Discount Maui Luaus

Best Luaus on Maui at a DISCOUNT The first thing you should do is to set up and account with Tom Barefoot by clicking here – costs nothing to join. To learn more about Tom Barefoot Tours click here. Visiting Maui without taking in a luau should be illegal – you can’t spend all that […]

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 […]

Where do Maui Locals Eat?

Eat Cheap – Eat Great Maui Food! You can’t eat at 5-star restaurants all the time – and there’s no way in hell you’re bringing the family to a Mickey-D’s on Maui – what to do?  I can tell you that the true feeling of Maui are in the people that live here year long; […]

Best Pizza in Maui

Best Pizza on Maui? Flatbread Company One cook stirs organic fresh tomatoes in a cauldron hanging over a kiawe fire and then sweetens the soon-to-be sauce with maple syrup. Over the open fire next to it, another cook caramelizes organic onions in a humongous cast-iron skillet. Flatbread Company in Paia has a “purpose” to use […]

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 […]

Best Overall Dining Out

Best Overall Dining Out *** Note *** Since publishing this 6 months ago, I must include Duke’s Beach House as a “Must Try” restaurant while on Maui.  Click here to read more about this 5-star restaurant ocean front at the 5-star Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Ka’anapali Beach Maui. 1st Place – Stella Blues […]

Maui’s Best Cheap Grinds

Cheap Grinds (Great cheap food) Aloha Mixed Plate A local plate-lunch style menu with affordable prices and a location at the water’s edge in Lahaina make Aloha Mixed Plate this year’s winner in the “Cheap Grinds” category. “My favorite place to go after surfing is Aloha Mixed Plate; it’s a great place on the water […]

Best Cocktail on Maui

Maui’s Best Cocktail Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe “Life is one long weekend,” so Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe upstairs in the Shops atWailea is the place to hang your hat for awhile. Sip an Island Estate margarita, munch Habana Cabana pork sliders, and listen to themusic as the cool breeze brushes past in the open-air dining […]

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 Brunch/Buffet

Sunday Morning Brunch in Maui Every Sunday morning you will find my wife and I at the #1 place in Maui for a Sunday morning buffet.  This is a no-brainer since we normally get to Maui at 4 PM on a Saturday and Sunday morning has our internal clock off by 5 hours and we […]