Category Archives: Maui

Maui’s Ali’i Nui Snorkel Sailing to Molokini

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While there are many boat operations that will get you safely to Molokini and back to Maui, very few offer the high level of service that you’ll find with Ali’i Nui. They’re the luxury option when it comes to catamaran sailing off Maui. After hearing good things about Ali’i Nui, we decided to give them a try on our recent ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 8, 2016

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* Hilton Hawaiian Village is giving away a four-night stay with their #WhyHawaii contest. You must be a legal US resident to enter. See the contest details here. * Hilton Waikoloa Village is offering an incredible 72-hour “inclusive” sale starting Monday, March 14 for stays between April 4 and December 4, 2016. Rooms start at $159 plus taxes per person ... Read More »

Relaxing, spacious stay at Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui

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When I think back on our January stay at Fairmont Kea Lani, I think of relaxation. This resort gives you space to breath, reflect and enjoy. Location The Fairmont Kea Lani is perched on a bit of an oceanfront hill of the south end of posh Wailea in sunny South Maui. This location is convenient for sight-seeing all across Maui. ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Upper Waikani Falls

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Mahalo to Maui photographer Andrew Shoemaker for sharing this dreamy waterfall photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos Andrew’s photo is of Upper Waikani Falls off the road to Hana on Maui. This waterfall is sometimes referred to as Three Bears because of the three separate falls at the base. No matter then name, Andrew had beautifully captured this waterfall! ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Picturesque Polo Beach

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Mahalo to Sonia Olsvik for sharing this lovely photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Sonia took this photo from Polo Beach in Wailea, Maui. What a pretty shot with the lava rocks in the foreground as well as the reflection of the sun on the wet sand. We’ve just returned from a trip to Maui where we stayed at ... Read More »

Amazing whale watching with Maui Sailing Canoe

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We’ve just returned from another great trip to Maui and we’re still in awe of the amazing whale watching experience we had with Maui Sailing Canoe. From Polo Beach in Wailea, we helped push out the traditional-style Hawaiian sailing canoe, the Hina, to the waters edge. Our expert guides, Donnie and Keoni, carefully watched the waves coming in to instruct ... Read More »

Snorkeling Honolua Bay with Teralani

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I had read that Honolua Bay is a great snorkeling site, but it wasn’t until my most recent trip to Maui that I got to experience it. Is it a great snorkel spot? Absolutely! I’d even go so far as to say it’s one of the best we’ve experienced. Beyond the numerous tropical fish, we also saw many honu (Hawaiian ... Read More »

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2015/2016 in Hawaii

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Hawaii sure knows how to host celebrations and this New Year’s Eve is no exception! All across the major Hawaiian Islands, you can find fireworks shows, special holiday menus, music, dancing and much more to welcome in 2016. Whether you’ll be celebrating this New Year’s Eve in Hawaii or considering a trip there for a future year, here are links ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Double rainbow at Ho’okipa Park Lookout

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Mahalo to Linda Dobbins for sharing this stunning double rainbow photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Linda took this photo while stopping at the Ho’okipa Park Lookout off Maui’s Hana Highway (Hwy 36). Ho’okipa a breezy beach park that’s definitely worth a stop to enjoy the coastal views and perhaps watch windsurfers who are attracted to the area. Happy ... Read More »

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