|The Cheeseburger Nation Story
Once upon a time there were two girls from Southern California who were picture framers at the Orange County Swap Meet, but longed for adventure in faraway places. The beautiful Island of Maui beckoned and for a while they considered opening a picture framing business there because the Island was so breathtakingly beautiful. While vacationing on the Valley Isle, Laren Gartner and Edna Bayliff lingered in Lahaina. After eating the fish special of the day for $21.95 for several weeks, Laren remarked, “I sure would like a great big gooey, five napkin Cheeseburger”. The girls returned to California and resumed their life at the Swap Meet until one day Laren, throwing caution to the four winds, said, “Let’s go back to Lahaina and open a Cheeseburger Restaurant!” And so they did.
|We opened in 1990 as a little 55-seat bistro off Lahaina’s thoroughfare called Front Street, and almost 20 years later Lahaina Grill has garnered international-acclaim as culinary Mecca—these days, it’s sometimes difficult to book one of the restaurant’s 130 seats! Considered by many to be Maui’s prettiest, freestanding restaurant, the soft tones are accented by a gorgeous, pressed tin ceiling. The tabletops are set with fine china, flatware and crystal. The artwork hanging throughout the restaurant is by Maui’s premier colorist, Jan Kasprzycki. His big, bountiful paintings are the perfect complement to the distinctive flavors found in the food.
Maui Tropical Plantation
|Visitors can discover Hawaii's rich agricultural history at this 60-acre working plantation in Waikapu. The plantation features 14 of Hawaii's most important fruit and flower crops, such as coconuts, papaya, macadamia nuts, coffee, mango and guava. Visit the Maui Tropical Plantation if you want to learn about Hawaii farming and sample some fresh-picked tasty treats.
There are plenty of activities here to keep you and your family busy. Take the fully-narrated tropical express tram tour, a 40-minute tour that takes visitors through the plantation grounds and features a coconut husking demonstration.
Westin Maui Resort
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Overlooking the cobalt-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on legendary Ka’anapali Beach is the perfect island resort for an inspiring Hawaiian vacation. With its beachfront setting, magnificent aquatic playground with five pools and tropical gardens, this Maui hotel appeals to honeymooners and families alike. From uplifting renewal at the Heavenly Spa to world-class dining in oceanfront restaurants, cultural fun, golfing and watersport adventures - the choices are endless.
Hard Rock Cafe Maui
|Set sail for adventure in the tropical paradise of Maui. Explore the stunning vistas from Haleakala the “House of the Sun,” the world’s largest dormant volcano, and enjoy a stroll soaking up the historic charm of Old Lahaina Town, once the capital of Hawaii. When you’ve worked up an appetite, come dine on a Legendary® Burger available only at Hard Rock Cafe Maui.
Travaasas Hana Resort
|TRAVAASA HANA: MAUI'S LAST TRULY HAWAIIAN PLACE
Long considered one of the most remarkable resorts in Hawaii, Travaasa Hana, Maui (formerly known as Hotel Hana Maui) is now even better. In fact, it was voted the "No. 1 Hotel/Resort for a Romantic Getaway" and the "No. 1 Boutique Hotel" in the HAWAI'I Magazine 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as the "No. 3 Resort in Hawaii" in Condé Nast Traveler's 2015 Reader's Choice Awards.
Located in the town of Hana on the eastern tip of Maui, Travaasa is the first resort on the island to greet the rising sun. Set amid rolling grass fields and palm trees above Hana Bay, Travaasa will immerse you in the real Hawaii.
Ritz Carlton Kapalua
|Translated from an ancient Hawaiian language to mean “arms embracing the sea,” Kapalua enfolds guests into its captivating surroundings, much as it did when its first inhabitants came upon Maui’s pristine Pacific shores centuries ago. Today, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, one of the most breathtaking resorts in Hawaii, welcomes you to a secluded luxury paradise steeped in rich cultural tradition and a warm Aloha spirit.
Kaanapali Beach Restaurants
|At Hawaii's Most Hawaiian Hotel, we take pride in serving our guests award-winning regional cuisine. Find out more about the on-site restaurants and entertainment here at our West Maui hotel on the famous Ka'anapali Beach. you can even recreate some of our chef's special recipes from home!
Mama's Fish House Restaurant
|Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in the US
Second most popular restaurant in the US
"The freshest fish", "gracious" service and "tropical breezes make for an unforgettable experience" exult enthusiasts who find "heavenly bliss" at this "intimate" Pacific seafooder– it's voted Most Popular and No. 1 for Food among Maui restaurants.
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
|In December 2016, our $100 million renovation will be revealed. Every inch of the resort makes the most of a spectacular backdrop where humpback whales and gorgeous sunsets enchant. Discover why the first hotel in Wailea will be more striking than ever. Already complete and open for your full enjoyment are reimagined guest rooms, two spectacular new resort pools, the all new KAPA Bar & Grill, the re-invented Whales Tale oceanfront juice bar and transformed Meeting and Event spaces. Through December the resort will continue to transform; new adventure pool and slides, new kids club, new teen/family center and movie house, and the exciting opening of an all new restaurant concept named Humble Market Kitchin by world renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi.
|On the water in the heart of historic Lahaina Town, Kimo’s offers a casual, quintessentially Maui dining experience. This landmark restaurant is renowned for its fresh Hawaiian fish, prime rib, prime steaks and Original Hula Pie. Kimo’s has been regarded as a Maui “must do” for over 35 years. Visitors and locals alike return again and again for generous portions, reasonable prices and lively atmosphere. Lunch and dinner are served daily along with ocean breezes, spectacular views of the islands of Lana’i and Moloka’i, fiery sunsets, and friendly, gracious Island hospitality. At lunch time we offer a more casual menu and do not accept reservations. Lunch seating is on a walk-in basis only.
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