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Pools of ‘Ohe’o (aka Seven Sacred Pools)

Rating: In a nutshell: The Pools of ‘Ohe’o are the most popular attraction in East Maui. Beautiful waterfalls and pools in an absolutely stunning setting. Easy access and full NPS facilities. Minuses: It gets very crowded as the day goes on. Access to pools is closed off frequently in wet weather. Sound-bite: “Is that guy really going to jump from …

Hamoa Beach

Rating: In a nutshell: A beautiful crescent beach with a reliable surf break. Minuses: Currents can be strong. Sound-bite: “Am I sticking out too far in the road?” Summary This beach is often ranked up there with the famous beaches in the resort areas of Maui, and deservingly so. A postcard-perfect 100′ wide by 1000′ long crescent. Hamoa Beach is …

Black Rock

Rating: In a nutshell: Black Rock is at the north end of Ka’anapali Beach, and is a great place to cliff-jump into the ocean, and snorkel. Minuses: The uncoordinated may experience an up-close once-in-a-lifetime lava experience. Sound-bite: “Wooohoooo!” [SPLASH!] Also known as Pu’u Keka’a. DETAILS: Black Rock was formed from one of the last-gasp lava flows on this side of …

Lahaina Town

Rating: In a nutshell: An oddly eclectic mix of history, restaurants, T-shirt shops, fine art galleries and gold-by-the-foot, Lahaina is the quintessential “old-time-sea-town-turned-tourism” with a uniquely Maui twist. Minuses: It’s crowded! Sound-bite: “Come talk to me about “fractional ownership!” DETAILS: The second most visited spot in Maui, Lahaina is compact and crowded. It is also the only full-featured, walkable “down-town” …

Wailea Ekolu 507

Amenities: | Fully Equipped Kitchen | Ocean views | Sunset views | Neighbor island views | Mountain views | 2 Lanais | A/C | Dishwasher | Lawns & Gardens | 2 Pools | Golf Course | 2 TVs | Premium Cable | WiFi | Phone | BBQ | Washer/Dryer | Free Parking | Towels & Linens | Beach Accessories | …

Ka’anapali Beach

Rating: In a nutshell: Ka’anapali Beach is a mile-long, spectacularly perfect beach that is home to seven resorts, high-end shopping, various restaurants and activities. Minuses: The true Hawai’i here has been replaced by a highly profitable replica. Sound-bite: “What-ever. Louis Vuitton snorkel gear is so last-year.” DETAILS: Ka’anapali Beach runs from Black Rock to Canoe Beach, fronted by seven resorts, …

Molokini Crater

Rating: In a nutshell: Molokini is a world-class snorkel and diving destination with exceptional water clarity and marine diversity. Minuses: It is usually very crowded. Sound-bite: “Hey, I wonder what is on the other side?” DETAILS: Molokini Crater is a highly popular snorkel and diving destination. Home to hundreds of species of fish and coral (some found nowhere else but …

Wailea Beach

Rating: In a nutshell: Consistently rated one of the world’s best beaches. Minuses: Crowded with resort guests and their accouterments. Sound-bite: “Hey, is that Paris Hilton?” DETAILS: Wailea Beach is unquestionably a study in beach perfection, and if you don’t mind a resort vibe (and a crowd to go with it) this is a truly outstanding beach. The beach is …

Pride of Maui

Rating: *how we rate vendors In a nutshell: A great value and solidly run operation. Minuses: On-boat upselling can be mildly annoying. Sound-bite: “Everyone on the crew was super friendly and fun…looking back at the island and getting so close to the wildlife was amazing!” Key Info: Location: Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea Phone: 877-867-7433 Web: http://www.prideofmaui.com/ Price: $40-100+ Summary The Pride …

Friendly Charters – Lani Kai

Rating: *how we rate vendors In a nutshell: Our favorite mid-sized boat. Minuses: Does not cater to the high-end crowd. Sound-bite: “…the crew was great. The trip was great and they even knew some of us by name by the time we left.” (Benmccloy – TripAdvisor 5/15) Key Info: Location: Maalaea Harbor, Maalaea Phone: 808-244-1979 Toll-free: 888-983-8080 Web: http://www.mauisnorkeling.com/ Price: …

Snorkeling Basics & Map

Tip: Snorkel over reef! The first thing you learn snorkeling is that fish like the reef. Good news: Maui is surrounded with reef! Some areas have more reef than others, but all an experienced snorkeler needs is spotting from the shore with polarized sunglasses and maybe a closeup peek through the ocean surface using Google satellite maps. View MauiGuidebook.com West/South …

Pookela Paradise 1095

Note: 2-7BR configurations are possible in combinations with neighboring property and/or locking out some rooms. Amenities: | 2300 SQ FT Private Home | Large Yard | Ocean View Hot Tub | Lanai | Panoramic Ocean & Maui Views | Fully Equipped Kitchen | Home Office | In Law Suite | 52″ Home Theatre | Multiple TVs | 24″ iMac | …