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After hours of playing in the crystal-clear ocean, you'll want to indulge at some of Maui's best restaurants. Ranging from Pacific Rim cuisine to menus loaded with seafood, this Hawaiian island has a lot to offer in the food department. Head to Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea to chow down on celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's divine cuisine at Spago. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant serves up California cuisine with Pacific Rim flavors using fresh, local ingredients. If you're craving French food with a local twist, make a reservation at Gerard's, located in the historic district of Lahaina inside The Plantation Inn. Chef Gerard Reversade is an internationally recognized master of French cuisine, but his namesake restaurant also celebrates its Hawaiian location with dishes incorporating fresh and local ingredients. Make your way to Grand Wailea to dine at Alan Wong's Amasia, which offers fusion cuisine with flavors from Asia, Peru, Spain and Hawaii in the form of small plates.
Over at the expansive Kapalua Resort, which includes Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, you'll find a couple of fantastic restaurants. Don't miss Merriman's Kapalua for farm-to-table cuisine with gorgeous sunsets year-round. Within The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, try Kai Sushi for innovative Japanese cuisine from chef Tadashi Yoshino.