Isn’t Vacationing All About The Food? Maui Dining Tips

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Even though our business is Maui condo rentals, we know that, for many people, traveling or going on vacation is often about the food. Who doesn’t love to try out new foods and simply indulge a little when it comes to traveling? While most of those who travel to Maui for vacation look forward to enjoying the beaches, water activities, and exploring the culture and golf, food is still a big deal! If you’re traveling to our wonderful island, you probably want to check out the eats. Here we go!

Seafood is big in Maui – good news if you’re a seafood lover. Incorporated into Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese and American foods, you’ll love the freshness. Not to worry if you’re not into seafood though, there are plenty of other delectable choices available for every taste including Italian, Brazilian, Mexican, and of course, a juicy steak if you’re in the mood. Craving a taco (or two, maybe three)? The Ono Tacos food truck has some of the best you’ll find anywhere, and since it’s located in Lahaina, you won’t have to go far from our West Maui condo rentals.

You may be under the impression that you’ll spend a small fortune on good eating in Maui, but this isn’t really the case. While you certainly can enjoy a spectacular gourmet feast at Mama’s Fish House, the recipient of numerous awards, you’ll find the cheap prices at many of our food trucks just as mouth-watering as the food.

Another way to save on scrumptious dining in Maui is by taking advantage of special offers on Maui dining, found at Maui Now, where all types of businesses promote their special deals and discounts on all kinds of things.

Some of the favorite restaurants of those who have dined on Maui include Penne Pasta Cafe for those who love Italian, Star Noodle if you’re craving Asian cuisine, and Prison Street Pizza. Lahaina Grill has been rated in the top 25 restaurants in the U.S. by Trip Advisor for four years running, and is a great place to find quiet sophistication in a contemporary bistro, along with magnificent food, if you’re in the mood to splurge.

Of course, vacationing is all about the food! It’s also about relaxing, putting your worries behind, and spending quality time with family and friends. Where better to let go and just enjoy life than in Maui? Be sure to book one of our fabulous Maui condo rentals well in advance so you’ll have a beautifully appointed, spacious, and comfortable place to hang when you’re not out tasting all the great food!

Looking To Take A Walk On The ‘Wild Side’ With Your Maui Wedding?

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For many couples, a traditional church wedding is the ultimate dream; for others, not so much. If you’re planning a Maui wedding, we hope you have chosen one of our Maui condo rentals to enjoy a bit of luxury and total relaxation during the most romantic, exciting, and memorable events of your life – and, if you’re not the traditional wedding type and are looking to take a walk on the wilder side, there are plenty of wedding destinations you’ll fall in love with!

People from all around the world come to Maui to tie the knot, and it’s no wonder, considering the island’s magnificent beauty, tropical landscape and romantic environment. Who doesn’t love the beach, ocean, lush foliage, or spectacular waterfalls? We’ve included some of the best wedding destinations below if you’re in search of a “wild” wedding.

If a spectacular view of Molokini Crater is your idea of the perfect wedding, take a helicopter ride from Maui to Molokini Lookout, located just 2 1/2 miles offshore from the Wailea Golf Course. Not only will you enjoy gorgeous views from the air, you can’t imagine the marine life you’ll see in the crystal clear waters – amazing.

Beach weddings are always a popular choice, but the excessive heat and sand at these lower elevations can be a bit much for some brides who prefer not to have sand in their hair or mascara and eyeliner running down their faces. If magical panoramic views and comfortable temperatures for you and your guests sounds wonderful, consider the slopes of Maui’s Haleakala Volcano at Ulupalakua Ranch. Truly a paradise setting, and the ideal location from which to view neighboring islands, including Lana’i, Molokai, and Kaho’olawe. You have to see it to believe it!

If a waterfall wedding sounds peaceful and secluded, jump on a Blue Hawaiian Helicopter for a scenic private ride to the Big Island, where there are gorgeous waterfalls accessible by helicopter. After the ceremony, you and your new “significant other” may want to spend some time touring the Big Island and doing a little shopping, or even island hop before returning to Maui for the evening.

Wherever you decide to tie the knot, those who are a bit more adventurous will want to drive (or take a tour) of the Road to Hana, where there are so many sights you’ll want to make a list before you go. This 64 mile stretch of highway is where you’ll find the Kaupo General Store, packed full of character; Grandma’s Coffee House; Hana Town, rich in history and culture; Hana Lava Tube; the Nahiku Marketplace; and countless waterfalls, state parks, and the Waikamoi Ridge Trail. You’ll want to leave early in the morning for this adventure!

Maui is one of the most beautiful, romantic areas in the world, whether you prefer a wedding on the “wild side,” a beach wedding, or any other venue. Regardless of where you plan to say “I do,” be sure to spend your honeymoon night in one of our beautiful Maui condo rentals!

Unique Hawaii Creations You’ll Find While Vacationing In Maui

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Many Maui vacationers are into learning about the culture and food, drinks, and other things that are made locally. If you’re vacationing in Maui in the near future, be sure to book one of our beautiful Maui condo rentals, located on Ka’anapali Beach! We offer all the convenience of home, so after a day of fun in the sun, golfing, a road trip, or learning about all the things that are locally made, you can relax and unwind in spacious, comfortable surroundings. Now, on to some of the things made in Hawaii!

Coffee is one thing we’re proud of, as we’re the only U.S. state that produces our own. You may be familiar with Kona coffee, but all of the major islands produce their own, including Maui. Check out this Maui coffee plantation, where you can buy MauiGrown coffee beans, green coffee, sugar, and more!

Love a good beer? Maui Brewing Co. creates island brewed ales and lagers, including Bikini Blonde, Big Swell, Coconut Hiwa and Pineapple Mana. Take a brewery tour to learn more about these finely crafted beers, or visit one of the brewpubs or restaurants in Lahaina or Kihei, where you’ll find not only the greatest beer, but food that’s crafted with as much care as the brew.

How about a pineapple-shaped shortbread cookie? Like Starbucks is around every corner on the mainland, Honolulu Cookie Company locations can be found spread all over Maui and Oahu. Baked fresh daily and hand packaged at the factory, you’ll enjoy a variety of flavors, including mango, pineapple, passion fruit, chocolate macadamia, and more.

If you like catching big waves, you’ll definitely want to check out Kazuma Surfboards, where you’ll find custom-made surfboards, and you can even watch experts during the shaping process! Kazuma Surf Factory is a surf shop in Haiku, and a must-see for passionate surfers!

Bikinis and beachwear – a must when you’re on an island! If you’ve never heard of Acacia Swimwear, you are now. A local gal (Naomi Newirth) was born and raised on Maui, and now has her own swimwear line that spans not only several states in the U.S. but other countries as well! There are several Acacia Swimwear locations on Maui, so be sure to check out the bikinis, coverups, children’s wear and other clothing.

These are just a few of the things you’ll love about Maui. Our people are hugely talented, whether making craft beer, wine, coffee, hand-crafted jewelry, or yummy goodies like jam and peanut butter. It’s all here! Be sure to check it out.

At Honua Kai’s Finest, we offer Maui condo rentals that are not only luxuriously appointed, but offer amazing ocean views as well! Located on the beach, we’re just steps from the waves, fun and sun. Book your accommodations now!

Headed To Maui For The Great Surfing? January’s One Of The Best Months

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If you’re headed to Maui to surf in January, hopefully you’ve already secured one of our Maui condo rentals, as vacation accommodations go fast this time of year! January is an ideal month for those who enjoy surfing. While some come to our beautiful island to relax and kick back, others are looking for action and adventure – and there’s plenty of that to be had, whether you like to hike, bike, cruise the ocean, hang glide, tour the island via helicopter, or even ride a zipline.

Why is January a good month for those passionate about surfing? On the island’s North Shore, the swells generate those huge barrel waves experienced surfers love. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll find plenty of opportunities where the waves are a bit gentler, whether on the north, south, or west shores. In West Maui, where our vacation rentals are located, there are surf schools and local experts that are happy to help beginning surfers not only find the best spot, but provide lessons so you’ll advance to a higher level in no time!

If you’re an advanced surfer, you’ll want something a bit more challenging and exciting, but not to worry. Maui’s North Shore offers both Honolua Bay and Hookipa, however, it’s important to not barge in on anyone’s fun if you go to Hookipa, as it’s the most popular destination on the island for advanced surfers. Wait for your turn and you’ll see that the experience is definitely worth the wait!

Regardless of whether you’re an advanced surfer or at the beginner level, there are ample opportunities around Maui. Because it can get fairly windy during the afternoons, which impacts the waves and your enjoyment, you may want to consider surfing in the morning when things are a bit calmer.

Always be safe and heed any warnings about the weather or jellyfish, and be careful not to cut yourself on the reef. Surfing is a hugely popular activity on the island, but being careful can’t be stressed enough!

Sand, surf, sun and fun. Sounds amazing, and it is! If you’re coming our way over the next few weeks or at the turn of the new year, be sure to book one of our fabulous Maui condo rentals. Browse our beautiful, luxurious accommodations on our website, or contact us today.