Sorry for the delay in posting – just too much to do in Maui. And this is a vacation after all.
Dinners | It’s all about the food
Night #1 / Coconut’s Fish Cafe.  A dive joint in Kihei, of course in a strip mall, and with a line out the door. We split some fried coconut shrimp – a tropical specialty from Ft. Lauderdale to Maui apparently.  Fish sandwiches with coleslaw. Fantastic.
Night #2 / Mama’s Fish House. We’ve been several times over the years and this time was probably the best. Although the rain storm two years ago was fun. We split a half grilled papaya stuffed with beef, followed by Ono and Opakapaka.  Didn’t even try the mudpie for which I’m sorry now! Next time we’ll try Mama’s for lunch so we can see the ocean.
Night #3 / A progressive dinner at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea.  We started off in the bar with a mai tai, topped with bing cherry foam. Amazing. Then had some pot stickers, enjoyed the sunset and then moved downstairs ocean side to Ferraro’s. This was a real treat. Service through the roof. We split both a salad and a beet & goat cheese risotto.
Night #4 / Pizza. Since we knew we were going the Four Seasons Lanaii and would have limited access to street food (and a car) this was the night for simple. We didn’t realize that the restaurant was 100% gluten free, but it didn’t stop us from enjoying it very much. Try Maui Brick Oven in Kihei.
Maui  | Sightseeing
Had never been to the Iao Valley before, and it’s beautiful. If you’re not going to Kauai, this is a little bit of Kauai’s Napali Coast brought to you.  And of course Makena Beach, which  I still think is one of the most beautiful (fairly) long beaches in the world.

mamas fish house
This is Ono at Mama’s Fish House in Maui!

And this morning before heading off to Lanai we went whale watching with one of Pacific Whale Foundation’s zodiac type boats. Saw some awesome humpbacks! Alas no pix but what an experience – a great value for $50 for 2 hours. Leaves from downtown Lahaina – 10 yards from the ferry to Lanai.
Photos From the Trip!
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