Get ready for whale season this winter. As the winter months approach it will mark the arrival of huge humpback whales to have their babies. If you have not seen this it’s time to start planning for this spectacular event. Most arrive in December and stay up to May . Humpbacks are huge most active and playful of all the whales and the show can’t be missed. Watch for more recommendations on the different options for trips to take. We have our favorites. More to come. Aloha!
May 26, 2014
Fourth Fridays in Kihei are fun for the whole family!
Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party here is the web site http://www.kiheifridays.com/
Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party
Next Party June 27, 2014
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Kihei, Maui, Hawaii – Come to the south shore of Maui for Kihei’s Fourth Friday Town Party every 4th Friday of the month, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Azeka Shopping Center – Mauka, the “heart and soul” of Kihei. Enjoy food, art, crafts, and plenty of great shopping deals. Other highlights include the popular Keiki/Youth Zone, Games, Activities, & Face Painting.
Hawaiian Educational Hoolaulea (Festival) to benefit Punana Leo O Molokai. Festival includes Hawaiian Music, Crafts, Food Booths and Keiki Games. Held at Lanikeha Center in Hoolehua from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Free Admission. LEARN MOREView Map
Held from 5:00 pm to 9:00pm at the baseball park across from Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai. There will be ono food, great entertainment, lots of prizes and educational displays. Come join us in celebrating Earth Day. LEARN MOREView Map
The festival is a 3-day event held in the month of May. Beginning on a Thursday and ending on Saturday, the festivities include excursions to cultural sites, evening lectures and a Hoolaulea. The scheduled events are open and free to the public. LEARN MOREView Map
Fall in love with your Ukulele, Molokai and Old Style Hawaiian music with Lono, and the vibrant community of Molokai at historic landscape of Puu O Hoku Ranch May 23-27,2014. Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture with music, hula, language, and feast on local gourmet foods. www.ukeohana.com LEARN MOREView Map
Join Relay For Life and communities across the globe to fight back against cancer at the 2014 Relay For Life of Molokai. 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Kaunakakai Ballpark. LEARN MORE
January 26, 2014
For a short stay on Molokai – Things to do
We often have guests that stay on Molokai for just 2 or 3 days. Many want to know what are the “must do” excursions. There are so many options and secluded places it really takes quite a few days. But if you have a short stay we recommend these:
The Kalaupapa Pennisula. This was the former leper colony. You can hike in, take a mule ride, or a flight into see it. All are very fun but eh hike is our favorite. You must get a pass from Molokai Outdoors for any of these options as they have guided tours and you really learn the history of the colony. On your way back stop in Kaulapuu for a great lunch and you may want to tour the coffee plantation as well.
The ease end of the island is the Halawa Valley with Mouua Falls. The beach and the valley are spectacular. Stop on the way at Murphy’s beach at mile marker 20 and go for a swim and snorkle.
Two great beaches at the west end of the island are Dixie Maru which is very calm and protected great for swimming. The Hawaii’s longest beach is Papohaku with is 3 miles of stunning white sand. Quite often you may be on only ones on the beach especially during the week.
Two great water adventures is Kayaking the barrier reef on the south side of the island. Its huge and take a mask and snorkel or a fishing pole. Lastly during the winter months of December to April you can never go wrong with a whale watching trip. Contact Molokai Outdoors to set these up. Lastly stop on your way back to the condo for drinks and food at the Hotel Molokai. Enjoy!
December 31, 2013
First Friday Street Fair in Wailuku Maui
If you find yourself on Maui on the first Friday of each month a real treat can be the street fair in the Town of Wailuku. Wailuku is the town just to the west of Kahului where the airport is. Along with some great music you will find food booths as well as many of Maui’s local artist selling some of the local art. The fair is on market street from 6pm to 9pm and attracts a lot of local as well as tourists. So take a 20 minute drive to Wailuku and and take in some of the local flavor…Enjoy!
August 18, 2013
Save money on flights to Maui
When planning your flights to the islands here are a couple of tips:
With the way the airline industry has changed it is not always best to book your flights far in advance of your stay dates unless you see a special run by a travel site or airline. Often as the dates get closer airlines will lower rates to fill empty seats. This is especially true for the lower season dates of the spring an fall. One great perk we discovered was an Alaska Airlines Visa credit card. This card offers a once a year $99 companion fair on a coach ticket. For instance this year we booked flights for Thanksgiving week. The first ticket was $590 and the second only $ 99…Making the total $ 698 or only $ 349 per person. A very good deal to get to Maui. My spouse and I each have a card so we go twice inexpensively or bring friends and split the cost with them. Look into this great deal on Alaskaair.com. Then call us to book your trip! 🙂
July 6, 2013
Try Fly Fishing for Bonefish on Molokai!
Do you like to fly fish? Have your hear of Molokai’s best kept little secret? It’s fly fishing for Bone fish. The is a large barrier reef on the south side of the island…much of it you can wade, kayak or fish from a motor boat for bone fish. Any avid fly fisherman will tell you these a fantastic fish to catch. Also there are many other large fish that come into the reef at high tide that are just waiting for you to be at the right spot at the right time. Fisherman actually can walk out right in front of the Wavecrest complex and hook a nice fish. So don’t pass up a chance at this exciting opportunity. Please write if you would like more information!
June 30, 2013
Try Maui’s newest Zipline!
On our recent trip to Maui we discovered a fun and exhilarating new adventure. It is Flyin Hawaiian zip lines. If you have never done a zipline you are in for quite an exciting treat. We have done them in several places around the world and this one has the longest one of 3600 feet. That is a long way to travel on a cable. So next time you come to maui look them up at www.flyinhawaiianzipline.com. You won’t be disappointed! Enjoy!
January 28, 2013
It’s Whale watching season
The magnificent Humpback whales are back for the annual visit. If you have not been out on a boat and seen one of these great creatures breach several times you are missing out. There are many options from large catamarrans to small zodiac to view these animals. The smaller boat often give you a very up close and personal viewing should the whales decide to come by for a visit. Also you can get great shows even from the beach as they breed and just frolic close to the shore. Even better is if you are kayaking and they will come right up to you sometimes. Quite an exciting moment. Come to Maui and see our number one attraction. Aloha
October 7, 2012
Maui early morning excursions
Most of our guests arrive on Maui from the Canada and the U.S. Mainland. With the time change most folks find themselves waking up before their first sunrise on Maui. This makes for a great opportunity for those who want to see and do as much as possible. Take advantage by using your first couple of days to do those activities that require an early morning wake up. Watching the sunrise from the top of the Haleakala Crater is a must. And if you are inclined the bike ride down to the ocean is spectacular and can be enjoyed by all ages as it is mostly downhill. If you are going to do the bike ride you would need to schedule this before you arrive on the Island. Make sure to dress in layers as it is cold at the top and nice and warm by the time you reach the town of Paia. Most of the bike companies provide you with warm gloves, jackets or jumpsuits. You store your personal belongings with them and they follow you down the mountain.
The other activity we recommend an early start on is the drive to Hana and the 7 Pools. This is a very popular activity on Maui and it can be very enjoyable if you get an early start and beat the crowds. The road in many places is one way and there are so many waterfalls to stop and enjoy and take photos. Once you arrive at the 7 pools and if you like to hike the hike upstream to one of Hawaii’s tallest waterfalls is a must. You hike through giant bamboo forests and end at a very beautiful pool to take a dip and enjoy the waterfall. Make sure to bring mosquito repellant especially if there have been recent rains. When leaving Hana if you don’t want to deal with the crowds continue on the same road you came. It is a beautiful drive and you get to see some of Maui’s most pristine scenery. The road is gravel but well maintained. It is often used by the tour vans to avoid the traffic. Enjoy!