Maui was our second stop on our Hawaii vacation. We spent 4 fabulous days at the Hyatt Regency on Kaanapali Beach. (There was some construction going on but we were in the Napili Tower and thus heard none of it.) If you're in Maui and you have the time, you should definitely do the road to Hana. We started with breakfast and a picnic lunch at Anthony's in Paia, Charley's is also another great spot. The road to Hana is only 30 miles but it will take you an hour and a half to drive through it, that's without stops. And you'll want to make stops at the many waterfalls, scenic points, and beaches along the way.
Our favorite Eats:
Cane & Taro in Whaler's Village. The calamari salad is delicious as was the mahi mahi of the day. You can do some shopping at Whaler's Village, and there's also a free shuttle that goes to all the hotels and resorts in the area.
Front Street: There are plenty of little shops and restaurants on this strip. We frequented Uhu Lalni's, during our trip, it's the best shaved ice! My personal favorite is the Haleakala (coconut & lychee - party in my mouth). We also had lunch at Aloha Mixed Plate - it's a great spot for trying traditional Hawaiian food. We had the chow fun and ribs.
We also ate at Star Noodle. I loved this Asian place so much we ate there twice. Things to try: The Ahi Avo (if you like Ahi poke, you'll love, love, love this), their malasadas (aka Portuguese donuts- pictured above) are delicious. Noodles: I loved their Lahaina Fried Soup and Fried Saimin noodles. And their Soho Berry Sparkler is amazing. We also had the pork buns and Vietnamese crepes.