May-June 2021

May-June 2021 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Kirk Kuorkawa painting mural

A Brush With Valor

Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa painted the mural at the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center.
maui beaches

Da Beaches of Maui County

Tita shares her memories and choices for the best beaches on Maui and talks about the famous Waikiki Beach on Oahu where her family picks seaweed fresh off the beach and eats it.
Wainapanapa Black Sand

The Microscopic Marvel of Sand

Discover the scientific story behind Maui's colored sand beaches.
best beaches

Maui Beaches for Kids

Get the most of the Maui coast with our age-appropriate picks for kids from toddler to teen.
hawaiian fisherman nets

The Fisherman’s Net

From ancient times, Hawaiians have used this handwoven tool to gather an ocean harvest. For one Maui fisherman, it still holds a way of life and a sense of identity.
publisher's note

On Honu & Healing

Spontaneous healing isn’t a myth. It just takes a little time.
Fly by night cocktail

Birds of a Feather: The Birdcage Bar & Lounge

No matter what your druthers, the Birdcage Bar and Lounge at Hotel Wailea can deliver.
Olowalu Maui snorkel spots

Maui’s Down Under: Snorkeling Spots

A quick guide to Maui snorkeling spots. From Honolua Bay, Kapalua to Hulopoe Bay, Lanai, explore beneath the surface.
kite fishing

A Fish Out on Water (VIDEO)

What Sam Reynolds does is so fringe, he’s not even sure what to call it. “It’s basically kiteboarding combined with a trolling style of fishing,” he says.
Choose to reuse

Who’s Helping

Community is everything, and these outstanding local businesses and nonprofits deserve to be in the spotlight for all the good they do for Maui.
Mama's Fish House

Staying Power

Beloved local businesses that have become Maui institutions.