One of the many boons of visiting Maui is that your choices for fun aren’t limited solely to land: Maui County includes two gorgeous islands that are accessible by ferry, its outer islet of Molokini supplies some of the best Maui snorkeling, and its 120 miles of coastline offer ample opportunities for splashing in the water.
And what water it is. The slice of Pacific upon which Maui County rests presents some of the clearest and warmest water in the world. While hopping in straight from the sand is one of the greatest pleasures the island affords, boating trips deliver a fresh perspective on the Valley Isle’s splendor. Read More
One of the best and easiest ways to delight a lover of Maui is to get them a gift certificate for something fun. Below we’ve listed some awesome gift certificates that will save you shopping time!
Grand Wailea Luau Gift Certificates
An excellent luau option in South Maui, The Grand Wailea Luau focuses on Hawaii’s history and legends, including the voyages of La’amaikahiki and Moikeha to the area known as Honua’ula, as well as Pele, the Goddess of Fire & Volcanoes, Lilinoie, the Goddess of the Mist, and the mermaid of Maui, Kananaka, among others. Enjoy a delicious meal, and pre-show activities like Hawaiian lawn games, hula lessons, temporary tattoos, photos with the cast members and more. This relaxed, family-friendly luau is great for those staying near the golden shores of this beautiful area of Maui. Read More
Few things say Hawaii like a luau.
These ultra-entertaining feasts have their roots in ancient Polynesia, when the second king of the united Hawaiian Islands lifted the kapu that banned men and women from eating together—and royalty from dining with common subjects.
That groundbreaking event in 1819 became known not as a luau (indeed, in the traditional sense, “luau” refers to a cherished dish of chicken and taro cooked in coconut milk) but as an ‘aha‘aina—literally, a “gathering for a meal.”
From serrated coastlines marked by thunderous surf to powdery coves bordered by slender palms, Maui has got it all when it comes to beaches. Indeed, with 120 miles of shoreline, this tropical idyll has more swimmable beaches than any other Hawaiian Island, which only underscores why it’s globally known as no ka oi.
But with so many beaches to explore, the time-pressed traveler might have some trouble choosing where they should throw down their towel. With that in mind, here are 10 Maui beaches worth every penny of your plane ticket:
Our Recent Trip and Volcano Video from Big Island
Pele has been showing her power lately on the south east side of the Big Island, Hawaii. We were lucky enough to make a trip out to Hilo right as things began to stir. The video below shares some of the highlights from our drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as well as our Circle of Fire Helicopter flight.
As you can see in the video, and in the beautiful photos captured here by Natalie Brown Photography, the lava activity was just beginning to get more lively in early April of this year. We could tell it was out of the ordinary by how excited the locals were. Our intention was to hike to the lava flows, but it turns out (at the time) it required a 10-12 mile hike. SO, we visited Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and watched eruptions blast into the air! Read More