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.
Learn what to do when a shark is near, and why you shouldn’t fear them as much as you do. We also list Maui and Hawaii shark attack statistic to hopefully calm your nerves. We’ve been in the ocean in Maui many times where there was probably a shark nearby. Basically, we’ve found that sharks don’t care much about people, and if anything, they’re afraid of us.
Learn why Sugarman’s Estate (Honua Kai Lani) is one of our favorite places to get married in Maui (a few of our writers got married there not too long ago!) Also, read about the fantastic catering services of Maui Executive Catering (Maui’s best catering company.) We’ve got photos, information, and a whole lot of insight into this Maui wedding property.
There’s a lot of talk and conflicting information about the existence and location of “Turtle Town.” You’ll find other guests on the island speaking about their trip, captains of boats boasting they know the location, and concierges explaining where they think it is. We explore the topic in detail and let you know more about these amazing creatures.
One of our favorite Maui Goodness writers, Megan Edgar, describes her firsthand experience as an extra on the set with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman and Brooklyn Decker. She explains the entire experience, the frustration, the laughter, and what these celebrities are really like in person.
We’ve made a little video (while on the board) as well as taken photos and written about our experiences learning and enjoying the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. We took a trip from in south Maui (Makena) to Little Beach and back. This is a great sport for those that want a work out while enjoying scenery. We call it the “Gentlemen’s workout.”
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.
We discuss racism and localism in Maui, Hawaii. This is a controversial subject of which our readers have varying strong opinions. We tried to stay neutral on the subject, but read the comments too. It’s hard to stay neutral when you have varying experiences on the island through out living in Maui. We discuss it all in detail to help visitors understand the issues.
Read about how Maui is grossly overpopulated with feral cats. This is a real problem. There are different organizations working to fix cats and keep them from breeding. Some of these agencies have responded to our post. If we don’t do something more proactively, we’ll have more cats than cockroaches on Maui. Not a good thing.
At the Maui Photo Festival, Natalie Brown took home the award for Best Overall Photos and Best Hula Photos out of hundreds of photographers. Here she shares some of her submissions to the contest.