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Oct 17, 2017

Oneuli Black Sand Beach on Maui | What You Need to Know

Oneuli Black Sand Beach on Maui is a must-see! Get easy directions, park hours, a complete guide to what to see and do here, and insider tips for a fantastic visit!

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Oct 17, 2017

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Oct 17, 2017

BIG SALE on Hawaiian Airlines Flights - Act Fast

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When you click, you'll have to scroll down to see the complete list of departure cities offering deals.

Look for bargain fares from California, New York, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon states.

Jun 01, 2017

Makawao History Museum Sponsors Jeff Peterson, One of Hawaii's Most Versatile Musicians!

Makawao History Museum is proud to sponsor one of the most versatile musicians in Hawaii today, Jeff Peterson, on our float in the 62nd Annual Makawao

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Jun 01, 2017

Flip Over Our Pancake Breakfast!

This year's Makawao Rodeo Parade will be even better than ever! On July 1st, be sure to come early and enjoy a Paniolo Pancake Breakfast for only $5.00

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Apr 21, 2017

Maui: Iao Valley State Park and Our Hike to See the Famous Iao Needle

The very BEST way to see the beauty of the Maui Iao Valley State Park is to step away from the paved pathways and roads, and hike through the wilder more natural trails through the rainforest!

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Apr 21, 2017

Iao Valley State Park, Maui: Botanical Gardens

Looking for an easy way to see the beauty of Iao Valley State Park, Maui? The botanical gardens' paved walkways are great to explore! See native Hawaiian plants, great views of the famous Iao Needle..

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Mar 23, 2017

Guide to Black Rock, Maui: Snorkeling off Kaanapali Beach

Snorkeling just off Kaanapali Beach at Black Rock, Maui is a must-do on your next trip to the island! Get tips to make the most of your experience and the low-down on how to…

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Mar 23, 2017

Love the West Maui Greenway Day

It's time to celebrate Earth Day by raising awareness for the West Maui Greenway project, a proposed multi-use 25-mile pathway that will run along the

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Mar 23, 2017

Royal Lahaina Resort

I stayed at the Royal Lahaina Resort In September of 2016 and I found it to be excellent!!! The room and the grounds are spotless and everyone working

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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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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 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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