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The Lahaina Banyan Tree

20 Feb 2020

Taking up an entire city block, the Lahaina Banyan Tree is an iconic part of Maui history. If you linger beneath its branches in Lahaina’s historic district, you’re bound to encounter people from around the world posing for photos. How did it come to be here, who planted it, and why? What is it about Banyan trees that makes them so special? How do they grow the way that they do? Read on to learn about the history of the Lahaina...

Lahaina's Front Street

20 Feb 2020

Once called Alanui Moi, or “King’s Road”, Front Street was the epicenter of the Hawaiian Kingdom from 1820 - 1845 and home to King Kamehameha III. His palace complex was built on Moku‘ula, a small island surrounded by a moat that is now buried beneath a park at Front and Shaw Streets. Today, Front Street remains a significant gathering place for both Maui visitors and locals. Many come to walk this street of living history and enjoy...

Top 10 Restaurants in Kaanapali

20 Feb 2020

West Maui consists of a coastline full of small towns, resort areas, historic sites, and incredible Maui beaches. When traveling to Maui, many visitors find their accommodations in the Kaanapali Beach area due to the many vacation conveniences; activities, beaches, boat tours, and incredible restaurant options. 

West Maui Sushi at Lahaina Ko

Best Sushi Restaurants in West Maui

20 Feb 2020

When visiting the Island of Maui, one of the most popular things to do is explore Maui’s many restaurants and flavors. Obviously, tasting locally caught seafood is a top choice when visiting the Hawaiian Islands! 

West Maui’s sushi restaurants are one of the best places to explore locally caught fish, Hawaii seafood, Pacific Rim fusion selections, and Maui-grown farm-to-table foods. 

History of Maui Part 2

25 Nov 2019

As the 19th century began, Maui experienced a great wave of immigration from the United States by Christian missionaries. Arriving in the Lahaina Harbor, they mixed with a melting pot of transient sailors, businessmen, and native Hawaiians and greatly impacted Maui’s culture for generations to come.

History of Maui Part 1

25 Nov 2019

To tell the history of Maui, you must first start with the story of the demigod Maui, from which the island gets its name. As told in the iconic song, Maui fished out the Hawaiian Islands from the sea. From the top of Haleakalā, he lassoed the sun to slow it’s progress across the sky and make the days longer.

Guide to the Kaanapali Lower Honoapiilani Food Truck Park

24 Nov 2019

An exciting new addition to the West Maui casual dining scene, The Ka’anapali Food Truck Courtyard is located on Lower Honoapiilani Highway on the border of Kaanapali and Honokawai. It’s situated across the street from a strip mall that houses a Times Supermarket, Java Jazz coffee shop, snorkel rental shops, and an array of convenience stores. A number of resorts are within walking distance, such as The Honua Kai Resort, The Mahana, and The...

Humpback Whales in Maui

04 Nov 2019

Every Winter, Whales Flock to Maui. Here’s Our Guide For Where to Spot Whales on Maui and Maui’s Best Family-Friendly Whale Watching Tours

Hawaiian Flowers Found on Maui

01 Nov 2019

Hawaii is known for its beautiful, aromatic tropical flowers. Everywhere you look, there seems to be a splash of color and something in bloom. The island of Maui is no exception. Fragrant Plumeria, vibrant Hibiscus, and sweet scented Puakenikeni, are just a few of the flora you will find growing on the lush Valley Isle. Many of the flowers mentioned in this blog can be seen growing in botanical gardens around Maui - see a list of our favorite...

Best Places for West Maui Nightlife - Lahaina and Kaanapali

09 Oct 2019

When on the beautiful Valley Isle, there are so many things to do! One of the best things to experience are the Maui Friday Town Parties. Hosted by the County of Maui, and local community members, Maui Friday Party events are always fun. Lahaina Friday Town Party’s happen every 2nd Friday of the month. 

At the Lahaina Friday Town Party, guests can enjoy local Hawaiian music, local food vendors, lots of art events, non-profit and...

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