Travel Blogs from Lahaina
... outlier on the next peninsula, and a savage collection of lava rock teeth in the surf on the north side. On the way back out we stop for more photos to the north, where we can see the road cut into the sheer rock cliffs. There is a local lad fishing with a large surf rod, and big eggbeater reel. He is using a softball-sized rock as a sinker, and what could be a quarter chicken for bait, so must be after something big.
We have an uneventful but tiring ...
Day 5: Lahaina, Maui. We had not booked a tour from the ship so we went on shore anyway and got our own tour with 3 other couples in a stretch limo. We saw a botanical gardens, the Iao Valley, the Maui Plantation, and a Buddhist temple. We grabbed a lunch on shore and then returned to the boat. At dinner we met a couple from Perth area and another couple from North Carolina and had ...
Joseph's birthday today and we are spending it on a great excursion, the Road to Hana. 670 switchbacks along the edge of the island. Dramamine is in our pockets. Early pick up at 6:45 from the condo. Haven't seen this hour in awhile! Our guide, Larry, was really good, telling us many Hawaiian stories, and sharing information on the flora and fauna of the islands. He never stopped talking the entire day...the ...
... breaking the rules by giving us the coconut in the first place I had no right to be upset. I'll just have to remind myself to get some when I get back home. Side note: Ashley Knox texted me and asked if I was going to be back in the states today and I said no I was going to be in Maui. It just now dawned on me that Hawaii is a state! (DUH). I guess it kind of feels like a such a different culture that it doesn't feel like the ...
... huge array of Maui fruit, meat, make your own omlet bar, eggs Benedict, lox and capers. It was great and just what we needed after the not-so-special food on our Hana trip (not complaining!) After breakfast, we headed to the pool to get seats and I headed to the ocean with my snorkel gear. After snorkeling at Hanauma, I was itching to check out Black Rock. I got right in, swam past the beginners until I was in about 25 feet of water. I was solo this time so I ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Plantation Inn Lahaina
3-Star Price with 5-Star atmosphere!
My wife and I decided to stay here based on the reviews and pictures from this site. We booked a deluxe room and was very surprised when we arrived! The room was of average size, but was clean and was decorated nicely! We felt like we were transported back to the 1920's (except for the TV and Air-conditioning!) Our room was located at the front of the hotel (right above Girards Resturant.) This room had a view of the mountains, ocean and Front Street (although all were limited views), but still nice! We had no problems with noise other than the occasioal over-partied reveler stumbling down a local street. We were also impressed with the "FREE" breakfast. We had a choice of French Toast (Very Delicious!), Granola and Yogart, Poached Eggs and a type of Salsa?, and Smoked Salmon with cream cheese and a begal. Most of these were very good (didn't care for the eggs, though.) We spent most of the time during the day out and about doing the vation things i.e. snorkeling, shopping...etc. We always returned around 2-3pm and would then lay-out by the pool (Very Charming) and were regularly by ourselves, NICE! The staff was very nice and were eager to help with any request.
We will stay here again!
Glorified B&B pretending to be a boutique hotel.
This place is a glorified B&B. Adequate rooms but the service is sub-par and the breakfast is overrated.Gerards (the restaurant) has become arrogant with fame and consumed with greed - eager to bleed a dollar from every inch of the restaurant they have crammed the tables together so closely that the privacy of diners is sacrificed to the extent that it is impossible to speak (or whisper) without other tables hearing your every word - you'll find far more space between tables at McDonalds. It is a very uncomfortable atmosphere but fits very nicely into the entirely all-together overrated Plantation Inn.
Used to be great, but is showing its age.
I have stayed at the Plantation Inn several times, most recently in April 2004. It used to be an absolutely wonderful place. Unfortunately, the present owners are using it as a cash cow, and are not reinvesting anything back into the hotel. The rooms have not been updated since I first stayed there 5 years ago. The furnishings all show their age, and there is a bit of dryrot and other problems in the exterior of the hotel. It is still a charming place, and very centrally located. It does still have those things going for it, but don't expect it to look like the pictures on it's web site. It is showing its wear and tear.
This quaint little B&B was a great place for my wife and I to spend our anniversary. The staff was very accommodating and friendly to first time Maui visitors. The breakfast included in the price was really good. I recommend the granola...my wife recommends the French toast. If you are looking for a quite place to stay...this is it.
Best B&B on Maui!
My husband and I went to Maui on our honeymoon in March 2004. We stayed at the Four Seasons in Wailea which was beautiful, but very pricey. After our first visit into Lahaina, we spotted the Plantation Inn which was absolutely beautiful and decided to call them for their rates. We booked a suite for $200 a night, which was $600 less a night when we stayed at the Four Seasons. It was the most beautiful little B&B I had ever stayed in. Our room was beautiful, the staff was super friendly and helpful, the poolside breakfast is great (and included) and the grounds were spectacular. I cannot say enough great things about this place, you must stay here when visiting Lahaina. We are definately coming back here on our anniversary. Also Gerard's restaurant on the property is also a excellent French Restaurant. A little pricey, but worth every bite.
Had a WONDERFUL stay on our honeymoon
We stayed at the Plantation Inn for our honeymoon in October 2002. It was WONDERFUL. The staff was so friendly, our room was beautiful (first floor on the pool/courtyard) and dinners at Gerard's were FABULOUS. It was clean, quiet and very romantic.
Lahaina itself was a good hub for us since we knew we'd be doing a lot of driving around the island to a variety of places - various beaches, snorkel tours, road to Hana, Haleakala, etc. And although Lahaina looks like a tourist mecca (Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., art galleries, jewelry shops), it wasn't overrun or noisy in early October.
The little beach just west of downtown isn't anything spectacular, but it's an easy walk and very calm in the mornings - we saw an octopus!
I would recommend the Plantation Inn to anyone looking for a romantic spot in Maui that isn't a big resort.
Stayed here in October of 2000. Great location in the heart of Lahaina.
Easy to walk to all the restuarants and shops. Very small hotel is perfect to get away from all the crowds. Our room was very romantic with nice rustic "plantation style" furniture. They have a French Restuarant down stairs and the hotel offered a discount. Cheeseburger in Paradise is only a few minutes down the road if you walk. Make sure you look for discounts in the "This Week Maui" magazine for restaurants and shops.
We wouldn't stay anywhere else!
This is a small inn near the middle of Lahaina, just a block and a half from Cheeseburgers in Paradise at the sea wall. There are only 18 rooms and that suits us fine. The french colonial styled inn is set in an enclosed courtyard with a marvelous breakfast by the pool until 9:00 and a french restaurant for fancy dinners. At night, sit on your lanai, turn off the lights, and listen to the surf, the doves, and the wind in the palm trees. The outside lighting is just the pool lights and some accent lighting on the palm trees ... simply spellbinding. This is NOT a resort property with its busses, parking structures, tip-begging employees, activities desk, bar after bar, and mainlanders by the thousands. The Plantation staff is delightfully professional with warm "alohas" and a stealth housekeeping service. We never did see them. There is off-street parking, air conditioning, refridgerators, safes, lovely decor, over-head fans, and, best of all, peace and quiet. There is a grocery store two blocks north that will give you a visitors discount card if you ask. The inn has stay and drive packages that makes your rental car cheap. Leave the kids home, grab the one you love, and live a little (very well) at The Plantation Inn, Lahaina, Maui.
We Love the Inn
We stayed 6 night at the Plantation Inn in Oct. 2002. We loved our room, the hospitality could not have been better. Our room was over looked the pool and the view of the mountains out our back door was beautiful. The location is perfect, you can walk to all the resturants and night life in Lahaina, without worry about a place to park. We drove to other locations on maui and decided when we go back we will stay at the Plantation Inn again. It offered the best value with the Best Of Maui Package.
Plantation in is just OK
The Plantation Inn in Maui is just OK. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite. The room was adequately furnished, but the carpet was old and somewhat dirty, as was thebathroom wall-paper. The jacuzzi needed to be treated for mold around the tub. If you can look past the carpet and bathroom, the rest is very quaint. We had good breakfast service and a nice view from the balcony.