Breakfasts came easy for us in Maui. Our package at the Marriott Wailea included the extensive buffet. Served poolside with an ocean view of Lanai and Molokini, fresh pineapple slices , guava /mango juice from fresh fruit, made to order omlettes and anything else you could imagine. Full pot of Kona coffee on the table. Folks paying for this were paying $23.95 +tip per person . Remind me to tell you about the $ 11 bagels at the Grand Walea down the rode.
Lunches were light as we were usually out and about.
Dinners. Sunday we ate at Cheeseburgers (a sister to ChesseBurger in paradise in Lahaina) this one located at the Shops at Wailea.Cheeseburgers with teriaki and grilled pineapple slices. Monday we spoke to the concierge and got some really good advice on restaurants and some with "deals".
We ate Monday at Buzz's Wharf in Maelea Harbor. We had a four course dinner prix fixed at $27. Ordered individually off the menu it would have been double the price. I had Ono, Gram had Mahimahi. Excellent food while watching the boats come in and out of the harbor.
Tuesday we went to Joe's Bar and Grill at the Wailea Tennis Club. 50%
off all entre's before 6:30. Watched the suset over the trees and water, and dined on fish jumbelia and Ahi.
Wednesday we drove to Kihei (near the Walea area border and dined at the Fireside. Prix Fixed at $23 if ordered before sunset, we sat at an open
window and watched the sunset over Lanai. We both had Macadamia nut crusted Mahi.
Thursday we did the Luau at the Walea Marriott. Seaside setting with a great sunset view. Show and food were OK . Old Lahaina Luau still hands down the best Luau in the world. Period.
Friday we headed out early and browsed the shops and galleries of Paiea
Town. Dinner was at Momma's Fish House. Don't let the name fool you . This is the best restaurant in Maui. It is however very expensive (but worth it for a special night).Gram ate the featured Mahi mahi , crusted with macadamia nuts and stuffed with lobster and crab. I ordered Ono but settled for Ahi in lemon butter sauce when they ran out of the Ono.
Get there before sunset to take a few north shore beach photos on the grounds.
Saturday night we were exhausted from an all day excursion to Lanai (more on that later). The local Whalers General Store did great deli sandwiches with all the fixings and we ate them with some local beer , chips and pickles on our "balconey" with a great sunset view.
All of these places can be enjoyed on your night out in Maui but if you have only one night in Maui do one of these three things, 1) Old Lahaina Luau, 2) The Feast at Lele (run by Old Lahaina at it's old location) this is a more formal "gourmet" pacific rim served dinner and show. 3) Warren and Annabelle's, a show in Lahaina Town. An unbelievable majic show preceded by drinks, pupus and entertainment with an unusual twist. Try it, you'll enjoy it.
Oh yes, the $11 bagels. Two table mates at our Luau were eating out cheap by spending $70 each at the Luau. They were staying at the Grand Wailea. A bagel with cream cheese was $ 11. Add coffee and juice and breakfast (juice , coffee, bagel) was over $ 25 each. They started coming to the buffet at the Marriott when they heard it was all you could eat for $23.95. The Whalers Village Deli was full of honeymoon kids who were staying at fancy hotels like Grand Wailea and suffering extreme sticker shock over the food. They were packing in breakfast food, lunch food and dinners to eat in their rooms.