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101 Things to Do (Maui) - - Contents -

Travel to Kahu­lui, and find an­other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame mu­si­cian’s bar and grill. SAMMY HAGAR’S BEACH BAR & GRILL is a spot for those seek­ing the sweet life—and a sip of Sammy’s fa­mous Beach Bar Rum, which is fused with pure cane for a kick. The feel of the is­lands is ev­i­dent through­out the dé­cor and tasty fare. With Sammy’s pas­sion for food and drink, you never know when he may drop in to nosh on an burger. Find Sammy’s ‘ahi at the Kahu­lui Air­port. Visit sam­mys­beach­barand­grill.com.

ROCK & BREWS is also cel­e­brat­ing rock elite (à la great cui­sine) in Pa‘ia Town. Leg­endary rock pro­moter DAVE FURANO and a cou­ple KISS MEM­BERS, GENE SIM­MONS AND PAUL STAN­LEY, teamed up to wow crowds of Maui din­ers with rockin’ cui­sine re­flect­ing the fla­vors of Hawai‘i and sounds of the stage. Fam­i­lyfriendly, ca­sual and fun, sip on a se­lec­tion from the full bar, and pair your pint to freshly baked pizza—a crowd fa­vorite. Visit rockand­brews.com/paia.

18. IN­DULGE IN RE­TAIL THER­APY

Though fa­mous for its scenery, cli­mate and cerulean blue sea, Maui har­bors an­other lit­tle gem— SHOP­PING. Some of the best brows­ing comes in the form of walk­ing up and down the streets of towns like Makawao, Pa‘ia, Ki­hei and La­haina. Not only do you get to soak up the sun­shine be­tween stops, you also get to ex­pe­ri­ence each town’s unique char­ac­ter and lo­cal clien­tele.

In the quaint Up­coun­try town of MAKAWAO, you’ll find just what you’ll need to dress like a real Hawai­ian (cow­boy). The pan­iolo his­toric whal­ing vil­lage of LA­HAINA is a mixed bag of up­scale bou­tiques, scrimshaw and fine arts. Surfer vibes mix with is­land fash­ion and healthy, tasty food in PA‘IA.

If what you’re look­ing for is more up­scale and exclusive, Maui boasts nu­mer­ous LUX­URY SHOP­PING des­ti­na­tions that of­fer a mix of well-known de­signer bou­tiques, gal­leries and shops fea­tur­ing ar­ti­sans from Maui and around the world. And ALOHA WEAR can be found is­land-wide in both THRIFT SHOPS and up­scale DEPART­MENT STORES show­cas­ing de­signer in­spi­ra­tions. AZEKA SHOP­PING CEN­TER, lo­cated on South Ki­hei Road, is the largest shop­ping cen­ter in Ki­hei with more than 50 shops and restau­rants.

KI­HEI KALAMA VIL­LAGE, 1941 S. Ki­hei Road, re­sem­bles an open-air arts-and-crafts fair with more than 40 spe­cialty shops of­fer­ing is­land trea­sures at rea­son­able prices.

LA­HAINA CAN­NERY MALL is Maui’s only fully en­closed air­con­di­tioned shop­ping mall. There are more than 50 shops and restau­rants, plus free park­ing.

(chil­dren) shows and Keiki hula Poly­ne­sian dancers can be seen dur­ing reg­u­lar live per­for­mances.

MAUI CLOTH­ING COM­PANY in Ki­hei Gate­way Plaza boasts is­land re­sortwear, swimwear, sou­venirs and gift items for men, women and chil­dren. Find the out­let re­tailer along Pi‘ilani High­way.

MAUI MALL in Kahu­lui is a premier shop­ping cen­ter boast­ing more than 30 unique, lo­cally owned stores. Here you’ll find en­ter­tain­ment, a movie theatre and free Zumba and shows hula among pop­u­lar re­tail­ers like Whole Foods Mar­ket. MAUI MAR­KET­PLACE on Dairy Road in Kahu­lui is the place to find pop­u­lar chain stores like Star­bucks. THE OUT­LETS OF MAUI, lo­cated ocean­front in his­toric La­haina, of­fers store­fronts for top brands such as Ba­nana Repub­lic, Carter’s and Coach. Sate your ap­petite at eater­ies such as Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Pi Ar­ti­san Pizze­ria. You’ll even find en­ter­tain­ment ( magic show). War­ren & Annabelle’s

QUEEN KA‘AHUMANU CEN­TER is the largest mall on the is­land. Lo­cated in Kahu­lui, the cen­ter has a movie the­ater, re­tail shops and a food court.

THE SHOPS AT WAILEA is a high­end des­ti­na­tion with a col­lec­tion of more than 70 is­land-chic shops, gal­leries and restau­rants. You’ll find a di­verse range of stores from Louis Vuit­ton and Bot­tega Veneta to Maui-exclusive bou­tiques.

WHALERS VIL­LAGE at Ka‘ana­pali Beach fea­tures more than 50 shops rang­ing from lo­cal fa­vorites and de­signer bou­tiques to fine-din­ing restau­rants and free en­ter­tain­ment.

WHARF CINEMA CEN­TER, lo­cated at 658 Front St., is bright, breezy and any shop­per’s dream, com­plete with a va­ri­ety of stores, restau­rants, a postal sta­tion (mail those sou­venirs home!) and a movie the­ater.

19. MAKE A JEWEL OF A FIND

The Hawai­ian Is­lands have a tra­di­tion and (spir­i­tual mana power) of their own, which vis­i­tors get a taste of while watch­ing per­for­mances, sight­see­ing hula on trop­i­cal tours and sa­vor­ing lo­cal dishes. LO­CALLY IN­SPIRED AND CRAFTED JEW­ELRY of­fers a per­ma­nent way to trans­port that ex­pe­ri­ence back home. You may have heard of or even seen many (lo­cals) kama‘aina sport­ing a piece of HAWAI­IAN HEIR­LOOM JEW­ELRY. This style of jew­elry, typ­i­cally made of yel­low gold fea­tur­ing scroll­work and Old English let­ter­ing, harkens back to the days of the HAWAI­IAN MONAR­CHY. To­day, pieces— bracelets, pen­dants and rings— are given to ladies at mile­stones such as birthdays or grad­u­a­tions. An­other form of is­land jew­elry high­lights shells. These may be

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