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Once You Arrive on Maui
You made it, your luggage made it, the rental car was ready for you, and the drive to Kahana is going to be a breeze!

Now what … ?

If you’re staying with us for awhile, you might want to consider stocking up on a few things before getting to your condo. As you leave the airport you will be on Dairy Road and you will find many stores you recognize from back home: COSTCO, Walmart, K-mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot – where you can stock up on anything you might need.

For grocery stores we recommend three on the island. These stores are all very close to the condo and offer name brand shopping. You will find everything from ice coolers to sushi.

Safeway – Located in Lahaina at the Cannery Mall – located only about 10 minutes drive from the condo.
Times (formerly Star Market) – Located in Honokowai - only about 2 - 3 minutes drive from the condo.
Napili Market - Located in Napili Plaza - located only about 3 - 4 minutes drive from the condo.
You will also find many smaller locally owned convenience stores, liquor stores, etc … to pick up your everyday sundries. The Gateway Shopping Center in Kahana is a great location for these businesses – located just steps from the condo.

Don't want to be bothered with cooking ... after all this is your vacation.

Here are some of our favorite spots.
China Boat Restaurant - 1/2 Block away on Lower Honoapiilani Road - Turn LEFT out of the parking lot and walk a short distance. Restaurant on RIGHT. Good Chinese Food.
Roy's Kahana Bar & Grill - In the Gateway Shopping Center - "Hawaiian Fusion" cuisine — a tempting combination of exotic flavors and spices mixed with the freshest of local ingredients, always with an emphasis on seafood.
Maui Brewing Co. - Located in the Gateway Shopping Center - GREAT Burgers, Ribs and local micro-brews.
Ma La Restaurant - Located behind the Cannery Mall in Lahaina on Front Street (behind Safeway Grocery Store) - Casual dining - "California Cuisine meets Hawaii." Oceanfront.
Sansei Sushi - Located in The Kapalua Resort, "Honolua Village"- GREAT Japanese Cuisine and sushi.
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Located in Lahaina on Front Street - FUN place for a beer and burger at sunset.
Dollies Pizza – Located just a few steps away from the condo on Lower Honoapiilani Road. Great pizza … eat it there or bring it back to the condo.
Gazebo Restaurant – Located in Napili Shores - This little gem sits right on the water and is packed with people so get there early. We highly recommend this location.
Mama’s Fish House – Located 1 1/2 miles past Paia Town (on the oceanside) – East Hwy 36 – Hana Highway – "Set in a 'drop-dead beautiful' former beach house with Polynesian décor and an excellent ocean view, this Kuau destination is the 'gold standard of seafood restaurants'... despite being a bit pricey, so many feel that it never disappoints that its been voted the most popular restaurant on Maui." (Zagat Survey)

If shopping is your bag (pun intended) you are in for a treat. You are within minutes to all of these great shopping destinations

The Gateway Shopping Center – Located in Kahana – Is the home of several restarants, an internet cafe and coffee shop, and some really cute shops specializing in local crafts and tropical imports.
The Shops at Kapalua – Located in Kapalua – Just a 3-4 minute drive away offering a unique variety of up-scale shops for the pampered shopper.
Whalers’ Village – Located in Ka’anapali (just a few minutes drive toward Lahaina) – Whalers’ Village is well situated right on the beach so you can swim dine and shop all in the same day. This shopping paradise boasts some of the best shopping in all of Maui.
Art Galleries – Most of the high-end galleries can be found in Lahaina. These galleries specialize in original works of art, giclee, lithographs, and other fine art mediums. For the art enthusiast, the galleries of Lahina are truly to be appreciated.
Hilo Hattie's – Located in Lahaina, it is known throughout the island as "the store of Hawaii" – Before you head back home, be sure to grab some "Hawaiian" gifts at Hilo Hattie’s for those last minute gifts for the house-watcher, pet sitter, and favorite aunt or uncle.

Now we want to let you in on some of our own favorite local events:

ART NIGHT – Front Street, Lahaina – Every Friday evening in Lahaina from 7:00 – 10:00pm.
Visit the more than 15 galleries in Lahaina for special gallery shows, demonstrating artists, art in action, and refreshments. Best of all ... its FREE!
CRAFT FAIR – Napili Plaza, Napili – Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00am – 4:00pm.
Napili hosts a special craft event. Featuring works of art from local craftsmen and artisans a multitude of exotic art treasures can be found. Proceeds on Wednesday and Saturday benefits Maui Family Support Services.
FARMERS MARKET MAUI – Honokowai on Lower Honoapiilani Highway – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 – 11:00am. Here is where you can stock up on your pineapples, Maui Onions, coconuts and macadamia nuts for the Mainland. Also tropical flowers, and locally prepared baked goods.

If you need a photographer with a special flair for the artistic side of photography, may we suggest photographer... Semoia Lin. Living locally in Kahana, Maui, she may be reached at 808-870-6235. Her website is: http://hdamagic.net. Tell Semoia that Jack and Michael sent you.

Maui is a SPECIAL destination – whether you come to the islands regularly, or this is your first trip … if you are honeymooning or celebrating your retirement … whatever the reason, capture the memory with the professional photographic services of this local and well-respected photographer.

We sincerely hope these suggestions will help you further enjoy your stay with us. We pride ourselves in giving the utmost care and thought to our guests' needs. If you know of any special attractions, places, etc ... you have found in Maui feel free to e-mail us, and we will include them.

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