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... oldest volcano on Maui. Taking pictures was a challenge because all were shot at an angle through the windows. While I did this Donna took a ride on the Sugar Cane Express, a scenic railroad using an old sugar cane train. We met back up at two and returned to the ship for a late lunch. Tonight we saw the Country Show again. Tomorrow we hit our last island, Hawaii (or the Big Island).
... This dive is also in the book "top places to dive before you die". It was a night dive with lights set up on the bottom and every person is equipped with bright flashlights. The mantas are attracted to the plankton that is attracted to our lights. We counted up to six or seven at a time dancing around us. It was so surreal! They would swoop right over us and Bill was able to get some amazing video. The dive master warned us that ...
There are miles of trails here at the condo. The Ritz Carlton is part of the property here. In the morning we walked along the coast and since the surf is still up after the storm, we got some great shots.
We went inot Lahaina to walk around the town. It is the only town in Maui with a main street. It was once ...
... in. With the intense sun it was definitely time to go in but we decided to take another dip in the ocean - and I'm so happy we did! 2 GIANT sea turtles were swimming around right in the snorkeling area. When I say giant, I mean 3 feet long and 2 feet wide! We grabbed the snorkel gear and were able to be up close and personal, maybe me more so than Kevin. So far I've made friends with a horse and lizard but me and these turtles are besties :) I swam up and ...
... trips to Hawaii), and shared memories from our years together and other great trips.
* We will definitely be back. James votes for moving here for a year. I think it can be our go-to spot. And we are both on the same page that we will not be dragging along whiny brats. So either they can be well-behaved and appreciative and come along, OR they can go visit grandparents ;)
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Great hotel for couples
What a great hotel for couples! The hotel is small and cozy with antique furnishings and a private lanai for each room. The bed was very comfortable as were the pillows. The bath robes in the room added a touch of luxury and made it convenient to get coffee from the common room in the early mornings. The hotel is conveniently located near the ocean front, shops, restaurants, and harbor in Lahaina. We were even close enough to walk to the Old Lahaina Luau! The view from the lanai is wonderful! In one direction is the ocean and the other is mountains!
It was nice to find a great hotel that is reasonably priced and caters to couples rather than families and kids.
We absolutely loved our stay at the Lahaina Inn. It was just what we were looking for; which was a clean, comfortable, quiet place to stay in the heart of Lahaina and with definate character. We enjoyed being able to begin and end our days in comfort and within walking distance of dozens of fabulous restaurants and night life. The staff was more than accomodating and made us feel like guests in their home. If your looking for a hotel to entertain you this is not the place, but if you can hold your own and want a great place to begin and end your days Lahaina Inn is the spot to be.
The first thing you have to do when you check in, is to sign a declaration that your payment is non-refundable if you leave the hotel early - obviously the Lahaina Inn is aware of their customer satisfaction level.
We are an older retired couple and have traveled many places around the world. We love the antiques, the staff and the location. We should not have spent our money on a car rental, because we only used 2 out of the 7 days we were there. We booked several activities and they picked us up at front door. The only time we used our car was to go to Kaanapali Beach, a short 5 minute drive. There are many shops and restaurants, all within walking distance. We stayed in a suite, which was very nice. It was large, with plenty of room for us to sit and mingle. They also have a "community" room, with coffee and tea. We loved having coffee in the morning and talking with other guests and getting to know where they were from. On our next trip to Maui, we will stay there again! We were there just before the holidays and it was great!!!
We booked a 4-night stay at the Lahaina Inn for July 28 through August 1, 2004 as part of our 25th wedding anniversary trip, where we had just come from Kona on the Big Island. At the Inn we stayed in their large corner Maki Suite located at the end of the hall on the left, along the street side overlooking Front Street and the ocean. The facility is a quaint old fashion inn w/antiques. It does not have some of the amenities one would find in a hotel or motel setting - no TV or pool (then again no kids either) but it did have a room air conditioner, private bath w/dryer, in-room safe and phone w/free local calls and freshly brewed coffee just down the hall - all at no additional cost. Parking however was another story. You can park at the Inn's lot located ½ block away but you pay a separate $5 per day charge for an unassigned parking space (which is what we did) but you do so at your own risk. This means that as long as there are spaces available the lot owner continues to take in money for empty parking spaces through the day. If you arrive back at the inn late and there are no spaces left - it's your own tough luck w/o the possibility of any refund and you'll have to find on-street parking which is tough. I'm not sure about this but I think there may be laws against this type of practice. As for the Inn and its location, we wanted to be in the heart of Lahaina but what we didn't expect was the equivalent of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. For those who enjoy being in the heart of a very busy and active area, enjoy the noise and hustle/bustle of cars and people and who can sleep through just about anything, this is the place for you. However, if you want peace and quiet and are a light sleeper (as is our case) you better think twice about staying here. On all 4 nights we were wakened or kept awake by noise. First by painters who started up at 6am, second by people screaming in the streets below until 3 am (Cruise Ship day), third by a man and woman yelling profanity at each other at 5am and last by our two female neighbors next door who spent the entire evening drinking beer, talking loud and yelling at the guys on the street below until well after midnight. We wanted to complain to the front desk but guess what, there's no one around b/c your on your own from the time they leave around 8pm until 9am the next morning. Next time we go to Maui we're staying north of Lahaina in the Kaanapali beach area. Finally, we want to say a word about the Old Lahaina Luau that we attended on July 31th. It's the best- worth every penny so don't miss it.
Let me just start off by saying there is no tv, pool, or elevators. The rooms are tiny and dirty and unstylish and there was painters outside my window staring in. I was only there for 3 hours and was ready to cry. This is supposed be a nice vacation in Hawaii and there was a view of a parking lot in the middle of a bunch of bum shops. The air conditioning wasnt working and the people at the front desk were compeletely unreasonable. We were booked there for 7 nights but chose not to stay that and they forced us to pay. We left and didnt even stay ONE night and they wouldnt refund us ANYTHING. It was completely RIDICULOUS!!!! Also they close the door at 8 pm so you cant leave or come in after that. DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
The Best Bed and Breakfast!!!
We stayed at Maui Prince then moved to Lahaina Inn after a delayed departure.
It was the BEST! It is very nice. No kids. Small and quaint. It is in the heart of Lahaina and all the action. Each room has a balcony with rocking chairs and great views! Victorian antiques and oriental rugs adorn the Inn. The innkeeper was so incredible. It is quaint and very convenient. We LOVED it!! Very clean. Lots of special, personal touches.
Well, let me first say that my comments are my experience, and yours may be different. I would not stay at Lahaina Inn again. Infact, we were booked for 4 nights but checked out after the first one and here is why..It's to noisy. The Inn is located just a few feet from Front Street. The locals cruise up and down the strip with thier car stereo's cranked up, and then there are the tourist. Too many tourist. It was not a relaxing place. The rooms were very small. The bathroom toilet seat was chiped and the cieling had unfinished drywall repairs. Plus, the whole room smelled of mold. The staff was friendly, but they would not give us a refund of our remaing 3 nights. I was also informed that the original owner who did the renovations sold the Inn. I guess if your idea of Hawaii is staying up late and drinking in Bars and you love to shop with many other tourist, then you might like Lahina Inn. I however did not.
Location, location, location
We were in Maui for 10 days and stood 3 days at the Lahaina Inn. Being steps from the waterfront was great. We were also able to use the ferry to Lanai to explore and snorkel that island for the day.
The Inn itself is nice enough and I guess its supposed to be romantic because there's no TV. Though they are nice rooms they are geared for the couple thing which is ok.
The service was good, so was the breakfast but the best thing was definitly was the location