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...

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...

Myths of Maui Luau

Another popular West Maui attraction, Royal Lahaina Luau is one of the longest-running luaus on The Valley Isle. Located on a picturesque oceanfront garden overlooking Ka’anapali Beach, guests will be treated to an authentic Polynesian revue featuring music and dance...

Maui Chef’s Table

By Ashley Easley The idea of a multi course dinner with no substitutions or allergy exceptions seems a bit daunting.  I always say that I am “allergic” to cilantro but really I just don’t like the taste so what if one of the courses is covered in...

How to Write Off Your Trip to Hawaii

 Relatively few would deny the appeal of vacationing in Hawaii. From lush rainforests ripe for hiking to pristine beaches (as in 400-plus) perfect for exploring, the Aloha State has long served as one of the most lusted-after destinations for a reason. But if you’re a...