Stay on the leeward side of...
Stay on the leeward side of the island (i.e.Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua, etc.). It is the drier side of the island so you can expect fewer tropical showers and warmer temperatures. Lahaina in Hawaiian means 'cruel sun'. Lounging on Kaanapali beach! There is a great snorkel/dive spot right off the beach (Black Rock). During the summer the beach can get a littel crowded, but certainly not uncomfortable. It's really a great beach for just laying around and swimming. Below you'll see Kaanapali Beach from Black Rock.
Brand New Restaurant
This restaurant has just opened. It is located in the old Hollywod Planet site on Front Street. Our freinds tell us it has been decorated very well and is a fun place to dine with good. So good they are going to host a wedding rehersal dinner there. Appears to be a steak and fish house, with a bar and oyster bar. Dinning on the roof top. Check out website our website for Maui retaurans and things to do!
one more place. (you guys are...
one more place. (you guys are going to kill me)
OK - I don't know the name of the beach, I have no pictures and I can barely give you directions, but please try and find this place. There is a beach on the other side of the island where we saw only locals. This beach was the absolute clearest beach I've ever been to. Crystal clear water and white sand. It's unbelievable!!
From Lahaina, head back to the airport go thru Kahului. Now here's the part I can't remember, but don't worry because I do remember it wasn't far from the fork in the road. You either want to turn right up hwy 36 (i think that is the correct way) or turn left and go up hwy 340. Then just start looking. You'll see the clear water and white beaches. If you do find it, please update me so this doesn't look so ridiculous. Thanks! :)
The Fantastic Four -- Lahaina Takeover 2001
"Colt, Todd, Myself and Chantz"
The other guys in this trip are my three best friends from growing up. We went on this trip right after we graduated high school. The four of us met on the first day of kindergarten in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Todd and I were in the morning kindergarten class and we walked to school together. Colt and Chantz on were in the afternoon class at the same school. So on that first day of school as Todd and I were walking home from school, it just so happened that Colt and Chantz were heading into school. If I remember right Colt and Chantz were playing with a boomerang behind Chantz's house. Naturally Todd and I stopped to play with them. So we introduced ourselves and we all started playing boomerang and thirteen years later we were on the beach in Maui for this picture. Thats to make a long story short! I love these guys!
These are the figures standing on the porch of the Pioneer Inn.
"Old Lahaina Luau - Entrance"
A Luau dinner ceremony is held here almost every evening, with food and dances.
The house shown is the entrance, once you walk through it, you will see a complex behind.
"Old Lahaina Luau - Dining Hall"
This is one of the such 'dining halls' in the complex.
These 'retired'/folded umbrellas are catching their breaths getting ready for next wave of customers.
"Huge Banyan Tree"
This banyan tree was originally from India, now it covers 2/3 of an acre.
During weekends, an art market is held under it.
"Surf Board Fence Wall"
Some people are so creative: what could be a better way to tell yourself that you are in Hawaii!
Everyone wears a Lei (a string of fresh flowers) in Hawaii. Even this Lahaina little piggie is of no exception! He just wanders around in front of a gas station/grocery store. This 1.5-foot long cuttie has his own 'dining bowl' somewhere nearby, but he does not care where he wants to 'recycle' what he ate.
You will be given a Lei as an honor, or as a warm greeting once you stepped onto any island of Hawaii, e.g., when you check into your hotel, the receptionist will put on on your neck saying 'Aloha!'.
I also saw some tour gruops greeted by their local tour guide with some. When you just flew to any airport at Hawaii, the Lei leads you to the local atmosphere right away.
"Scenes near Lahaina"
"Blue Bench at Lahaina Beach"
Tired of walking around? Take a rest, and enjoy the ocean, the breaze. If you are lucky, i.e., if you are there in the righ season (Nov.-Feb.), you may see whales here.