Top U.S. Seaside Inns
Great Value A clutch of 12 cottages lining white-sand Kuau Cove make up the Mama’s Fish House Restaurant and Inn
(doubles from $175), a Polynesian-style hideaway on Maui’s North Shore. Inside, rooms come with breezy lanais and touches such as flowers folded into the towels. Topping off the experience is the open-air Mama’s Fish House next door, which serves some of the best food on the island (try the “pua me hua hana” sampler of mahimahi and kalua pig).
Don’t Miss: The old cowboy town of Makawao (eight miles inland), where the Komoda Store & Bakery makes doughnuts reflecting the town’s diverse communities—Portuguese malasadas, Japanese anpan, and classic cream puffs.