All of this chilly weather has me DREAMING of Hawaii again … which reminded me we STILL haven’t shared some of the details you were looking for in regards to our latest trip!
Today I’m going to start with providing you with little tidbits of where to stay and where to eat.
As most of you know, we used to stay at our condo in Maui (which we sold last spring) and I still think it’s a FANTASTIC place to stay, (here’s the link if you’re looking for something reasonably priced!!) …
We had actually planned to stay at the condo on this trip (even though we didn’t own it anymore), but our schedule changed last minute and the condo wasn’t available. I reached out to our Friends at the Fairmont and they were able to squeeze us in! (Lucky us!!!) …
I realize I post about The Fairmont ALOT, to clear the air, I don’t get free accommodations at the Fairmont. Someone asked me once if I worked for the Fairmont… omg! You know you boast about a brand a lot when you get THAT question lol… While I do get a nice media rate, I DO pay for my stay! Of course, there are ‘better deals’ to be had out there, but I fully endorse The Fairmont brand and ESPECIALLY the Kea Lani. After staying at some of the nicest hotels around the world (THANK YOU BACHELOR FRANCHISE LOL) … This resort is literally MY FAVOURITE.
If you are in a position to splurge on your accommodations, this is the hotel to book! What we typically do, is stay at the condo link for the first half of the trip, and then finish off at the Fairmont, then it’s more affordable and you leave on a SUPER high!
Ok, let’s talk about food, everyone always asks me where to eat in Maui and being that the Fairmont is a 4-star hotel, they have lots of great options. The Fairmont sources everything locally and they are so responsible with their sustainability factor! It was easy to eat plant-based meals there which was a great opportunity for me to get back on the vegan-ish train. (I kind of fell off of it after Leo was born) …
While I’m still not 100% vegan it reinstilled my love for choosing this lifestyle and ultimately made me aware that I CAN sustain this lifestyle with a baby!
Alright … back to what you’ve ALL been waiting for … here are my TOP places to eat in Maui along with my some of my absolute favourite menu items.
The resort has four unique restaurants, four bars, and a gourmet bakery & deli.
- Tofu Scramble (I pretty much ate this EVERY DAY for breakfast)
- Soy Latte
- Veggie Stir Fry at Ko (soy)
They serve organic juices and smoothies, acai bowls, veggie burgers, coffee, etc. They have pretty much everything you need, we even got all of our groceries here as well.
- Veggie Cheese Burger
- Tropical Smoothie Bowl
- Soy Latte
Farmacy Health Bar
A health bar aimed at curing ailments through nutritious foods and alkaline juices.
- Vegan BLT
- Pink Pitaya Smoothie
- Pay It Forward Bowl
Choice Health Bar
They hand-select organic produce grown on family farms in Maui to help create a sustainable future!! For years in a row, they’ve won awards for “Best Healthy Choices” and “Best Vegetarian” … yum!
They use high quality, socially conscious ingredients that are chosen in such a way as to reduce their impact on the environment and support their local communities … PLUS they have 36 draft beers … just sayin.
- Coconut Corn Chowder (Vegan)
Maui Flat Bread (Paia)
They make their organic tomato sauce in a wood-fired cauldron, (need I say more?! Lol!) and every Tuesday they have a “Benefit Night” where a portion of every flatbread sold is donated to a local non-profit.
- Vegan Veggie Flatbread (or get with cheese if you must … LOL!)
Maui Tacos is a fusion of fresh Mexican foods paired with the exotic tastes of Hawaii … the best of BOTH worlds!
- Fish Bowl (omit fish and add guacamole if you want vegan)
Veg Out is such a delicious vegetarian restaurant as they have a great mix of Mexican, Thai, Mediterranean and Indian cuisine.
- Hot Italian Sandwiches
- Breaded Tofu
People always ask me if they need to rent a car in MAUI the answer is YES yes yes, and just how you find cars on carhiremaltagroup.com when you go to the island of Malta, I bet there are sites where you can find a car in Muai!! Maui is so big and unless you’re only there for a few days at a resort and you don’t plan on leaving, you NEED a car. I’ve rented from Discount Hawaii Car Rental consistently for the last 5 years now, and love them for their great service and competitive rates. We usually rent a 2 door jeep but of course now with Leo on board, we opted for a 4 door Jeep Wrangler.
Are you planning on visiting Hawaii in the near future??? If so, what are you most excited about?!?!
Thank you Discount Hawaii Car Rental and The Fairmont for the discounts on our trip!