebooks and the one above are really just meant for beginning snorkelers and newcomers …
Last updated 24. Dec, 2010 by Mark.
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
Wholesale car rental
Last updated 01. Apr, 2011 by Mark.
*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!
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.
Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel, 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr., Wailea, HI 96753
Last updated 15. Jan, 2014 by Mark.
1 Bdrm / 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 4)
Lowest Advertised Rates:
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.
Queen + Queen Futon & add’l child futon
| Fully Equipped …
Last updated 11. Nov, 2012 by lilikoi.
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]
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 …
Last updated 31. Mar, 2012 by Mark.
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?”
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 …
Last updated 20. Jan, 2014 by Mark.
Rating: *how we rate restaurants
In a nutshell: Quaint cafe; loved by locals; quirky location
Sound-bite: “Homemade ice cream sandwiches?”
Prices and portions are reasonable and the food is satisfying without being heavy. The lunch menu features …
Last updated 11. May, 2013 by Mark.
4 Bdrm / 3 Bath (Sleeps up to 12)
King, King, Queen, 2x Twins + 2 Futons (also has pack-n-play, stroller and 2 booster chairs.)
| Full Private House | A/C | Private Pool | Multiple Lanais | Well Equipped Kitchen | …
Last updated 07. Apr, 2014 by Mark.
1 Bdrm / 2 Bath (Sleeps up to 4)
Lowest Advertised Rates:
April 20 – August: $125/nt; (5/nt. min.) -$3300/mo.
September – October: $110/nt; (7/nt. min.) – $2700/mo.
November – December 18: $125/nt; (5/nt. min.) – $3300/mo.
December 19 – January 3: $269/nt; (7/nt. min.)
January 4 – April 19: $200/nt; (7/nt. min.) -$4200/mo.
King + Queen Futon
| Fully Equipped Kitchen | Lanai | BBQ | A/C | Washer/Dryer | Dishwasher | Gardens | Walk To Beach …