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Best Breakfast in West Maui – The Guide to What’s Open

Maui Breakfast at Slappy Cakes

The wildfires in August 2023 devastated the town of Lahaina and forced the closure of many small businesses in West Maui. As businesses begin to reopen, please support our West Maui restaurants and activity vendors.

The spirit of Aloha remains in every West Maui restaurant, and with so many places reopening, how can a person choose the best one? The good news is Chase ‘N Rainbows has the local scoop on what’s available and a must-try item from each. Check out our guide to finding breakfast in West Maui below.

Best Breakfast in West Maui at a Glance

Kā‘anapali

Honokōwai-Napili

Kapalua

West Maui Breakfast Spots: Additional Info

Eggs Benedict Breakfast
The Gazebo Food Maui
Down The Hatch Lobster

The Gazebo

Dine poolside and oceanfront at The Gazebo in Lāhainā! The Gazebo serves up classic breakfast fare at reasonable rates from 7:30am – 2pm daily. While just about anything you can order will be delicious, we especially love their omelettes. 

Roy’s Kaanapali 

Overlooking the 18th hole of the Kaanapali Golf Course, Roy’s Kaanapali offers a luxurious breakfast experience from 6am – 10:30am daily. While their menu changes, you can expect artfully crafted favorites like Crab Cake Benedict, Avocado Toast, French Toast and traditional Puka Breakfast platters. 

Sea House Restaurant

Enjoy open-air seating and views of the Napili Bay as you feast on sea-to-table cuisine, prepared by Chef Alexander Stanislaw’s team. The Sea House Restaurant serves breakfast from 7am – 2pm daily, with beverage services starting at 8am. We love the Molokai Sweet Potato Frittata and the Home-Made Macadamia Nut Cinnamon Roll is to die for.

Merriman’s Kapalua

This award-winning restaurant serves brunch just one day a week – and you won’t want to miss it. Dine in an open-air setting with the most stunning views (you might catch yourself thinking you’re in the water). Merriman’s Kapalua serves brunch on Sundays from 9:30am – 1pm, with live music from 10am – 1pm. They offer house-pressed vegetable juice, doughnuts cooked to order and french press coffee. If that doesn’t have you rounding up the family to get ready for brunch, then think about their Keahole Lobster Benedict, Prime Corned Beef Hash & Eggs, or their Organic Big Island Cinnamon French Toast.

West Maui Vacation Rentals and Condos

Finding the best breakfast in West Maui can feel daunting, especially when you’re hungry! Hopefully, our brief guide can help you navigate the local morning cuisine scene as new places open up around the area. So, now that you have a few options available, it’s time to start creating your morning itineraries. And when you’re ready to book your stay, Chase ‘N Rainbows will be here with a collection of Maui vacation rentals, giving you ideal access to the best breakfast and more. Browse our collection or reach out online today.

Finding the Best Waterfalls in Maui

Water Falls in Maui: Twin Falls is among the best waterfalls in Maui.

The waterfalls in Maui are captivating natural attractions you shouldn’t miss during your vacation. To add to the allure, many of these mesmerizing displays have paved viewing sites that are safe and comfortable for visitors, while other waterfalls are not as easily accessible. No matter how you prefer to experience these beautiful wonders, here are a few recommendations to help you narrow down your choices and make the most of the best Maui waterfalls and ways to enjoy them.

Waterfall Safety

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment when you’re seeking out waterfalls in Maui, but safety is crucial. Here are some tips:

  • If safe parking isn’t available, move on and do not cause traffic jams
  • Heed all warning signs
  • Stay on marked trails and be prepared for slippery conditions
  • Streams and waterfalls may not be safe to drink or swim. 
  • Rainy weather upstream could mean dangerous flash flooding downstream

Twin Falls

Twin Falls is one of the first stops along the Road to Hana. Parking is limited to a first-come-first-serve basis, so you’ll need to do some planning. Still, management at Twin Falls is dedicated to ensuring easy access for visitors, making this stop worth the effort. The round-trip hike to see Twin Falls is a moderately challenging route for most, taking nearly an hour to complete. 

It’s important to use care when walking because the trail has loose rocks and is sometimes muddy. The trail will bring you to a resting area near the waterfall with lush surroundings and a swimming area. Since Twin Falls is on a farm property, visitors can also enjoy local fruit and smoothies before or after their hike.

Pua’a Ka‘a State Wayside

Starting with a low-key spot to rest, stop for a bathroom break or a picnic, Pua’a Ka‘a State Wayside is an inviting introduction to waterfalls in Maui. It’s one of the more accessible waterfalls because of dedicated off-street parking and a paved trail leading to several small waterfalls.  A dirt rainforest trail across the road from the bathrooms leads to an open area with a swimming hole and a modest yet pretty waterfall.

Kings Garden

If you’re looking for a more exclusive way to experience one of the best waterfalls in Maui, The Kings Gardens is a worthy consideration. Set amid a native rainforest with prehistoric flora and an ancient water cave, The Kings Gardens offers a two-hour private tour with a knowledgeable guide. The archeological area is an enriching historical site, but the main draw is the private cascading waterfall visible from two vantage points. The hike is an immersive experience that also lets you see chocolate grow in its natural habitat.

Maui’s Garden of Eden

Located directly adjacent to the legendary Puohokamoa Waterfall, Maui’s Garden of Eden is a treasure trove of scenic beauty. Featuring 26 acres of rainforest, three waterfall lookouts, and over two miles of trails, Maui’s Garden of Eden lives up to its name. Although standard admission doesn’t permit access to Puohokamoa Waterfall, you can witness it from a lookout or schedule a tour with Rappel Maui (see below).

Rappel Maui

For adventurers seeking an adrenaline boost, Rappel Maui offers the perfect blend of tranquility and excitement within Maui’s Garden of Eden. Visitors will explore waterfalls, tropical canyons, and serene freshwater pools via their choice of a group tour or private tour. As the island’s only waterfall rappelling service, Rappel Maui offers a unique experience you’ll remember forever. 

Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours

For an aerial perspective of hidden waterfalls on Maui, you should contact Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours. Jaw-dropping panoramic views, awe-inspiring craters, and iconic mountaintops are all visible from the clouds. The West Maui and Molokai tour showcases nearly 90 miles of pristine shoreline, captivating cliffsides, and stunning cascades—most of which aren’t visible from ground level. 

West Maui Vacation Rentals and Condo Resorts

Discovering Maui waterfalls is one of the most popular things to do for visitors. Outdoor adventure is abundant on this beautiful island. There’s nothing like making yourself at home in the comfort of your vacation condo rental. Prepare a hearty breakfast or a picnic lunch in your fully equipped kitchen. At the end of each day of exploration, many condos have in-room or on-site laundry to be ready for another day of adventure. What’s more, many tour services offer pickup from your West Maui vacation rental in Ka’anapali, Honokawai, or Kahana. To start planning your Maui vacation, please visit us online and book your stay today.

7 Luxury Beachfront Vacation Rentals in Maui

Planning a trip to Maui? Maui luxury vacation rentals beachfront or oceanfront allow immediate access to water and all the mysteries below. Vacation rentals in Maui offer the space and comfort of home, and these units put you in the best location possible. If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, consider one of these luxury oceanfront condos in Maui.

Mahana Resort 804

Take in oceanfront views from eight floors up at Mahana Resort. Located right on Kaanapali’s stunning North Beach, this Mahana Resort unit features all the bells and whistles inside, like a state-of-the-art kitchen, a private lanai, and telescope. This Maui luxury beachfront condo is also close to Airport Beach and Honokōwai Beach Park. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom vacation rental sleeps four people comfortably.

luxury Maui vacation rental near the beach

Lāhainā Shores 505

This beachfront condo in Maui doesn’t sacrifice proximity to area amenities and attractions. Lāhainā Shores is near the historic town of Lāhainā, as well as other beaches such as Shark Pit, Baby Beach. And Wahikuli State Park. Gaze out onto the reef-protected beach from this stunning studio condo.

luxury Maui vacation rental near the beach

Lāhainā Shores 225

Also located at Lahania Shores, this unit is located on the second floor overlooking the sprawling lawn and oceanfront. This luxury Maui vacation rental fits two people comfortably, offering high-end kitchen appliances and a private lanai to sip morning coffee and dine alfresco. This beach resort is perfect for those seeking a quiet getaway without being too far from dining and shopping.

luxury beachfront Maui vacation rental

Whaler 656

Located on Kaanapali Beach, The Whaler offers Maui luxury vacation rentals beachfront to Black Rock. Wahikuli State Park and Airport Beach are also both within reach. Whaler features a large beachside pool and hot tub area and sprawling views of distant islands. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit has enough space to sleep six people.

luxury Maui vacation rental near the beach

Kahana Outrigger 4B2

Located on the shores of Kahana, Kahana Outrigger is a laid-back community near the area’s best restaurants, golf, and shopping. Kahuna Outrigger 4B2 features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, offering enough space for eight people. This bright and sunny unit offers views of the ocean and close proximity to the shared pool.

beachfront maui vacation rental

Mahana Resort 1205

Maui luxury vacation rentals beachfront on Kaanapali’s North Beach provide access to miles of pristine shoreline. This Mahana Resort unit sleeps two people in a one-bedroom one-bathroom layout. This deluxe condo has been completely renovated and offers unmatched views of the water. It feels like you’re floating on water here.

luxury Maui vacation rental near the beach

Valley Isle 208

Wake up to the sounds of the ocean at Valley Isle. This renovated condo features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as luxe kitchen appliances, including a wine cooler. Take your meals to the private lanai overlooking the lush gardens and beachfront below. This luxury Maui vacation rental is also within close proximity to area amenities like China Boast, Maui Brewing Co., and more.

Our Maui luxury vacation rentals allow you and your group to experience everything the island has to offer, all within steps of the beach. Browse our selection of a condo, penthouse, or townhome units.

beachfront maui vacation rental

Best Seafood in Maui: Our Top 7

It’s no surprise that you can get incredible seafood in West Maui, it’s home to some of the best cuisine in the world. West Maui boasts everything from fine dining to small hole-in-the-wall eateries, all of which serve up innovative dishes featuring the best in fresh seafood. While there are many established eateries that are local favorites, there are always new spots opening up that are just as delicious.

Best Seafood in Maui at a Glance

fresh fish dish
Kimo Maui Restaurant

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Kapalua

Sushi lovers must make a visit to Sansei, which has been named ‘Favorite Asian Restaurant’ and ‘America’s Best Sushi Bars’ by Bon Appetit. There are multiple locations of this famed eatery with the first one opening its doors in 1996. Sansei is known for highly creative dishes and has received numerous accolades over the years.

Honu Seafood & Pizza

Honu Seafood & Pizza is an oceanfront eatery in Lāhainā serving up seafood in all types and styles from steamed mussels, clam chowder, ahi meatballs, shrimp cocktail, and more. Plus anyone who isn’t a seafood lover will find a dish that suits them here. There are even a few vegan options to choose from. This bright eatery is just as much known for their food as they are for the stunning water views.

Down the Hatch

Looking for a casual spot that also has incredible cuisine? Down the Hatch is the answer. This eatery opened in 2015 and also shares its space with their sister business Breakwall Shave Ice. Known for having the longest happy hour on Maui (from 2 – 6 p.m.), Down the Hatch is a great spot for a quick bite but also perfect for spending hours hanging out on the patio.

Kimo’s Maui

Kimo’s Maui is the home of the Original Hula Pie, and it’s the oldest restaurant on Front Street in Historic Lāhainā. You’ll find a wide selection of traditional Maui dishes like Ahi Poke, macadamia nut crusted calamari, and more. Kimo’s is also known for their fresh fish dishes like fish tacos and fish ‘n’ chips. But, of course, don’t forget to save room for dessert.

Pa’ia Fish Market Front Street Restaurant

The Pa’ia Fish Market has four locations, including one in historic Lāhainā serving up fresh catch plates at market price as well as a variety of appetizers, salads, burgers, pastas, and more. There’s a lot of variety here, whether you want just one taco or a full dinner, and you can choose the fish and preparation style as well.

Merriman’s

Merriman’s Hawaii Restaurant is known for its ‘farm to table’ concept that was once unheard of in Hawaii. Using local and quality produce and meat, Merriman’s has gained a reputation for its sustainable approach using 90 percent locally sourced goods. The award-winning menu features items like fresh keahole lobster, diver sea scallops, fresh catches that rotate daily. Merriman’s also has regular live music during dinner.

Plan Your Maui Vacation With Chase ‘N Rainbows

We have a wide selection of Maui vacation rentals in top resorts throughout West Maui, including MahanaLāhainā RoadsKahana OutriggerReach out to us today to learn more about our rentals or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on specials and new properties.

Find the Perfect 3 Bedroom Vacation Rental Maui

If you’re traveling with a large group, 3 bedroom vacation rentals in Maui offer the space and convenience to sprawl out. Imagine yourself waking up to the sound of the waves crashing and the tropical breeze coming through your windows. Our rentals take the most advantage of Maui’s beautiful surroundings. Start planning your getaway today. Here are some of our favorite 3 bedroom vacation rentals in Maui.

Kahana Outrigger 2B1

Kahana Outrigger 2B1 is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that sleeps 8 people. Located in the quiet Kahana community, this two-story rental unit features plenty of space for large groups and families to spread out. Enjoy a high-end kitchen, ocean views, and large outdoor patios. The Kahana Outrigger vacation homes are close to Kahekili Beach Park, Honokōwai Beach Park, and Pohaku Park.

Kahana Outrigger

Honua Kai-Konea #925

Located at the Honua Kai Resort, Honua Kai-Konea 925 is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home that sleeps 8 people. This unit is on the 9th floor of the Konea Tower and features more than 1,600 square feet of living space. Take advantage of the 38-acre Honua Kai Resort, which offers a sprawling tropical pool area with lazy river, restaurant on-site, fitness center, and more.

Honua Kai Resort & Spa

Papakea #C404

Papakea C404 is a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Maui vacation rental that sleeps 6 people. Located in North Kaanapali, Papakea C404 offers ocean views, a high-end kitchen, and open-concept living space. Take in the views from the private lanai, which features plenty of seating for everyone. You’re close to Kaanapali Beach, Kahekili Beach Park, and Honokōwai Beach Park from this Maui vacation rental.

maui condo Papakea C404

Kahana Outrigger #1A2

Kahana Outrigger 4B2 is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation rental that sleeps 8 people. Located in the beachfront Kahana community, this Maui vacation rental is close to the area’s best beaches like Kahekili Beach Park, Honokōwai Beach Park, and Pohaku Park. Enjoy your view of the on-site pool and hear the crashing ocean waves in the distance.

maui condos Kahana Outrigger 1A2

Kahana Outrigger #4B2

Kahana Outrigger 4B2 is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation rental that sleeps 8 people. Located in the beachfront Kahana community, this Maui vacation rental is close to the area’s best beaches like Kahekili Beach Park, Honokōwai Beach Park, and Pohaku Park. Enjoy your view of the on-site pool and hear the crashing ocean waves in the distance.

maui condos Kahana Outrigger 4B2

Sands of Kahana #292

Enjoy the sprawling ocean views at Sands of Kahana 292. This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom vacation rental sleeps 8 people comfortably. Sitting on the 9th floor, this Maui penthouse offers plenty of space to relax and a spacious lanai to take in the views. Staying at Sands of Kahana means you have access to the resort’s extensive services and amenities. Take advantage of the tennis courts, sand volleyball court, oceanfront pool, kiddie pool, barbecue area, and more.

maui condo Sands of Kahana 292

Papakea #D402

Located in the Papakea Resort in North Kaanapali, Papakea D402 is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom vacation rental that sleeps 8 people. This Maui vacation rental is on the fourth floor offering beautiful views of the resort property. Enjoy the variety of resort amenities like the two pools, cabanas, tennis courts, shuffleboard, putting greens, barbecue area, and more. Plus, you’re close to Kaanapali Beach, Kahekili Beach Park, and Honokōwai Beach Park.

maui condo Papakea D402

Plan Your Maui Vacation

Planning a trip to Hawaii? Our Maui vacation rentals offer the space and convenience of home while you’re away. Look to Chase ‘N Rainbows if you’re searching for the perfect 3 bedroom vacation rentals in Maui. Or browse through our entire inventory of rental homes on MauiContact us today to help you find the perfect place. 

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