My husband and I will be visiting Kihei this November for our honeymoon. We will be on the island for 9 days and we will be staying at the Mana Kai. We will also have a rental car the entire trip. We are going for a more laid back, relaxed vacation without spending a whole lot. I would love your opinions on the places we are going!
We LOVE food. Probably the thing we're most looking forward to doing on the island! Any places that you recommend that are not pricey, with great food, that is easy to get to and from the Mana Kai? Places we are planning on stopping by:
- 808 Deli
- Mama's Rib's
- Coconuts Fish Cafe
- Zippy's (husband really wants to go here)
- Kihei Cafe
We don't want to do any major tours. No water activities for us. Are there any parks, strip malls, or big areas to walk around for a few hours around the Kihei, Lahaina, Wailea, Lahaina area? Just laid back things to do to take in the sights and pass the time. Things we are already planning on doing:
- Maui Ocean Center
- Maui Golf & Sports Park
- Old Lahaina Luau (we made reservations)
Since we will have a rental car the entire trip, how is the driving in Maui? We are renting from Kihei Rent a Car, so we will not be driving to and from the airport. We also will be heavily relying on our phones for GPS assistance...is that even necessary in Maui? Are there any local road rules that we need be aware of? We're hoping the driving level down there is easy mode, as we don't do well in very high traffic areas (we're from a small town in Alaska), so we don't want to anger any local drivers and we definitely do not want to get in to any accidents.
How is the drive to and from Lahaina, especially at night? Since we will be attending the luau, we will be driving back to the Mana Kai late at night, around 8:30-9pm. We are planning on driving up there the day before the luau so we know where we're going, so I figured we might as well hang around Lahaina for a few hours before heading back to Kihei. Any places we can go to walk around that has food and shops?
Lastly, how is the driving on the Piilani Hwy? My husband definitely wants to try Zippys, I was wondering how the drive was there to and from the Mana Kai.
Any assistance in making this a fantastic honeymoon for the both us is highly appreciated. :)