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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Sushi Restaurant
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“Sushi, moderately priced no reservations accepted and can get busy for dinner on the weekends”
  • 40 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It's just 800 feet from where you're standing! Local's favorite. And is actually the northern portion of Kamaole Beach Park #1.”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Best dining/social drinking atmosphere in Maui, great food and short drive from place.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Maui Brewing Company BREWERY TOUR. Great place for drinks and fun at the same time. They have GIANT JENGA about your height! Multiple tours throughout the day so check the schedule first. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Beautiful view of Napili Bay. Napili is the most picturesque bay in the islands. Great food, especially breakfast. Get the Macadamia nut Cinnamon roll with croissant dough for the road. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Enjoy the Humpback Whale highway where you can witness whales breaching and mothers caring for their calves. Whale watching season is around November through April.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Kind of reminds me of Key West. A lot of local shops. Our favorite thing to do is get a "Dole Whip" (pineapple soft serve) and walk the street after dinner. We may even buy something one day! VERY touristy, especially when the cruise ships are in town. Can be extremely busy. Tip: Park 2 blocks south of the Banyan Tree in the FREE 3 hour parking lot directly across from the Kamehameha School.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great for LUNCH/Happy Hour. If you like fresh fish, then this is the place! Lots of specials during happy hour --for around $5 you can get a beer and a fish taco--it's hard to beat that. They also have another location in Lahaina too.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Maui Brewing Company BREWERY TOUR. Great place for drinks and fun at the same time. They have GIANT JENGA about your height! Multiple tours throughout the day so check the schedule first. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Residential Building (Flat / Apartment)
“With sparkling crystal clear waters and a sandy ocean bottom, Napili Bay is popular amongst tourist and locals alike. This beach is within walking distance from The Ridge Villas; it is a wonderful beach for snorkeling, sunbathing, stand-up-paddling and boogie boarding. During the winter months, the swells can become pretty large, so use caution when entering the water. Napili Bay offers guests a taste of what "old Hawaii" was like. Here you will not find any large hotels or overcrowded timeshares. All accommodations on Napili Bay are small and more intimate. When visiting Napili Bay, be sure to stop at the Sea House Restaurant! The Sea House is a "must do" for Maui visitors. This iconic, open air restaurant is located just on the shoreline, and offers unrivaled views and cuisine! Be sure to order one of their famous Mai` Tais, while taking in an unforgettable sunset. Their "Happy Hour" is considered to be one of the best on the island.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
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“American, great for Sunday breakfast but it can get very busy so expect a wait!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This pizza company uses organic dough, farm to table ingredients like goat cheese from the Maui goat cheese farm, local produce and has a full bar with local beers on tap. They use a mesquite fire burning pizza oven! definitely try the Mopsy it is smoked pork with fresh pineapple, bbq sauce and our local goat cheese. We get takeout from here at least a few times a month :)”
  • 44 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Local surfer beach, this place is where all the action and contest happen. It is also a local stop for turtles to rest.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Baldwin Beach Park - swim, body surf, or just walk the long beach in the sunset.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“ Sunrise from the top of Haleakalā is not to be missed. Be sure to bring warm clothes.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“**SUNDAYS & MONDAYS Early Bird Special where everything is 50% off!!! They open at 5 pm but you can see people lining up as early as 4 pm to ensure a spot-- so get there early. It is well worth the wait with the locals and visitors, alike.”
  • 46 locals recommend