Maui Blog

Read stories from Around da Town & Everyday Maui on this page.

humpback experience

Humpback Whales and the Health of Our Oceans

Every year, people come to Maui from all over the world to witness the arrival of the humpback whales, admiring their majesty with reverence, deference and awe. But there are more reasons than beauty...
ocean health

How to Live With Ocean Aloha

A single question drives Maui Ocean Center’s Ocean Aloha, “go green for blue” initiative: what do we want our oceans to look like for our children, grandchildren and generations that follow? Here’s what we...
Chef Henry Tariga

Adopt The Locavore Diet, Support Sustainability

The locavore movement supports sustainability.
Waihee hike

Wailuku Attractions + VIDEO

Follow your local guide and make the most of central Maui on this perfect day in Wailuku tour.

Instructions: How to Make a Lei

Celebrate May Day in Hawaii with a fresh flower lei. Here are step by step instructions on how to sew your lei.
rainbows in Hawaii

The Rainbow State? Yes, we are.

Ever wonder why are there so many rainbows in Hawaii? Discover the science behind the creation of our beloved rainbows.
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VIDEO: Papa Kuʻiʻai (Poi Board) Making

Watch as we transform a piece of monkey pod into a papa kuʻiʻai (poi board) during this workshop on Maui, hosted by the Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United.
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Top Five Places to Wine & Dine Your Date on Maui

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal?
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Li Hing Mui: Hawaii’s Favorite Snack

Li hing mui is a favorite Hawaii snack. Lehia shares her top 10 ways to eat this salty sweet treat.

Time Travel: Lahaina History Tour

Take a historical tour through Lahaina in our series on Maui Day Trips.
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Well, well, WHALE!

This season's first humpback whale has been spotted. Early season whale watch tours are happening now—sightings are guaranteed!
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Coping with Covid: Maui Resort Update

Safety is the new luxury at Maui resorts.
Taro in Maui

Taro for Sale and I’m Buying!

Purchase rare varieties of taro while supporting Maui Nui Botanical Gardens.
maui swimwear shops

My Top 5 Swimwear Shops on Maui

Maui is the mecca of swimwear. Here are Lehia's favorite shops for getting beach ready—just in time for summer!

Kahoʻolawe: bombs, sharks, and 2.71 tons of trash (+VIDEO)

See what it's like to spend four days on this uninhabited Hawaiian island, avoiding bombs, watching for sharks, and caring for this sacred place.
poke

Poke for days (literally) + poke recipe

This local-style staple is making waves across the Pacific—but the best spot to enjoy poke will always be here in Hawaiʻi. One West Maui eatery is honoring our poke traditions with a tasty twist on "The 12 Days of Christmas."
upcountry maui

Perfect Day Upcountry + VIDEO

Follow your local guide and make the most of Upcountry Maui.
explore Lanai'i

Island Hopping + VIDEO

Follow your local guide and make the most of Lana'i!
Maui bookmobile

New Maui Bookmobile is State-of-the-art

The Holoholo Bookmobile will be based at Wailuku Public Library and has a capacity of 3,000 books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and periodicals.
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Blooming Business at Kula Botanical Garden

Kula Botanical Garden is an Upcountry Maui treasure, blooming with a beautiful selection of exotic flowers, plants and tropical landscapes.

Q K C Magazine

Announcing the premiere issue of Q K C, the magazine of Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The inaugural issue features fashion trends and dining, the queen’s legacy, popular throwback memories, community support and stories, along with an event calendar.
Haleakala Crater Sunrise Photo

I “Heart” Haleakala

Explore the third largest volcano in the world in this photo essay featuring sunrise, camping, hiking, the rare silversword and more from Haleakala on Maui.
aipono giveaway

Aipono Celebration Giveaway

Enter to win a prize from an Aipono-winning restaurant!
Maui Chef Riko Bartolome

New Executive Chef at Montage Kapalua Bay

Montage Kapalua Bay welcomes Chef Riko Bartolome, who will oversee all culinary experiences at Montage Kapalua Bay.

Sneak peek inside Roy Yamaguchi’s new Humble Market Kitchin (VIDEO)

Take a first look inside the brand new Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi, located at Wailea Beach Resort, Marriott, Maui.
Inn at Mama's

Romantic Day on Maui + VIDEO

Follow your local guide and make the most of Maui's north shore on this romantic perfect day.