We went to Maui for the first time as a family last year and loved our time in Wailea. We also hit some great restaurants and had wonderful advice from CHs. See that thread here:
We're staying in the same complex again and want to hit up some new options. Plus, since my youngest is 5 now, I'm hoping she can stay up later so we might make it to a few real dinners. Last year, we stayed on California time (3 hours ahead) and stuck to Happy Hours for our "dinner" meals so we could get her in bed by 5 pm HST. I think we'll stay on PST again, but I want to try some new places since my 5 year old can stay up later now. Like last time, I think we'll just make breakfast in the condo, since we're up by 5 am HST and hungry then.
The only places we plan to repeat again from our last trip are Eskimo Candy (thanks again to kathryn for that amazing tip!), Ulalani's Shave Ice, and Monkey Pod (it's 5 minutes from our condo and had great Happy Hour specials).
This time around, we have 5 days, 4 nights and I'm hoping to hit:
- Alan Wong's Amasia for dinner
- Coconut's Fish for lunch on the weekend when Eskimo Candy is closed
- Mala/Migrant in Wailea -- is this any good? I saw that it's close by and Chef Sheldon is there now
- Surfing Goat cheese/dairy tour
I had hoped to try the O'o Farm tour, but we're only there Thurs-Mon and they only do it Mon-Thurs, so there's no time to do it and still make our flight. Ugh.
We will have a car, but I don't know that I want to drive all the way to Merriman's for dinner (and then have an hour's drive home). Sea House was good, but not worth the commute from Wailea, IMHO.
Any other suggestions?