If you travel Hawaii’s back roads. . .

Where to stay

New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel

2863 Kalakaua, Honolulu


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

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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.