18 March 2014

Maui Executive Catering

By |March 18th, 2014|Maui Events|4 Comments

For a unique and delicious experience on Maui, check out Maui Executive Catering's Chef's Table, a 7-course meal using local, organic ingredients!

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|Comments Off on Maui Ocean Center

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|Comments Off on Redline Rafting

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|Comments Off on South Pacific Kayaks Review

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. […]

1 September 2013

Maui Pineapple Tour Review

By |September 1st, 2013|Maui|4 Comments

The rolling pastoral slopes of Upcountry Maui have become a breadbasket of farm to table gourmet treats. And, just up at 1000ft elevation, Hailiimaile Pineapple Company have revived a historic tradition for the island of Maui – growing pineapple. […]

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|Comments Off on Drive & Fly Road to Hana

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

17 April 2012

SNORKELING MAUI

By |April 17th, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Scuba Diving, Maui Snorkeling, Saving Money|Comments Off on SNORKELING MAUI

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! […]

1 February 2012

Big Wave Surfing at JAWS

By |February 1st, 2012|Maui, Maui Activities|10 Comments

We’d like to share some incredible photos that Michael Chad Photography took recently when Jaws was breaking.  Even though the waves didn’t reach record size this day, they’re by no means small.  It’s frightening enough to think about being towed into Maui waves on a surfboard, but imagine kitesurfing into these massive waves! I think it’s safe to say that these guys have balls. […]

27 June 2011

Haleakala National Park

By |June 27th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Haleakala National Park

Summit Area The summit of Haleakala is an island atop a volcanic island, with its own distinctive climate and habitats.  Its cinder desert is sometimes frozen and seemingly barren, Yet a variety of creatures and unique plants like the  ‘ahinahina (Silversword) have adapted to the summit’s extremes. Despite the contrasts to seashores of Maui, the summit is connected to the rest of the island in critical ways. The upper slopes capture moisture to nourish the rain forest of Kipahulu and feed the streams and waterfalls in the valleys.  The summit also preserves portions of the original Hawai’i, including native vegetation and evidence of the early inhabitants. […]

12 May 2011

Romantic Maui Activities

By |May 12th, 2011|Hana, Maui, Maui Activities, Road To Hana|Comments Off on Romantic Maui Activities

We often get the question of what couples should do while visiting Maui.  Our favorite thing to do is travel to Hana on the famous Road to Hana. There are many ways of doing this.  One of our favorite ways is to rent a jeep and explore at our own pace.  We’ve recently been able to use the Road to Hana Map, driving tips, and CD guide from R2H.  We loved the full experience it allowed us to have by allowing us to choose the journey best suited for us. […]

2 May 2011

Snorkeling with Tourists

By |May 2nd, 2011|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals, Maui Snorkeling|2 Comments

Inspired by the oatmeal, we thought it would be fun to build a short comic about why we don’t share while snorkeling with tourists.  This is based on real life experiences (unfortunately.)  We hope you like it! […]

25 January 2011

Eco-Friendly Maui Activities

By |January 25th, 2011|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Eco-Friendly Maui Activities

Sadly, some of the activities on Maui are NOT ecologically friendly.  Even though whale watching increases our visitor’s knowledge and appreciation of Humpback Whales, the occasional boat strike puts them in harm.  Jet ski, para-sailing, helicopter tours, and even driving the Road to Hana dumps fumes from engines into the atmosphere.  Seeing that our island is economically tied to tourism, and understanding that the land and animal protection needed to run these activities far out ways the harm some of these activities may create to our environment, we believe Maui is in a better position than most places in the world to build on our already steady stance on environmental protection. […]

4 December 2010

Maui Whale Watching

By |December 4th, 2010|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Animals|Comments Off on Maui Whale Watching

Humpback whales make their migration to the warm waters of Hawaii each year from mid December up until mid May.  The reason they leave their homes in the Pacific Northwest is to mate with other humpbacks and to give birth. Humpback whales mate and give birth in the same season? Sometimes, but most often they come to mate then return the following year to give birth.  The gestation period of a Humpback Whale is 12 months, which forms a perfect cycle. Why Hawaii? Humpbacks travel to Hawaii as well as south of North America for the warm, protected waters.  Hawaii, and specifically Maui, offers shallower areas to perform their mating habits as well as give birth away from deep ocean predators. […]

27 October 2010

Massage Stories – Maui, China, Bali

By |October 27th, 2010|Hawaii, Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Weddings, Oahu, Saving Money, Travel|Comments Off on Massage Stories – Maui, China, Bali

THE BEST Maui, Hawaii, USA $85/hour We’ve been testing out massage parlors on Maui for years now.  Most are outrageously expensive (ex. at the big resorts.)  But we just found one that does incredible massages for a decent price.  Massage Maui in front of the Sugar Beach Resort is outstanding. The location is great because it’s easily accessible for anyone on the south side (Makena, Wailea, Kihei), not more than 30-45 minutes from the West side (Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua), and a short hop from the North side (Kahului, Wailuku, Paia.) […]

21 December 2009

Piiholo Ranch Zipline

By |December 21st, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Piiholo Ranch Zipline

Maui Zipline We've been on every Maui zipline tour, and we strongly feel that Piiholo Zipline offers the best tours.  Below we outline exactly why we feel this way: Safety - We like that you don't have to use your hands.  Some zipline courses use trolleys that necessitate you using your hands to slow down, [...]

20 November 2009

Maui Sport Fishing

By |November 20th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Business|Comments Off on Maui Sport Fishing

We've recently discovered one of the best deals in Maui.  For those looking to save some money when doing a private boat charter, check into Maui Fun Charters.  They only allow 6 guests on at a time which makes for an intimate and inexpensive fishing trip.  But if you're reserving the private charter, you don't [...]

26 June 2009

Scuba Diving Maui

By |June 26th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities, Maui Scuba Diving|Comments Off on Scuba Diving Maui

Divers: When visiting Maui, make sure to do a couple of dives.  We suggest having ProDiver Maui show you the best locations.  For more information, check out their Maui scuba diving page. A couple of tips: If you plan on diving in Maui, please make sure you don't go up to Haleakala Crater close to [...]

28 January 2009

Haleakala Bike Ride

By |January 28th, 2009|Maui, Maui Activities|Comments Off on Haleakala Bike Ride

If you're looking for a real thrill while on Maui, you need to try the most popular activity on the island. Take a bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala Volcano and you'll experience many things that most travelers haven't! While cruising down Haleakala's winding roads, you're able to see Maui in a different way than [...]