Wailea at Sunset

Maui A to Z: Wailea

Wailea is the south shore’s version of the west side’s Ka’anapali.  Most people who live on Maui don’t spend much time in either area unless they work there.  Businesses in Wailea and Ka’anapali are priced for the “I’m on vacation, why not splurge a Little” crowd.  We sometimes try to find some beach parking and check out the waves near the big resorts, but most of the time … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Wailea

Pau Maui Vodka

Maui A to Z: Vodka

While I’m not a frequent vodka connoisseur, we have certain long term guests who really enjoy a good screwdriver or vodka tonic.  I’m one that would usually grab the mid-range bottle of whatever is convenient, but when my favorite hair stylist told me her husband is the Master Distiller at Pau Maui Vodka, obtaining a bottle moved to the top of my to-do list. Pau Maui Vodka is … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Vodka

Ulupalakua Winery Cover

Maui A to Z: Ulupalakua Ranch

Ulupalakua Ranch [oo-loo-pah-lah-KOO-ah] Ulupalakua Ranch has a long and varied history, from plantation to ranch to Maui Wine.  Visited by kings, queens, paniolos, and arm stealing vandals, it is never short on stories.  If you’re lucky, you may hear about the man buried in whiskey below his beloved sugar mill.  Not a bad way to spend eternity! Maui Wine The vines of Maui Wine (formerly … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Ulupalakua Ranch

Maui A to Z: Tropical Plantation

Maui Tropical Plantation is a beautiful space with a little bit of everything, and something for everyone.  I’ve only been here once to officially tour the space.  The kids had a field trip, and we road the train, fed the ducks, and somewhere along the line, someone managed to catch a tiny little fish in a sandwich bag.  Bob has been a great pet ever since. … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Tropical Plantation

A to Z Cover Sugar Beach

Maui A to Z: Sugar Beach

Maui has an extraordinary number of beautiful beaches.  It leads to a very first world, Maui problem: Different beaches are good for different activities, and we try to mix it up, but there’s only one beach we can walk to every night – Sugar Beach. Sugar Beach isn’t what I’d call a great swimming beach, but it’s perfect for LOOOONG walks.  There aren’t too many … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Sugar Beach

Maui A to Z on Plumeria

Maui A to Z: Restaurants

We are spoiled.  Maui has some of the world’s best chefs and chefs in training.  It’s hard to throw a rock and not hit a great place to eat.  Among our favorites are, in no particular order: Fat Daddy’s (already mentioned on the letter F) Gannon’s  Coconut’s Fish Cafe Roy’s Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Teddy’s Bigger Burger Gerard’s Bridgit and Bernard’s The list could go on forever, but … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Restaurants

Watching the Eddie Aikau

Maui A to Z: Quicksilver

Need a good t-shirt?  Want to watch an amazing big wave surf competition?  Quicksilver is the answer. First, Quicksilver makes a great t-shirt.  They are high quality, comfortable, and last forever.  They come in a size for anyone in the family, and most of them have fun designs.  They also make the ‘Eddie Would Go’ and ‘Eddie Went’ t-shirts that are incredibly popular around the islands. … Continue reading Maui A to Z: Quicksilver