The Gaudí-esque architect responsible for Mama’s Fish House also works his magic on a handful of private suites and cottages next door. Amidst the coconuts on a pocket-sized beach, the Inn at Mama’s features large private lanais with barbecues; imaginative Hawaiian artwork; fresh flowers tucked into large, fluffy bath towels; terrific toiletries; free laundry; and an easy stroll to Mama’s Fish House, what many consider to be the finest restaurant on Maui. Each unit is unique; the luxury junior suites are especially classy, with deep soaking tubs and travertine showers. One- and two-bedroom cottages sit amid the tropical garden’s red ginger, while a few two-bedroom units face the ocean. Restaurant guests stroll about the property until 10pm, but privacy is assured in your cottage’s large enclosed lanai. In the morning, you’ll be greeted with a tray of fresh fruit and banana bread. The inn sits on a small, sandy beach known simply as Mama’s. It’s better for exploring tide pools than for swimming—though Baldwin Beach is a short drive away and the thrills of Hookipa are right next door. Keep in mind that this is the windward side of the island—it’s often windy and rainy. You’ll be perfectly situated here for a trip to Hana.
The Inn at Mama’s Fish House
799 Poho Place (off the Hana Hwy in Kuau), Paia
Our Rating Neighborhood Paia-Kuau Phone 800/860-HULA, 808/579-9764 Prices Garden studio from $275; 1-bedroom from $300; junior suite from $425; 2-bedroom cottage from $350 Amenities Beach; barbecue; free laundry; free Wi-Fi Units 12 Web site The Inn at Mama’s Fish House