Maui Brewing Company

Maui Brewing Company is an island delight. Not only do they have fantastic craft beer options that they brew in-house, but they serve great food, too!

Really great food! I was so surprised to try their pork recently and find it is among the best on the island.

We visited the Maui Brewing Company location over on the west side of the island.

They have beer flights, and if you haven’t tried many of the beers on tap I suggest getting it! Ask the waiter for recommendations!

One of my favorites was the Oatmeal Porter. Absolutely smooth and delicious dark ale. Loved it!

If you’re looking for dining recommendations on the west side of Maui, and also love great beers, you’ll definitely want to try Maui Brewing Company. Oh, they also serve mixed-drinks. My wife had the Margarita and loved it.

Getting there

Maui Brewing Co.
Kahana Gateway Shopping Center
4405 Honoapiilani Hwy
Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: (808) 669-3474

Koa’s Seaside Grill on Maui

Koa’s Seaside Grill in Lahaina might possibly be my favorite place to get fish and chips on the whole island. It’s definitely the best place on the west shore to enjoy fish and chips.

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The amazing view of the ocean with a deck overlooking the sea is certainly an added bonus!

Oh, and they serve beer and margaritas. We certainly had a good time! We visited for lunch and while eating someone spotted a sea turtle. It swam around and under where we were seated.

The views from the dining area at Koa’s are worth every penny, and since the food is also amazing it makes our top recommended list.

Getting there

Located in the heart of Lahaina on Front Street. Parking is nearly impossible in the high season. So, good luck!

Koa’s Seaside Grill
839 Front St.
Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
Phone: 808.667.7737
Open Daily: 9am – 9pm

Baby Beach on Maui (Lahaina)

If you have small children you’ll be happy to know that Maui has lots of great beaches for kids. The one I’d like to tell you about today is called Baby Beach and it is located just south of Lahaina on the west shore.


This beach is officially titled┬áPu’unoa beach, but nobody calls it that.


Baby Beach is the most protected beach on the island. This is because the beach is protected by a huge reef about 1,000 feet offshore. This has created a protected pool with minimal waves and excellent conditions for kids.


It’s so calm here, that people often float from one end to another on rafts!

The sand is beautiful here, the view looks west onto the other islands. We’ve watched a lot of beautiful sunsets from this beach and it is one of the best places to watch the sunset on the west shore.


There are no facilities, which is the downside to this beach. However, there’s usually plenty of nearby parking on the street, and it is within driving or walking distance of several shops.


Baby Beach is a favorite for our 4 year-old daughter, Emily. She can go swimming here and isn’t intimidated by the waves.

Getting there

There’s usually plenty of street parking nearby.

Baby Beach
51 Puunoa Pl.
Lahaina, HI 96761

Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

If there’s one thing about Hawaii that I love, it’s the shave ice!

I’ve tried shave ice all over the islands and can definitely say that Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice (all locations) is among the best.

You can’t go wrong at Ululani’s.

On Maui, you can pick from several locations. Today, I’ll simply review the location in Lahaina on the west shore of Maui. This location is busy year-round and is located in a bit of a tourist trap.

There’s a line almost all day long, but it’s always worth it!

Ululani’s has locations on all of the islands and is one of the best for shave ice in the area.


I’ll tell you what the big difference is between shave ice places: The amount of flavors, and the ice density. Some shave ice places don’t grind the ice shavings into fine particles, but Ululani’s does. And, they load up on the flavors! They won’t skimp and you’ll get your money’s worth at Ululani’s.

Now, a couple of tips: Try some of the unique flavors! Some of my favorites are mango, passion fruit, blood orange, lime, and grape. There’s so many cool combinations to choose from, that it never gets boring. It’s always best with ice cream on the bottom: and the best flavor is the macadamia nut.

Getting there

Ululuani’s has several locations on Maui, but this particular location is on Front Street in Lahaina.

819 Front St.
Lahaina, HI 96761
Phone: (360) 606-2745