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A hot, hip, fun, social, interactive, and educational event every last Friday of the month for 10 months (no events during winter holiday). This event draws a mix crowd of art lovers, nightlife seekers, and anyone looking for a good time. Admission is free for members ($55 for the year, nice benefits, tax-deductible), $10 for non-members. Very well-worth the price of buying a membership if you're planning on attending 5 or more of these nightlife events. There's food and drink vendors, mix of dj music and live bands, dancing, art making, interactive games, and socializing. Halloween is also brings a huge crowd, fun and gets crazy with so many people dressed up in wild unimaginable costumes. Any month, you'll be at one of the most happening party in Honolulu cause this is where it's at.
the fun starts right when you board the bus, greeted by a pretty cousin, she entertains the passengers throughout the ride. once arrived at the luau, you are greeted with a shell or flower lei and take pictures with a cute local Hawaiian guy or girl in traditional outfits of coconut bras and grass skirts. a welcome drink is given and more drink tickets for throughout the evening. lots of activities for adults and keikis (kids), lei making, stick throwing, watching the hukilau, hula dancing, prepping of the kalua pig, tree climbing. the beautiful sunset is the backdrop of the luau. the performances were fun and festive, keeping people entertained the whole time. definitely a must-do luau.
Pearl Harbor is definitely a must-see place for those visiting O'ahu. There is so much history on war-era, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, sunken battleships, museums, videos, plaques, monuments, and artifacts. Plan on an all-day excursion if you want to see and go through the whole museum and historic site.
Wow, I can definitely get spoiled staying at a very high-end resort like Grand Wailea. I am definitely spoiled crashing in my friends' room there. The resort is beautiful!!! The staffs are friendly, greeting and checking in on the guests, really good customer service. The landscape, flowers, sculptures, and layout are a work of art. The beach is beautiful, but so are the many white sandy beaches all along South Maui. Some are more of a hidden gem and requires a short drive and hike to get to. Sunsets are truly amazing as well, I got to witness 3 of the 4 sunsets during my stay here and it always amazes me that I am in Hawaii!
A very cool and chill place on the north side of Maui. Come in, sit at the bar, grab a local beer, order a 100% organic wheat dough pizza that's baked in an organic wood-fire oven, or one of the salads made with local ingredients, sit back and relax.
“Jaws” is on the North Shore at Peahi, an obscure location down a dirt road close to the towns of Pa’ia and Haiku. Only the best pro surfers would dare surf those waves over 25 feet high. We started driving past Pa’ia and veered off this dirt road from a pineapple plantation. As we were driving on the road, it got bumpy and rocky. We saw some trucks that passed us with people sitting on the back. It looked like fun, hot girls in bikinis on the back of the truck. It also reminds me of Jason Mraz’s song I’m Yours. We saw a lot of junk cars on the side of the road and people on the van were saying, “this is why people don’t keep driving on this road.” So the van keeps driving down this dirt road and Andrea, our Italian tour guide, was like “keep going, keep going”, it was hilarious. The road got more narrow and then other cars kept coming in the other direction. We were almost there and then this truck 2 cars ahead just blocks the road. We were anxious and some of the guys on the van was gonna get out and push it off the cliff. Too crazy. We hopped off and headed to the cliffside to see the famous “Jaws”.
The waves are not for experienced surfers, only the best of the best pros would dare surf it. And then you’d need a friend who has a jetski out there with you. There were a dozen or so people out there watching. Some sat on top of vans and trucks to get a higher view. Only one surfer and jetski was out there. There were more earlier in the morning but I guess they were done. The waves weren’t as high as we thought, 25 feet or so instead of the 50+ we were hoping for. It was awesome to see it, but we were pretty high up in view to get the full magnitude of it.
the staff are friendly and helpful, the free tours are a great way to go around the island and do the activities that other companies charge an arm and leg for, the tour guides Andrea and Isaac are soo awesome, the music on the tour rides are great, and meeting new friends and learning about their travels.
The Road to Hana is world famous for the natural beauty of its unblemished landscapes and towering waterfalls. Maui is understandably proud of Heavenly Hana’s successful fight against overdevelopment and the destruction of their Hawaiian culture. Although Hāna is only about 52 miles/84km from Kahului, a typical trip to Hāna takes about three hours, as the road is very winding, very narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one-lane bridges, requiring oncoming traffic to yield and occasionally causing brief traffic jams if two vehicles meet head-on. There are approximately 620 curves along Highway 360 from just east of Kahului to Hana, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. At the end of the Hana Highway (actually past Hana in a clockwise direction around eastern Maui) is the famous “Seven Sacred Pools”, originally known as Oheo Gulch. This series of waterfalls and pools is located inside the Haleakala National Park.
sand so soft it's unreal! not so crowded and beautiful beach on the west side of Maui. situated between Lahaina and Napili, it's a beautiful beach to stroll and play in. even the dogs are living da life in Maui :)
beautiful, old tiki feel, situated right next to the beach, open air restaurant. the service was great and the food was delicious, detailed in presentation, flavors were bold and just right. prices are on the high side, but it's a definite must-eat place if you are enjoying your vacation on Maui.
I went to Pa’ia and ate dinner at the Fresh Fish Market Restaurant recommended by Lee. Ordered the Obama Burger special, ono fish burger with wasabi butter and coleslaw…mmm.
Lahaina reminds me of Monterey Cannery Row. Former small fishing town now converted to a tourist town with museums, eateries, crafts shops, little inns, yet still full of history and life. Take a lively stroll along the streets, stop at a shop to check out local craft, sip a mai tai at one of the ocean view restaurants, and watch the sunset turn beautiful shades of purple, pink, and orange.