Why would you want to go to an exotic island in the Pacific when you can stay on your couch in your living room doing the same old, same old? Old reruns, Netflix binges, cleaning out the garage, cooking, and staying indoors are just a few things you could be happier with than taking a trip to tropical Hawaiian paradise. Wait, what?!
Natalie Brown went out of her way for the would-be-groom to discretely capture the surprise of a marriage proposal in Maui, Hawaii. She shared these precious photos with us and we love them! Since posting this on Maui Goodness, some other romantic grooms followed suit. They also had Natalie shoot photos of the Big Moment.
Makawao Forest Reserve is a great place to hike, and even better to mountain bike. There are loads of great jumps and berms to hit on the downhill. We saw at least a dozen bikers cross our path as we made our journey. Here we share the hike, photos, and the types of trees/plants you’ll find along the way. Find out more about this gorgeous, protected Maui forest.
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.) We share some of our own experiences, photos and a video of us snorkeling on our actual due date! If conditions are good, and safety is a priority, it should be ok.
We briefly described why celebrities come to Maui, and which ones live on Maui. We also mention our own personal experiences with a few celebs that come to Maui often (Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Horace Grant, Nicole Kidman, etc…) If this is what you’re into, you can see more by checking out the Latest Celebrity Sighting in Maui.
Local Maui social media extraordinaire Erik Blair gives us several reasons why more is less with the tiny house revolution. With Maui on the brink of being the best place ever to own property, can you imagine your life in 200 square feet or less? You may want to start! This affordable option to property ownership opens up many viable and creative options for people throughout Hawaii.
So you want to propose in Maui. How original! Ha, we kid. We want to make sure your engagement in Maui is a story worth telling for the rest of your lives. Check out our personal experience and read up on some of our suggestions to ensure your proposal is unique, special and beautiful, including proposal ideas on a sunset cocktail cruise, waterfall hike, and even a beach picnic.
We’ve shared the top 5 waterfalls on Maui. 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, you can hike for around 30 minutes to what is often called the “Caveman Falls.” These falls are what people traditionally call Twin Falls.
The island of Lana’i is a beautiful place to explore, and one that’s easily accessible from Maui. Hop on the ferry from Lahaina Harbor or take a day trip with Maui Adventure Cruises and spend the day exploring the sights and sounds of another, less traveled Hawaiian Island, including pods of spinner dolphins, snorkeling in gorgeous water and views of Lanai’s Sweetheart Rock.
If you consider yourself a foodie and are looking for a unique and delicious experience on Maui, look no further than the Chef’s Table experience at Maui Executive Catering. With a 7 course meal for 10 people, it will be the highlight of your food experience on Maui and an excellent way to try fresh, flavorful, local dishes with a flare from owners and creators Jeff Scheer and Jason Hacker.
Instead of wasting space and money lugging all your expensive camera gear to Hawaii, rent it when you arrive. This is a great and affordable way to try out new photo equipment. They even rent projectors, computers and professional audio gear. Pick up your rentals on Oahu or Maui, or schedule a delivery to anywhere else in Hawaii.
Looking for the ultimate South Maui sunset cruise? You’ve found it! Leaving directly from the beach, the Kai Kanani provides a convenient departure for those staying in Makena, Wailea and Kihei. Enjoy a super friendly crew, high tech and beautiful catamaran, intimate vibe, and unlimited cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you view the beautiful Maui sunset.
Want to capture some Maui memories? Schedule a portrait session with your significant other, family or friends on one of West Maui’s most beautiful beaches. Grins 2 Go offers affordable rates and high quality photography out of Kaanapali Beach. Call or visit them online to book a session.
Snorkeling is our favorite activity on Maui. Enjoy the spectacular clear water and see amazing underwater life, including sea turtles, manta rays and beautiful coral. Visit one of our favorite spots, including the famous Molokini Crater, Black Rock in West Maui and Ulua in South Maui.
We strongly believe that this is the best zipline tour in Maui. They take great safety measures, have the longest side-by-side zipline in Hawaii, allow you to zip at the same time as your friends, cross a suspension bridge, challenge you on the Tango Tower, and guide you on horseback ride through the locally owned Piiholo Ranch.
While Maalaea Harbor offers many unique sailing charters, this luxury yacht provides private charters. Want to pick your own spots and the people invited on the boat? This is the answer. Join the ranks of high profile celebrities and charter the Island Star around Maui’s most beautiful spots, including South and West Maui as well as other islands like Lanai and Molokai.
If ultimate relaxation is on your agenda, read about the Best and Worst Massages in Maui, China and Bali. You shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to relax in paradise, and we want to make sure you’re in for a treat, not a nightmare, on your trip.
If you’re a local Maui resident and have experienced a personal injury or have a family member that died wrongfully, call Jan K. Apo, local lawyer with over 30 years of experience. If you’re just visiting Maui and believe you were put in a dangerous position without warning, contact Jan to get the compensation you may deserve.