Known primarily for its many resorts and hotels, Maui’s western coastline has attractions for every kind of visitor, from thrill-seekers to foodies.
From Kahului Airport, take Airport Road until you reach Highway 380. Turn onto Honoapiilani Highway and continue south for 12 miles. It’s about a 35-minute drive.
Build your own pancake at Slappy Cakes Maui (350 Lower Honoapiilani Road #701, slappycakesmaui.com) or try its version of the loco moco, the Slappy Moco ($16) topped with crispy Maui onions.
Head north and find your way to Honolua Bay (Honolua Bay Access Trail, Lahaina). When the surf is down, go snorkeling. If there’s a swell, drop by Maui Surfboards (10 Halawai Drive, Lahaina, mauisurfboards.com) to rent a board and schedule a surf lesson for the day.
Get lunch at Honolua Farms Kitchen (6860 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina, honoluafarms.com). This solar-powered eatery uses produce and fruits grown in Honolua Valley. You can’t go wrong with one of its organic smoothies, like the Berry Cherry ($9), a tasty blend of strawberries, cherries, blueberries and bananas.
Get your cowboy hat on. Ironwood Ranch (741 Hui Road, Lahaina, ironwoodranch.com) offers a 90-minute horseback adventure that will take you through some of West Maui’s tropical valleys and forests.
Catch the sunset at Kaanapali Beach (2605 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina). If you’re feeling it, jump off Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock, and check that off your bucket list.
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“Big hearty grilled cheese, you guys will dig this.” - Guy Fieri If you stop by for lunch or dinner y’all should try our Lobster and Crab Stuffed Grilled Cheese sandwich. It’s so delicious you might be back the next day (or two). Join us tonight for FRESH SQUEEZED FRIDAY! Fresh squeezed handcrafted cocktails start at 6pm, DJ starts at 10pm!
End your day where you started, in Lahaina, at Down the Hatch (658 Front Street, #102, dthmaui.com). Dinner runs until midnight. It’s got a killer seafood menu and the bar’s open until 2 a.m.