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South Maui – Quick Summary

Last updated 01. May, 2012 by .

General Geographic Area: South Maui

General Geographic Area: South Maui

In a nutshell: South Maui is home to the spectacular world-class beaches of Kihei, Wailea and Makena. Wailea, to the south of this region, boasts exclusive resorts and golf, while Kihei to the north is where you’ll find more affordable hotels, condos and vacation rentals.
Minuses: Once off the beach, the Kihei part of South Maui has lots of shops and food, but some places feel more like California than Hawaii.
Sound-bite: “How many new beaches should we explore today?”

The area called “South …

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Molokini Crater

Last updated 31. Mar, 2012 by .

Molokini Crater snorkel boats, Maui, HI

Molokini during rush hour 😉
(Photo: Ron Garnett/HTA)

Rating: ★★★★½

In a nutshell: Molokini is a world-class snorkel and SCUBA 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?”

Molokini Crater is a highly popular snorkel and SCUBA destination. Home to hundreds of species of fish and coral (some found nowhere else but Hawai’i), and near perfect visibility, Molokini deserves the attention it attracts.

One of the reasons Molokini is so incredibly popular is the …

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Help Restore Ko`ie`ie Fishpond

Last updated 29. Nov, 2010 by .


Help Restore a Fishpond!

`Ao‘ao O Na Loko I‘a O Maui would like to invite you to help restore Ko`ie`ie Fishpond on the second and last Saturdays of every month from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers will help dig up rocks and boulders that are submerged and buried in the ocean and will replace them on the fishpond’s wall. ‘Ao‘ao O Na Loko I‘a O Maui’s lead volunteers will be on-site to give background information about Ko‘ie‘ie Fishpond and the restoration project, will review safety procedures and will work side-by-side …

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‘Ahihi Bay & Waiala Cove

Last updated 23. Jun, 2013 by .

'Ahihi Bay meets the road

'Ahihi Bay meets the road

Rating: ★★★★☆

In a nutshell: ‘Ahihi Bay’s Waiala Cove is an excellent place for beginner to intermediate snorkelers, SCUBA and kayaking.
Minuses: Rocky & no sand.
Sound-bite: “Please don’t stand up!”

Typically called ‘Ahihi Bay (or even Ahi Bay by mistaken visitors), Waiala Cove is a small semi-protected cove of the overall much larger ‘Ahihi Bay. It is popular since it’s a convenient place for snorkelers to get in the water without hiking or swimming. For folks venturing away from the immediate entry area of …

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Last updated 23. Feb, 2013 by .


Posted on: February 23, 2013
Flood Notification 01 – FLOOD ADVISORY

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Flood Advisory for the Island of MAUI in effect until 9:45 p.m. This advisory may need to be extended beyond 9:45 p.m. if heavy rain persists.

EFFECTS: At 6:30 p.m. radar showed an area of moderate to heavy showers approaching the windward coast of Maui from Paia to Keanne to Hana to Kaupo. This area of showers was moving west at 20 mph.

Other locations in the advisory include but …

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‘Ahihi-Kina’u Natural Area Reserve

Last updated 19. Oct, 2014 by .

The last eruption on Maui.

The last eruption on Maui.

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

In a nutshell: Virtually all of ‘Ahihi-Kina’u Natural Area Reserve is closed until 2016
Minuses: Closed.
Sound-bite: “But the blue guidebook said to come!”

A small potion of the ‘Ahihi Bay area is the only portion of this reserve that remains open to the public. In times past this area was loaded with prime snorkeling and kayaking, plus some interesting lava field hikes. Don’t fret – while the reserve is closed, excellent snorkeling can still be found. Lava field hikes are also still …

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