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Taste of Maui - Wailea

Discover Wailea with Akina Tours and Transportation
February 17, 2018

Akina Tours & Transportation's Taste of Maui tours gives you the best of Maui's cuisine, sightseeing, shopping and more in a convenient, fun and exciting atmosphere. Case in point: our Taste of Wailea tour will have your mouth watering, your eyes attached and your heart fluttering with joy as educated drivers take you on a tour of the must-see spots in Wailea.

As you may already know, Wailea is a melting pot of cuisine, culture and excellent shopping. From local dives to five-star restaurants, from Prada to local boutiques, Wailea is an incredibly beautiful and deserving place to visit during your next vacation on Maui. In Wailea, you will find some of the top hotels in the world, including the Four Seasons, the Andaz, and the Grand Wailea. Inside these resorts are an assortment of amazing restaurants serving up a variety of flavors from around the globe; such as the popular Bistro Molokini and Duo Steak and Seafood. The chefs on this side of the island are incredibly talented and share their creative works with foodies from all over the world. But the resorts aren't the only places where you can order mouth-watering food. During your tour you can also opt to explore the Shops of Wailea, where you can stop by the tasty Longhi's or even Ruth's Chris Steak House. These places and more make this trip worth it.

Also at the Shops of Wailea, you will get to explore a wide-range of storefronts that appeal to any avid shopper. From high-end shops such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany and Co, to apparel with a more island-vibe, like the Aloha Hat Company and Maui Clothing Company, you're sure to find something to take home with you during this excursion. Also during your trip to this part of Maui, you will want to take a tour of the art galleries at the Shops of Wailea. There's so much to see you won't want to miss out!

So if you're one who likes to live like a local during your vacations then you'll especially enjoy a Taste of Maui tour with Akina Tours & Transportation. Our polite and courteous staff will have you exploring Wailea and the rest of Maui with comfort and ease. If you're interested in learning more about what services Akina Tours & Transportation offers, explore our website, where you learn all about our  wide-range of transportation options for weddings, tours, guests and more. Just give us a call today and let our staff take care of the rest. Aloha!

Explore the Maui Tropical Plantation with Akina Transportation

Discover the beauty of a Maui tropical plantation. Part of our ongoing Maui Sightseeing Series!
January 27, 2018

If you're looking for tips on where to explore during your next vacation to Maui, let Akina Transportation help you get the most out of your experience. Whether you're traveling with a large group or simply with your new husband or wife, we have the most affordable and exciting tour options that really help you experience Maui like a local.

One of our favorite places for sightseeing has to be the Maui Tropical Plantation. This stunning facility located on the grounds of a former plantation is truly one of the most relaxing and visually appealing stops on Maui. The plantation has been in business for more than 30 years, and as a result has created a name for itself as a "must-see" while on Maui. Home to the restaurant The Mill House, a Bar and Coffee Cafe, retail shops, a farm stand, zip line and more, there's so much to see during a tour of the Maui Tropical Plantation.

While there's plenty of action going on while you're walking the grounds, the best part has to be the view of Waikapu Valley. You've never seen anything like it! Walk around native foliage or rest underneath a large monkeypod tree. If you're interested in plants and wildlife, the Maui Tropical Plantation also offers a guidebook that will help you to appreciate what you're seeing during the tour. 

Or, if you're hungry, definitely take a look at the Mill House menu. It's truly delicious. They're open daily for lunch, happy hour and dinner and have some tasty selections. Operated by Chef Jeff Scheer, the Mill House has gone above and beyond to provide guests with an elevated dining experience. Also, once a month they put on the Chef's Table series, where diners get to try several courses in an intimate setting with the chefs and cooks right there in front of them. It's definitely worth looking into.

We hope we convinced you of the worthiness of this Maui staple and that you and your family decided to go sightseeing with us during your next stay on the island. If you're interested in learning about the other sightseeing tours we offer, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly staff members today and let us help you navigate your next trip to Maui. We're always here and happy to help. Enjoy and see you soon!

Taste of Maui - Wailuku Town

Discover one of the most popular communities on Maui with Akina Aloha Tours
January 05, 2018

Akina Aloha Tours’ Taste of Maui custom tour offers visiting foodies a chance to try a variety of unique cuisine in one of Maui’s most popular communities. With tours available all throughout the island, the Wailuku excursion offers a convenient package for any traveling epicure. Each tour is reasonably priced and provides a chance to try some of the top menu items at several restaurants in this historic island town while getting to do a little shopping on the side. 

Wailuku is rich with character, excitement, culture and beauty. Located just outside of Kahului, this former plantation town is a popular destination for tourists heading towards Iao Valley and also happens to be home to many local businesses and government offices. The diversity of this location has attracted many delicious eateries and plenty of Mom-and-Pop stores over the years. Here you will find restaurants with menus that feature plenty of locally-grown ingredients and shops that showcase items that you really can’t find anywhere else. From the popular Native Intelligence store where you can purchase authentic Hawaiian goods to the delicious 808 on Main lunch spot, Wailuku has so much to offer. And what better way to see it than with a trip with Akina Aloha Tours?

Akina Aloha Tours has been in operation since 1988 and is the oldest transportation service on the island. We truly embody the Aloha Spirit and our friendly and knowledgeable staff can offer you an insider’s look at virtually all areas of our wonderful island. Everyone knows that it’s always best to travel with a local; and if you want to see Wailuku like a real kamaaina (local), then you’ll definitely want to see it through our eyes. This area in particular has so much history that to truly appreciate what you’re seeing you’ll need to have someone with the know-how to fill you in. Interested in learning about what Wailuku used to look like or where you can find the best cup of coffee? During one of our tours, you’ll get all that information and more.

Along with a day in Wailuku, our Taste of Maui Tours can take you behind the scenes to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and the Hui No’eau, have you exploring the streets of Lahaina, eating along the coasts of Paia and Kihei, and dining in Maui’s upcountry towns of Kula, Makawao, and Haiku. For more information, contact us today so we can help you make the most of your next vacation to Maui.

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Taste of Maui - Wailea

Posted on February 17, 2018

Akina Tours & Transportation's Taste of Maui tours gives you the best of Maui's cuisine, sightseeing, shopping and more in a convenient, fun and exciting atmosphere. Case in point: our Taste of Wailea tour will have your mouth watering, your eyes attached and your heart fluttering with joy… Continue Reading

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