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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“Especially great deals at lunchtime and not too busy can get busy in the evenings. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
National Park
“Haleakala National Park needs no introduction. A fantastic place for short hikes, long hikes, sight seeing with the family, or even a downhill mountain bike ride (as show in the photo here). Pookela Paradise is perfectly located with only a 35 minute drive to the park gate.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“ The Shops at Wailea is an upscale mall located in the Wailea Resort. This luxurious, open air mall features some of the top names in the fashion industry, as well as local favorites. There are also art galleries and restaurants. Prada, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Tori Richard and Honolulu Cookie Company are just a small sample of some of the fabulous stores located at the mall. Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to grab a Mai Tai and just relax. Not only are there plenty of shopping opportunities, but The Shops at Wailea mall holds free events and activities, and offers live entertainment. Consult their website for the most current schedule.”
  • 81 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Monkeypod is a lively restaurant with terrific food, a large selection of craft beers, a renowned mai tai, and great service. The place is usually packed at dinner time, is loud, and is a better spot for a happy gathering of family or friends than a romantic dinner. The menu is varied and contains “modern twists” on traditional dishes. Food is primarily locally-sourced. It seems that any time I talk to someone who has also vacationed in the Kihei/Wailea area, they ask me if we ate at Monkeypod. It seems to be the “it” restaurant in the area. Even though it can be really crowded at dinner we have enjoyed our time there. We often go for an early or late lunch and avoid the crowd. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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“One of the first places we hit after getting our rental car and before heading out to the west side of the island. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Fun place to hang out on the grassy area. Small grocery store with pre-made salads, sandwiches and drinks. Happy hour& pupus at Bar and watch sunset !”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“3.3 miles South. $2.00 taco Tuesday! Moose McGillycuddys is connected (2 for 1 breakfast coupons in magazines)”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Another great restaurant for fish tacos. Fresh seafood and casual restaurant with reasonable prices. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
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“Kihei Café – Best Breakfast/Brunch. The line is long but moves fast. Huge portions and great quality too. Watch out for the roosters and chickens who are harmless but run around the outdoor seating near your feet.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Awesome Happy Hour from 3-6PM! Great menu for keiki (kids), too! I highly recommend the Kalua Pork Quesadilla which is on their "Appetizer" list.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Beach
“This beach's water is like glass in the morning, which is great for Stand Up Paddling. Awesome picnic and BBQ area4”
  • 23 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“Creative Lunches and good beer on tap. Lunch or dinner (reservations for dinner recommended)”
  • 55 locals recommend
Nature
“great beach for everyone. Lots of sand so no overcrouding. Check out Makena and Wailea area on the way there. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Happy hours, bingo, trivia nights. Fun place! Go and watch the sunset across the street!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“ The name Haleakala translated into Hawaiian means, "house of the rising sun." A trip to the summit of Haleakala National Park will give you a deep understanding of the power this sacred place evokes over those who visit. At 10,023 feet in elevation, Haleakala towers over the island of Maui. During winter, it is not unusual for the summit to receive a blanket of snow! It is a tad discombobulating to be sure, to stand with wet and frozen feet on the snowy summit, while gazing down at the warm Pacific, palm trees and white sandy beaches lining its shores. Those who dare to rise in the early am to begin their journey to the summit, will experience a sunrise like no other. It is captivating to be sure, to see the sun come up over Maui, as the crater`s colors, and the vistas below, change with the rising sun. The only event which may rival a sunrise from the summit, is a sunset! Any annoyance with the long drive up disappears instantly, once you have arrived for the show. Bring dinner and some hot chocolate to be ready for that soon-to-appear galaxy of lights, that starry canopy just overhead. There is a reason why Haleakala is home to some of the most powerful telescopes in the world. The clarity of the night sky is one that is perfect for astronomers to explore the depths of our universe. When visiting Haleakala National Park, you will find two visitor centers, hiking trails, cabins and camp grounds. Be sure to take a jacket and warm clothes when visiting Haleakala. The temperature can drop, and quickly! Also, be sure your gas tank is filled before heading up to the summit.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Casanova is a local Makawao favorite for drinks at the bar or a nice sit-down Italian meal. The food is great and it is a relaxed place to enjoy dinner with friends or family.”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Especially great deals at lunchtime and not too busy can get busy in the evenings. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Monkeypod is a lively restaurant with terrific food, a large selection of craft beers, a renowned mai tai, and great service. The place is usually packed at dinner time, is loud, and is a better spot for a happy gathering of family or friends than a romantic dinner. The menu is varied and contains “modern twists” on traditional dishes. Food is primarily locally-sourced. It seems that any time I talk to someone who has also vacationed in the Kihei/Wailea area, they ask me if we ate at Monkeypod. It seems to be the “it” restaurant in the area. Even though it can be really crowded at dinner we have enjoyed our time there. We often go for an early or late lunch and avoid the crowd. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Fun place to hang out on the grassy area. Small grocery store with pre-made salads, sandwiches and drinks. Happy hour& pupus at Bar and watch sunset !”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“3.3 miles South. $2.00 taco Tuesday! Moose McGillycuddys is connected (2 for 1 breakfast coupons in magazines)”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Another great restaurant for fish tacos. Fresh seafood and casual restaurant with reasonable prices. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
“Kihei Café – Best Breakfast/Brunch. The line is long but moves fast. Huge portions and great quality too. Watch out for the roosters and chickens who are harmless but run around the outdoor seating near your feet.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Awesome Happy Hour from 3-6PM! Great menu for keiki (kids), too! I highly recommend the Kalua Pork Quesadilla which is on their "Appetizer" list.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
“Creative Lunches and good beer on tap. Lunch or dinner (reservations for dinner recommended)”
  • 55 locals recommend

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