All About Kiawe Trees

Rugged, barbed, and wild, the kiawe trees of Maui offer an incongruous and yet dramatic touch to the island’s lovely landscape. Otherwise known as Hawaii’s mesquite tree, kiawes are primarily characterized by their intriguing oddness: In a terrain largely defined by...

10 Hidden Maui Dangers

Between the crystal-clear water and perennially perfect weather, one would think that Maui doesn’t have a dark thing about it.   Mahalo to Bike Maui for this great article!  Read another great article of theirs about Haleakala. Think again. As part of the most...

Maui Plant of the Month: Monkeypod

  Stately and iconic, the monkeypod is one of the most cherished trees of Hawaii—enhancing landscapes and streets, providing shade from the tropical heat, and serving as a keen reminder of the islands’ dramatic natural history. Mahalo to Bike Maui for sharing...

8-Day Maui Itinerary

The Beatles may be the first band to popularize the concept of eight days a week—and it sure sounds blissful, doesn’t it?—but it’s residents of Maui who are actually living the dream. In other words, we know how to stretch out time so long it feels like we’ve been...

Maui Fauna of the Month: Gecko

  There are few things as evocative of Hawaii as the oh-so-prevalent gecko. Appearing on everything from key rings to coffee cups, geckos have long served as a delightful reminder of Hawaii’s playful nature, right up there with the quintessential tropical...

Maui Animal of the Month: Axis Deer

From the kiawe fields in Makena to the rainforest jungles of Hana, herds of white-spotted axis deer roam Maui’s wilderness, searching for food in open pastures, causing mayhem on golf courses, and crying out in their telltale yelps. Otherwise known as chital or...