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If you travel Hawaii’s back roads. . .

Where to stay

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

2863 Kalakaua, Honolulu


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This Waikiki beachfront property is just far enough from the center to offer solace, but close enough to walk to everything. With two restaurants, parking, and a friendly staff. From $213.

Hotel Molokai

1300 Kamehameha V Hwy



This simple oceanfront resort offers a friendly staff, onsite restaurant and bar, a pool, and tiki-style interiors. Most units feature kitchenettes. Continental breakfast is included. From $179.

Marjorie’s Kauai Inn

3307 Hailima Road, Kauai


Each of the three modern-style rooms has its own deck and mini-kitchen. Perched atop National Tropical Botanical Gardens, this sweet retreat beckons those wanting to escape the hustle and relax in the jungle. From $150.

Holualoa Inn

76-5932 Mamalahoa Highway

Big Island


In the hills above Kona in coffee country, guests are treated to upscale rooms, a delicious breakfast, and plenty of caffeine. From $355.

Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

2199 Kaho'okele St., Maui


This historic bed-and-breakfast is a bit far from Maui’s storied beaches but it makes a great base for exploring the island. From $165.

Where to eat

Coffees of Hawaii

1630 Farrington Ave. (Highway 470)

Kualapu’u, Molokai


Minimal breakfast and lunch, pastries. From $4.

He’eia Pier General Store and Deli

46-499 Kamehameha Highway

Kaneohe, Oahu


Plate lunches from $9.

Julia’s Banana Bread

Kahakuloa, Maui

Along Kahekili Highway about a quarter mile into Kahakuloa Village, follow the signs to the green shack. Sells out daily. Prices vary.

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