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Jul 31, 2016

(Sept 2016) Kokua For Kupuna, A Benefit for Hale Makua Health Services

Kokua for Kupuna is a benefit for Hale Makua Health Services who is celebrating its 70 year heritage of caring. The event will be on Saturday, September

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Oct 29, 2015

Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui: Murder... and a Beach?

Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui, is full of intrigue. Bask in the sun, explore the sea caves and trails, follow in the footsteps of a fleeing princess and her murderer, and more... if you dare...

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Oct 27, 2015

Red Sand Beach (a.k.a. Kaihalulu, Maui): A

Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu) is also known as a clothing-optional beach. It's absolutely stunning, but once you hear how you get there you may not dare to try...

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Oct 27, 2015

Big Beach, Maui (a.k.a. Makena Beach or Oneloa Beach)

Big Beach, Maui is a beach of many names, and wild, untamed beauty like no other! Everything you need to know before coming here, directions, photos...

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Oct 27, 2015

The Whaler Maui, Kaanapali Beach: Aston's Condo Rentals in Maui

The Whaler Maui is on a prime stretch of Kaanapali Beach, and is a popular choice for those who are looking for condo rentals in Maui on the West side of the island. People like it so much because...

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Oct 21, 2015

Is Whalers Village Worth the Trip?

If you're planning a Maui vacation, Whalers Village is one of those places that tends to get mentioned a lot. You should definitely go here if...

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Oct 12, 2015

The Kaanapali Beach Resort's Hyatt Regency Maui

If you're staying in the Kaanapali Beach Resort, you can't go wrong by staying at the Hyatt Regency Maui. They have the most magnificent grounds, one of the best luaus in Kaanapali, and...

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Oct 08, 2015

Hotels in Maui: The Marriott Maui Ocean Club

The Marriott's Ocean Club is one of the premium hotels in Maui. Located on the spectacular Kaanapali Beach, with extravagant grounds, it will not disappoint...

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Oct 07, 2015

The Honua Kai Resort Maui: Condo Rentals on Kaanapali Beach Maui

The Honua Kai Resort Maui is one of the newest resorts on the island! This luxury property is located on the world-class Kaanapali Beach. Find out why the reviews have been so positive...

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Oct 07, 2015

Black Rock, Maui: Snorkeling off Kaanapali Beach

You'll find Black Rock, Maui snorkeling off a glorious stretch of white sand known as Kaanapali Beach! Teeming with fish and other marine life, it's a great spot for snorkeling in Maui!

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Apr 21, 2015

MAY 2015 Community Lei-Making Event on Memorial Day, Kaunoa Senior Services - County of Maui

Blossoms for the Brave A Community Lei-Making Event for Memorial Day Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kalana O Maui (County) Building Front Lawn

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Apr 21, 2015

50th Wedding Anniversary

My high school sweetheart and husband of nearly 50 years, Darryel , has planned a lovely 16 day, three island honeymoon in Hawaii for us to share. We are

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Mar 05, 2015

Maui Zipline with Skyline Eco Adventures

Find out if a Maui zipline adventure with Skyline Eco-Adventures is the right choice for you - get ALL the details from a Maui insider!

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Mar 05, 2015

Little Beach - Maui's Most Famous Nude Beach!

Little Beach, Maui is a clothing-optional beach in Makena State Park that's sure to bring out the free spirit in you! Enjoy lounging in the sun, and swimming in the surf!

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Dec 11, 2014

Maui Helicopter Tours: Your Insider's Review of Sunshine Helicopters

Find out if the Maui helicopter tours are worth it. This is your unbiased insider's review and virtual preview of what it's like to live the high life and see sights you'll never see on the ground.

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Dec 11, 2014

Maui's Atlantis Submarine Review

Find out if it's worth it to go on Maui's Atlantis Submarine Adventure. An unbiased insider's review and virtual preview of what it's like 130 feet down on one of their subs.

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Oct 22, 2014

Hana Kai Maui Resort: Accommodations Review

Unbiased review of The Hana Kai Maui Resort. Why you should consider this choice for your accommodations and insider tips you won't easily find elsewhere.

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Oct 22, 2014

The Travaasa Hana: the Old Hotel Hana Maui Reborn!

The Travaasa Hana is the new face of the 65-plus-year old Hotel Hana Maui! It's a classy place, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy parts of the island.

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May 20, 2014

SwellWomen Surf and
Yoga Vacations
(June - September 2014)

7-Day Women's surf and yoga vacations in Maui, Hawaii. The SwellWomen experience is one-of-a-kind. This women’s surf and wellness vacation was created

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Yoga Vacations
(June - September 2014)"

Apr 12, 2014

Royal Lahaina Luau Review - Insider Advice From a Maui Expert

The Royal Lahaina Luau puts on a great show for a bargain price. Find out if this is the right choice for you (it's not for everyone - read the review to find out more!)

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Mar 10, 2014

Oneuli Black Sand Beach is One of My Fave Maui Beaches

A lesser known black sand beach on Maui, Oneuli Beach is a super spot to check out if you're looking for Maui beaches off the beaten path, uncrowded, and super easy to get to! More info, directions...

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Mar 05, 2014

The 21st Annual Haiku Ho'olaule'a & Flower Festival (April 2014)

The 21st Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a and Flower Festival to benefit Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku

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Mar 05, 2014

Maui Event: Carden Academy Jamboree (April 2014)

Carden Academy Jamboree Friday, April 25, 2014 5:30 pm-11pm NEW DATE AND TIME!!!! Dust off your cowboy boots, and join us for the 14th Annual Carden

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Mar 04, 2014

Maui Events Calendar and Announcements

Overwhelmed by all of the Maui events and festivals to choose from? Use our Maui events calendar to narrow down the choices based on when you'll be in Maui...

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Feb 25, 2014

Grand Wailea Luau: Review and Trusted Insider Advice from a Maui Expert

Don't book until you've read my Grand Wailea Luau review. Get insider info and tips, loads of photos, directions and more!

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Feb 14, 2014

Drums of the Pacific Luau Review and Insider Tips

Review: My insider tips and why the Hyatt Maui's “Drums of the Pacific” Luau is one of my favourites. I help you choose the best seats, recommend where to get tickets, pricing and more...

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Feb 10, 2014

Review of Sheraton Luau in Maui, Kaanapali Beach Resort

The Sheraton Luau in Maui's Kaanapali Beach Resort showed us a great time! The review, 3 things that make it special, pictures, pricing on tickets...

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Feb 07, 2014

Baby Beach, Maui: Baldwin Beach Park on the North Shore

Baldwin's Baby Beach, Maui is one of the most beautiful. Here's an easier way to get here than the one you've probably heard about. Plus, why this beach isn't quite perfect and which one is a BETTER!

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Feb 06, 2014

About Paradise-Found-in-Maui.com

"Your website was really helpful. The best I've found..." Over 170 pages of info to help you plan your Maui vacation, written by yours truly...

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Jan 28, 2014

Ahihi Kinau "The Dumps:" Some of The Best Snorkeling in Maui

Ahihi Kinau's "The Dumps" was eerie but awesome - the best snorkeling in Maui we've had so far. We had the place to ourselves, and saw more fish than we'd ever seen before. Directions, pictures...

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Jan 15, 2014

Where is Baby Beach in Lahaina, Maui?

Looking for Baby Beach in Lahaina, Maui? There are TWO of them actually, and I'll give you the lowdown: which one is the BEST, directions, amenities (one of them has none!) and lots of photos.

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Jan 06, 2014

The Best Beaches in Maui

Your guide to the best beaches in Maui for: families, couples, snorkeling, lounging around, swimming, romance and more. I walked them all to find the best, so you don't have to! Directions, photos...

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Dec 03, 2013

Hawaii Entertainment Book 2014: Preview the 50% off and 2-for-1 Discount Coupons

The 2014 Hawaii Entertainment Book is loaded with 2-for-1 and 50% off discounts! I've listed the coupons for every island - preview the savings on hotels, restaurants and attractions before you buy!

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Nov 20, 2013

Best Maui Activities on a Budget: 17 Free Attractions

Trying to stretch your vacation dollars to the max and still have an epic vacation? Here are 17 of the best Maui activities on a budget - and they won't cost a thing! No filler on this list either!

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Oct 15, 2013

Hana, Maui: Why Do So Many People Make This Iconic Trip?

The best things to see and do in Hana, Maui, my easy mile-by-mile guide to the Hana Highway, find the perfect place to stay the night, how to fly there if you don't want to drive, and more.

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Oct 02, 2013

The Mt Haleakala Summit: 5 Tips for Your Trip, Attractions and What to Expect

Find out what to expect at the Mt Haleakala Summit, plus attractions, tours, and 5 tips for your trip.

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Sep 26, 2013

Haleakala Sunrise Times, Tips, Tour Info

If you can't get your tired self out of bed a few hours before daylight, then stop reading now - the Haleakala sunrise is NOT for you. But if you're up for it, here is everything you need to know.

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Sep 21, 2013

Haleakala Highway Quick Drive Guide - How to Get to the Volcano Summit

Everything you need to know to drive the Haleakala Highway to the volcano summit - directions, drive time, map, 6 things to watch out for (and what to do about them), what to wear, fun facts...

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Sep 03, 2013

Upcountry Maui: Best Things to Do, Dining to Die For!

Don't miss Upcountry Maui! Preview the best things to do before you go, see pictures, get directions, tips. Botanical gardens, a winery, award-winning food and dining, the Haleakala Summit and more...

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Mar 28, 2013

Haliimaile General Store - Why It's One of the Best Restaurants in Maui!

Haliimaile General Store has won multiple awards over the years with their innovative Asian-influenced American cuisine. See the food before you go, get directions, find out why we loved it so much!

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Mar 22, 2013

Tedeschi Winery: One of Upcountry Maui's Many Treasures!

The Tedeschi Winery is a beautiful place to visit in Upcountry Maui. And, everyone aged 21 and up will be rewarded with free wine tastings - who can pass THAT up? Directions, tips, and more...

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Mar 18, 2013

Maui - Way Better Than The Dream - A Forbidden Excursion

My trip to Maui was a lifelong dream come true - but it turned out to be soooo much better than I ever dreamed it would be. We went with family and friends

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Mar 08, 2013

Going to Maui? Cheap Airfare Tips to Demolish the Price of Your Tickets!

If you're headed to Maui, cheap airfare is on the wish list for sure! Here are our best tips for getting great deals on your airfare to Maui, Hawaii!

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Feb 07, 2013

Our Road to Hana Tour (With Pictures This Time!!)

So, a few days ago, I accidentally clicked the wrong box when working on my article about our Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions and I published the article with NO PICTURES! I'm so sorry about that!

East Maui coastline
So, I DO have the pictures added in now (all 24 of them!), and if you didn't see them yet, then take a look!

I hope you enjoy them!

"A Road to Hana Tour: Should You Do It? Our day with Valley Isle Excursions..."

Sheralyn:)

Feb 04, 2013

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas is a luxurious 4 Diamond AAA resort, located on 26 beachfront acres within West Maui's Kaanapali Resort. This Westin Kaanapali Resort offers the best of

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Feb 03, 2013

Guided Road to Hana Tour: Should You Book One or Drive Yourself?

Deciding between the do-it-yourself drive to Hana or a road to Hana tour? Find out if an organized junket is for you - the lowdown on our day with Valley Isle Excursions, pros and cons, what to expect

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Jan 17, 2013

Top 10 Things to do in Maui For Adventure (...Including the Freebies)

Looking for the best things to do in Maui for adventure? Everything you need to know, including where to book your tickets, plus lots of free top 10 activities that will be easy on your budget!

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Dec 25, 2012

Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas!)

Ever since I first heard this catchy tune, it's a Christmas tradition for me to listen to it over the holidays - it always brings me warm thoughts of my favourite place in the whole world, Maui, of course!

So, without further ado, here is the Mele Kalikimaka song (Hawaiian Merry Christmas)... hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Nov 29, 2012

New Year's Eve Maui Countdown to 2013

Enjoy a nostalgic night of dancing to your favorite million dollar hits amid panoramic views of Haleakala, Up-Country, and bi-coastal Central Maui to South

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