Last month, WIT Agent Nancy Fowler returned from a trip to Maui with her daughter, Sam. Nancy is one of the experts in the office on all things Hawaii.
She always has some recommendations at her fingertips, especially for O’ahu, Maui, and Kaua’i.
Note: Kilauea’s Eruption on the Big Island hasn’t affected conditions on other islands. For the latest updates, check out USGS.gov.
Nancy’s Insider Tips for a Great Vacation on Maui
Tokyo Tei Restaurant in Wailuku. Open since 1935, Tokyo Tei offers delicious, authentic, and reasonably priced awesome Japanese food. This is a no-frills, nicely hidden, family-owned and -operated restaurant. As it’s minutes from Maui airport, it’s a great place for lunch or dinner before an overnight flight home (or anytime really!).
Maui Humane Society Beach Buddy Volunteer Program. Volunteer to play with a pup in the sun every Wednesday and Friday. Due to the popularity of this program, it books out months in advance! Get your spot before your flight.
Pacific Whale Foundation Cruises. Frolic with the whales and dolphins in their natural habitant. Enjoy a sunset dinner or cocktail cruise, or snorkel out to Molokini, Lana’i and Honolua Bay. As only 2 boat companies have permission to land on Lana’i, and this isn’t one of them, the cruise anchors off the Marina and guests swim close to the harbor.
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Day on Maui: Fun in the Sun
Have only one more day on Maui? Nancy’s itinerary for a leisurely and fun day prior to an evening flight home:
11am / checked out of our condo in Kaanapali and drove to Kahului
1130-1p / Swap Meet at the University of Maui. (every Saturday; 50 cents per person admission, and free parking
1p-230p / drive to Twin Falls via the Hana Hwy and walk 45 minutes ~ along the river (upper path closed due to flooding)
230p-430p / leisurely return via Paia and Makawao. with stops for tea and shopping in each town
445p / in the parking lot waiting for 5pm to come so we could have dinner @ Tokyo Tei
600p / drove the “back” road to Alamo to return our car (a way more “colorful” approach to the airport than via town!)
615p / at the airport, in time for 8:45pm departure flight.