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Staying at Hyatt, suggestions on Veg food and activities

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Staying at Hyatt, suggestions on Veg food and activities

Hello, we will be staying at Hyatt in June (with wife+kids). I read on the forums that Hyatt restaurants are expensive. What would be your suggestions for Vegetarian food near Hyatt?

Would you recommend that we go to a Luau? Or are there other shows that we can go to?

Also, do you think the Atlantis Submarine would be a good idea for kids (5 &10)?

We don't swim as a family (kids in swim lessons) so snorkeling is out of question, any other suggestions for water activities?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Staying at Hyatt, suggestions on Veg food and activities

Maui Ocean Center..great way to learn about and see Maui Ocean life.

Around 10 am and 3 pm in the big shark tank building divers will feed the rays and sharks. You will have great entertaining but educational information.

Build sand castles..

Three beaches in Kihei, Kam I, Kam II & Kam II all have life guards as does D T Fleming up by the Ritz in Kapalua. If the water is calm you could walk at the waters edge or wade a little bit. With Life Guards you could enjoy with less worry.

Atlantis sub..some like it others don't. Friends just returned, they took their parents, so the six ranged from 34 to 71 and all enjoyed the ride.

There are free hula shows a at the Whaler's Village and Cannery Mall. You will need to check the schedule when you get there.

The Hyatt also has Star Gazing on the roof..some of the members of the Maui Astronomy club provide telescopes for people to view.

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You can rent a swim float belt that will keep you afloat in the water for you non-swimmers :) Even if you are in waist deep water I think not getting to peak underwater would be unfortunate for the kids and both of you guys...definitely rent a mask at the very least.

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3. Re: Staying at Hyatt, suggestions on Veg food and activities

Most restaurants will have vegetarian options. Two delicious options for all-veg places are Choices Health Bar near you in Lahaina and Joy's Place in Kihei if you venture south for a day. Honokawai Farmers Market also has a selection of takeout vegie food. And definitely get in the water even if it's just wading. Fish and turtles are really quite close to shore.

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Stop at Whole Foods near the airport before heading out to your hotel. See if they have a fridge in the room. If they do, then buy salad and veggies. You can get a styrophome cooler at Safeway across the street if your room doesn't have a fridge. Whole Foods is on one side of the street, Safeway on the other.

http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/maui/

For breakfast, we had Muslei with bananas. One time we ate at Hula Grill and had the veggie pizza. Scroll down my page here for pictures.

http://www.nogodforme.com/MauiHawaii2011.htm

Near the resorts, you will find more Safeway grocery stores, can buy fruit, nuts, and salad.

Edited: 01 May 2012, 11:45
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5. Re: Staying at Hyatt, suggestions on Veg food and activities

Our family has stayed at the Hyatt several times and love it - you are in for a treat. The pool there is great and they should enjoy and feel safe there (although it is not lifeguarded). They also have a kids area to play in, probably more geared toward your 5 year old.A couple more things at the hotel that our kids enjoyed that they don't always inform of you of when you check in: 1)around 9:00 am each morning they bring out food for the koi fish in the lobby and they can feed them 2) a couple of nights a week they have movies (usually Disney) on a screen out by the pool along with popcorn, etc. Our kids loved both these things, but they were something we found out about by chance, so wanted to make sure you knew about it in advance! Our kids liked the Atlantis submarine - your 5 year old probably won't get as much out of it as your 10 year old. You don't usually see any big fish (like they would have you believe in the photos!) but you do go about 100 feet down next to a reef and see some fish. The beach directly in front of the Hyatt is more rocky but if you take a short walk down in front of the Westin it is a good place to play in the waves as long, just make sure you are with them at all times. As with most hotels, the restaurants tends to be expensive. I would try to do at least 1 breakfast at Swan Court, especially if it is included in your hotel package - beautiful view. As far as vegetarian offerings, most places have fresh fruit and a wide variety of offerings. I would recommend going into Lahaina on some evenings - great place to walk around and watch the sunset and there are quite a few casual/kid friendly restaurants there right on the water. Have a great trip!

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