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    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.