Maui Beaches

Kihei Boat Ramp

By |August 2nd, 2013|

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!   […]

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Oceanfront Real Estate

By |January 18th, 2013|

There’s no question that Maui is THE destination for those with means to buy an oceanfront home.  Why Maui over other tropical locations?

Perfect Beaches – Our water is […]

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Hamoa Beach, Hana, Maui

By |June 1st, 2012|

Hana’s Hamoa Beach – Ancient Sailing Port
by Douglas Bowser

As a professional photographer living on Maui for the last 16 years, I feel so lucky to have seen so many different areas of this amazing island.  Many of these regions like Hamoa Beach, are always making some top 5 list, and are of course beautiful. But Hamoa is so small compared to many Maui beaches, and unlike the larger and more well known ones located on the south and west sides of the island, Hamoa is small and hard to find.  Hamoa has a small pavilion and a few chairs put out by Hotel Hana and access is a steep path coming down from a narrow road with little parking.  I had little appreciation for it until I went out on a Hana tour and learned the stories of this area from a local born tour driver. (Valley Isle Excursions toll free: 1-877-871-5224)
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Best Maui Memories

By |May 1st, 2012|

We’ve recently been running some giveaways and contests on our Hawaii Facebook Page.  The following are some of our favorite submissions by our Facebook fans about their favorite Maui memories.  We hope this brings a smile to your face.  To see the winners of 4 Hawaii iPhone cases, see the best Maui stories.

I have a few good memories of Maui, but how can anyone have any bad ones. My fiance and I were in Maui last year […]

Maui Tours – Hana

By |April 6th, 2011|

Valley Isle Excursions offers some pretty incredible experiences for those of you that like swimming at waterfalls, exploring rainforest, taking photos in front of breathtaking panoramic ocean views, learning about Hawaiian legends at black sand beaches, and having a ride home after wine tasting. These are just a few of the things you’ll enjoy while traveling in an air conditioned luxury vehicle with elevated seats and huge windows.  Learn more about how local guides can give you the best Road to Hana Tour. […]

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Maui Proposal Ideas

By |April 1st, 2011|

How to Propose in Maui Hawaii
I’ve been asked many times how one can propose marriage creatively on our island. I tell my own story, and then give suggestions. It’s time to share this with everyone.
How I Proposed to my wife on Maui
We live here, so I felt that I needed to do more than just walk down the beach and propose (though it would have sufficed.) I rented a beautiful house in Hana and told my girlfriend that I’m taking her camping in Hana. […]

Snorkeling When Pregnant

By |February 2nd, 2011|

This is the first of many posts we’ll be adding about being pregnant on Maui.

For the most part, snorkeling while pregnant can be done without danger and can be a great way to get some exercise while increasing the mother’s happiness (both very important for a healthy pregnancy.)

There are a few things you should consider before snorkeling while pregnant. When in your 3rd trimester, it’s a bit more risky since you’ll have less energy and dexterity.
Dangers and tips:
1. Reef Cuts and Infection
Upon entry and exit of the water, you’ll often find yourself in shallow water. Shallows are also prevalent around reef outcroppings. If you touch the reef at anytime, you’ll likely be cut. Cuts lead to infections, which are bad news when pregnant. We suggest going out at calm beaches and staying a clear distance from any reef. […]

Stylish Maui Wedding

By |December 26th, 2010|

We love this wedding because of the high-level of style.  Everything from table settings to her magnificent dress had thought behind it.  Not only was this couple creative, good-looking and fun to be around, they have style oozing out of every pore.  Thank you Natalie, for sharing your photos with us yet again.  We love looking at them and we hope you’ll continue to send them to us.

If you want to see more about Maui weddings, go to the Maui Information Guide where there’s a long list of favorite vendors as well as tips for your wedding.  Some of the Maui wedding vendors we’ve listed specialize in catering, photography, transportation, planning, flowers, and even fire dancing.  Check them out! […]

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Maui Engagement Photos

By |February 18th, 2010|

Natalie Brown Photography recently shared a photo shoot with us that is truly unique.  She was hired to secretly photograph an engagement on the beach.  As she told us the story, you could tell how it affected her just by the enthusiasm in her voice.  She went on to explain how […]

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New Maui Web Cam

By |January 20th, 2010|

Maui has a new web camera, which is pretty exciting for all of us addicted to Maui.  It’s attached to the Makena Golf Resort and is owned and operated by Kai Kanani Sailing Charters.

You can see it live here: Makena Web Camera

The camera switches views from multiple locations on an automatic basis.  The camera […]

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Hawaii Stand Up Paddle Boarding

By |December 14th, 2009|

If you haven’t already seen it, you will.  Stand Up Paddle boarding and surfing is the latest retro craze.  For years, we we’re reluctant to give it a try because we feel tied to our own roots of surfing (shortboarding.)  But, finally we gave it a shot and rented some boards from Boss Frog’s Dive & Surf in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii in Dolphin Plaza (ask for Benjammin.)
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A Perfect Maui Wedding

By |August 26th, 2009|

We recently caught up with Tamera, head wedding coordinator for Akia Weddings & Events.  She told us about the great weddings she’s enjoyed putting together lately and shared some photos with us.  All of the photos on this page are from one of her latest Maui beach weddings.
“Most brides choose to […]

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Maui Sailing – Sunset Cocktail Cruise

By |August 7th, 2009|

We recently enjoyed a top notch sailing trip aboard the Kai Kanani, which leaves from shore in South Maui.

Unlike most boats in Maui, the Kai Kanani offers shore entry, meaning you walk from the sand onto the boat.  It’s also the only boat that leaves from South South Maui, in front of […]

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Big Beach Maui, Hawaii – Finally Lifeguards!!

By |April 27th, 2009|

Maui’s Big Beach (Makena Beach) is finally getting lifeguards!  Today, over a dozen lifeguards trained near the second entrance as a lifeguard tower was put together.

The dangers at Makena State Park are SERIOUS!  The shore break is extremely powerful even when there’s little to no real swell in the water.  […]

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