Subject: Re: Maui
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage, Mae! I think Maui is a perfect honeymoon site! Accommodations vary depending upon which part of the island you prefer and your budget. The Kaanapali area and north seems to have more affordable hotels than Wailea if that's a concern. I could be more specific if I knew your budget. Definitely take a snorkeling trip. We especially like the Pacific Whale Foundation's Manute'a. Great organization and a very good experience. There are many wonderful snorkeling spots on the island which you can reach right from the road as well. We've never driven to Hana, although most people seem to enjoy the experience very much. We did have a terrific experience on a deluxe van tour to Hana, including delicious oceanfront picnic and then return on Blue Hawaii helicopter. Try to take a helicopter tour of the island. It's an amazing experience. If you like excitement, try the downhill bicycle trip down Haleakala at sunrise. There are several companies that do this. For entertainment, we've enjoyed Ualena, a wonderful, splashy show of Hawaiian legend and history. Much recommended! We also enjoyed the Warren and Annabelle magic show, at least the Warren part. He's excellent. Great restaurants in Maui! you should know that it is a rather pricey island though. For casual, yummy and reasonable breakfast or lunch, try the Gazebo located in the Napili Shores resort. We like Hula Grill(need reservations) at Whaler's Shopping Center. Sit outside on the terrace overlooking the ocean. For casual, also at Whaler's Village, try Leilani's on the Beach. Roy's Kahana Bar and Grill and Roy's Nicolina (similar menu and same location) are excellent. Both are north in Kahana and reservations are needed well in advance. If you like sushi and Japanese, go to Sansei at the Kapalula Hotel Shops. Fabulous food! Lots of others! Have a wonderful time! Judy