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27 Things to Do on Maui

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For one of the most isolated islands on the planet, Maui certainly isn’t at a loss for activities: from horseback riding across lava terrain to diving deep under the Pacific on a submarine, the Valley Isle positively brims with possibilities.

But with so many places to see and activities to experience, narrowing down those to-dos can be tricky. Here are 27 of the best ways to spend your Maui vacation—and why they should ascend to the top of your bucket list:

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Best Maui Gift Certificates

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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

Grand Wailea LuauAn 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.grand wailea luau gift certificate Read More

Top 5 Maui Luaus

Top 5 Maui Luaus

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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.

5 best Maui luaus

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.”

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10 Maui Beaches Worth Sharing

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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:

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Big Island Volcanic Eruptions!

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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

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Seven Sacred Maui Spots

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Flip through a travel mag, gab with a Maui resident, or ogle images of Hawaii on Instagram—chances are your vision will be arrested by the Valley Isle’s Seven Sacred Pools, a wonder of nature on Maui’s east coast that features a gorgeous set of tiered waterfalls.

But as stunning and powerful as the inaccurately-nicknamed Seven Sacred Pools (‘Ohe’o Gulch) might be, the Kipahulu hot spot doesn’t have the monopoly on Maui’s hallowed places. Indeed, beyond the postcard-perfection of the island’s beaches, Maui is home to a number of exquisite sites that have long been deeply revered.

Whether you’re hoping to connect with Maui in a meaningful way or are simply searching for attractions, here are seven of Maui’s most sacred spots—and the history behind them:

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