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Maui Film Festival

Maui Film Festival
Zac Efron is here in Hawaii this weekend!  He’s on Maui, to be specific, for the Maui Film Festival,  the islands’ biggest annual outdoor film festival.  In attendance this year will be none other than Zac Efron of High School Musical fame — and others like legendary surf filmmaker Taylor Steele, but even though I like surf flicks, I’d really attend the Maui Film Festival to get a glimpse of dreamy Efron, who is accepting the Festival’s “Shining Star Award,...
June 18th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, film festivals, Maui

The 29th Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

The 29th Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
... Seafood Festival on Sunday. The Seafood Festival’s showcase of seafood from Pacific and Island waters will include more than 26 dishes from 13 Maui restaurants.  Be sure to bring your appetite and enough palette for nearly 200 wines from around the world to sample. If wine is your passion, you’ll want to attend the several tasting event offerings such as “Cab Franc Retrospective,” “Heal the World with Pinot Noir” and “Zins and Cheese.  The will be a Kapalua Wine Tour on Saturday...
June 16th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, food, Maui, wine, winter

Lahaina Art Galleries

Lahaina Art Galleries
Believe it or not, one of the Pacific’s more vibrant artists’ enclaves is located on the island of Maui. Lahaina town [map] is teeming with amazing art galleries and makes use of it every week to celebrate its “Friday Night is Art Night” tradition by opening all of the galleries from 7-10 p.m. in a festive open house that runs the whole length of Front Street. If you’re not in Lahaina on a Friday, don’t worry, the galleries are still open — most from 10 a.m....
May 28th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Art, featuredarticle, Maui

Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Progressive Dinner

Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Progressive Dinner
... museum If you don’t have the good fortune of being on Oahu for Memorial Day weekend for the Na Hoku O Hawaii Music Festival but you will be on Maui, you’re in luck: the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s second annual progressive dinner takes place May 28-29 and will feature gourmet food, music and original theatre at four Maui locations, with the main course served by candlelight at the historic Baldwin Home in Lahaina. The dinner begins at the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street [map],...
May 7th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, food, history, lahaina, Maui

Special Mother’s and Father’s Day Brunch at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel

Special Mother’s and Father’s Day Brunch at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
A local tradition, the Sunday Champagne Brunch at Kaanapali Beach Hotel is a favorite of Mauians and visitors alike.   Voted best brunch on Maui by the Maui News.  Settle in for some serious grazing among a wide selection of traditional brunch items and Hawaiian specialties. Enjoy the free-flowing champagne and Hawaiian entertainment – and remember to save room for dessert. Brunch is served from 9:00am to 1:00pm. This year, the hotel will host a Mother’s Day Brunch & Fashion Show...
April 29th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: brunch, father's day, hotel, Maui, mothers day

April events on Maui

April events on Maui
You don’t really have to worry about April showers on Maui as much as full blossom flowers, as spring kicks into full gear fast and early.  Here’s a breakdown of the great events to look forward to on Maui next month. April 2 & 3 – Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton [map], Kapalua:  This 18th annual celebration is dedicated to the people, arts and rich culture of Hawaii, with workshops, demonstrations and entertainment. April 3 – Maui County Agricultural Festival...
March 26th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, festivals, Maui

Zipline in Maui

Zipline in Maui
Maui has something for everyone. The island’s varied terrain is ripe with possibilities, and ziplining is a uniquely thrilling one.  What better way to see the beautiful island of Maui than with a leader in sustainable tourism. The new Flyin’ Hawaiian Zipline Tour takes participants on a five-hour tour that includes eight zipline experiences, including a backwards zip.  The grand finale line is a doozy at close to a mile long. The innovative course spans lengthwise across the West...
March 19th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: adventure, featuredarticle, Maui, zipline

Luxury Vacation Rentals on Maui

Luxury Vacation Rentals on Maui
Tropical Villa Vacations, a Maui-based company specializing in luxury home and villa rentals, has added three new properties to its collection, including two luxury villas in south Maui and a unique Kihei beach house. The company now offers 25 extraordinary homes and villas on Maui. “Turquoise Cove” at Makena Surf is an exquisite 4-bedroom 5-bath villa fronting a sandy cove in South Maui. The executive-style residence is in a prime top floor corner location, featuring panoramic ocean...
February 18th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accommodations, featuredarticle, Hawaii, Kihei, makena surf, Maui, tropical villa vacations, vacation home rentals, villas

Native Hawaiian Plant Sale on Maui

Native Hawaiian Plant Sale on Maui
Photo courtesy of Maui Nui Botanical Gardens Even if you’re a visitor to the island of Maui, it will be worth your while to stop by the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens this Saturday, January 30, from 9 a.m. – noon.  This local organization is dedicated to bringing awareness of native plant species to residents and tourists alike, and this Satruday it is hosting a Native Hawaiian Plant Sale that shouldn’t be missed. Some of the native plants on sale will be taro, banana, fern, hibiscus,...
January 28th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Hawaii, hawaiian plants, Maui, maui nui botanical gardens, plants, sale

Maui wins praise from Travel Weekly and AAA

Maui wins praise from Travel Weekly and AAA
“The Magic Isles,” otherwise known as Maui and Lanai, have consistently ranked among Hawaii’s most visited and idyllic islands.  Often considered the best island for tourists year after year by national travel publications, Maui has recently been visited by high-profile celebrities such as Bill Cosby, Sheryl Crow, and Elton John.  First time visitors and seasoned travelers alike can enjoy the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure on Hawaii’s environmentally diverse...
January 19th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: AAA, Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, News, travel weekly

Save over 50% on Starwood’s Sweet Suite Deal

Save over 50% on Starwood’s Sweet Suite Deal
... hotel will upgrade you to a Diamond Head Junior Suite overlooking Waikiki Beach with Honolulu’s iconic volcanic peak as a backdrop. At the Westin Maui Resort & Spa on famed Ka’anapali Beach, the Endless Escape rate starts at $440 a night.  An additional $99 a night will upgrade you to a large, luxurious Premier Suite at the four-diamond oceanfront resort. Book an Ocean Front room that starts at $275 a night at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa and for an additional $99 a night and...
January 15th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: accommodation, Big Island, Hawaii, hotel, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, resort, starwood, suite

Grocery shop in the comfort of your Outrigger Maui Eldorado suite

Grocery shop in the comfort of your Outrigger Maui Eldorado suite
... out of your way to find the right kind of food, and sometimes local Hawaiian restaurants just don’t cut it.  That’s why the Outrigger Maui Eldorado, one of Maui’s most popular resort condominiums, is offering grocery shopping from the comfort of your suite. By providing this great service, the Eldorado, which is located along the fairways in the Ka’anapali Beach Resort, is enhancing the guest experience by teaming up with Demming’s Delivery Service.  Demming’s...
December 18th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: condo, featuredarticle, groceries, Hawaii, hotel, ka'anapali, Ka'anapali Beach, Maui, outrigger maui eldorado, resort

The Kula Festival

Here is a perfect reason to run away to Maui on Saturday, September 26.  The annual St John Episcopal Church’s Kula Festival. St John has been an integral part of upcountry Maui for more than a century and for nearly three decades they have presented a music festival attracting visitors from around The World. The St John’s Kula Festival shares the proceeds with several charities; this year will benefit The Friends of The Children’s Justice Center, and Carol Adams Youth Encouragement Service...
September 22nd, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: festival, kula, Maui, News & Events

Outrigger Maui Eldorado Spa-cation, anyone?

Outrigger Maui Eldorado recently announced that it has partnered with the newly opened Spa at Black Rock in the Kaanapali Beach Resort to offer a Spa treatment package exclusively for its guests. Through December 21, resort guests will be treated head-to-toe when they purchase a spa voucher for only $259 (excluding tax & gratuity) from the Outrigger Maui Eldorado front desk which can be redeemed for a 50-minute custom Pu’u Keka’a Stone Massage, followed by a 50-minute Aromatic Healing Facial...
September 7th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: black rock, Hotels & Places to Stay, ka'anapali, Ka'anapali Beach, Maui, outrigger, resort, spa

Maui Day Trips

... Resort’s zipline course is one the country’s largest. Nearly two miles of parallel line zipping action takes you soaring within the West Maui Mountains. Zippers ride side by side with a friend on a slower, shorter span as a warm up, then once they’ve gotten the hang of it (so to speak), they progress onto the remaining zipline course. It is the only parallel-line system in Hawaii. Visitors can custom design their ride, enjoying a single zip trip or a combination of lines plus the Giant Swing. Horseback...
August 21st, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: day trip, horseback riding, horses, Makawao, Maui, zip-lining

Tidepooling in Hawaii

... up. At least once, try tidepooling!  Here are a few tips for the best tidepool success: give these spots a try: Kohala Coast (Big Island), Kihei (Maui), Makapu’u & Shark’s Cove (Oahu) go at low tide go after dark step carefullly reef shoes are advisable (slippers are not) if you turn over rocks, put them back Tags: Big Island, Kihei, Kohala, Makapu'u, Maui, Oahu, tidepooling ...
April 9th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Big Island, Kihei, Kohala, Makapu'u, Maui, Oahu, tidepooling

Tidepooling

... you hope to see the life in the water and don’t want to get wet: go at low tide go after dark some spots: Kohala Coast (Big Island), Kihei (Maui), Makapu’u & Shark’s Cove (Oahu) step carefullly reef shoes are advisable (slippers are not) if you turn over rocks, put them back Tags: Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Sports & Recreation, tidepooling ...
March 19th, 2009 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Big Island, Maui, Oahu, Sports & Recreation, tidepooling