There is so much you can enjoy in the Surrounding Area and Events. Each day of your stay can be as fun-filled or as easy as you like.Head out and explore the local area and events:
• For the hungry and the foodies there are more than a dozen interesting and yummy places to eat serving from local to exotic within an easy walking distance. If you want to add in a short drive then there are places that range from local-local style to high-end resort and name restaurants. Add in a bit more driving and there are many additional world class and renowned restaurants and resorts.
• Want some night life? Close by are a couple of fun drinking establishments and sports bars and within 5 miles there are lots of fun evening life to check out.
• Need “anything” then also within an easy walk there are groceries, drug store, hardware store, lots of knick-knack shops, craft fair, farmer markets, beach clothing, gyms, yoga studio, urgent care center, etc. All with a nice laid-back style.
• Want to explore Maui and the ocean. Well there are dozens and dozens of things to do. Check out the calendar section at the bottom of the Home page and go to www.barefoothawaii.com/alohaaku and check out the tours and tons of things to do.
So you can make your vacation as fun filled and busy as you want to or make it as laid-back and relaxing as you can imagine. Join us.
>> FAQ’s >> Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help.
• How shall I pack, what are the temperatures, how bad is the humidity?
On average temperatures range from the mid 70’s to the mid-high 80’s during the day with occasional spikes either way. Most people wear shorts, slippers or sandals, Hawaiian shirts and/or sundresses. Oh, and plan on spending a lot of time in swim suits. Except for a possible “fancy” dinner night, you will find Maui is very laid-back and casual.
Our humidity is not oppressive like they have in Florida, not even close. Generally, you will not even notice it unless you travel to the wetter regions of Maui. The South Maui area (where we are) is mostly a desert-like zone and noticeable humidity is very rare.
• Is there shuttle or taxi service to your B&B?
There are shuttles and taxis but they are few and far between. If you want one it is best to make prior arrangements. Most people rent cars when they come to Maui and there are several rent-a-car companies at the airport, but there are also a 2-3 of them within easy walking distance of Aloha Aku Inn & Suites for one day or short-term use.
If you do get one locally for a few days then arrange to return it on the last day and they will take you to the airport as part of the service. Clever huh! Most people prefer a car to tour the island but it is not necessary to have one to enjoy the Kihei area.
• What kind of options do I have for eating?
For the hungry and the foodies there are more than a dozen interesting and yummy places to eat serving from local to exotic all within an easy walking distance. (Checkout Coconuts, Shearwater Tavern and Roasted Chili’s). If you want to add in a short drive then there are places that range from local-local style to high-end resort and many name restaurants (Local food is fantastic here! Check out Eskimo Candy Kitchen (can walk there) and Da Kitchen for “local grinds” to more upscale like some of our favorites like Café O’lei, Ami Ami, Quatro, and 5 Palms). Add in a bit more driving and there are many additional world class and renowned restaurants and resorts (including Four Seasons, Fairmont, Hotel Wailea).
• Where is there nightlife?
Locally check out Shearwater Tavern – great live local music on the weekends and some evenings. Easy walking distance. Also, there is Three’s Bar and Grill (a couple of minutes south on Kihei Rd in the Kihei Plaza). It has a fun dance floor and great drinks on the weekends and some evenings. Three’s is in the area the locals call the “triangle” which has many fun bar-pubs, a party attitude, and plenty of places to eat. Mulligans on the Blue (in Wailea) has a lot happening with live bands and a nice Irish pub feel.
• Need “something” then it’s probably also within an easy walk…
There is a grocery store, drug store, hardware store, lots of knick-knack shops, craft fair, farmer markets, beach clothing, workout gyms, yoga studio, urgent care center (corner of Lipoa and S. Kihei Rd), etc. And of course, many, many restaurants, and a couple of fun bars all within an easy walk and with a nice laid-back style.
• Where do I get information about tours and fun activities?
There are several tour specialty booths within easy walking distance. We are in association with Barefoot Tours and you can reach them at 1-808-442-8479 (mention Promo code 2538) or http://www.barefoothawaii.com/AlohaAku . They are the biggest tour / event booking company in Hawaii and are the “island pros”. Contact them ahead of time to plan and pre-book some of the hundreds of fun things to do on Maui. They are the best at giving you a lot of real relevant advice on what is great and maybe not so great! See our coupon or use the promo code above to get savings.
• Where can I rent water sports or bikes and other activity equipment?
We have a lot of water sports equipment on the AlohaAKU estate property in our sports locker that is free for our AlohaAKU guest use only. Some of the items include paddle boards, kayaks, boogie boards, fins and snorkels. We also have bicycles and other fun equipment to guests to use. There is no extra charge for use of our items at AlohaAKU but we do require you signing a sports liability waver.
For our AlohaMAI and AlohaKAI guests we have setup those properties with boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, etc and a cooler for your use while in those properties. AlohaMAI also has an activities center next to the pool with other items for rent.
There are also many Equipment Rental vendors within a short drive of all of our properties that offer even more “toys” like mopeds, road and mountain bikes, surfing and surfing lessons, windsurfing or kite surfing equipment and lots more…
• Do you have mosquitos and bugs being in the tropics?
Mosquitoes in general in exist in the tropics and we do have to keep an eye out for occasional ants and other pesky creatures. We don’t have a problem here on our property because we live next to a natural wild water fowl sanctuary with ducks and fish that eat the mosquitoes and their larvae.
We also have a pest company that does regular treatments which mostly consists of baiting the property so the bugs who eat the bait take it back to their nests. All is well if you don’t leave open food out on the counters and always wipe up after cooking. You should not have any issues but if you see a “pesky critter” please let us know as we are a bit fanatical about the cleanliness of our suites.
So, you can make your vacation as fun filled and busy as you want to or make it as laid-back and relaxing as you can imagine. Join us.