The old Pineapple Hill restaurant opened in 1964 and was located at the historic plantation home of the late D.T. Fleming. In the mid 70's it was a very popular place for dinner. I was located at the top of Simpson Road, it closed in the mid to late 90's I think and was sadly torn down after that. If you go up there now, you can still see part of the gate that was in front of the property.
Flemings Restaurant was never on that site, it was located in the Club House at the Kapalua Golf Academey and was closed in the late 90's and is now the activity centre.
The Pineapple Grill used to be Jamisons, located at the Club House on the Bay Golf Course.
It was a crime in my opinion that the Kapalua Bay Hotel was allowed to be torn down. It was beautifully designed and one of a kind. We have many old photo's taken from 1982 onwards with what we referred to as our Hawaii Gang and after Sunday brunch, a once a year event, we always went out out onto the rocks in the ocean below the hotel and had our pictures taken.
There was no Coconut Grove in front of Kapalua Bay in those days.
I do remember the Bay Club, now Merrimans, and we walked up there and took pictures when it was abandoned and closed. There was a pool where the outdoor patio is now at Merrimans.
Many fond memories over the 37 years that I have been coming to Maui, and we continue to come every year.