Haleakala + Hali’imaile General Store

It’s really hard to pick a top attraction in Maui.

The island is just packed full of world class diving sites, incredible hiking, stunning waterfalls, and beautiful drives. Nevertheless, as a person who only had five days in Maui (with several days filled with our diving certification classes), I really had to be selective about which places to visit and then plan really good restaurants that were near those locations (of course!).

As I researched on the web and poked around various Top 10 type lists, one place started to stand out.

Haleakala, a dormant volcano on the eastern side of Maui, consistently showed up on these lists, almost always being hailed as the number one attraction to see in Maui….

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Shojo Boston


Shojo Boston on the first floor of what used to be China Pearl in Chinatown, Boston Tucked underneath China Pearl, a well-known Chinese restaurant known for its dim sum for as long as I can remember, is a new modern addition to Chinatown that’s unlike any other restaurant in the neighborhood. Hello Shojo. Shojo is a restaurant…

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Mama’s Fish House and the Road to Hana


This is it, my friends. We’ve finally arrived at my favorite restaurant from our entire two-week trip of the Hawaiian islands. Welcome to Mama’s Fish House. Mama’s Fish House was founded by Floyd and Doris Christenson. The couple bought the property in the 1950’s from a friend who needed to sell the property immediately due…

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Sansei Restaurant and Sushi Bar (+ diving!) in Maui


Bryan’s a planner, one of those “J” types in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test. I’m more of a “P”, the spontaneous, creative type. As a planner, Bryan gets really antsy if all aspects of a trip are not pre-organized, pre-reserved, and pretty much completely laid out in detail. Me, I like to leave bits of time for…

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Lahaina Grill Maui


View of the sunrise as we drove along the coast to our 7AM diving course each morning It’s easy to see why Maui is popular with honeymooners. The island is beautiful and filled with breathtaking scenery, excellent beaches, some of the best dive sites in the state, and some pretty incredible hikes. It’s populated enough that…

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