Dine at Enchanting Eateries
chances are you’ll also find an ISLAND TWIST ON AN OLD FAVORITE. One common denominator amongst many Valley Isle restaurants is a great view. Sunrise (champagne brunch, anyone?) to sunset, no matter what your budget, you’ll be able to find an eatery that serves up great scenery. KA‘ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL TIKI TERRACE RESTAURANT (808) 667-0124
89. PICK LUNCH FROM THE GARDEN
WEEKLY TOURS AT O‘O FARM in Kula are a fresh experience. ON-SITE CHEFS cook, toss and season the produce you handpick in the garden and serve them for lunch with LOCALLY CAUGHT MEAT OR FISH. Bring your own bottle of wine for a totally gourmet delight, or sip some FRESH-ROASTED MAUI COFFEE from beans grown on the property. Tours run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with PRIVATE AND CUSTOMIZED TOURS also available. O‘o Farm yields 300 to 400 pounds of fresh produce weekly, which can be sampled at PACIFIC’O restaurant in Lahaina.
90. BE AN “EASY RIDER”
You’ve dreamed about it since you were a kid: riding the open road, wind in your face, not a care in the world. Or maybe two wheels is your chosen mode of transportation wherever you go. Either way, Maui is sure to please
MOTORCYCLISTS— or even MOPED or SCOOTER RIDERS. Stunning oceanfront views paired with the majestic MAUI MOUNTAINS make for thrilling vistas. The fresh air and stunning scenery found on the ride up to HALEAKALA is not-to-bemissed. Riding a motorcycle and/ or scooter also makes it easier to pull off to the side of the road when you want to watch surfers do their thing at Ho‘okipa. Just remember to obey all traffic laws.
For those seeking a more traditional scenic pedal, renting a standard bicycle is a fun way to travel the Valley Isle. Local providers include ALOHA BIKE TOURS (mauibike.com), HALEAKALA
BIKE COMPANY (bikemaui.com), MAUI DOWNHILL BICYCLE SAFARIS
(mauidownhill.com), ADVENTURE MAUI (adventuremaui.com) and MAUI SUNRIDERS (mauisunriders. com). Outfitters provide equipment, various bicycle rentals, trail maps and guided tours, among other services. Ask your concierge to point you to the nearest bike rental—and get going!
91. GET INKED
Polynesians have decorated their bodies with TATTOOS for centuries. In Hawai‘i, tattoos came in a variety of designs and symbols, each holding its own SIGNIFICANCE— social standing and rank, religious devotion, bravery in war, heritage and rites of passage. Even to this day, some tattoos are still passed on from family member to family member. While the TATTOOING TRADITION both shocked and fascinated the European explorers who first encountered it in the early 1800s, it is now no longer an oddity in Western culture. In fact, in 2006, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology released poll results that showed 24 percent of Americans between ages 18 and 50 are tattooed. It helps that the technique, pigments and artists have grown more sophisticated over the years.
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