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Sail and Snack to Lana‘i

Relish in Maui’s enchanting beauty from the water, and soak the allure of a mysterious neighbor island on a FAMILY-ORIENTED SAILING TOUR to Lana‘i. Hop aboard a TRILOGY EXCURSIONS catamaran for a scenic sail—and HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS. First, the rolls: The tradition began in 1973, when the Coon family arrived on Maui following a two-year… Continue »

Take a Hike

A trip to Maui wouldn’t be complete without a HIKE through the lush greenery of the island, taking in views of VOLCANO-FORMED MOUNTAINS, OCEAN SWELLS and TOWERING TREES along the way. One great trail to take in Maui’s natural beauty and learn about the Hawaiian culture is the 3-mile WAI‘ANAPANAPA COASTAL TRAIL (listed as the… Continue »

Bike Down a Volcano

About the only thing that tops the view from the summit of Maui’s 10,000-FOOT VOLCANO is coasting down its slopes on a bicycle. No, you don’t have to power your way up the mountain for the thrill of coasting down. BICYCLE TOUR companies do the hard work for you, picking you up in the pre-dawn… Continue »

Power Down the Open Road

There’s nothing like cruising the open road with the wind whipping through your hair and a full 360-degree view of Maui’s lush landscape before you. Whether you’re looking to rent a scooter for a quick day trip around the island or you’d prefer to spend your entire stay on the back on a Harley, a… Continue »

Shift Upcountry

Beginning 1,600 feet upslope from Maui’s beaches, a unique province emerges. This is Maui’s UPCOUNTRY, a scattering of picturesque communities blessed by fresh mountain air, cool afternoon mists, sprawling RANCH LAND, DELIGHTFUL BOUTIQUE FARMS—EVEN LAVENDER FIELDS. Tucked neatly into the slopes of sprawling MT. HALEAKALA, these communities have developed a distinct character of their own…. Continue »

Taste the Quiet Life on Lana‘i

Hawaiian legends describe LANA‘I as a burning-red island inhabited by bands of cannibalistic, howling demons. Today’s version bears no resemblance. Instead, this sparsely populated visitor destination, with about 3,100 residents, is a LUXURIOUS SANCTUARY developed to satisfy a visitor’s every whim. There are no traffic lights and few distractions, save for those fashioned by nature…. Continue »

Play Pineapple Paniolo

In the misty, wooded uplands of LANA‘I sits the HISTORIC STABLES that once served as ground zero for the pineapple production on Lana‘i. Here, Hawaiian cowboys (or “PANIOLO” in Hawaiian) wrangled horses and kept equipment that cultivated the lion’s share of the sweet, golden fruit that was shipped around the world. Now, you can SADDLE… Continue »

Take a Breather

As you approach the halfway-to-Hana point at mile marker 16, watch for a FRUIT AND REFRESHMENT STAND appropriately called “HALFWAY TO HANA” and check out the banana bread, which is baked by the proprietor and comes with a glowing reputation. Another quick stop off the highway is the tiny village of NAHIKU, one of the… Continue »

Experience The Best Of Moloka‘I

Twenty-five miles southeast of O‘ahu—and 8 miles across the Pailolo Channel from Maui—lies an island like no other in the Hawaiian chain. Best described as 100 percent natural, MOLOKA‘I is a glimpse into a simpler time in Hawai‘i. There are no traffic lights, no buildings taller than the palm trees, no shopping malls, no crowds,… Continue »

Ride a Mule to Kalaupapa

MOLOKA‘I is famous for its cliff-hugging MULE RIDES along the world’s highest sea cliffs. The trek follows the KALAUPAPA TRAIL, which descends approximately 1,700 feet to the Kalaupapa Peninsula. The destination, KALAUPAPA NATIONAL PARK, is where, for more than a century, people suffering from leprosy—later called Hansen’s disease—lived and died in isolation. Today, Kalaupapa is… Continue »