History of the Shaka and Meet Shaka Santa & Tutu Mele

Santa loves kids in Hawai’i just as much as he loves kids all over the world. We told you how he especially loves to come to the beach and shower small gifts or treats upon the children here in the islands in our blog titled: 7 Reasons You Should be on Maui for the Holidays…. Read more »

7 Reasons to Be on Maui for the Holidays

Aloha Tower building with a Christmas Wreath

Long before Western explorers and Protestant Missionaries arrived, Hawai’i people had a time of year called Makahiki*. This time was a season of rest and rejuvenation. The days were shorter and a bit cooler – there was more rain to nourish the earth, and life slowed down.  A natural end of the yearly cycle, the… Read more »

We are Grateful – 37 Years of Reflection

Mahalo on Black Lava

The last few years have been years that will go down in history. We all feel the multiple challenges and amazement of a worldwide pandemic. So many people have stepped up to help their fellow humans.  Then in August, Maui suffered devastation beyond belief with fires.One that destroyed most of the town of Lahaina. It… Read more »

Discover 3 Sacred and Special Places in Maui

Jumping in the ocean from a cliff at sunset.

 Sacred Places are found throughout the world. The word sacred can denote some sort of religious or spiritual significance to the place or site. A good example is Ka Pu’uhonua o Olowalu, a place of refuge sanctified by the gods of Ancient Hawai’i. Like many in Hawai’i, this place is held sacred by the hierarchy of… Read more »

A Look at Your Next Great Adventure in Maui

Late Autumn and early Winter in Maui are terrific! As temperatures on the mainland drop below freezing, the temperatures in Maui become slightly cooler.  The sun is lower on the horizon and it is not so hot on the beach.  It cools down about 10° from the heat of summer and the weather feels perfect! … Read more »

Top 10 Facts You Need to Know When You Visit the Whales in Maui

Whale breech

Whales Were Here Before People! Graceful and awe-inspiring, the magnificent North Pacific Humpback Whales return to the tranquil waters of Hawai’i every year as they have done since 100/400 AD. A time before the first Hawaiians arrived. The ancient Polynesians revered and held the whales as sacred beings. Perhaps they may have been guided on… Read more »