Category Archives: Maui See & Do

Your favorite Hawaii places

Waikiki Beach and Oahu rank high on the list of favorite places in Hawaii

We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favorite places after we posed the question on the blog and on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. We found ourselves nodding in agreement with so many of your choices, but we also learned of some spots we didn’t know. Let’s take a look at your responses. How do your favorite islands stack up per ... Read More »

Fagan’s Cross in Hana, Maui

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When you’re exploring the road to Hana along the east Maui coast, Fagan’s Cross will most likely catch your eye. This cross stands on the summit of Lyon Hill on the Hana Ranch pasturelands. Constructed of lava stones, Fagan’s Cross was erected in 1960 in memory of Paul Fagan, the man who established cattle ranching in Hana. (Source) He also built ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Ocean window at Waianapanapa

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Mahalo to Kelly Driscoll-Smith for sharing this neat photo with us for our Aloha Friday Photo series. Kelly took this photo off Maui’s road to Hana at the black sand beach at  Waianapanapa State Park. As you face the ocean, on the right end of the beach, there’s a cave that’s the end of a lava tube. That’s where Kelly took this photo. ... Read More »

What’s it like to drive from the summit of Haleakala?

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When you visit Maui, we highly recommend a visit to the summit of Haleakala —  especially for the spectacular sunrises. Maui’s massive Mount Haleakala stands at over 10,000 feet above sea level. When you visit the summit, you’ll be amazed at how high up you are when you realize that you are above the clouds. The cooler temperatures will also ... Read More »

Hawaiian-style canoe sailing in Maui

Skimming over the ocean by canoe.

Sailing in Hawaii is always a treat. I love feeling the tradewinds caressing my face as the vessel skims across the bluest of blue ocean water. I try to sail on each visit to Hawaii. On my recent visit to Maui, I had the unique opportunity to sail on a canoe fashioned in the same manner as ancient Hawaiian sailing ... Read More »

Kapalua Spa: a top Maui spa

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Our experience at Kapalua Spa in Maui was outstanding. We intend to return here again and again on future Maui visits. With a rush, we barely made our appointment for a couples massage ($197 per person) on time because we had a fun but, busy day. (Our previous tour ran a bit longer than expected.) While I could only imagine ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photos: Wonderful Wainapanapa

A view through a lava tube.

Mahalo to Renée Saar of Acworth, Georgia for sending in her photos from Waianapanapa State Park off the road to Hana. Renee and her family went to Hawaii to celebrate. Renée shared two photos from Wainapanapa State Park with us. Since I couldn’t choose which one to post as they were both so interesting, I decided to share them in the same ... Read More »

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