Visitor from Aldergrove, Canada – March 2011
“Luxury home away from home – with a maid!!! Simply Perfect”
This exclusive condo was so nice to come home to! Kids just wanted to go back to the condo for a swim. Right on the beach. Walking distance to shopping and resorts. This is heaven!!! Excellent warm and friendly staff that remember your name. Security guards on the grounds make sure your stay is safe and nice. Manicured lawns and gardens. Pools , spas, workout building, barbeques, everything was perfect!
I have to buy a new bed now because the mattresses were so comfortable, I have never slept as well anywhere! LOL.
We found this recipe for Pineapple Iced Tea that will delight you on a sunny Maui day on About.com by John Fischer. We really liked how simple and refreshing this recipe is and wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!
- 5 tablespoons pineapple juice
Place tea bags and sugar in a 2-quart pitcher. Add 4 cups of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags. Steep fresh mint leaves in tea for at least 3 minutes. Remove mint leaves. Add lemon and pineapple juices. Fill the pitcher with cold water. Serve over ice. Garnish with pineapple and fresh mint leaves.
Visitor from Seattle – March 2011
“Beautiful home away from home in the heart of Kaanapali Beach”
We stayed for eight days in the beautiful Kaanapali Alii located between the Westin and Marriott on Kaanapali beach. Our unit was a two bedroom, two bath with an additional den bedroom. The ocean views were spectacular, unit was large (about 1900 sq ft) and beautifully appointed. The kitchen was fully equipped so we could eat in when we chose. Whaler’s Village for nightlife, shopping and great restaurants was just a few minutes walk down the beach. Even though the Alii was fully booked when we were there, it never felt crowded and was quiet at night.
The Alii advertises one and two bedrooms but many of the two bedroom units have dens which have been converted into a third bedroom. If you need a third bedroom, ask for a den unit when booking. We were traveling with three teenagers, two girls and a boy, so the third bedroom was really nice.
Step back in time and visit the Baldwin Home Museum by candle light. Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s experienced guides will excite you with stories about the historical Baldwin family that lived in the home in the early 1800s. Enjoy a fascinating picture of the island life lived by the Baldwin family.
Located on the corner of Front St. and Dickenson St. in Lahaina Town. You can tour the Baldwin Home Museum every Friday from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. General Admission is $4, couples are $6 and children 12 and under are free with an adult companion.
For information about this and other exciting Maui activities contact our activities specialist at (808) 661-3475.
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Visitor CarlyC writes:
I loved this place. It was so perfect. I would definitely go back there in a heart beat. Its located perfectly. There’s a nice path you walk to that leads to other hotels and restaurants and a shopping mall. The Whalers shopping district was a great little area with a ABC store, clothing store, your all around perfect mall. That was my first time going to Hawaii and everybody always said oh its like a dream. I got there and it was what I expected not a dream but nice, then I got to the hotel and my heart sunk it was amazing. When I was there I felt like a queen! Everybody is so friendly, and the kids had a really fun time to. They told me it was like having their own little island or world. It was truly an unforgettable trip!
One of the fastest growing activities on the Islands is stand up paddling (SUP). It’s a relatively new hybrid of surfing and paddling. Maui Paddle Sports delivers an awesome and unique experience for the entire family! Go for a 2 hour traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe ride or try the new sport of Stand Up Paddling.
First time paddlers learn how to stand, turn and maneuver the board. You will take a leisurely pace as you view Maui’s incredible marine life and breathtaking coastline. Guides are with you every step of the way also teaching about the history of the Island and Polynesian culture.
Daily tours by reservation. Maui Paddle Sports is located on Kaanapali Beach (near the Hyatt), under the Maui Paddle Sports umbrella. 5 years and up $85 per person plus tax.
For more information about this and other exciting Maui activities contact our activities specialist at 808-661-3475.
The Hawaiian Islands, surrounded by the deep blue Pacific, is privileged to have an abundance of fresh fish. One of Hawaii’s most popular appetizers or “pupus”, Ahi Poke Salad, consists of the choicest and freshest raw tuna.
You will find Ahi Poke Salad in markets and on restaurant menus but you can also make your own with a few simple ingredients.
- 4 Cups Ahi tuna fish Sashimi grade, cubed
- 1 Cup Aloha Shoyu or a low sodium Soy Sauce
- 4 Cloves fresh garlic, chopped
- 1 Maui onion sliced into slivers
- 1 Bundle green onions (scallions), chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil (Asian/Oriental type, color will be brown)
- Hawaiian salt and pepper to taste (optional)
Cut Ahi into cubes and place in medium size bowl. Add Shoyu. Add chopped garlic, Maui onion, and green onion to mix. Add sesame oil. Mix well and serve chilled.
*You may also add a handful of chopped Ogo or Limu Kohu, which can be found at Foodland markets in Hawaii.