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!
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. […]
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!
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.
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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! […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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! […]
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. […]
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. […]
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.) […]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]