One of our Maui insiders offers the following tips to help enhance your Hawaii vacation experience:

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Guri Guri….like sherbet or sorbet but with milky taste. So ono licious and cheap. Tasaka’s Guri Guri behind Longs Drugs in Maui Mall in Kahului..Only place you can get it in Hawaii!

nakalele-blow-hole_mediumNakalele Point and blow hole- just past mile marker 38..this blow hole can jet water up to 100 feet in the air if the surf is right. It’s just a short hike down from the road. Be VERY careful and don’t get too close to the blow hole. Can be dangerous!…But pretty impressive!

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Napili Kai Beach Resort..small intimate “Hawaiian” resort..spectacular beach!!!…now 50% off ocean view studios for travel for the balance of August. Unbelievable!! Package it with some of the best airfares of the season and take a long weekend getaway before the end of the summer!

Cheap Local Eats …Sam Satos and Frans Island Grill..both in Wailuku..good local plate lunches..Try Fran’s awesome loco moco…rice with hamburger patty on the top then with fried egg on top of that..then smothered with brown gravy..OMG.. the nitrates!! For a little extra kick..add some chili pepper water!

Beginning and intermediate snorkeling –none better than at mile marker 14 on the way from Kahului Airport to Lahaina. You’ll be sharing it with quite a few other snorkelers, but easy access right off the road. Very calm and safe snorkeling. Great for the keikis!!!

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Kaanapali Alii…score some great rates at this luxury beachfront resort this fall while they undergo the addition of a second pool and spa plus a brand new state of the art fitness center. Killer construction rates and you get access to the pools at the Westin,Marriott and Sheraton! Significant upgrades for just $30-$45 per night!!

C. Kim


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