4 February 2015

How to Spend Valentine’s Day on Maui

By |February 4th, 2015|Maui Activities, Maui Events|0 Comments

Maui is for Lovers. That's a fact. Please enjoy our ideas for How to Spend Valentine's Day on Maui, and happy smooching!

2 January 2015

Best Wheelchair Accessible Activities on Maui

By |January 2nd, 2015|Maui, Maui Activities|0 Comments

We have gathered a comprehensive list of the Best Wheelchair Accessible Activities on Maui! Enjoy and welcome to paradise.

20 November 2014

Maui Spotlight: Hotel Wailea

By |November 20th, 2014|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business, Maui Sailing|0 Comments

With renovations & a new title as the "Most Romantic Hotel in Wailea," South Maui's Hotel Wailea is the perfect getaway for intimate rest & relaxation.

13 November 2014

Iao Valley’s Hidden Gem

By |November 13th, 2014|Hawaii, Maui Activities, Maui Vacation Rentals|0 Comments

While the large resorts of South and West Maui are great choices, if relaxation is really what you're after, check out Iao Valley's Hidden Gem.

5 November 2014

Scuba Diving in Maui

By |November 5th, 2014|Hawaii, Maui Activities, Maui Scuba Diving|0 Comments

Scuba Diving in Maui is a great activity for the whole family. Experience Maui's unique underwater life with one of Maui's best, Scuba Mike!

8 October 2014

Maui for $60 a Day

By |October 8th, 2014|Hawaii, Lahaina, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Events, Saving Money|0 Comments

Inspired by the book How to Travel the World for $50 a Day, we created our own local guide for how to do Maui for $60 a Day. Check it out and add your tips!

1 October 2014

Top 7 Reasons Maui is a Yoga Hot Spot

By |October 1st, 2014|Maui Activities|0 Comments

Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to enjoy a yoga class or retreat. Take a look at the Top 7 Reasons Maui is a Yoga Spot!

24 September 2014

Maui Roadsters

By |September 24th, 2014|Hawaii, Maui Activities, Maui Weddings, Road To Hana|0 Comments

You know what's better than driving through scenic roads on Maui? Doing it in a 1957 Porsche Speedster! Enter Maui Roadsters, your new ride to Maui luxury.

15 June 2014

11 Reasons You Shouldn’t Vacation in Maui

By |June 15th, 2014|Maui, Maui Activities, Travel|62 Comments

Here are some serious reasons why you should never, ever think to take a vacation in Maui. By Danielle Miller 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? […]

25 March 2014

My Maui Fishing Experiences

By |March 25th, 2014|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

Despite having had lived briefly with a river in my backyard, my total lifetime fishing time probably added up to less than 30 minutes (until this last year.)  It’s something that has always interested me, so when I was invited on my 1st Maui spearfishing trip, I jumped at the opportunity. […]

4 January 2014

Day Trip to Lana’i

By |January 4th, 2014|Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling, Travel|6 Comments

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. […]

26 December 2013

Maui Ocean Center

By |December 26th, 2013|Maui Activities, Maui Animals|0 Comments

Maui Ocean Center is Hawaii's largest and most popular aquarium. If you're looking for a fun day out of the sun, take the whole family to Maui Ocean Center!

17 December 2013

Redline Rafting

By |December 17th, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

Redline Rafting is a wonderful way to spend the day on Maui, taking you to great snorkeling spots like Molokini, La Perouse Bay and Turtle Town.

26 November 2013

South Pacific Kayaks Review

By |November 26th, 2013|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

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. […]

1 November 2013

2013 Halloween in Lahaina

By |November 1st, 2013|Lahaina, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Events, Maui News|2 Comments

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. […]

1 October 2013

Country Farm Tours

By |October 1st, 2013|Maui, Maui Activities|2 Comments

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. […]

9 September 2013

Leilani Snorkel Cruise Review

By |September 9th, 2013|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling, Saving Money|Comments Off on Leilani Snorkel Cruise Review

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. […]

2 August 2013

Kihei Boat Ramp

By |August 2nd, 2013|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Maui Snorkeling, Travel|0 Comments

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!   […]

3 July 2013

Drive & Fly Road to Hana

By |July 3rd, 2013|Hana, Hawaii, Hawaii Flights, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business, Road To Hana, Travel|0 Comments

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 […]

14 May 2013

Social Media Hits Hana

By |May 14th, 2013|Hana, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Events, Maui News, Road To Hana|5 Comments

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. […]

1 March 2013

Maui’s Best Health & Wellness Experiences

By |March 1st, 2013|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities|8 Comments

Alternate Title:  If you care about your body and mind, here are some great things to do while on Maui The following are excellent experiences and services, organized by area of the island, for the purpose of increasing your mental, emotional and […]

1 February 2013

Visiting Lana’i

By |February 1st, 2013|Lanai, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Sailing, Maui Snorkeling|6 Comments

If you haven’t visited the island of Lana’i, it’s time to plan a trip.  This island has a peace that only comes with low-population and large expanses of landscape.  The beaches here are gorgeous and the opportunities for exploration near endless. […]

1 November 2012

2 Lessons Learned on the Road to Hana

By |November 1st, 2012|Hana, Hawaii, Localism and Racism, Maui, Maui Activities, Road To Hana, Travel|8 Comments

After filming sights along the Road To Hana for 11 hours on Monday, there are a few striking lessons learned. 1. You can’t possibly see everything in 1 day. […]

1 July 2012

Maui Sunset Cruise

By |July 1st, 2012|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities|5 Comments

Without question, our favorite thing to do on any given day on Maui is to take a sunset cocktail cruise. We’ve written this article to help you better understand what goes into a Maui sunset cruise, whether the Green Flash is real, why you may hear the call of a conch shell, and sunset times for this July. There are several reasons to go on a Maui Sunset Cruise.  Here are a few: […]

26 June 2012

A snorkeler’s View

By |June 26th, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals, Maui Snorkeling|0 Comments

When snorkeling, most enjoy the colorful shallows of coastal reefs due to the density of fish and sea life found there.  Rocky volcanic caverns and intricately woven coral reefs provide sanctuary for small and medium sized fish.  Some of these active reefs are found just off the shore, while others require boat access.  […]

9 June 2012

Snorkeling at Honolua Bay

By |June 9th, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Snorkeling, Saving Money|5 Comments

It’s easy to see why snorkeling in Maui is some of the best snorkeling in the world. Each year thousands of visitors travel to Maui to experience one of Maui’s fantastic snorkeling tours. Maui’s shallow reefs provide an excellent place to see the countless variety of fish and sea life that inhabit the Maui coastline. Like finding a hidden treasure, first time snorkelers take home a truly special experience from their Maui vacation with memories that last a lifetime. […]

1 June 2012

Hamoa Beach, Hana, Maui

By |June 1st, 2012|Hana, Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Beaches, Road To Hana, Saving Money, Travel|2 Comments

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) […]

25 May 2012

Maui Film Festival

By |May 25th, 2012|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Art, Maui Events, Maui Film Festival|2 Comments

By far, our favorite event of the year on Maui is the Maui Film Festival (June 13th-17th.)  Watching the sunset over the ocean, then walking over to the grass of a golf course to watch a double feature under the stars?  Are you kidding me?  And add all the fun parties before and after the films.  It’s blissfully fun. So you want to go?  The Maui Film Festival usually runs in mid June of each year, so there’s plenty of time to get ready.  We’ve decided to give you a little heads up on what you might need in order to enjoy the festival to its fullest. […]

17 April 2012

SNORKELING MAUI

By |April 17th, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling, Saving Money|0 Comments

This is our 100th blog post on the Maui Goodness!  We started in 2007 with a short list of ways to save money in Maui.  Since then, we’ve spoken about the many things to do in Maui, Maui weddings, Maui real estate, Maui news and much more.  It’s been a fun ride, and we’re continuing with today’s post honoring SNORKELING! […]

2 April 2012

Makawao Forest Reserve Hike

By |April 2nd, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities|17 Comments

Yesterday we did a great hike in Upcountry Maui.  We headed just past Piiholo Ziplines to do a 5.2 mile hike on the Kahakapao loop.  We took our baby girl (of whom did an amazing job enduring the bouncing and jostling.)  She loved the smell of Eucalyptus trees, the beautiful surroundings, and the sounds of the birds. […]