We received so many wonderful recommendations on our recent trip to Maui so I wanted to share them with DoSayGive readers – plus all the Hawaiian inspired outfits I packed!
Whenever I pack for a trip I really look to the locale for inspiration. You can probably see that in my *attempt* to have that laid back yet cool California feel on our Santa Barbara trip.
So when my husband told me he had a business trip to Maui I couldn’t wait to pack some colorful, island-inspired looks for the both us. This Lilly dress was too perfect for words and I had to pack this more demure Vineyard Vines Hawaiian shirt for my husband.
It was our first time to Maui and it was even better than I imagined! We went in the beginning of February which happened to be the best time of the year for whale watching. The humpback whales were nothing short of magnificent. We didn’t even need to do a whale watching tour because they were so close to the shore. We just sat in the pool and watched them!
DoSayGive readers are so “in the know” when it comes to fabulous recommendations so I wanted to compile all the Maui recommendations in one post, including things to do and things to eat!
What to Do:
Luau at Feast of Lele in Lahaina
Trilogy’s half day snorkel in Molikini
Whale watching with Pacific Whale Foundation
Spa at the Montage
Grand Jewels for estate jewelry
Road to Hana (plan for at least a half a day)
Kayaking at your hotel
Kapalua golf courses (Plantation Course is more challenging than the Bay course)
Haleakala – Drive to dormant volcano (1.5-2 hours)
Warren and Annabelle’s Magic Show (family show in afternoon)
What to Eat:
Mama’s Fish House (most recommended for views!)
Drinks at the Four Seasons if you are staying in Waliea area
Da Kitchen (my favorite meal was near the airport!)
MonkeyPod Kitchen (casual)
Sansei for sushi
Sea House Grill
Brunch at the Plantation House
Flatbread Pizza in Paia
Star Noodle in Lahaina
Island Vintage Shaved Ice
Ululani’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice
Lapperts Ice Cream
Where to Stay:
We stayed in the Wailea area and really loved how all the hotels connected by a scenic oceanfront walking path which made walking to dinner romantic and fun.
My impression of the hotels in this area: The Four Seasons is gorgeous and like out of a movie. The Grand Wailea would be a child’s dream – waterslides galore!
We stayed at the Marriott (Wailea Beach Resort) and they had an adult pool (above) and a children’s area in another area so it could function as couples getaway or a family destination. We didn’t see the Fairmont but have heard it’s wonderful. And the Andaz looked lovely as well.
There are many parts of Maui, though. Share your favorite hotel below as well as your other recommendations!
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