Maui has Eclectic Tastes. Try a Bit of Them All!
Hotel Pick-up or at our Kihei Base-yard
Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of Hawaii on this food-focused tour of Maui. With a guide in the lead, you’ll skip the tourist spots and get to taste authentic Hawaiian food, stopping at seven locations to taste 17 dishes. You’ll also sample some locally brewed beers and have plenty of time to ask questions about Hawaiian food, drink, and culture.
Maui, the second largest Hawaiian island and among the best places to find a festive luau, is one ideal location for the hungry and thirsty traveler. If you are to visit the island today, you will easily find a wide range of gourmet restaurants offering the best of authentic Hawaiian and fusion cuisine. While traditional fares like grilled beef or pork, poi, and lomi salmon have retained their popularity, other well established cuisines in the island include Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and French. This is no longer surprising since the cuisine of Hawaii is a blend of American, Chinese, Polynesian, Filipino, and Korean cooking.
Maui is home to traditional open-sea restaurants and quaint gourmet places where you can sample the best of world-renowned cuisines, interpreted the Hawaiian way. Whether you are craving for freshly grilled sea food and salad greens or the fancier crab lumpia and tequila shrimp, Maui eateries very rarely disappoint. In fact, many world-class chefs have already put up their own restaurants in Maui. It is common to find French, Mexican, and Thai bistros in this exciting Hawaiian island.
You can also enjoy dinner cruises in Maui, where you may order a tropical gourmet dinner, complete with choice wines and an accompaniment of original Hawaiian music. Beachfront restaurants dot the island, located in Lahaina, Paia, Kihei, and Kahului. Continental, French, Italian, and Japanese cuisine are all served in various chic bistros and open-air restaurants of this island.
Traditional food choices in Maui cuisine
Since Maui is one of the strategically-located islands all over Hawaii, it is also the most sought-after venue for luaus, traditional Hawaiian dances, and even wedding parties. During these traditional festivities, you can expect to sample authentic fares, such as plate lunches consisting of poi or ground taro, beef, pork or chicken, rice, and potato salad. Here are some of the more authentic fares typically found in most traditional parties and dance festivals in Maui.
Road to Hana
It was an epic road trip. We got a camper van. We drove on the road to Hana with no issues, camped in the rain, camped in the wind, by the beach, under streetlights and in the middle of nowhere. We loved exploring the road to Hana at a much slower pace. This was an incredible experience. Thanks, Aloha!
Sea Escape Maui Boat Rental
“Yeah, perfect day, we saw two big humpback whales, thousands of fishes, turtles, the cliffs and much more! We were able to see 150 meters down in the sea. All in all, it was an awesome experience, without any ripple out there. It could not be any better!”
We went to the south east side. Then we went to Molokini. We saw a 5-feet white shark. Water clarity was amazing. Then we just cruised around. We also caught a couple of fishes. It was a great experience all around! Thanks!”
“Well! We took the kids to Molokini, we did Snorkeling, and we were lucky to see some whales. The boat was wonderful to drive, this is our third time with your service, and we will try to be back.”
Sea Escape Maui Boat Rental – Captain Steve!
Hey, this is caption Steve here. Just got back from the trip to Molokini. We saw whales, jumping, spinning, playing, and it is a great time!
Caroline and Sabastian
“Well what can I say about the trip of a lifetime? We got engaged. We spent a magical time at a National Park. Aloha Outdoors was totally cool and showed me everything. We spent less for a home and car than anyone could manage with a hotel and rental car.”
Joel and Tanya
“Being able to rent the camper van for a full 10 days made our Maui experience so much more!! In fact I have sent dozens of people your way already, so expect a few more people from Juneau Alaska! Thank you sooo very much it was the best way to travel! Oh, and keep the extra food and drinks!”
Sally, Sarah, and Suzan
“We rented a camper for my fiancé’s birthday and had a such a great and memorable experience! What a beautiful and unique way to see the island. Our friends rented a second van a we toured the island as a group. It was an opportunity of a lifetime on a minimal budget. Thanks Aloha Outdoors.”
“What a great time on the water, the boat was fantastic and ran flawlessly. They gave us great instructions and recommendations on where to go. We went to Molokini crater and did some snorkeling, fun time and beautiful fish galore. Then on the way to turtle town the Humpback whales put on a show of a lifetime. I just love the whales and dolphins. How incredible to see them breach so close. Nothing better than having your own boat and the freedom to go where you want and when you want. 5 Hours was just the perfect amount of time.”
“Just got done with the boat rental from a few hours ago. In a word, AWESOME! We started at 6am so we beat the crowds for snorkeling at Molokini, then just cruised around looking for whales. We saw at least 10, with a few of them fairly close. I will recommend this to anyone coming to Maui. The staff was great at setting us up and made it a breeze. The boat was very nice and we only had to spend $31 on gas, although we didn’t go as far as most people might. If you’re thinking about doing it, do it!”
We live here and we’re looking for a way to get on the water without buying our own boat. They gave us an awesome orientation, launched the boat, and off we went. So many whales! Went over to Molokini, then over to Wailea to cruise the coast. Found a mooring, went swimming & ate lunch. Coming back, they were right there to take our lines, and take over from there. So nice to just show up, take off, and then leave the clean up to them! Looking forward to doing it again! Highly recommend this avenue to all!”