Hawaii is known for having some of the finest restaurants in the world, and Maui is no exception. Here, you can find 5 star restaurants nestled right up against the ocean! (Whale sightings in-season frequently included). Call for details.
Set directly on a point jutting out into the ocean, Merriman’s has a unique style of Maui cuisine, and views to die for. Serving 90% locally grown and caught ingredients, it has adopted a “farm to table” philosophy that makes this place even more special. Merriman’s is set between Kapalua and Napili Bay on the Kapalua Resort, and has more than one-half acre of outdoor event space, perfect for any special event.
Only steps away from the sand, Dukes offers a nostalgic place to take in the panoramic views of Maui’s legendary sunsets. Located near the Honua Kai Resort and Spa in Kaanapali, this spot is a favorite venue for wedding receptions due to it’s open-air design and fresh Hawaiian cuisine, which is locally sourced. If you’re looking for a fun, casual and lively island atmosphere for your event, you’ve found the place.
FLEETWOOD'S ON FRONT ST.
Have your reception on the roof and celebrate like a star at Mic Fleetwood’s very own new restaurant on Front Street in Lahiana. Complete with a restaurant, a nightclub, art gallery, and even a wine store, perhaps it is most memorable for it’s elegant rooftop dining and bar that lends itself to sweeping views of Lahaina’s sunsets. Celebrity chef, Scott Leibfried has worked closely with Fleetwood to create an “international” cuisine that blends traditional Hawaiian fare with Mick’s English roots. Expect an excellent wine selection, including Mick’s own award winning Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar Wines. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself smiling ear to ear and tapping your feet to a not-so-rare performance by Mick and his friends.
The Hula Grill is a wonderfully unique and charming location with it’s very own private beach, appropriately called “The Barefoot Bar”, where you can sit with your toes in the sand while enjoying Mai Thais and island ceviche. Located in the Whalers Village in Kaanapali, it’s known for it’s relaxed atmosphere, kind staff, and innovative cuisine. “The Waterfall Room” also makes for an amazing wedding reception or rehearsal location.
A sophisticated beachfront “farm to table” experience on Lahaina’s Front Street, PacificO is an excellent choice for a wedding reception of your dreams. It boasts an outdoor dining with views of the Pacific and a beach-like feel without getting sand on your feet. It even has its very own farm on the slopes of the volcano, Haleakala! The combination of an award winning menu, and a venue that was designed to take in the beauty of the surrounding islands makes this place a “yes”.
Located in Wailea, this mountainside restaurant with ocean views offers everything you’d hope for in a location... ambience, elegance and beauty. If you’re looking for a place that is set apart from the crowds, you’ll know this is the place as soon as you enter the gates. A truly distinctive dining experience, many even have their ceremonies on the grassy knolls before proceeding to one of the many reception areas to celebrate. Gannon’s is a great choice for both small and even very large weddings.
Set along one of Maui’s most beautiful and peaceful bays, Napili Bay, the Sea House is an open-air restaurant that is perfect for romantic sunset dinners and receptions. Enjoy award winning cuisine, intimate dining and breathtaking views. The outdoor bar is literally at the waters edge, and is appropriately called “Whale Watchers Bar & Sea Breeze Terrace”.
Five Palms is an oceanfront restaurant located in Kihei on the ground level of the Mana Kai Maui. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the southeast side of the island, and has a coveted Sushi Bar with some of the freshest sushi on the island. This award winning menu is inspired by the islands. Look across the Pacific and take in the beauty of Molokini Crater and Kaho’olawe in the distance. A great place for a reception if you’re looking for classic Hawaiian design with a fresh look, and of course, Maui views.