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5 Places Within A 10 Minute Drive Of Maalaea Worth Visiting

5 Places Within A 10 Minute Drive Of Maalaea Worth Visiting

Maalaea and the area immediately around it is often overlooked as a destination for which you can spend a whole day exploring. There are actually tons of attractions and activities worth exploring within 10 minutes. Below are 5 places to visit that are within a...

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Maui Souvenir Shopping

Maui Souvenir Shopping

Forget Hang Loose t-shirts and shell necklaces: While both are well and good—and while both have a certain tropical charm—Maui also offers a cornucopia of rare and wonderful souvenirs. Whether you’re shopping for mementos or determined to find an extraordinary gift,...

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Best Scuba Diving in the World

Best Scuba Diving in the World

We've put together some of our favorite spots to scuba dive around the world. These scuba dive spots are just a few of the best in the world.  Please add more suggestions in the comments below, and we'll add them to the list. Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island, Malaysia...

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Insane Maui whale watch!

Insane Maui whale watch!

Here we are off the coast of Maalaea with a group of humpback whales that mugged our boat for over 30 minutes!  We saw over a dozen breaches…

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The Maui Film Festival Films and Parties

The Maui Film Festival Films and Parties

We're really excited about the upcoming Maui Film Festival!  If you haven't gotten tickets for the Celestial Cinema or any of the parties, there's 50% savings going on for a little while longer.  Order them now!  If you've never been, take it from these recent...

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11 Days on Maui

11 Days on Maui

With 440-plus islands on Earth, vacationers have a surplus of sandy shores from which to choose—from the glamorous, white-washed cliffs of Santorini to the romantic, glassy-watered coves of Saint Martin. And yet, global travelers consistently choose to spend their...

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Treat Yo Self!

Treat Yo Self!

Raise your hand if money has ever stopped you from doing something absolutely amazing. Right. Now assuming you’re not Larry Ellison, and everyone else has answered in the affirmative, let’s now assume that you have the opportunity to explore Maui with the ultimate...

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Maui Plant of the Month: Hibiscus

Maui Plant of the Month: Hibiscus

From shell pink petals to deep claret blooms, the hibiscuses of Hawaii are some of the most seductive flowers in the islands. Thanks to Haleakala EcoTours for sharing this great post! Consider them the first Hawaiians. Prior to the first influx of humans, a number of flora and fauna found their way to Hawaiian shores […]

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The XTERRA World Championship 2018

The XTERRA World Championship 2018

From the legendary IRONMAN to the fourth largest marathon in the States, Hawaii is widely renowned for hosting some of the fiercest sporting competitions on the globe. For good cause, too: Its rugged coastlines, lush forests, lucid waters, and perfect climate offer...

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Wailuku’s Slow but Steady Resurgence

Wailuku’s Slow but Steady Resurgence

Why You Shouldn’t Miss this Central Maui Gem Maui’s coastal towns tend to get the most love from those visiting off-island. It’s a no-brainer—many come to the Valley Isle specifically for its legendary beaches—but other parts of the island can be just as enchanting....

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The Impact Of World War II On Hawaii

In the 1930’s, the US government was concerned that Japan was going to expand its empire in the Pacific.  The United States knew that Hawaii was the ultimate target and strengthened military facilities. About 2270 Japanese-Americans were living in Hawaii and...

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Are There Snakes in Hawaii?

Hawaii is paradise in more ways than one. Not only is the weather perennially sublime, but the islands are also literally peaceful—at least when it comes to the animal kingdom. Endemic flies are flightless. The native spider—fittingly called the Happy Face Spider—is...

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10 Maui Wedding Planning Mistakes

A dream come true for couples around the world, deciding to host your wedding on one of the most beautiful islands in the world is a true gift to yourself and your guests! While getting Maui’d comes with its fair share of obvious perks, many couples underestimate the...

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Aloha Olympics

We’re not sure about you, but the Summer Olympics are one of our favorite things to watch! And as much as we support all of our U.S. teams and athletes, we can't deny our excitement for the Aloha Olympics, open only to Hawaii residents. So without further ado, we...

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Life Lessons from a Legendary Maui Captain

By Chris Norberg Reflecting on what I've learned from a friendship with Roger. Captain Roger Gildersleeve gave me the support and confidence to live the life I lead.  He was my first marketing client on Maui, where I help promote his beautiful vessel the Kai Kanani....

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Chef’s Barbecue Celebration

Maui Chefs Invitational: BBQ What happens when you pair eight prominent chefs with a perfect Maui Sunday and live music by the inimitable Marty Dread—and set it all among the exquisite grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation? Nothing less than pure exuberance, fantastic...

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Maalaea Photo Gallery

Welcome to Ma’alaea! We thought sharing some photos would worthwhile, especially these beautiful shots of Maui, Hawaii.

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Things to do in Kahului

Perhaps best known as Maui’s shopping mecca — and home to the island’s international airport — Kahului is often ignored for the Valley Isle’s more glamorous destinations.

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Maalaea History

Captain George Vancouver first landed his ship at Maalaea Bay in 1793, when he brought the first cattle to Maui’s fertile grounds. Since then, Maalaea has served as a major commercial port, as well as Maui’s first airport, and finally, its current status as a harbor.

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