Local-Style Fried Rice
Fried rice with green onions, peas, and sesame oil
Warm sliced Big Island sweet potatoes
Island Crab Salad
Crab, shrimp and water chestnuts
Taro and spinach folded in coconut sauce
Fern shoots, Maui onions and tomatoes served in a vinaigrette sauce
Tomatoes, Maui onions, and salted salmon
Fresh raw ahi (yellow fin tuna) with green onions and Maui onions
Made from boiling and mashing the root of the taro plant
Fresh Island Fruit & Banana Bread
Assorted Island Desserts
Chocolate Mac Nut Brownie, Maui Macadamia Nut Tart, Lilikoi Mousse
What you will experience:
The Old Lahaina Luau has grown from its humble beginnings to the leadership role it now holds in the industry. At nearly 100 percent capacity year round, the Luau seats 440 guests seven evenings a week, and has a dedicated staff of 160 employees. Hookipa (hospitality) is still the hallmark of the evening at the Luau, with a ratio of one staff person for every twelve guests,
What you might see:
The Story of How Maui Slowed the Sun
A Hawaiian Language (with captions) Story
From the animated series, A Maui Te Tipua - Maui, the Enchanted
This story tells how Maui uses his magical powers to slow the path of the sun across the sky, allowing crops more time to grow, fishermen more time to fish, and children more time to play.
We present it to you as a way to hear the Hawaiian language and share the unique Hawaiian culture of Maui!
Bird Watching on Maui: Haleakala to see the `I`iwi, `Apapane, `Amakihi and Maui Creeper
The best forest bird locality on Maui is Hosmer Grove, in Haleakala National Park. In addition, the National Park Service offers guided hikes approximately two times a week into the neighboring Waikamoi Preserve of the Nature Conservancy. `I`iwi, `Apapane, `Amakihi and Maui Creeper are virtually certain, while `Akohekohe (Crested Honeycreeper) is less common, and Maui Parrotbills are seen on these hikes two or three times per year. The Conservancy also offers guided hikes into Waikamoi at certain times, and the Sierra Club has work trips in the area.
Click here for Hawaiian Bird Sounds: SoundsHawaiian is dedicated to gathering, archiving, and sharing the ancient natural voices of the `Aina, the Land- to enhance awareness of the unique place of Hawai`i in the panoply of life on the Earth.
The Maui Tropical Plantation: Part I
A Zipline Adventure
At Maui Zipline you will enjoy a thrilling adventure soaring over a beautiful tropical plantation. Zip over a lush landscape, swaying palms and savor the majestic views of the valley isle. With five side-by-side ziplines, ranging from 300 to 900 feet, this tour is sure to be enjoyed by all and may just be the highlight of your vacation to Hawaii!
Your Maui Zipline adventure will begin with a brief scenic walk on a well maintained trail where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Maui Tropical Plantation. After ascending the first observation deck that overlooks the tropical gardens you can enjoy a bird's eye view of the spectacular Haleakala volcano, the picturesque West Maui mountains and the rugged coastlines. On each line, our trained guides will narrate your adventure with information on Maui's unique flora, fauna and culture. Your exotic adventure will end at our tree house after an exciting flight over a tropical lagoon.
Spreckelsville is a fantastic spot for advanced windsurfers. Located just before the Paia Town, this is the spot to see windsurfing at its best. Waves can get upwards around 20 feet in height, and the wind can blow pretty good. But the display of windsurfing skill is well worth it.
Its a two mile stretch of rough/raw beaches and tidepools. Frequently used by fishermen and windsurfers and perfect for sunbathers who want to watch the sufers in the water.
Actually more than one beach, "Spreckelsville Beach" is the historic name for a two mile stretch of beaches from Baby Beach in Spreckelsville to Kanaha Beach in Kahului. Most of these beaches have been left to the windsurfers, fishermen, and Maui's well-hidden homeless population. With recent development in the area, including a new access road to Camp One, more people are starting to find their way here.
The names of the individual beaches that make up Spreckelsville Beach, in order from west to east are: Camp One, Sprecks Beach (aka Euro Beach), Lobster Cove, Sugar Cove and Baby Beach.
The Maui Tropical Plantation: Part II
A tour of old Hawaii!
Some Fast Facts from the Maui Tropical Plantation
Sugarcane takes two years to mature. One ton of water is needed to produce a single pound of sugar.
Heliconia range from 3' to 20' and come in nearly every color of the rainbow.
Versatile green ti leaf is a good luck symbol believed to keep evil spirits away and is often found planted by the entrances to homes in Hawaii.
The Malaysian starfruit tree is actually a native of China and India.
Hawaii produces the only commercial coffee crop in the United States.
Kamiya Papaya is a self-pollinating hermaphrodite with both male and female flowers.
Each trunk of our dwarf Brazilian apple bananas bears only one stalk in its lifetime.
Taro (kalo) is valued by Polynesian people as a rich source of carbohydrate and for its medicinal and supernatural powers.
Mango trees take five years to bear fruit but will produce for 100 years.
Guava juice has five times more vitamin C than orange juice.
It takes 300 pounds of pressure per square inch to crack the thick shell of the Macadamia nut.
No machine has yet been invented that can husk a coconut, but take our tour and see your driver do it by hand in under 60 seconds!
All Aboard the train! A tour through the plantation is the best way to see Sugarcane, Coffee, Macadamia Nuts, Taro, Papaya, Mango, Guava, Bananas and more! http://www.mauitropicalplantation.com/
Surfing on Maui
Surfing lessons for everyone
Kihei, Maui, is a surfing instruction paradise (and just a short drive from the Hookipa Bayview Cottage!). All day long Kihei is graced with perfect sunny weather and beautiful small rolling waves that provide a sensational environment for learning how to surf.
The 2 hour surfing lessons are structured specifically for first time surfers and intermediate boarders who are looking to take the next step and bring their surfing up to the next skill level.
They will introduce you to proper techniques that will help you build a strong foundation of skill with both surfing and ocean safety. Before you know it, you'll be riding the warm and gentle Hawaiian waves with grace and style!
They use easy to ride, super wide, soft-top surfboards, lycra rash guards to protect your body, and neoprene surf shoes to protect your feet in our lessons.