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5 Days In Maui | What To Do, Eat, & See In Maui, Hawaii

If you read last week's blog post, then you would've seen that at the beginning of July, I spent a week in Hawaii with my dad and sister. We spent three days on Oahu, then five on Maui. Maui is just its own little paradise and unlike anywhere else I've ever been, so I can't wait to share tons of pictures with y'all.


We arrived in Maui late Thursday evening, so we decided to head to some food trucks for dinner after a pit stop at Costco. My friend Natalie had told me about a Thai food truck called Thai Mee Up that she loved--the chef there is the former head chef at Mama's Fish House, which is one of the top restaurants in Maui (the wait list for Mama's is currently full for the next five months!). I got Shrimp Pad Thai and it was really good!


button down // bikini top // denim shorts

After a busy start to our week, we wanted a nice, slow morning, so after a pit stop at Akamai Coffee in Whaler's Village, we spent most of the day at the beach! We stayed at the Marriott Wailea, and it was amazing. We stayed there when we went to Maui three years ago (see that blog post here!) and loved it, so of course we had to stay there again!

For lunch, we went to our favorite spot, the South Maui Fish Company. It's a small food truck in Kihei, and it has the best fresh fish tacos! They rotate the fish of the day every day--this fish was Marlin!

We then had a second lunch at Maui Brewing Company because my sister is a vegetarian so she doesn't eat fish, but she loves the mac and cheese at Maui Brewing Co! I'll be honest, this place doesn't do much for me, but she loves it, so if you're in the mood for some pizza or nachos, head here!

We spent the afternoon at the beach again, and headed to Monkeypod for dinner. Monkeypod was one of our favorite restaurants last time, and it easily met our expectations this time! I had an amazing Mahi Mahi fish sandwich with french fries.


my bikini // annabelle's bikini
On Saturday morning, we got up early and headed to Makena Bay for snorkeling. This spot is one of our favorite snorkel spots in Maui. It's pretty secluded and on the south side of the island. We saw so many cool fish!

my set (only $20!)
After snorkeling, we got dressed up and headed into Lahaina. We had lunch at Star Noodle (it was on our list from last time but we never made it there) and it was really good!

We got gelato at Ono Gelato after lunch, and then walked around Front Street and browsed the cute shops.

For dinner, we ate at Leilani's. I had macadamia crusted mahi mahi, and my sister and I split their famous hula pie for dessert.


Happy 4th of July! Maui really doesn't celebrate the 4th of July, and there are no fireworks because they could damage the wildlife, so it didn't really feel like a holiday, but it was one of my favorite days on the island nonetheless! We started off the morning by ziplining in Kaanapali. This was one of my favorite activities we did on the trip--it was so cool to have a view of lush greenery with the beautiful blue waves in the background!

After ziplining, we popped into Burger Shack for some refreshing milkshakes!

button down // bikini top // denim shorts // tote (my exact one is sold out but they have a bunch of other styles for only $2!)

We then headed to Lahaina again (my dad was on a mission to find a specific t-shirt at our favorite t-shirt shop, Malibu Shirts) and had a late lunch at Paia Fish Market! Paia Fish Market is probably my favorite restaurant in Maui, and their Lahaina location is easily my favorite!

We went back to the hotel and watched the sunset from the pool. I just can't get over how insane Maui sunsets are! We made a point to watch the sunset every night because they're just so beautiful!

We had dinner at Three's Bar and Grill in Kehei. I had another Mahi Mahi sandwich, and this one was the best of the trip!! They also have really good Caesar salads.


Our last full day in Maui! We spent the morning at the beach and took a very peaceful beach yoga class at our hotel. We were the only people who signed up, so it ended up being a private class, which was really nice.

After our beach morning, we got lunch at Lava Grill. I'll be honest... I did not care for this place. It's hard to mess up a fish taco in Hawaii but these were so bland and flavorless.

We got Ululani's Shave Ice for dessert. This is the best shave ice you will find anywhere in Hawaii. It does not disappoint! I got their guava flavor with mochi and loved it.

We walked around the shops at Wailea that afternoon, and had some appetizers at Wailea Brewing Company.

For dinner, we struggled to find a place close by that was open late, so we settled on Manoli's. I got another fish sandwich, and it was really good but pretty heavy on the coleslaw.


For our last morning, we drove up to Kaanapali and went jetskiing! This was easily my favorite part of the trip and it was probably one of the coolest things I've ever done. It was so surreal to be speeding through the deep blue Pacific Ocean at 40 miles per hour. If you go to Hawaii, you have to jetski. 10/10 experience.

After jetskiing, I was really craving an acai bowl, so I grabbed an acai bowl from Wow Wow Lemonade in Kihei. My dad and I also split an order of South Maui Fish Co tacos.

Before leaving Wailea, we stopped at Lappert's Ice Cream. I got the caramel turtle crunch flavor and it was really good! This is my sister's favorite ice cream spot in Maui.

For our last meal, we ate at the original Paia Fish Market in Paia. Paia is such a cute little town with so many fun shops! We walked around the main streets for a little bit and then had fish tacos for dinner! Paia Fish Market also has incredible onion rings + caesar salad.

A couple spots we wanted to go to but didn't get the chance to try:

- Leoda's Kitchen

- Brekkie Bowls

- Mama's Fish House (make your reservations now!! We went here last time but couldn't get a reservation this time)

- Duke's

- Fleetwood's

- Watch the sunrise at Haleakala (we did this last time so we didn't do it again, but you HAVE to do this if you've never done this. Coolest thing I've ever seen)

- Iao Valley (also did this in 2018 so didn't do it this time... super green and lush park)

- The Gazebo

- Badass Coffee Co

Thank you for reading!! Let me know if you go to any of these places!

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