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Old Lahaina Luau
The luau is a traditional feast held for special events, but many of the tourist-based shows are commercial renditions, not capturing the traditional spirit or rites.
Located in Lahaina, visitors are greeted with a lei and a drink to begin your experience. While you are touring the one-acre site, talking with local artists, the traditional feast, including the pig, is cooking in the imu (cooked underground in banana leaves). Guests are called to feast by a traditional conch shell call, and the show begins.
While watching the show of chants and traditional dances, visitors will feast on kalua (roast pork), lau lau (pork wrapped in luau leaf), poi (from the root of the taro plant), ahi poke (marinated raw tuna), and other Hawaiian offerings.
The show was amazing, the food incredible. Be sure to resrve early, we got lucky on the waiting list two months before our trip.
Address: 1251 Front St, Lahaina
Directions: Along the ocean in Historic Lahaina Town
As we were riding around the west side of Maui, we noticed an awful lot of cars parked on the side of the road, and many people, with snorkel gear heading down staircases to the coast. As we rounded the hill on top, we looked down and saw Honolua Bay, which looks to be THE spot for snorkeling. We stopped the bike and looked down at the boats and swimmers below. The water was so calm and clear, you could almost see the fish from the top of the cliff.
We decided that we would come back here the next morning after dropping off the bike to go snorkeling. We never made it back to this spot. Ironically, as I was being rolled into the operating room, a picture of this bay hung on the wall. I'll be back...
***Quick Tip*** You will find it common that parking by popular spots like this can be tricky. Not only is it difficult to find available spaces to park on the road, but there were a number of cops writing numerous tickets... watch out.
Directions: Just follow 340 west. It's north of Kapalua. You really cannot miss this beautiful spot (the loads of cars on the road will give it away)
We rented from Hawaiian Riders
There are many places on each of the islands to rent a motorcycle. We rented from Hawaiian Riders because it was so close to our condo in Kihei. Unfortunately, they went out of business after our trip (hmmm, coincidence?)
Don't want to ride all day? You can rent for four hours, half day, full day and even weekly.
***BIG TIP*** Take the insurance liability offered. For $29.00 a $3,500 liability is better than having to buy a whole motorcycle that you'll never see again. Believe me, it's worth it.
Some other rentals on the island can be found here...they each rent mopeds, jeeps and exotic cars as well.
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