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A list of our favorite foods and places.
Food for Thought
There are special Maui restaurants that offer dishes that you will only find here on the island. (1) Da Kitchen Café was established in 1998 and grew from a take-out-lunch venue to a full-service restaurant. Try the Hawaiian plate, which comes with lau lau, kalua pork, chicken long rice and lomi salmon. (2) Mama’s Ribs ‘n Rotisserie is family-owned and operated, and known for its rotisserie chicken and baby back ribs. (3) Maui Tacos’ chef Mark Ellman knew he had a hit on his hands when his franchise took off and opened outposts on Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu. Check out their first location in Napili Plaza.
If the kids come along for the ride, you’re in luck, as Maui has a lot of activities and explorations from which to choose. (1) Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center is free and open to the public, and provides countless programs and events throughout the day to enjoy. (2) Maui Ocean Center is a family-friendly attraction and boasts a 54-foot walk-through, open-ocean tunnel. (3) Maui Tropical Plantation is a perfect stop for you and your kids to get a real-life history tour. Check out the Mill House’s Claus, a hulking 26,120-pound locomotive that’s been a local institution since May 1882.
For those who seek out their own voyages and explorations, there’s quite a list of places where to create unforgettable memories and where to take (selfie-stick) photos. (1) The road to Hāna is a winding and narrow 64.4-mile-long stretch of highway that connects Kahului with the town of Hāna. Coastal views and waterfalls along the highway make the daylong trip worth it for many visitors. (2) Pi‘iholo Ranch Zipline takes you on an adrenaline rush above the coast, while (3) Atlantis Submarines is an underwater adventure that gives you an intimate look into Maui’s marine wildlife friends.