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Pukalani Country Club
572-1314 – On the side of Haleakala with great isthmus and Lanai island views. In a residential area. Watch for rain here.
874-0777 – in Kihei. This course is rated easy but I have difficulty scoring well here. It is nicely maintained and very close by (off Pi’ilani Hwy at Lipoa). Even better…. if you stay in one of our condos, Elleair offers discounted rates starting at $65 and includes an all day play as much as you can rate for around $130. Ask your owner for our coupon.
Waikapu – very windy
Dunes at Maui Lani
873-0422 (head to the airport but turn left at Diary Rd) Rated easy but doesn’t play that way – beautiful course with lots of variety and great views.
Expensive: ($160+per person)
(808) 879-3344 North (mountain). Not as nicely maintained as Wailea but some of my most challenging golf is on the north course.
(808) 875-5155 or 5111 – Beautiful – flowers, water, mountains -spectacular. The Gold course is best golf, Emerald is most beautiful (long and tough), Blue winds thru residential Wailea.
Kapalua Golf Club (3)
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- Fred’s Cab: 808 357-7663 My new favorite airport transport. About $45 one way. 5% discount if you rent from Lourdes at Avis in Kihei (808 874-4077). Please use AVIS ARC No. 0158045D (or better yet, the AVIS link below) to make your reservation.
- Speedi Shuttle: 808 875-8070 Transportation to and from the airport. If you call in advance they will meet your plane.
- Avis: 808-874-4077 (Avis in Kihei) or Toll Free: 800-962-1434 (Avis National) Avis offers the option of Airport pick up or local pick up in Kihei. With a large fleet, convenient service, competitive pricing and alliances with many airline frequent flyer clubs, this international company is a good bet to service your needs. Good pricing too if you use our ARC/IATA number & AWD Code when making any reservation. Click on the AVIS link above to use their website to make your reservation. ATA/ARC No: 0158045D and AWD Code: H020500
- The Maui Bus: 808 871-4838 $2 per ride or daily/monthly pass. The website links in left column take you to printable schedule, route maps and more. You can now get all over Maui on the bus 7 days per week. It’s getting more reliable but it’s not quite like the mainland so be sure you’re not on a tight schedule.
- Bike Haleakala (Volcano Downhill Ride): Let a van pick you up at the condo (3 a.m. for the sunrise ride) and bike down Haleakala. The guided tour is more expensive but makes sure you maintain a safe speed and offers a great breakfast half way down. (Maui Downhill (808) 871-2155 or (800) 535-BIKE) (for an unescorted tour try the Haleakala Downhill group)
- Haleakala Sunrise and/or Hike: If you are getting up very early due to the time change, you might want to catch the strikingly beautiful sunrise at Haleakala Crater as it comes up out of the ocean over the clouds. It is extremely cold until the sun comes up (take warm clothing) and is a two hour drive away (you’ll have to leave by 4AM). Remember the air is thin at 10,000 feet.
- In the alternative, you could check the mountain when you get up. If the top is clear, get in the car and go. Have a wonderful breakfast at the Kula Lodge on the way there and take a two to three hour hike through the crater, which has been likened to the surface of the moon. It is a terrain unlike any you have ever been to, but the footing can be difficult on rock and sand. Horseback riding and over night cabins are available.
- Road Trip to Hana: – consumes the entire day. You can drive yourself or take a tour. You’ll see curves, waterfalls, curves, black sand beaches, curves, thick foliage, curves and more curves! Hana is lovely, but go beyond to the Seven Pools and do some hiking. Cassette tape Road to Hana tour guide (in the condo by TV) is a real help if driving yourself. It begins in Paia. Be sure to leave it.
- Hike Maui: 808 879-5270 Guided natural history excursions on foot with half and all day hikes. Hike anywhere from Haleakala Crater Hike, Cloud Forest Hike, Rain forest and Waterfall Hikes with a picnic lunch of gourmet deli sandwiches and lots of delicious fresh, organically grown local fruit.
- Maui Sports & Cycle: Dolphin Plaza 2395 South Kihei Rd. Kihei, 808 875-8448 They have bicycles, snorkel & boogie boards you can rent, along with selling shoes & sun glasses. Their location at Longs Center 1215 South Kihei Rd. 808 875-8448 carries everything except the bicycles.
- Nakalele Blowhole: Drive left around the remote north side of the Island (beautiful scenery), approximately one hour to the Nakalele Blowhole. If the surf is right, this could be an incredible experience. The drive is treacherous and the walk down to the blowhole is through sharp lava, but you might find it worth it. Continue on to Ka’anapali. Stop at Whaler’s Village for shopping and/or dinner.
- Oheo Gulch Hike: The drive is approximately 1 1/2 hours on the beautiful deserted south shore of Maui along the old Pi’ilani Highway to Seven Pools at Kipahula (1-3 hrs longer if you have to take the long way around which you do these days). Take a gradual one to two hour fairly easy hike along Pookeo Stream by several waterfalls and swimming holes, through a guava orchard stopping at a large swimming hole where you can jump from the rocks above anywhere from 10 to 30 feet. Then continue through bamboo forest to Waimoku Falls. These Falls originate out of Mount Haleakala where more than 300 inches of rain falls annually.
- Outdoor Sports Gear Rental: Roller blades, Kayak, Tents, Backpacks & other camping & sports gear rental at Maui Outdoor Center 875-8878 located off South Kihei Road across from the Union 76 Station and behind Kihei Cafe at 1945 South Kihei Road. Shuttle service to & from Haleakala Crater or Kaupo Gap for hikers. Topographical maps stocked.
- “Up-country” – refers to Pukalani, Makawao, Kula …. up the side of Haleakala. Horseback riding trips are there. – Botanical Gardens and Winery as well.
- Waihee Valley Hike/Iao Needle Swim: Take a 30 minute drive (approx) to the Waihee Valley, then hike up this remote valley about two miles over Indiana Jones style swinging bridges to the end where there is a large pool beneath a waterfall and a rope swing to jump out into the middle of the pool. The hike is up hill, but not particularly difficult although there could be rain and mosquitoes as you are going into the wetter part of the Island. The Iao River swim is located nearby and you could drive within five minutes of the Iao River swimming hole for a dip.
- Wailea, Hawaii
- From the Wikipedia
- Wailea Resort is a 1,500 acre, master-planned resort located on Maui’s sunny, southern leeward coast. Its development is guided by two important documents: a master plan that allegedly ensures low density and good community planning, and the Wailea Community Association’s design guidelines which claim to preserve Maui’s island environment in all new building projects. Wailea was named one of the country’s 99 Best Recreational & Residential Private Communities in America. Many of Wailea’s single-family and condominium complexes offer gated entryways for enhanced security and privacy. Utilities are buried underground, and roadways are landscaped. Nearby are Wailea’s many amenities, including restaurants, championship golf courses, tennis facilities, shopping, and beaches.
- Wailea is home to several prominent resort properties including the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, the Wailea Marriott Resort, the Four Seasons Resort Maui, and the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui.