Maybe the beach isn’t your main focus in Hawaii. Maybe you’d like to experience life like a local might, not living right on a white sandy beach, but in town. Of course, you’d want access to the great beaches, or why bother visiting Hawaii, right? But perhaps you’d like to get away from the sun and sand after a day spent playing in the water – perhaps you’d like to have a cozy retreat where you can relax in a room that feels like home. If this sounds good to you, then be sure to check out the Plantation Inn in Maui.
The Plantation Inn is a sister property to the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, but it’s of an entirely different character. This is no beachfront resort – this is a boutique B&B in Maui’s Lahaina Town with only 19 rooms available for rent. With a stay at the Plantation Inn you’ll get the best of both worlds, in that you’re a mere two blocks from the water but you’re also right in town and can easily walk to the local shops and restaurants. Plus, because of the relationship with the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, you’ll also get to take advantage of all the activities offered by the larger beachfront resort.
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While you’ll certainly want to sample some authentic Hawaiian cooking while you’re visiting Maui, you won’t want to pass up an opportunity to eat in The Plantation Inn’s restaurant, Gerard’s. It’s an award-winning French restaurant, and has been a Mobil four-star restaurant for several years (one of only two on Maui). In addition to the activities at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, the staff at The Plantation Inn will be happy to help you organize day-trips and activities elsewhere in Maui, including visits to the nearby vineyards of Maui’s only winery and the Maui Ocean Center, an aquarium and marine park.
You might think rates at such a highly-rated bed and breakfast would be beyond the reach of most travelers, but The Plantation Inn is really quite affordable, with rates starting at $169 per night (including breakfast). There are also package deals you can purchase which will give you a stay at the Inn plus a rental car, or include a dinner at Gerard’s restaurant, or other alternatives.