Located right next to the Kapalua Villas Reception Center, is the Honolua Store. As I walked to check in, something clicked, and I turned and took another look. And yes, it was the Honolua Store that I remembered, though when I last saw it, it was on a dirt road, and green washed. Now it's right up the street from the Ritz Carlton! Times sure have changed.
In fact, I remember the reception center as well, it used to be the Post Office. You see, my Mother was born and raised in Honolua Town. The last time I was in the area was circa 1969, by the early seventies my Grandparents had moved out of the area, but I have some really fond distinct memories of the area. How much of it is based on a child's view of the world, I'm not quite sure, but they are some really nice memories.
For this trip, the Honolua Store is probably the only place to get reasonably priced "grindz".
Yes, you can get breakfast for under five bucks...on Maui!!!! The service at breakfast can be rather surly, much of it due to "tourist burnout". But most items are located precooked hot table items, and your eggs, and other items are cooked up fresh to complete the breakfast.
The are also "quick" items, ala' convenience store, that are available.
As to what I ordered......of course it had to be....
A Loco Moco($4.75) of course. It was pretty good, the eggs(2) were done a nice easy over, the gravy had nice flavor, though the hamburger patties were bland and "mushy".
In reality, this could have tasted like garbage and I still might have enjoyed it. There's nothing like sitting on an empty beach, and having some good grindz.....
This is Oneloa Beach(aka Ironwood), at 730 in the morning. Not a place to swim(the Missus still tried...sigh), but a pretty nice to have a peaceful quiet breakfast. Which is what I did while the Missus was collecting strawberries on Her knees(I warned Her...). It was the second beach of the day.
Every morning, still caught in the web of Pacific Standard Time, we'd be up at 5 or 530 am, and end up hitting Kapalua Beach by 6am, where the Missus would get Her morning swim in the calm protected bay, and I'd do some light running or go snorkeling.
Kapalua Beach is alot smaller than it seems in the photos, and the small parking lot can be rather hard to find. You need to look for the large Napili Lani sign, and the parking lot is right before the sign, right past a fire hydrant. Usually we'd just be leaving as a few people would start arriving.
502 Office Road
Lahaina, HI 96761
Tomorrow, I'll be back in San Diego, before a "return" to Maui......