Category Archives: Maui

Advice on Choosing a Safe Helicopter Tour

If you are considering a sight seeing tour by helicopter in Hawaii and are concerned about the safety of the tour, be sure to do your research before you hop onto one of the whirly birds. Here is some valuable advice I found in this article: The NTSB maintains an online database ( with accident information searchable by state ... Read More »

A Review of Maui’s Train System

Well, maybe not exactly a “system”. 🙂 Here is a very nice review of Maui’s Sugar Cane Train which is a train that uses the railway that was originally built for transporting sugar cane and mill workers back when the sugar cane industry was booming on Maui. Now, this steam engine train offers various excursions. Their website says, “although the ... Read More »

Zagat Kudos for Kapalua’s Plantation Golf Course

Zagat released their 2007/2008 Guide to America’s Top Golf Courses today. Zagat surveyed more that 6,250 avid golfers who played more than 560,000 rounds in the past 12 months. The survey covered 1,075 courses in the US, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Maui’s Plantation Course earned the number nine spot on the top ten list courses in the US. It ... Read More »

Kaanapali Beach Hotel announces “Girlfriends Getaway” Deal

Girls – How does this sound for $699? – Two nights in a Partial Ocean View Room on Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui – Compact rental car with unlimited mileage – Lunch at the Tiki Grill – One facial and massage for each person – Chocolate dipped strawberries and sparkling cider – Plumeria scented spa amenity – Nightly turndown service ... Read More »

Maui to Get Its First Traffic Roundabout

When you next visit Maui, you may see something that would look better placed in Europe. Yep, Maui is getting its first traffic roundabout – you know, the circular traffic island that no one ever seems to figure out how to enter or leave. 🙂 It must be one heck of a roundabout though, as Mayor Charmaine Tavares is seeking ... Read More »

Many resort changes happening on Maui

In the Kapulua area, the Kapulua Bay Hotel had already closed down last spring and has been demolished. Luxury homes and villas are being built in its place. In July, the Ritz Carlton hotel is due to close down for renovations and reopen before Christmas. Suites and villas are popping up in Kaanapali. The first phase of Westin Kaanapali Ocean ... Read More »

Maui Island Mini-Guide

Go Visit Hawaii continues to celebrate the 3 Hawaiian Islands that were listed as Travel + Leisure’s 2006 edition of the Best Islands in the world with our own island mini-guide for Maui. Say Aloha to Maui The Weather: In general, there are two seasons in Maui, summer and winter. The summer months (April – October) tend to be drier ... Read More »

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