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Hawaiian Shave Ice

24 Sep 2019

What is It, How to Eat It, and the Best Shave Ice Places on Maui

After a day at the beach, there’s nothing like shave ice. Refreshingly cold shaved ice saturated with sweet, fruity syrup, combined with ice cream and other tasty toppings - shave ice is a uniquely Hawaiian treat. But what is shave ice, and where did it come from? What’s the best way to eat it and what are those strange red beans? We have the answers to all these...

The Hawaiian Sea Turtle

24 Sep 2019

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Green Sea Turtles & Where to See Them on Maui

Sea Turtles have been around for over 100 million years, sharing oxygen with the dinosaurs before they went extinct. These ancient creatures predate the formation of the Hawaiian Islands, the oldest of which formed just 5 million years ago. Sea turtles love Hawaii’s diverse and geologically young coral reefs. Hawaii is home to five species of sea...

A Guide to Eating Healthy While Traveling

17 Sep 2019

There are many scientifically-proven health benefits of travel that focus on the positive impacts a trip has on your health and well-being. While traveling can make you happy, get your creative juices flowing, and relieve stress, it can also make it difficult to maintain the healthy eating habits you follow at home.

5 Scientifically-Proven Health Benefits of Travel

17 Sep 2019

For many people across the globe, traveling is associated with fun and excitement. You get to take a few days away from work or your regular routine to dive into a new culture, explore a foreign city, indulge in a variety of foods, and learn how a different community of people live. In addition to the fun and excitement of traveling, a quick vacation can also provide you with scientifically documented health benefits, especially when you head...

Visiting Whalers Village – A Family-Friendly Hub for Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment in Kaanapali

07 Sep 2019

Located in the heart of Kaanapali, Whalers Village is a one-stop shop for some of the best dining, shopping, and free entertainment in the West Maui area. Home to more than 60 brand name stores and top-rated restaurants, it’s an excellent place to pick up souvenirs, entertain the kids, or enjoy a meal, with something to keep everyone in the family happy. The shops are open daily, 9:30 am - 10 pm and the complex offers free wifi.

Learning to Surf on Maui

06 Sep 2019

The best surf lessons and surf beaches for beginners in West Maui

Known as he’e nalu, or “wave sliding”, surfing is an ancient art in Hawaii that was practiced by Hawaiians for centuries. Surfboards were handmade from sacred trees and heiaus (temples) were constructed to pray for good surfing conditions and to view surfing at prime surf breaks. Surfing as a modern sport was popularized by Duke Kahanamoku, an Olympic medalist and avid...

Top 10 Boat Tours in Lahaina

11 Aug 2019

If you’re visiting Maui on a vacation, and staying in West Maui, there are so many incredible boat tours to explore in Lahaina. For Maui Resort Rental guests, we always like to provide the very best information and recommendations so that our guests can thoroughly enjoy their holiday in Maui.

Visiting Haleakala - A Guide to Exploring Maui’s Famous Volcano

17 Jul 2019

Haleakala, meaning “house of the sun”, is a massive shield volcano that rises 10,023 ft into the clouds above Maui. To say it is located on the island of Maui is an understatement, as it makes up more than 75% of Maui’s total landmass. Protected in as a National Park, Haleakala is one of the most popular visitor attractions. Its other-worldly volcanic landscape and incredible...

Top Free Things to Do on Maui

17 Jul 2019

“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.” - Coco Chanel

One of our favorite things about the island of Maui is that it offers so many free activities and experiences for visitors to enjoy. It starts with its stunning natural beauty, public access beaches, waterfalls, small-town charm, and winding roads that are perfect for a long drive. Save your cash for a nice dinner out, shopping spree, or...

Maui Day Trips: Explore Upcountry Maui

04 Jul 2019

When planning your activities and adventures on Maui, try to reserve a couple of days to explore the Upcountry areas. Upcountry Maui consists of Hali’imaile, Makawao, Pukalani, Lower Kula, Upper Kula, Keokea, and Ulupalakua. 

All of these distinct areas and towns are nestled on the slopes of 10,023 ft high Mt. Haleakala. All visitors will surely marvel in the glory of the huge island views and panoramic vistas found in Upcountry, Maui...

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