Best Wine List on Maui

Best Wine List Son’z at Swan Court For the third year in a row, Son’z at Swan Court has uncorked the “BestWine List onMaui.”What a beautiful setting in which to sip, say, a silky syrah. Located at the Hyatt RegencyMaui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali, Son’z has been described by Robin Leach as the “most […]

Best Maui Chef

Best Chef in Maui In the overall scheme of things the Chef of the restaurant is really what the restaurant is all about.  Now there are things like location, furnishings, staff, etc. but the Chef is THE key component of a great restaurant. Here are the winners for 2009: 1st Place – Beverly Gannon of […]

Best Coffee House in Maui

Best Coffee in Maui? Quick – name the ONLY state of the United States that grows and produces coffee?  Hawaii of course.  When we visit Maui we drink Maui/Hawaiian coffee.  So which coffee-houses on Maui are the best?  Here’s the winners: 1st Place – Aina at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa 2nd Place – […]

Best Business Lunch Restaurant on Maui

Maui’s movers and shakers know the best place to take their important clients is Cafe O’Lei. The food is bursting with good tastes and the prices are reasonable — and Cafe O’Lei now offers four Maui locations from which to choose, including Wailuku, Kihei and now, Waiehu. The flagship is Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes […]

Best Maui Luau

Old Lahaina Luau Mai-tai in hand, a sumptuous buffet awaiting, accompanied by gentle waves lapping the nearby shore in the “magic hour” of Maui twilight, visitors to the Old Lahaina Lu‘au quickly forget the jet plane they flew in on, and may feel like they’ve just stepped off a clipper ship or whaler. Why not? […]

Best Steak House on Maui

Best Steak House Ruth’s Chris Steak House No other Maui restaurant sizzles like this multiple winner, and its two Maui locations win hands down — each and every year. Sink your teeth into prime cuts of beef and chops, broiled in 1,800-degree incendiary ovens to lock in natural juices, flavors and tenderness. Pair them with […]

Best New Restaurant on Maui

2010 – Best New Restaurant on Maui *** Update *** Of course the opening of Duke’s Beach House in December qualifies it as the Best New Restaurant on Maui. I’ve written extensively about Duke’s click here for more information.  Duke’s is fantastic and folks from around the world go out of their way to find […]

Best Service Restaurants

Restaurant With the Best Service *** NOTE *** Since I last published this article 6 months ago Honua Kai’s own restaurant, Duke’s Beach House has opened.  It’s too early for comparisons but if you are in the area or are staying at the Honua Kai you might want to give them a try.  Click here […]

Duke’s – Maui

Duke’s Beach House at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa! Walk to Duke’s – stay at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa! Duke’s Beach House Website (808) 662-2900 Make a Reservation by Clicking Here! (Reservations are highly recommended – make them weeks ahead of time for holidays) (There are 600 villas at the Honua Kai […]

Best Breakfast in Maui

Maui’s Best Breakfast We live in St. Louis and when we fly to Maui the time change can be 5 hours – so 7 am Maui time is really noon in St. Louis; breakfast takes on a whole new meaning to us.  There are many places open for breakfast on Maui and most of them […]