On an island where nearly every minute is pure bliss, narrowing down the top spots for happy hour is no easy task—but one that we, well, happily tackled. Here’s the lowdown on the Valley Isle’s best: South Side Monkeypod Kitchen, Wailea 10 Wailea Gateway Plaza 3pm-5:30pm; 9pm-11pm Monkeypod Kitchen has been a perennial [...]
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.)
We've listed 10 of our favorite deals for the Maui Accommodations Guide newsletter, including large houses for rent in Maui, oceanfront condos, and even activities.
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!
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. […]
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. […]
This west Maui oceanfront 2 bedroom condo, in the heart of Ka’anapali, is perfect for couples and families looking to enjoy the privacy of home but the location and amenities of a resort. Newly renovated, you’ll find this is the perfect spot for visitors that want to walk to everything they need. […]
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 […]
Looking to rent a home/condo when visiting the island of Maui? Good idea! We find that couples and/or families that rent homes save an enormous amount of money over staying at at resorts. There are several reasons for this: […]
We’ve listed our favorite parts of the Maui Photo Festival along with some things that can be improved. THE GOOD Location! Perfect for outdoor photo shoots and workshops. The beaches here are amazing and perfect for sunsets. you can’t ask for a better area to shoot at. Warm, Strong Community. This is different from any other photography convention we’ve been to. It’s not as huge as some of the mainland conventions, which brings people together more to meet and learn from each other. These things are fantastic for networking and learning from other professionals and enthusiasts. It’s a less intimidating environment allowing everyone time to speak to the pros and mingle. […]
Tricia Morris and her experienced team have been handling mortgages for over 25 years on Maui and have closed over 2 billion dollars in loans in Hawaii. When you start a loan with Hawaii’s Premiere Mortgage Company, you can be certain that it will be completed with professionalism and expediency. […]
We attended a recent wedding on the water that was perfect and merits the “Classic Maui Wedding” award. The ceremony was on the water, next to a pool, where shortly afterwards 2 bars were opened up to us. The pupus were delicious and the drinks strong. Dinner was great too and was served in a spacious indoor room. The ceilings were vaulted and the ocean view was still intact. Everyone had a great time as we ended the night partying, dancing, and singing the night away. See more Maui wedding photography by Natalie Brown Photography. […]
This year at the Maui Photo Festival, some of the best photographers on the island joined up to enjoy lectures, hands-on sessions, and connect with the photography community. We went to many of the classes and lectures and found most of them extremely helpful. Some classes were enormously helpful in learning tips and tricks about [...]
Maui's south and west side are drier than the rest of the island, which will often be the catalyst for serious fires. In the recent past, we've seen quite a few brush fires flare up in the summer. Some of these are natural, and others are started by arsonists. As you can see in the photo, [...]
This coming Halloween, 2008, will be the first in decades to not enjoy the cheerful costume contests and local booths in Banyan Tree Park. The Maui County Cultural Resources Commission denied permits for costume contests, live outdoor stages, and food and craft booths. Their reasoning behind this is to curb indecent and lewd behavior and [...]