Among Hawaii’s imports is the Small Asian Mongoose—a species of Southeast Asia’s Rikki Tikki Tavi that was shipped to Hawaii in 1872.
The Enchanted Floral Garden gives life to hundreds of botanical and tropical plants, cacti, succulents, and insects on a gentle eight acre hill with a fantastic view of the central Valley, south Maui, West Maui Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Located just off Kula Highway at Mile Marker 10, it is an inspiring stop to make on your way up [...]
For an intimate, informative and exciting day on Maui, consider getting out on the ocean with Redline Rafting!
There are many forms of tropical transportation on Maui, but one in particular gets the nod for our absolute favorite. Because life is more fun on a boat.
We know who you are. You’re the one with your socks and shoes on at the beach. Your arms are crossed and your face says it all. You don’t want to be here. You may have come to Maui for your spouse or for a work trip. But you don’t want to get sand between your toes and ocean water in your ears. Believe it or not, we may be able to convince you to fall in love with Maui! Our beaches are stunning, but there’s another side of this island that we will clue you in to. We promise, no sand in the socks. […]
Whale Watching on Maui is a must-do activity for those traveling between December and April. In the meantime, check out these rainbow beauties!
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!
Could it be possible that an idea that was previously botched beyond belief is seeing a resurgence in popularity? Yes. For those that have already forgotten, the original contentious Hawaii Superferry began operating without adequate Environmental Impact Reports, which subsequently ended in our ferries being sold and the idea sunk. […]
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. […]
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!
Despite being most people's idea of paradise, Maui still faces some important environmental issues. Take a look at some of the biggest issues of 2013.
Keeping Taro Sacred And Sovereign: Right Or Risky? by Naia Kelly The situation has become a long, drawn out, often times bitter fight. Years have passed and the argument between Monsanto’s researchers, their allies within the University of Hawaii’s scientific community and several Hawaiian cultural groups, and individuals, in the Hawaiian islands over the proposed genetic modification of the sacred taro plant of Hawai’i is still undecided. […]
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. […]
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! […]
This is in response to an enlightening post by Candy Aluli. She explained that many of the euthanized cats at the Maui Humane Society are put down because of their health, not because they're homeless. The Maui Humane Society is responsible for countless free spay and neutered cats. Here at THE MAUI GOODNESS we're glad [...]
One of our editors just stumbled upon a great article in Maui Weekly about the problems with cat overpopulation on Maui. Some of the statistics claimed are: There are anywhere from 100,000 to 500,000 homeless cats on Maui. As many as 250 cats are euthanized EVERY MONTH at the Maui Humane Society. The organization of [...]
The island of Maui, and all of the Hawaiian Islands, have a major cat problem. With no natural predators, and near-ideal conditions to live, feral cats are breeding rampantly all over. Without control over breeding, these kitty populations are growing exponentially. With rapid growth comes more collisions with vehicles, starvation, and disease. The problem is [...]