Value Watch: Garden Gate Bed & Breakfast, Maui
Get your aloha on at the six-unit Garden Gate B&B, located on a residential street outside old Lahaina town in west Maui, a mile from the Kaanapali coastline. Mention Out Traveler when booking a stay of more than seven nights and knock 10% off all room rates.
Standard suites ($89*) offer mountain views and partial ocean views, deluxe studios ($149*) are equipped with a deck and a king-size bed, while oceanview suites ($169*) -- besides the obvious ocean view -- come with a private sitting area/sundeck and a Jacuzzi. Each unit has a private entrance and a beautiful view -- no brick walls or neon signs here! Continental breakfast with self-serve coffee, tea, juice, and assorted breakfast snacks are available in the dining room every morning, except on the weekends.
The property houses a tropical garden with a stream running through it where you can spot some of the local flora and fauna. Complimentary boogie boards, coolers, beach chairs, and beach mats are on hand. An impressive array of activities is also within reach, if lazing around all day doesn't sound like the perfect vacation: Submarine tours dip 130 feet underwater into the realm of colorful coral reefs and tropical fish, traditional luaus highlight Hawaiian cuisine, music, and cultural dances like the hula, and helicopter flights soar over the jungles of the island chain.
*All rates mentioned are summer rates and due to change.
Travel tip: Carry more than one credit card with you, as some cards are not accepted everywhere -- American Express, for example -- or you may lose one. Keep a copy of your credit card information in case it is stolen, so you may cancel it immediately.