3 night Maui Vacation $377 /pp including airfare from LAX

I’ve updated the Travel Deals section with new resources for finding great deals on airfare, hotels, and car rentals. Hotwire currently has $14.99 compact car rentals for Honolulu. (Nov 9 – Nov 16 as an example) Deal Tip: Book the car rentals separately from your vacation package. Car rental rates in a vacation package are typically higher. The best deal to Hawaii is currently with Pleasant Holidays. There is a 3 night...

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Hawaiian Airlines – $361 LAX to HNL May/June 2010

Hawaiian Airlines has a sale on flights to HNL through June 10, 2010. Sample roundtrip fares in June from LAX to HNL is around $361 after taxes, depending on the departure dates. This is one of the lowest prices of the year....

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Maui Horseback Riding

Pony Express Haleakala Crater I had a great time with Pony Express Tours. Our guide was knowledgeable and patient with our novice riding skills. http://www.ponyexpresstours.com/ If you love horses, this is a great opportunity to ride for about 2 hours down the crater, eat a nice picnic lunch, and then ride another 2 hours up the crater. If you go for the morning sunrise, it will be about a ~1 1/2 hour to 2 hour wait before the horses...

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Maui Activities

Activities The great thing about Maui is the wide range of activities — whether you like to snorkel, hike, sunbathe, bike, or even shop. Certain activities book early, such as horseback riding and biking down the volcano. Snorkeling trips The Kai Kanani was good for $49.88 early morning snorkel including a continental breakfast. They leave from Wailea so its a shorter boatride (less seasick) http://www.kaikanani.com/ Molokini...

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Dining in Maui under $10

Dining Under $10 in Maui Dining in Maui can get quite expensive. Here are some places that I have found where you can get meals for around $10 or less per person. Eating for cheap but good! Aloha Mixed Plate If you like Ono or L&L Hawaiian Restaurants in the mainland, you should try Aloha Mixed Plate. The teriyaki katsu was interesting — marinated teriyaki beef in a katsu coating. Its the traditional 2 scoops for rice,...

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Dining in Maui

Mama’s Fish House ($50-$100) This is the one of the nicest dining experiences in Maui. The prices are high, but its well worth it.  I recommend the Mahimahi  stuffed with lobster, crab, Maui onion and baked in a macadamia nut crust. The sashimi appetizer was VERY GOOD — so fresh. If you are a fan of fish, definitely try this place. Excellent service too. http://www.mamasfishhouse.com/ Sansei Sushi If you like sushi rolls,...

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