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Things to Do in Maui During the Month of January
The month of January (Ka'elo), one of the four or five months of the Hawaiian wet season, is a time for farming and agriculture.
December 28, 2017

Winter or the Ho’oloi (wet season) in Maui, when the Pleiades appear near sunrise in the sky, is a beautiful time of year for warm sea waters, humpback whales, rain, and cool air. 

The month of January (Ka’elo) is one of the four to five months of the Hawaiian wet season crucial to island farming and agriculture.

It is the time for the sweet potato, banana, and taro. Deep-sea fishing is forbidden during these agriculture months, although reef and inland fishing is allowed, to allow fish stocks to replenish themselves.

During these wet months, people celebrate with song, dance, hula dance, games, feasts, and ceremonies.

Weather in Maui depends on where on the island you're located. On one side, places such as Kihei and Wailea, are known as the dry side and for their many miles of beautiful beaches. However, as one heads westward to Lahaina, the chances of rain increases on the island.

The weather, far from being extreme, gives the Maui tourist plenty of things to do.

Whale Watching

The arrival of the humpback whale signals the start of the cool or wet season that peaks in January.

The wonderful thing about whale watching is not just viewing them but also listening to their songs.

There's also an opportunity to contribute to whale research and help in preserving their species by joining the Run and Walk for the Whales and the Maui Whale Festival.

PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions

January 2018 is going to be a busy month with several events happening on the island including the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Golf Course in Kapalua.

This is a televised event featuring the best golfers in the world.

The Chinese New Year

The Chinese celebrate their new year at the Maui Mall in Kahului.

A visiting tourist will be treated to fireworks, tai-chi shows, and of course the Lion Dance.

Friday Parties

The Island of Maui sponsors Friday parties in different towns.

Here visitors can enjoy local foods, free entertainment, shopping and free ukulele lessons.


A tourist can visit shows, concerts, handicraft stores, and souvenir shops at any time of the year along with the many activities happening during January. 

Maui is easily one of the best winter destinations especially for those who come from wintry places to escape the cold.

Places to Visit for Breakfast on Maui
Each of these breakfast spots offers a unique experience that one will not soon forget.
October 21, 2017

Maui has some of the most exquisite places to visit. It is best known for its spectacular beaches where people can spend their holidays and weekends relaxing, but also very nice restaurants that offer the truest cuisine of the Maui people.

This article touches on the best places that one can visit for breakfast while enjoying Maui’s most scenic views.

Each of these breakfast spots offers a unique experience that one will not soon forget.

Market Fresh Bistro

This awesome restaurant is located on Baldwin Avenue in the historic town of Makawao.

Their menu is comprised of local ingredients – fresh farm produce, baked goods, meat, coffee and that’s not all, their services are top notch and they do support Maui’s organic and sustainable food movement.

Best of all, every meal they serve is accompanied by a perfect glass of wine. This is one of the best places to dine including, traditional choices from organic eggs to sandwiches, mimosas, and salads.

Kula Lodge & Restaurant

Located in the trees at more than 3000 feet, its indoor and outdoor seating offers the best view of the western Maui.

The restaurant has friendly staff and a large fireplace that people can warm up by. It’s one of the best breakfast hubs to visit after watching the sunrise at Malaekala.

It also offers a selection of omelets, fruits, and pancakes.

The Gazebo

The gazebo is a poolside restaurant with a small open-space sitting that is located at the Napili Shores condos.

They offer a variety of pancakes, salads, omelets, sandwiches, and burgers - with a beautiful view.

While here, one should try pineapple pancakes or the white macadamia nut pancakes for a true Hawaiian taste.

Honolulu Store

The Honolulu store is located on the grounds of Kapalua resort in the historic pineapple plantations.

Its menu is comprised of Belgian waffles, banana pancakes, breakfast burritos, Honolulu omelets, the popular Loco Moco and Hawaiian-style plate lunches.

It also offers a full-service espresso bar, fresh bakery goodies, and meals to go.

Tasty Crust

This is a classic seat-yourself dinner type of restaurant in Wailuku.

This restaurant serves home-style prepared meals that have a local touch to them. Their services are friendly and the food is served quickly.

It’s a nice one-stop place for a quick bite.

How to Plan an Unforgettable Trip to Maui, Hawaii
There is so much to explore and enjoy in Maui that one trip is not enough, but it's a start.
October 08, 2017

Maui’s breathtaking natural beauty, resorts, and an assortment of tourist attractions make it a must destination to unwind or for adventure.

There is so much to explore and enjoy in Maui that one trip is not enough, but it’s a start.

The best way to explore the island to your enjoyment is to have a taste of everything, sun, beach and the ocean in one day, trekking the different national parks and forest reserve for one or two days and an unforgettable day trip to Hana.

  • Depending on the location of your accommodations you can explore the nearest beach in the area upon arrival. Maui’s 30-mile stretch of beaches offers you soft golden, red and black sand, and of course warm waters. Here are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, perfect for swimming, picnics, and naps in the afternoon, snorkeling and calming strolls as the sun sets. You have a choice of Makena Beach State Park, Palauea, Oneuli and Charlie Young Beach just to name a few.
  • After a good long rest on the first day set yourself up for the adventure of a lifetime trekking the beautiful rainforest and national parks. On top of the list is Haleakala National Park. Prepare yourself for the overwhelming beauty of the summit of Haleakala volcano and its surrounding sacred landscapes with astonishing colors of red, green and dark ash. Soak into a meditative state these landscapes evoke. Other treks and hikes not to be overlooked are Lahaina Pali West trail (a local favorite) - ocean view and Waihe’e Ridge Trail - forest reserve.
  • Enjoy one whole day in Hana - East of Maui, traveling to Hana is as enjoyable as the destination. For this, a guide is a must so you can sit back, relax and soak in the winding Hana highway going to the quaint town almost untouched by time. Explore it on foot, gather picnic goodies and spend lunch and the afternoon at Hana Bay. There’s so much to see in Hana. It’s best to have an early start.
  • Last day and night at Maui, spend it as you wish, either exploring another mountain-side or by the beach, swimming, eating, napping and strolling. Come night time, explore Maui after dark, its bars with live music and entertainment. Enjoy local entertainment, and the different mixes of music Maui’s restaurants and bars offer.

Have a taste of everything Maui offers, the sun, soft sand beaches, beautiful mountains and ocean views, waterfalls and quaint towns. For sure, you’ll be planning your next trip to the island in no time.

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