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Maui is a spectacular island!  People come to experience the Hawaiian food, polynesian culture, island lifestyle, various eco-systems, almost perfect weather, and to see the golden-sandy beaches.

Best beaches on west maui, hawaii.

Baby Beach is an awesome beach on Maui, Hawaii

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Baby Beach is a popular family-oriented beaches.  The water is calm and the beach is protected by reefs.  

Airport Beach is a very popular beach on Maui.

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Known for good restroom and picnic facilities, Airport Beach has a nice grassy knoll.  The water is deep and you will see tropical fish.  

D.T. Fleming Beach is a top beach on Maui.

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D.T. Fleming Beach Park is a great place to spend a half-day boogie boarding, and enjoying the views of Moloka’i.

Slaughterhouse Beach on west Maui is a popular beach and top rated beach on Maui.

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On Hwy 30 past D.T. Fleming Beach you’ll come to Slaughterhouse Beach.  There’s a lot of stairs to go down, but it’s an incredible beach.

One of the best snorkel spots on Maui is Black Rock Beach.

Black Rock Beach at the Sheraton Maui is one of Maui's best snorkel spots.

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Located at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Black Rock is perfect for families and snorkel beginners.

Honolua Bay is one of the best bays to snorkel and scuba dive and you walk through a rainforest to get to Honolua Bay. 

Honolua Bay is the best place to snorkel on Maui, Hawaii.

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Napili Beach is one of the best beaches on Maui.

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Napili Bay is one of the best beaches.  It’s nice for families and the water is often calm.  It’s a  “must-go-to” beach.

Kapalua Bay is also a good snorkel location.  At Kapalua Beach the water is clear and calm in the early morning.  

Kapalua Beach is one of the best beaches and snorkel spots on Maui.

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Southwest Maui!

Big Beach is a tourist favorite, along with Ulua Beach and the Wailea Beach  .

Nearby is the popular Polo Beach.

Big Beach or Makena Beach is a popular beach on Maui.

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Another popular location is Secret Beach – also called Secret Cove.  It’s a destination for many weddings and special events.

Secret Beach or Secret Cove is a popular wedding location on Maui.

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When you’re in the Makena area, stop by Secret Beach!

 

 

 

 

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Maui Swap Meet is a good place for sourvenirs and gift items on Maui, Hawaii.

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Want souvenirs and gifts?  Go to the Maui Swap Meet on Saturday morning to get T-Shirts, hand-made jewelry, and Maui-made crafts.

Kaanapali Trolley is a nice way to move about Whaler's Village and Kaanapali resorts like the Hyatt and Sheraton and Marriott.

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Staying in the Ka’anapali Resort Area? Ride the free Kaanapali Trolley that runs between the resorts and Whaler’s Village.

Lahaina Town is a fun night walk around Lahaina Town on west Maui, Hawaii.

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Lahaina Town is a must-see attraction.  Front Street is a famous Hawaiian city known for its art galleries, restaurants, souvenir stores, shave ice stands, and the 100-year old Banyan Tree.

Second Friday Town Party is a fun, family event in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii.

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The Second Friday Town Party in Lahaina is a family-focused event that tourists have enjoyed for years.

Halloween in Lahaina on west Maui.

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Each November, Lahaina Town hosts its well-known event – the annual Halloween Festival on Front Street.

Front Street is closed to traffic and thousands of people walk up-and-down Front Street in costumes.

Many tourists take a day trip to Honolulu to visit Pearl Harbor or just walk the Waikiki beaches. 

Honolulu to Maui on Mokulele Airlines is a great day trip and an easy flight to Maui, Hawaii.

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Flying to and from Honolulu is a lot of fun – and the easiest airline is Mokulele Airlines from Kapalua Airport on West Maui. 

Maui to Honolulu is an awesome day trip from Maui, Hawaii.

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Consider flying to Honolulu and seeing the island of Oahu for a full day of adventure.

 

Spinner Dolphins on Maui, Hawaii.

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Spinner Dolphins! Snorkel boat companies go out of Lahaina Harbor, so years ago I took an excursion to the island of Lana’i.

On the way to the harbor we encountered Spinner Dolphins.

 

Best breakfast places on Maui, Hawaii.

Betty's Beach Cafe is a wonderful breakfast and a top spot for breakfast on west Maui, Hawaii.

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Betty’s Beach Cafe offers an outstanding breakfast with incredible ocean views.  It’s in the 505 Shopping Complex.  You’ll love  Betty’s Beach Cafe.

Down The Hatch is an open-air, casual place with outstanding breakfast items.   I love their Chicken-and-Waffles and omeletts.

Down The Hatch is an excellent breakfast spot in Lahaina on west Maui and also a very good restaurant in Lahaina.

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Sunrise Cafe is a small, family-run breakfast and lunch place on Front Street.

Sunrise Cafe is a top 5 breakfast place in Lahaina on west Maui.

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It’s across from the Baldwin Home Museum and serves outstanding breakfasts in a home environment.

Ocean-Front Breakfast! A breakfast spot directly over the ocean is Cheeseburger In Paradise.

Cheeseburger in Paradise offers an good breakfast and an aweseome ocean view during breakfast on Front Street in Lahaina on west Maui, Hawaii.

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At Cheeseburger In Paradise, the pancakes are good, the Bloody Mary is stout, and you’ll have an inspiring start to your morning with a spectacular view of the island of Lana’i.

808 Grindz Cafe in Lahaina is an excellent breakfast and lunch place on Maui, Hawaii.

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Best Value! The best value breakfast place is 808 Grindz Cafe in Old Lahaina Shopping Center.  It’s parallel to Front Street and offers excellent food at low prices.

808 Grindz Cafe offers breakfast and lunch items for $6.00, $7.00 and $8.08.  Simply amazing, as the Eggs Benedict is just $8.08!

Top and Best restaurants on Maui, Hawaii.

The Sea House Restaurant at the Napili Kai has a “top notch” Happy Hour.

Seahouse Restaurant is one of the best restaurants and has an outstanding happy hour.

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Many consider it the best Happy Hour.  It hosts a tremendous view of Napili Beach and the sunsets are spectacular.

Located in Napili Plaza, Mama’s Ribs & Rotisserie is an excellent choice!

Mama's Ribs & Rotisserie offers the best bbq ribs and rotisserie chicken on Maui, Hawaii.

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Mama’s offers both take-out to the beach or back to your condo or apartment.

Joey’s Kitchen is also located in Napili Plaza.  It’s a mix of Asian/Fusion foods with dine-in or take-out items.  Joey’s Kitchen is good.

Joey's Kitchen in Napili is a good place to get hawaiiand and korean food on Maui, Hawaii.

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The Noodle Bar PHO restaurant has some of the best Vietnamese dishes on Maui.

Noodle Bar PHO is a top 5 vietnamese restaurant on Maui and offers excellent PHO and other Vietnam food dishes.

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The food is good, the prices are reasonable, and there are a lot of PHO items.

Absolutely, one of the most popular places is 808 Grindz Cafe.

808 Grindz Cafe in Lahaina is an excellent breakfast and lunch place on Maui, Hawaii.

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808 Grindz Cafe is only open from 7am to 2pm each day.  The BEST VALUE on West Maui!

Cool Cat Cafe is the best burger place on Maui.

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The Cool Cat Cafe is famous for their burgers – winning “Best Burger” for over 12 years in a row.

Cool Cat Cafe is on the second floor of the Wharf Cinema Center and is across from the Banyan Tree.

Captain Jack's is very good restaurant on Maui, Hawaii.

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Captain Jack’s Island Grill is also at the Wharf Cinema Center, and is known for their Philly Cheese Steak sandwich and Fish-n-Chips.

CJ’s Deli & Diner has been serving tourists for almost 18 years in the Fairway Shops.

CJ's Deli & Diner is the best breakfast and lunch restaurant in Kanapali on west Maui.

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Along Hwy. 30, CJ’s Deli & Diner is know for their Hana Highway box lunch, excellent breakfast items, and outstanding sandwiches.

Lahaina Sushi Ko is one of Maui's best sushi restaurants.

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Lahaina Sushi Ko is a top sushi restaurant.  This small, sushi place has a large menu and is just off Front Street.

Ruth's Chris Steak House is Maui's best steak place.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House is one of the best steak places on Maui.  The Lahaina location is on Front Street.

You’ll enjoy the steak at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

 

Best pizza places on west maui, hawaii.

Surfside Woodfire Pizza Kitchen is a gourmet, family-friendly, open-air pizza place on Front Street in Lahaina on Maui.

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Surfside Woodfire Pizza Kitchen in the 505 Shopping Center is an excellent choice for gourmet pizza.  Their pizza is $19.00 and the BBQ Chicken pizza is excellent.

Prison Street Pizza just off Front Street on Prison Street (of course) is also good.

Prison Street Pizza is an outstanding pizza place in Lahaina on West Maui.

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Prison Street Pizza is the only place where you can buy a slice.  For $3.75, you can get a large slice of pizza.

Lahaina Pizza Company is an outstanding pizza place on Front Street in Lahaina on West Maui and one of Maui's best pizza restaurants.

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Lahaina Pizza Company is on Front Street and the second floor seating offers a nice view of the ocean.

Lahaina Pizza serves a Chicago-style pizza, and also offers sandwiches and salads.

Pi Artisan Pizzeria is another pizza place with an stunning view of the ocean.

Pi Artisan Pizzeria is a good pizza restaurant on Front Street in Lahaina Town on West Maui.

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It’s in the Outlets Of Maui shopping complex.  The pizza is good for the entire family.  There’s indoor seating, but you’ll want to sit outside and watch the sunset.

Sale Pepe is an Italian restaurant just off Front Street and is known for outstanding pizza.

Best sports bar on west Maui, Hawaii.

Lahaina Sports Bar is the best sports bar on Maui.

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Lahaina Sports Bar is one of the largest Maui sports bars, with a lot of TV’s, good drinks, excellent appetizers, and a good pizza.

Spanky's Riptide Sports Bar is one of Maui's best sports bars.

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Spanky’s Riptide Sports Bar is popular, also sporting a lot of TV’s.  You can sit and watch several sporting events at one time.

Dirty Monkey is one of Maui's best bars and is a good sports bar on West Maui.

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The Dirty Monkey on Front Street is also a good sports bar, with a selection of global whiskeys with good American bar food.

Lahaina Coolers is a good sports bar and has a good bar menu at Lahaina Coolers.

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Lahaina Coolers is a fun, casual sports bar on Dickenson Street.  It’s a block off of Front Street.

Lahaina Coolers offers a good food value!

 

Kihei and Wailea restaurants on Maui, Hawaii are the best restaurants on Maui.

5 Palms Restaurant in Kihei is an excellent restaurant.

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5 Palms Restaurant is located at the Mana Kai Maui Resort and has one of the best ocean views.   The short ribs are outstanding, and the Mai Tai is stout.

Another popular eatery is the Southside Paia Fish Market .  Truly one of the best fish places and the prices are reasonable.

Paia Fish Market is the best place for fresh fish on Maui, Hawaii.

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There’s normally a line at Paia Fish Market, but it tends to move quick.

One of my very favorites places to eat breakfast is Kihei Caffe.

Kihei Caffe is an outstanding breakfast place on Maui, Hawaii.

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The Kihei Caffe is a local go-to place with counter service, outdoor seating, and a huge menu featuring southern-style dishes.

Kihei Caffe opens at 5am and closes at 3pm, making it a great place for breakfast before going to the beach.

Pizza Madness in Kihei is an outstanding pizza restaurant and one of Maui's best pizza.

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Pizza Madness Maui is a bit hard to find, but well worth the effort.  The pizza was outstanding and the chicken wings were good.

Pizza Madness is a place to try when you’re having a “Pizza Craving” in the Kihei area.

Food trucks on Maui, Hawaii are very popular and Maui has some very good food trucks.

Gyro King food truck on Maui, Hawaii is excellent gyro, greek and mediterranean food on Maui.

Gyro King can be found at the Home Depot near the Kahului Airport.   Gyro King offers the best Greek Gyro and salads you’ll find anywhere. Also, the prices are quite reasonable.

Pua'a BBQ Co food truck is the best bbq on Maui, Hawaii.

Another food truck is Pua’a BBQ, offering awesome pork belly and pulled pork sandwiches.  Pua’a BBQ has some of the best BBQ on the island.

Food trucks can be found all over Maui.

Kahului and upcountry maui restaurants are very good on Maui, Hawaii.

Fernando's Mexican Grill is one of the best mexican restaurants on Maui, Hawaii.

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Located at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, this is a place serving some excellent  Mexican food.  It’s called Fernando’s Mexican Grill.

While shopping at what locals call “The Queen’s Mall“, stop-in for some good margaritas, cheviche, and enchiladas.

Steve's Maui favorites and the top lists by steve on Maui Travel Videos.

Steve’s Lahaina Breakfast Favorites!  I love breakfast with ocean views – so Betty’s Beach Café and Steve is a blogger for Maui with Maui Tourist Guide on Maui, Hawaii.Cheeseburger In Paradise are my picks.

Top 5 Breakfast in Lahaina on Maui.

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Steve’s Best Breakfast Value!  No question here — it’s 808 Grindz.

Top5 Pizza places in Lahaina Town on West Maui.

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Steve’s Top 5 Pizza in Lahaina! I really like the pizza at Lahaina Sports Bar and the gourmet pizza by Surfside Woodfire Pizza Kitchen.

In Paia, there’s Baldwin Beach that is popular with both locals and visitors, and Ho’okipa Beach is just past the town of Paia.  Just before Hana is the famous Black Sand Beach.

La Perouse Bay is an incredible place to snorkel early in the morning, and Po’olenalena Beach is a little hide-away beach in the Makena State Park area of southwest Maui.

Hookipa beach on the windward side of Maui.

Ho’okipa Beach – Paia – is a great place to watch surfers and wind surfers.

Top 10 Maui Lists.  Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants.  There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.

The Gazebo is one of Maui's top places for breakfast.

The Gazebo is a popular breakfast place.

Eating & Drinking.  Oh, yea.  You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui.  Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café.  For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.

There’s a lot of good burger places in Lahaina, along With Honu Seafood and Pizza .  Also, consider an upscale dining experience at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on Front Street.

In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurantand  Makawao Steak House  Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.

Spanky’s Riptide sports bar is open again and the well-known Paia Fish Market has opened a restaurant on Front Street in Lahaina.  Also in Lahaina, stop by The Dirty Monkey for a large selection of craft beers and specialty whiskeys.

Baldwin Beach near Paia on Maui, Hawaii.

Baldwin Beach near the windward town of Paia.

More Stuff About Maui!

Rainforest!  Ever been in a rainforest?  Check-out the Honolua Bay Rainforest!  In Paia is a famous restaurant – Charley’s – so make sure you stop there for breakfast on your way to Hana, or for dinner on your way back.  Check-out the various places to stay in Hana!

PAIA FOOD!  Try Rock and Brews Ohana Restaurant on your way back from Hana, or while visiting the historic town of Paia.

While in Lahaina Town, have lunch or dinner at Paia Fish Market on Front Street.  Also, grab a bag of delicious Hawaii Flavors salt water taffy by Big Wave Taffy at various stores throughout Maui.

HDR photography on Maui, Hawaii.

Haleakala Crater – one of Maui’s top tourist destinations.

“How To” On Maui?  How do you get from Kaanapali To Lahaina Town ?  It’s easy! 

How to live cheaply on Maui offering tips and tricks to live comfortable and inexpensively on Maui.

Baby Beach in Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii is a family friendly beach.

Baby Beach in Lahaina.

HDR PHOTOGRAPHY.  Using HDR photography techniques is an incredible way to enhance your photos of Maui.  It greatly adds detail and brilliant colors that “pop” on each photography you take with your digital camera.

HDR photography is a cool technique to show detail and colors of the banyan tree in Lahaina on Maui.

HDR Picture of the famous Banyan Tree in Lahaina Town.

 

Honolua Bay is an incredible snorkel loaction on Maui, Hawaii.

Honolua Bay

SUNFLOWERS ON MAUI!  In March, 2017 Sunflowers were planted in the middle of the island, just a few miles from the airport in Kahului. 

Sunflowers on Maui, Hawaii were planted for eco-opportunities on Maui.

Sunflowers On The Flatland From Kahului To Ma’alaea.

Welcome To Maui Travel Videos

Maui Travel Tips is a blog by SteveENJOY!  Living on Maui, I love to talk about this beautiful island.  I hope you enjoy my videos and photography, while I also love to provide first-hand information about Maui. 

My dream is you feel the true Hawaiian “spirit of aloha” in everything you see and do on this amazing island.

HAVE FUN!  Take a look at the Maui videos, articles,  review my recent posts, and please send me any questions or comments you might have.

I know you’ll love Maui — as much as I love her! 

Steve

P.S.  Head over to Big Wave Taffy and buy a bag of delicious Hawaii Flavors of salt water taffy.

Road to Hana photo of road to hana on Maui, Hawaii.

On The Road To Hana