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... nervous fighting the current so we went back in. I do feel I've learned alot more about snorkelling although I thought I was experienced I found out quickly I was not when I met up with the surf and waves of Maui a very different world. Bryan has been a great teacher and I've learned alot on this trip about the currents. We saw several cool fish and nice coral, there was a shark warning sign ...
... t think to buy costumes for dressing up so we may be a bit out of place. The shuttle arrived on time and before we knew it, we were on front street. Check out http://www.mauihawaii.org/sights/hallow een-lahaina.htm There were people everywhere and some of the costumes were fantastic. Babies, pensioners and dogs, everyone was getting involved! Real effort had gone in to this, which didn't appear commercialised in any way, there were very few street stalls selling tat etc. ...
... lot with canoeing trip. Lots of info about sea turtles and other marine mammals, we feel more educated about sea turtles after reading the displays.
Lunch at Monsoon Indian restaurant, at the suggestion of NOAA volunteer. The restaurant is at first a bit tricky to find, as it's hiding in the apartment complex. Food was very good, we had it "spicy", which was really spicy. The view was picture perfect. Looking out, we could see fishpond, the ocean, ...
... We saw five turtles in the time we floated here! They were all fairly close by, and it was awesome to see them swimming submerged in the water, and then watch as they stuck their head above the surface! I'm really glad we stopped here. Turtles are awesome! We might have a chance to snorkel with them later on in the trip.
After leaving the turtle cleaning station, we arrived at the harbor a few minutes later. We were only a couple minutes from the ...
... to climb out of the huge hole if they fell. We decided it would be close to impossible as the gravel was too slippery. Thankfully there are some park rangers and tourists that pass by every now and then. Also, it is it not that easy to fall in despite of what the photos may show.
Next we had some lunch, took few gopro videos and headed back up. That part of our journey was not so fun. It felt twice as long to climb back up ...
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Very very nice accommodations
This B & B is located in a residential neighborhood, but after your enter the property you would never know it. The property has a botanical gardens setting. You will not want for anything staying here. The rooms are very comfortable with a loaded frig and lots of beach equipment to use. If it was on the beach it would run $350 + a night. Very pleased with our 3 night stay.
We spent the first few nights of our honeymoon at the Pineapple-so that we could be close to the great beaches and the sunshine of South Maui. We loved the pineapple, and it was of the nicest places we stayed-right down to the pool, grounds, welcome to maui basket, and breakfast goodies. However, there were a few things that were maybe not so wonderful. The inn is right on a major highway. from the photos of the site it looks like there is a field, in front of the house, when in actuality between the pool, and field, is a majoy highway, which makes it impossible to sleep with the door open, or have a silent breakfast on the proch. Also, because the rooms are carpeted, and people are swimming and getting things wet, and since we have to keep our door shut because of the sound of the highway, the room got a little moldy funky smelling...We really did have a wonderful time, however, if we were going back to wailiea-which is the best resort area on the island-we would spend an extra hundred a night and stay at the Maui Prince-very secluded hotel on a great beach. Just our opinion! Pineapple is great for people on a budget, which we were! Overall, great, but probably wouldn't stay at again!
This was our first trip to Hawaii and we took a long time reading reviews on tripadvisor in order to make sure we were making the right choice for our stay. At first we wanted to stay at a resort, but flying from the east coast, the cost of those resorts were out of our price range. And we were not too impressed with the options for three star resorts and condos (it seemed like a total crap shoot whether you got a nice condo because they are all privately owned, and the three star hotels were dirty and old- at least from the reviews we saw). Then we discovered the Pineapple Inn and we so impressed with the cleanliness, the privacy, and the beauty for an absolutely fantastic price.
We spent our first 3 nights in Maui at the Pineapple Inn. The grounds are georgous!!! They have done such a good job with the landscaping. They have a really nice pool and hot tub which is the perfect place to be to watch the sunset. One thing though- they are very close to a main road (it's a highway, but not really a big one- more like a big road). It doesn't make much of a difference because they've grown a low hedge to block off the road. But the sound of cars does remind you that you are not in the middle of nowhere. I did like the fact that they were not right in the middle of Kihei or Wailea, so it felt like you were escaping all of the craziness when you came back to your room. As for our room I believe ours was called the Lanai Room (it was downstairs) with the lanai leading down to the pool area. Yet with all of their fabulous landscaping there were large plants that gave you privacy from anyone actually in the pool area, which was rare because there are only 4 rooms and a cottage. The room itself was very nice, just like the pictures on their website. They provide you with a lovely welcome basket and some goodies in the refridgerator (okay, so they definitely shop at Costco, but it's still thoughful and the room is so reasonably priced- who cares!). The room is really tastefully decorated. The orientation of the rooms gives you a lovely view of the ocean and sunset. The only other minor problem was, and I hate to say it, but I did see a few cockroaches (4 or 5). I tried to withold judgement thinking maybe this is common everywhere on the island being such a tropical climate. (for the record, I didn't see any at the other 2 places we stayed) Still, the rooms are so clean and nice I still can't hold it against the Pineapple Inn (which normally that sort of thing would really freak me out). It just doesn't make any sense. One other thing, there wasn't a phone in our room. Usually I never use an inroom phone but it would have been nice to be able to make the necessary calls to book restaurant reservations, snorkeling trips, and Haleakala bike rides from our room. Pay phones are far and few between, at least in Kihei. So all that aside, considering the niceness of the rooms, the property, the affordibility, and their hospitality- Pineapple Inn really can't be beat. We would definitely stay there again!
We stayed at Pineapple inn for 3 nights in july 2006, and I regret we didn't stay in this place for our entire trip!! There are 6 of us (3 couples) and all of us LOVED it. We simply can not believe that we get such a beautiful place for the amount of money we paid, but I am trying to provide some pointers as objectively as I can:
We stayed in one of the rooms for seven days in May 2006 for our honeymoon. It was a great spot for us. We enjoyed having breakfast provided for us and ate it on our lania (sp?) every morning. The location of the Inn is perfect - right in the middle of all the action! Mark and Steve made themselves available for questions and any needs that arose.
The price was spectacular ($119/night) and we would have preferred the Inn over one of the big resorts any day - even if the price were the same.
I am a huge fan of the Pineapple Inn and I have no reservations giving my 100% recommendation to anyone.
Our favorite lodging in Maui!
We stayed at PIneapple Inn in November of 2005 for the second time. Already have November 2006 reserved for us. You cannot beat the grounds - stunning gardens around a salt water pool and NO crowds! It's quiet and lovely. We stay at the cottage and enjoy grilling on the lanai for most meals. The rooms and the cottage are all very comfy and well-appointed.
Mark and Steve are the most gracious and fun hosts. We love them and we love their property!
I stayed here for 10 days. The first five I stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage and the last five days I enjoyed the single room nearer to the pool. The prices are excellent and the grounds are well maintained. So beautiful, and the salt water pool was very nice to come home to. I broke my leg just before I left for Maui, and staying here made having a broken leg on Maui tolerable. The cottage was lovely with two full private bedrooms and a full kitchen. Complete with a full size fridge, oven, stove, dishwasher, microwave, and counter appliances. There was even a blender for mixed drinks. The cabinets were stocked with spices and everything you needed to fix a meal. The drawers had foil, saran wrap, zip lock baggies, and utensils. The private lanai had a gas grill which we used extensively. I haven't added up the savings from making our own meals, but it was a lot. Even the grocery bill was low because the little things that add up were already provided. The fridge had butter, jelly, and much more. Some provided by the inn and other stuff left by previous guests. I left a 6 pack of good beer and other items to keep it going. The cottage also had a living room with a pull out couch and a 32" TV. You could sleep 6, but 4 would be best. It was just my wife and I, and we didn't use the extra bedroom. For 185 a night and the money we saved on eating out, it was well worth it. The rooms are so tastefully decorated. Central AC and whole house vacuum systems shows the forethought put into this B&B. (of course we didn't vacuum it!) My only regret in writing this review is that it will be harder to get a reservation. The fruit, chocolate, popcorn and other gifts provide on arrival were much appreciated. I will return to this place every time I come to Maui. Well done Mark and Steve. Thank you!
I must be completely honest. We booked a stay at the Pineapple Inn after having been permitted to look at both the grounds and a room. So this review is based on a visit before our actual stay but is based on observations after having visited Maui for twenty years.
I totally LOVED this place! It's fairly new (about a year old) and that was the first thing going in it's favor. There are 4 rooms with queen size beds, a small kitchenette (refrigerator, sink, microwave) and a nice size bathroom. Each room also has a private patio that overlooks the pool and garden. There is also a guest house available that has (I believe) 2 bedrooms and a full kitchen.