Category Archives: Maui See & Do

Where to see green sea turtles (honu) in Hawaii

For many first time visitors to Hawaii, seeing Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu) is a vacation bucket list item. No matter how many times we’ve seen them, it’s still a thrill for us with each new encounter. Before we discuss where you might see honu, it’s very important to advise you that they are legally protected under the Endangered Species ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Black Rock Cliff Diver

Mahalo to Carol Zilic of Naperville, Illinois for sharing this great cliff diver photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Carol took this photo while visiting Maui (and other islands) in February last year. Here’s what she tells us about this experience: We have watched the Black Rock cliff diver from the beach on Ka’anapali several times, but this trip ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Hamoa Beach, Maui

In a previous “Take me there Tuesday” we featured the black sand beach of Waianapanapa off the road to Hana. Today’s featured beach is further down this picturesque drive to Hamoa Beach and, oh, it is a stunner! Hamoa Beach is located just past (south) the town on Hana off the short but very scenic Haneoo Road. This crescent-shaped beach is ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: Dragon’s Teeth, Maui

Maui has many jaw-dropping coastline views, but at one of them you may feel like you’re actually in a jaw. When you visit Dragon’s Teeth in Kapalua on Maui, it’s like being in the lower jaw of a giant dragon with the jagged rocks resembling the shape of large, sharp teeth. The walk to Dragon’s Teeth is a relatively short and ... Read More »

The most scenic hikes in Hawaii by island

From our many trips to Hawaii, we’ve etched some of our fondest memories while hiking on Hawaii’s many beautiful trails. The sights and sounds made every step worth the experiences. We want to share our favorite, scenic hikes by Hawaiian Island in case you would like to create your own memories on these amazing trails. Kauai Our favorite Kauai hike is ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: Sunset at Ho’okipa

Mahalo to Sandi Peck of New Castle, Delaware for sending in this well-timed, splash shot to us for Aloha Friday Photos. Sandi captured this photo at sunset from Ho’okipa during a Maui visit in January 2014. She tells us it’s one of her favorite places on Maui. Ho’okipa is located off Highway 36 in north/central Maui. It’s just past Paia ... Read More »

Discovering local foods and drinks of Maui

As you’re planning your Maui vacation itinerary, you might want to plan to enjoy some yummy adventures that the island has to offer. From organic farms to unique frozen treats, you’ll find some ways taste the local culture. O’o Organic farm tour – This farm-to-table tour leads you through an excellent variety of organic vegetables and fruits. After tour a ... Read More »

Haleakala National Park to begin reservation system for summit sunrise

One of the top things to do on a Maui vacation is to watch the sunrise over a volcanic crater from 10,000 feet elevation. Apparently, this activity has become a little too popular with more people (and cars) visiting than available parking spaces. Per officials at Haleakala National Park, The four summit parking lots serving sunrise viewing hold approximately 150 ... Read More »

Take me there Tuesday: To the black sand beach at Waianapanapa

There are so many wonderful sights in Hawaii and, then, there are truly incredible places that knock your socks off. Waianapanapa is one of those knock-your-socks-off places. The black sand beach at Waianapanapa is a short diversion off Maui’s winding road to Hana. It’s one of the must-see stops that we include in our road to Hana advice. The brilliant ... Read More »

Seeing Maui’s Red Sand Beach in Hana (or easier alternatives)

Have you heard about Kaihalulu Beach, which is more commonly known as the red sand beach on Maui? It’s famous for its reddish sand and for something else that we’ll get to later on in this article. If you’re trying to decide if you’d like to visit this beach, we thought we’d give you the lowdown to help you make ... Read More »

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