Local Boys West

624 Front St. • 344–9779 ONO Lahaina—Shave ice is so abundant on Maui, it’s sometimes hard to call out which ones shine the most. This place has nailed it. Snow-like consistency, great flavors and huge sizes. And they chill the syrups to avoid the dreaded icing on the bottom. Every time we’re near Lahaina, we …
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Mendes Ranch

Mendes Ranch (871–5222) has a pretty nice ride on their beautiful ranch in West Maui. It’s about 2 hours of riding followed by a BBQ lunch (for an extra $15) back at the stables. They ride up to a spectacular overlook of Waihe‘e Valley, then head to the ocean for more good views. It’s a …
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Kona Brewing Co. & Brewpub

“ONO” Kona—A cool place to go for some tasty brew and a pizza or salad. Fifteen taps feature 11 or so different beers made there, as well as seasonal and guest beers. They range from the mild (Liliko‘i Wheat Ale) to the not-so-mild (Fire Rock Pale Ale). We’re fond of the Hefeweissen. Most of the …
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Manta Ray Dives

Manta Ray Dives (325–1687) is the same company as Neptune Charlies (331–2184). We’ve had real mixed results. Sometimes fairly good. Sometimes not. We’ve had good manta dives with them. We’ve also found them at times to be the last ones to arrive and the first ones to leave. But you should feel comforted by the …
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Waikiki Starlight Lu‘au

No amount of potted plants can hide the fact that this lu‘au is on top of a parking garage. The Hilton Hawaiian Village used to have their lu‘au down by the pool, but anyone from the beach could stroll up and watch. Now, six stories up, the ambiance consists of towers all around and a …
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Kealakekua Bay & Place of Refuge

When you get to the sea, hang a right to Napo‘opo‘o Beach Park. The stone structure you see in front of you at this southern end of Kealakekua Bay (A Real Gem) (at the end of the road) is Hiki-au Heiau. This was a luakini (a temple where human sacrifices were made). Here Captain Cook …
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What Readers Have to Say

“First purchased the book, then the app right before we came. We have had a great week thanks to many of your suggestions in the book… The GPS based map has been the best. Worked perfectly… Swimming in the pool under Wailua Falls was incredible, and the food suggestions were spot on.”

- A. Dewan