A large swath of Maui's 727 sq miles serve as lush territory for growing the world’s top crops, from coffee to sugar, and “Big Ag” companies took note.
Questions about Hawaii often abound. Contemporary travelers thinking about a tropical holiday ask, “What is the distance between North Korea and Hawaii ?”
Even though Maui, Hawaii is far from many couples' homes who choose to get married here, it can be much easier to get married in Maui than at home. (This doesn't mean it will be easy though!)
Here’s the ideal 13-day Maui itinerary—leaving off a day for travel—complete with where to eat, what to see, and where to play. (In other words, 13 reasons why you should spend your hard-earned vacation exploring the Valley Isle.)
Our friends at The R2H took these photos recently as they explored the Road to Hana. We've shared some of our favorites.
Looking for a place to stay in Maui can be daunting when confronted with the many choices (or if booking late, the very few still available.) Here we've shared 6 properties that we recommend for your next Maui stay. Mana Kai Maui South Maui on the north end of Keawakapu Beach On what is repeatedly [...]
There are many challenges in having a perfect wedding. Below I've outlined some personal tips for the groom getting married on Maui.
There are many reason for seeking the convenience of a North Kihei stay. First, it's central location has drive times of 20-25 minutes to Lahaina, 5 minutes to Wailea, 15-20 minutes to Paia, and 5 minutes to Maalaea.
Love the ocean? So do we. Below we've listed some fun things to do in Maui in and on the ocean.1 - Snuba DivingWe're seeing more and more people embracing snuba diving here on Maui. Being able to dive at depths with ease and no experience opens up the underwater world to many that would [...]
Hawaii Tourism Authority helps expand sustainable kine certificationFrom da Land of Aloha - So da Hawai’i tourism guys (HTA) wen said today dat deh crankin out one 50 grand contract to da ecotourism guys (HEA) fo expand da kine sustainable aina no more rubbish kine certification. Da sustainable la dat program is going all da [...]
Prepare to see the best sights across the globe!If there’s one unshakable fact about our planet, it’s the stunning array of natural beauty it offers. From the knife-sharp ridges of Kauai's Na Pali Coast to the dense evergreens in the Pacific Northwest, there’s no denying that we live in a world of positively hypnotizing wonder. To feel [...]
Ho brah! A freak snow storm hits Hawaii and heads straight for everyone's favorite island! Read about the unusual weather day on Maui.
Join the Maui County Farm Bureau as we honor legendary Maui farmers at the Maui Tropical Plantation on April 2nd at 8am for a PANCAKE BREAKFAST! That's right, pancakes.
Guest post by Kelly Montenero with Trilogy ExcursionsDon’t get us wrong- Maui is still a beautiful, special place to snorkel, but, as any one who has entered the ocean recently can attest, there is a major environmental crisis underway. Hawai’i’s coral is bleaching at unprecedented levels due to warm ocean conditions- you may have spotted [...]
Could it be possible that an idea that was previously botched beyond belief is seeing a resurgence in popularity? Yes. For those that have already forgotten, the original contentious Hawaii Superferry began operating without adequate Environmental Impact Reports, which subsequently ended in our ferries being sold and the idea sunk. […]
Paia's old Kuau Mart is now reopened as Kuau Store, the perfect stop for lunch, local made snacks and picnic lunches to-go for the Road to Hana adventurers!
When’s the last time you watched a pod of dolphins off the coast of a pristine white sand beach, explored tide pools, and drank straight from a coconut?!Our recent Day on Lanai tour with Epic Experience Maui was one for the books, and one we highly recommend for a new kind of adventure in Hawaii. […]
Beach life wakes up early on Maui to take advantage of the pristine conditions and glassy water. Not being a morning person, the 7 a.m. beach check-in originally felt dreadfully early and potentially chilly. […]
We had the honor and pleasure to be invited to the Grand Opening of the Andaz Maui at Wailea this last Saturday. The Andaz is the Hyatt’s new beachfront resort, which has gone through an almost complete rebuild from the original Renaissance Hotel. What they have done with this property is jaw dropping. […]
Halloween is usually an exciting event wherever you are, but Halloween in Lahaina definitely steps it up a notch, and 2013 was no exception. The County of Maui offered public transportation specifically for the event, with “Halloween Express” busses running directly to Lahaina from both the Kihei Aquatic Center and War Memorial Parking Lot in Wailuku. However, if you prefer to travel a bit more in style, the Pride of Maui offered a special Halloween Cruise running directly from Maalaea Harbor to Lahaina and back again. […]
By Marilyn Jansen Lopes After you’ve done all the water activities, you might want to get a deeper sense of the land on Maui and learn what life is like for local people. Experience the country by visiting the farms and rich agricultural beauty of our island. […]
Sometimes you just need to get away! Recently I jumped on board the Leilani for a day out in the sunshine on the sparkling blue Pacific waters. The 5 hour trip took us to Molokini and Turtle Town, complete with a continental breakfast and BBQ lunch. […]
The rolling pastoral slopes of Upcountry Maui have become a breadbasket of farm to table gourmet treats. And, just up at 1000ft elevation, Hailiimaile Pineapple Company have revived a historic tradition for the island of Maui – growing pineapple. […]
Here are our Top Ten Tips for selling your Home in Hawaii (in no particular order of importance.) Make a memorable, inviting first impression The entrance to your home is a crucial part of the sale. If you have a rust bike next to the door with a half dead plant, it matter how nice it is inside. Put extra time into dressing up the front door and foyer of the house, but don’t over clutter it. Fresh flowers, vibrant plants, and attractive furniture will help make a great first impression. […]
Many visitors of Maui don’t know that the Kihei Boat Ramp exists and that it’s a great alternative to the longer drive to Maalaea Harbor when looking when doing a boat trip. So, we’ve decided to share some information about it with you! […]
It’s finally possible to drive to Hana and fly back or vice versa! This is incredibly exciting because there are many people that don’t have the time to spend doing the entire loop, those that want to spend extra time at spots along the Road to Hana without driving back in the dark […]
Right now, many are enjoying the opening night Twilight Reception of the Maui Film Festival at Capische? at the Hotel Wailea. It's already a major success with great food and perfect weather. We see that Jeff Scheer of Maui Executive Catering is there, but we're not sure if he's running the events food or just [...]
We’re pretty active travelers, and when we had our first baby on Maui, things changed a bit. We didn’t stop traveling, but the way we do it now is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! At first, it was much more difficult, but now that we have practice, things are starting to become manageable. Below we’ve listed a handful of things we do when traveling with our Baby. […]
Top 5 Waterfalls on MauiTwin Falls Maui (Wailele Farm) Located mauka of Wailele Farm at at mile marker #2, "Twin Falls" is what visitors often call the waterfalls in this area. The closest fall (a 5 minute walk from the Farmstand) is on the right and perfect for swimming. Further up in the left side, [...]
We took a pretty amazing trip to Hana last week. A handful of active Maui social media influencers, of whom expressed interest in a trip to Hana, were invited to travel aboard Valley Isle Excursions to visit some of the best spots along the Road to Hana. […]