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Learn the Story of Moku‘ula

For nearly 300 years, MOKU‘ULA was the SPIRITUAL AND POLITICAL CENTER of the Hawaiian Kingdom. In 1845, the state capital was moved from its seat in Lahaina to Honolulu; by 1914, the site literally was buried under a county park. After years of neglect, Moku‘ula is slowly being restored, thanks in part to the dedication… Continue »

Take a Slow Stroll Through Pa‘ia Town

There are places beyond the reach of a developer’s imagination. One such place is PA‘IA, a community brimming with small shops, inviting eateries and residents determined to maintain the town’s unique character. Located just eight minutes from the Kahului Airport on HANA HIGHWAY, Pa‘ia (pronounced “pah-ee-ah”) was dominated by a SUGAR PLANTATION for more than… Continue »

Tour a Plantation

Plan for lunch and a leisurely tour of a 60-acre working plantation on a visit to MAUI TROPICAL PLANTATION AND COUNTRY STORE. Located in WAIKAPU, the plantation is a showcase for the production of papaya, guava, mango, star fruit, macadamia nuts, coffee, avocado, bananas and sugar cane. There also are fields of tropical flowers for… Continue »

Get Schooled on Maui Coffee

Once you’re hooked on COFFEE GROWN IN HAWAI‘I, it’s hard to live without it. There are residents who never leave the islands without a bag or two tucked in their luggage. The aroma, when it escapes from the bag, is as much the scent of the islands as the salty smell of the ocean or… Continue »

Dig Through The Hale Ho‘Ike’ike Museum

Hawai‘i’s missionary era is well-defined at the HALE HO`IKE`IKE in Wailuku. The house was constructed from limestone coral on land given to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1832 by Governor Hoapili and King Kamehameha III. One of the first Western-style houses in WAILUKU, it first served as the Central Maui Mission… Continue »

Stroll Through a Pandanus Forest

The 464-acre KAHANU GARDEN is situated in one of Hawai‘i’s last remaining NATIVE PANDANUS FORESTS. A botanical and cultural research facility, the garden’s plant collection grows in the shade of an ancient Hawaiian temple. Kahanu Garden boasts the world’s largest collection of ‘ulu (Hawaiian for “breadfruit”), with more than 120 varieties from 18 Pacific island… Continue »

Unlock Legend and Leisure

Take WAI‘ANAPANAPA, a beautiful state park just outside of HANA. Meaning “glistening waters” in Hawaiian, this spot features a NATURAL STONE ARCH, A BLOWHOLE AND HIKING along two sections of the old King’s Highway. A FRESHWATER POOL located in a cave within the park is the subject of A TRAGIC HAWAIIAN LEGEND, the place where… Continue »

Visit an Ancient Village

HANA CULTURAL CENTER & MUSEUM, developed by local residents to tell the story of this unique Hawaiian community, overlooks HANA BAY, and is home to a TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN VILLAGE, a historic courthouse, an old jailhouse and a museum. The village presents an opportunity to glimpse Hana’s past and present. In the village, there are replicas… Continue »

Learn From a Local

Located 30 minutes from Hana, KIPAHULU is an ISOLATED COMMUNITY predominately populated by NATIVE HAWAIIANS who continue to share the traditions of their forefathers. To hear their stories, take a HIKE through the Kipahulu area of HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK. Native Hawaiian guides will tell tales of old Hawai‘i and stop at treasured CULTURAL SITES like… Continue »

Revisit Maui’s Golden Sugar Era

ALEXANDER & BALDWIN SUGAR MUSEUM in Pu‘unene is located next to Hawai‘i’s largest working sugar factory and just 10 minutes from Kahului Airport. Once the plantation manager’s home, the museum contains information and exhibits about an era when the sugar industry ruled the Hawaiian Islands. PHOTOMURALS AND ARTIFACTS dating back to 1878 are on display,… Continue »