Maui No Ka Oi Magazine

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What’s in a Name

When you repeat "Maui Nō Ka ʻOi," you are continuing a tradition that began with ancient Hawaiian chant and two centuries of Maui song.
Hawaiian tatoo

Marked

More than skin deep, traditional tattoos link modern Hawaiians to their ancestors.
hawaiian spiny lobster

Lobster Love

Lobster season closes to allow Hawaiian spiny lobsters a chance to reproduce.
great finds july 2016

HOT Great Finds

Sharing our favorite ways to revel in or beat the heat.
Hawaiian Goddess Pele

Fire Goddess

How could we dedicate an issue to all things hot about Hawai‘i and not include Pele? The volcano goddess is as renowned for her fiery passions as for the molten lava with which she creates new land.
hanai

All in the Family

There’s a saying in English that you can’t choose your family. But with an ancient and enduring Hawaiian tradition called hānai, sometimes you can.
pueo

Hawaii’s Spirit Guardians

Animal, plant, elemental force, even the substance of dreams-in their different forms, ancestral guides helped to shape the Islands' first culture.
lilikoi passionfruit

A Passion for Liliko‘i

Lilikoʻi is the Hawaiian word for passion fruit. While lilikoʻi can be eaten raw, its naturally high acidity makes it perfect for blending into baked goods, frozen custards, and drinks.
chicken tinola recipe

What Do You Do with a Green Papaya?

What do you do with a green papaya? Our dining editor uses the fruit in chicken tinola soup and green papaya salad - recipes included!
peahi fern

A Fern by Any Other Name

Two attractive fern species in Hawai‘i share the name laua‘e. Both are beloved by lei makers and Hawaiian cultural practitioners.
Kino Lau

Kino Lau

Hawaiian lore finds the spirit of the divine in the ordinary world.
maui bugs

Hawai‘i’s Curious Critters

Photographer Zach Pezzillo is an unabashed enthusiast of insects and other small creatures.
Waihee hike

Wailuku Attractions + VIDEO

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

Beauty in the Bark

Among Polynesians, the Hawaiians of old excelled in the making of kapa. Their distant daughters have begun to reclaim this once-lost ancient art.
tiny homes Maui

Think Small

Our island paradise is in the midst of an affordable-housing crisis. Could tiny houses be a solution?
Hawaiian Heirloom Bracelets

Links of Gold

“As Hawaiians, our mo‘olelo [stories] are so important,” says Maelia. “With heirloom jewelry, the mo‘olelo live on in each piece.”
Kings Highway - Daniel Sullivan Photography

On the King’s Trail (VIDEOS)

A writer and a photographer explore the remains of the King's Trail on Maui, where dozens of archaeological sites spring up from the side of the trail.
parrotfish

Uhu? Uh, unusual!

Seven species of uhu dwell in Hawaiian waters, including three endemics.
Portugese Horseshoes game rules

Portuguese Horseshoes

You may see it at the beach or a friend's backyard: the game is Portuguese Horseshoes.
explore Hana Hawaii

Hana By Two Roads

Our writers share the joys of exploring Maui's remote eastern shore—in luxury or on a budget.

Pohaku

You and I are older than the stones along the Puna shoreline. These stones started just a few years ago as gobs of lava from Pele’s current eruption, gobs that dripped into the sea only to be tumbled and polished then lobbed back onto the shore.
Pele by Linda Rowell Stevens

In Praise of Wāhine

From the very beginning, Hawaiian culture has celebrated women’s power, passion and intellect. We dig into Hawaiian wāhine culture to learn more.
best beaches

Maui Beaches for Kids

Get the most of the Maui coast with our age-appropriate picks for kids from toddler to teen.
learn about tiger shark pups

Shark Pups

When you enter the ocean this fall, remember that it’s not just the sharks’ home; it’s their nursery.
kamaʻaina

The Meaning of Kamaʻaina

The Hawaiian work kamaʻaina isn’t so much about bloodlines and birthplace, as about a fully intentional way to live.
Shipwreck Beach Lanai

Ghost Ship?

Does Lanai have a ghost ship?
native Hawaiian flowers

Beach Beauties

Enjoying native Hawaiian flora doesn’t require a foray into the mountains; many beautiful blooms love the beach as much as we do.