Five Palms restaurant just walk across the parking lot from the Surfside and you are there. Stunning views of Keawakapu beach and the ocean. Great food – we love the macadamia nut pancakes.

Sarento’s On The Beach restaurant Just a few steps past the Five Palms gets you to Sarento’s. Fine dining with a killer sunset view (mind you, it is the exact same sunset view we enjoy from the Surfside every evening!)

Cafe O’Lei in the Rainbow Mall. Try the Maui Onion soup with a puff pastry top. They also have a good sushi bar.

Coconut’s Fish Cafe in the Kamaole shopping center has 5-star fish tacos – a must-try. We also recommend the the fish and chips and the ahi burger.

Cinnamon Roll Place grab a cinnamon roll and bring it back for the 10AM coffee at the Surfside. Fantastic with with the macadamia nut topping! (cash only)

Sansei in the Kihei Town Center has amazing sushi.

Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade A great place for fresh lemonade and açaí bowls.


Gannon’s has beautiful decor, and stunning ocean views across to the islands of Kaholawee and Molokini. Chef Bev Gannon also has the Hali`imaile General Store. Set on the greens of the Wailea Golf Club, looking down across the ocean, Gannon’s is upscale dining with a world class view.

Humuhumunukunukuapua’a at the Grand Wailea is set over a fish pond with beach views.

Lappert’s Hawaiian ice cream and coffee in the Shops at Wailea. Fresh waffle cones.


Mama’s Fish House in Paia is right on a palm tree lined beach, with that classic Hawaiian grass-hut decor. The desserts are works of art; we recommend the Kuau Chocolate Pie and the Polynesian Black Pearl.


Hali`imaile General Store is Gannon’s best, in our opinion, and Honolulu Magazine agrees, giving it the best restaurant in Maui award numerous times. It has a quaint country style and simply outstanding food.

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