Maui Nui: a great golf experience for the Maui Bed and Breakfast Guest

Kihei, the town home of Maui What A Wonderful World Bed and Breakfast, is known for beautiful beaches and beach activities, but some people come for the Golf. Wailea and Kihei known as “The South Side” of Maui have many beautiful golf courses and quite a few are within minutes of this Maui Bed and Breakfast. The game of golf has become a pricey hobby but just minutes from the front door of your suite at this Bed and Breakfast Inn is a great course, with beautiful greens and even better views and best of all,very reasonable rates year round.

 

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Jim and I frequent the driving range of Maui Nui Golf Course with our 2 and a half year old grandson. We have yet to find a time when we can’t find at least one open spot. We can spend hours here just practicing our swings.

From the driving range we start our 18 hole maui golf experience on this side of our beautiful island of maui. The course is an easy play and a great way to spend an afternoon. Prices drop significantly after 2pm and in the summer you can walk the course after 3pm for super great rates. Most guests can golf for $80 or less year round. This rate includes the cart. There are courses with even better views and more eleborate markers and carts than Maui Nui, but with the great rates at Maui Nui, it is a locals favorite.

A West Maui Mountains view from Maui Nui Golf Course

Kono’s Restaurant at the club house of the course has great sushi, steak, and seafood. We have had some very good salads here. Sunday nights are reserved for Jazz and they usually require a cover charge. Any other night is open. The restaurant sits at the top of the 1st hole and the bottom of the 9th. It s great for starters or to grab something quick to push you through back half. After 18 holes a great Ahi Steak is always a delight.

Maui’s 14 Mile is a short drive from this Bed and Breakfast on Maui

 

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For the days when the Maui winds are a little more than gentle, 14 mile usually offers calm snorkeling waters and a nice resting spot.

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This wonderful getaway beach is just a short 30 minutes from this Maui Bed and Breakfast. Getting there is easy but equally easy to miss. This beach is just before Olowalu Beach at the 14 mile marker on Hwy 30 to Lahiana.

When driving from Maalea to Lahaina. On the right hand side you will see the “14 mile” marker. Parking can be found on the opposite side of the street, right on the beach. Please be very careful, you will be crossing a very busy highway.

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The beach here is surprising quiet even though the beach is extremely close to Hwy 30 on Maui. The pictures below were taken on a very typical Maui day.

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Our favorite walk from Maui What A Wonderful World, B&B to our favorite South Maui beach

Jim and I take this walk on a daily basis from our bed and breakfast home to Keawakapu Beach. On the way to Keawakapu Beach you will be walking from our B&B through a typical South Maui neighborhood.

This South Maui Beach is perfect for snorkeling, boogie boarding on occasion and great for paddle boarding.

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Most of the amenities you could hope for on a beach are offered here. Our Maui Bed and Breakfast provides you with beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, boogie boards, and floating noodles for your convenience. You can rent stand up paddle boards (SUP), snorkel gear, bikes, and surfboards at this beach which as you can see is a short 15-17 minute walk from your accommodations at Maui What A Wonderful World, Bed and Breakfast.

Zack’s store offers quick and easy snacks, cold drinks, and convenience items while Five Palms offers sit down dining and Patio seating.

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For fine dining with a romantic setting on Keawakapu Beach, Sarrento’s opens to the white sands of the beach offering gorgeous views of beautiful South Maui sunsets.

This is a great walk after your free continental breakfast you will feast on at our Maui Bed and Breakfast.

Maui’s Jaws (Pe’ahi)

Yesterday, February 10, Jim and I, along with guests of the bed and breakfast went to see the big waves at Jaws, on Maui.

Jaws signFor those of you how don’t already know, Jaws (Pe’ahi) on Maui is one of the biggest surf breaks in the world. The cove have been featured in many surf magazines, in movies, including one of the 007 movies. Jaws is only about a 20 minute drive from Maui What A Wonderful World, Bed and Breakfast, but when the surf is up at Jaws, the drive can take as much as 45 minutes. This little cove and the mile long road from the high way to get there becomes the spot to be on the island.

At some point yesterday the waves were said to be 50 feet. I don’t know how high the waves were while we were there but they were just getting bigger as we left at 3:30pm. If you look closely at the pictures below, taken by both Jim and Jeff (one of our bed and breakfast guests) you will see the small boats and jet skis.

The small boats are usually commissioned by surf magazines and news papers for their photographers. The Jet skis have an incredibly important job. They bring some of the surfers out to the break area so they don’t have to paddle as far initially but the biggest part of their job is saving the surfers. From both the picture above and the pictures below you can see the jet skis racing back and forth after surfers once they are down.

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When you arrived to watch this incredible surfing from the cliff, there were many people already there, we decided to find a better place to view this nature show. We hiked down for a few minutes through the bushes and found a beautiful little spot perfect for a nice sit and sight seeing.

 

What a prefect sunny day!

 

Bed and Breakfast Team Flying High

In December, Jim and Eva, along with other guests of this Maui Bed and Breakfast decided to check out the Flyin’ Hawaiian Zipline (http://flyinhawaiianzipline.com) above the Kahili Golf Course and the Kamehameha Golf Cours. We play golf at Kahili from time to time and when we do, we hear great laughter coming from above. We really weren’t sure if it was our golfing abiliites or the ride making everyone laugh but decided to find out.

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This zipline tour was incredible. The entire experience was one of the best tours we have done on Maui. We called Flyin’ Hawaii from the breakfast table here at the bed and breakfast on the beautiful island of Maui  at 9:00 am in the morning. We wanted to go that day but all of the tours were sold out. We had 6 people so they added a tour for us at 3 pm.

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Not only was the tour beautiful and the guides some of the nicest maui has to offer, but they do this for a great cause. They are, at least in part, “saving the mountain”. Check out their website “conservation” tab.

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While in Maui, you can’t go wrong if Flyin Hawaiian is on your list, if it is not, it should be.

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We at Maui, What A Wonderful World B&B are so happy we did this.

Jim is ready to fly

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Look at that view of Maui. Maui What A Wonderful World Bed and Breakfast is over there

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On one of the smaller lines

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And Connor (guest at this Maui B&B) takes off

Great Guides at Flyin Hawaii Zipline

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