PHOTOS: Pink Water at Kealia Pond and a Morning Walk on Sugar Beach Maui

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Photo journey on Sugar Beach Maui from the Kihei Canoe Club to the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and boardwalk, where recently the water has turned a vivid pink color, making nationwide news and sparking a barrage of curious onlookers.

Discounted Maui Activities 2023-2024: Whale Watching, Helicopter Rides, Molokini Snorkel, Haleakala Tours, & More

Maui Whale Watching Tours - Discounted Maui Activities

Whale watching, Molokini snorkel trips, helicopter rides, Haleakala tours, submarine, Road to Hana, & more discounted Maui activities. View pricing and availability now.

Thanksgiving Buffet Announced at Maui’s Cafe O’Lei at The Plantation


This buffet at Cafe O’Lei at The Plantation offers an opportunity to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with a hint of local Hawaiian flavor, amidst the beautiful surroundings of the Maui Tropical Plantation.

Ways to Help Lahaina Recover from the Deadly Maui Fire

Ways to Help Maui from Fire 2023

In a testament to the strength of the people of this island, countless local businesses and individuals have donated their time and resources in this ongoing recovery effort. However, since I have received numerous messages from mainland US and Canadian friends asking how they can help, I have compiled a list of reputable local organizations that are directly assisting with the ongoing relief and recovery effort in West Maui and are accepting online donations.

Shield Your Skin and Save the Reef: Top 5 Reef-Safe Sunscreens for Your Maui Vacation

Best Reef Safe Sunscreens for Maui Hawaii 2023

Aloha, ocean lovers! Are you gearing up for your dream vacation in Maui? As you pack your beach bags, it’s crucial to consider not only protecting your skin from the sun’s rays but also safeguarding our precious marine life. In 2021, Hawaii became the first state to ban the sale of sunscreens containing harmful chemicals …

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Hawaiian Sea Spirits Organic Farm & Distillery – Guided Tasting Experience

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Our guide for the tasting was CJ, whose Filipino ancestors worked with sugarcane plantations on Maui in the 1800s, and who was very knowledgeable about the business, the land, and the ocean from whence their flagship vodka’s mineral water is derived.

PHOTOS: St. Patrick’s Day at Mulligans Irish Pub


No one was happier than I to see St. Patrick’s day parties resume post-pandemic, and nobody does St. Patrick’s Day on Maui like Mulligans on the Blue. Mulligans, as it is known by Maui locals, is owned by a real Irishman and Maui transplant named Mike O’Dwyer. Their menu features authentic Irish food as well as an extensive selection of Irish whiskey and beers.

Tropical Bound Condos by the Maui Man & Sarah Wolfe


One vacation can change your life. That’s what happened to Randy Wolfe when he visited first visited Maui from his native Canada in 1980. He immediately fell in love with the Valley Isle and resolved to return as soon as possible. Randy continued to vacation to Maui in the following years, always making a few friends and connections along the way.

PHOTOS: Reef Dancer, Maui’s Yellow Semi Submarine in Lahaina, HI


Maui Happy Hours was recently invited on the Reef Dancer to tour the underwater world off the coast of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Our tour on the Reef Dancer was narrated by Campbell, a nice fellow who was super knowledgeable about the coral reef and aquatic life. As soon as we departed the harbor area, the water became surprisingly clear and made everything easy to see all the way to the bottom.

PHOTOS: Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 12/30/2020


We had a blast trapesing around downtown Lahaina, checking out the Christmas lights on the Banyan and the old courthouse, and getting the updated happy hour info (as well as a drink or two) at Down the Hatch. Highlights included a gorgeous sunset, a rainbow, and a few whale splashes from McGregor Point.

Happy Hour Review: The Pour House Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in Kapalua, HI

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Maui Happy Hours Visits The Pour House Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in Kapalua, Maui, HI by Russell Snyder and Kayla DeLong One of the many wonderful things about being the Maui Happy Hours guy is that you get invited to try happy hour at places that are outside of your normal range. As a …

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Happy Hour Review: Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi – Wailea, HI

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My Review of Happy Hour at Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi by Russell Snyder Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi is located at the Wailea Beach Resort Marriott in Wailea, HI. It is one of those Maui restaurants that perfectly exemplifies why we started Maui Happy Hours; an upscale Wailea restaurant with a world-class …

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