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New King's Visit Tour at Maui Wine

An exciting new tour beginning now, in February of 2016.
February 05, 2016

New King's Visit Tour at Maui Wine

West Maui Accommodations

It seems that 2016 is already a year full of interesting new surprises around the island, and many of them appeal to you Maui vacationers out there who are looking for a fresh experience. For example, if you love wine tasting and tours, why not try the new King's Visit Tour at Maui Wine in Ulupalakua?

Steeped in rich history, Maui Wine is located on Ulupalakua Ranch, surrounded by stunning green acres on the slopes of Haleakala, perched above South Maui and the beautiful blue ocean. The views are spectacular, not just at the vineyard, but on the drive to reach it as well. It'll be a day trip if you're staying at our West Maui accommodations, but the sightseeing is tremendous, and not to be missed. At 1,800 feet above sea level, you get an amazing perspective on the splendor of the island, while the vineyard gets a special set of weather conditions and soil types to help produce grapes with their own special nuances of Maui flavor that aren't quite the same anywhere else in the world.

Once you've arrived for the King's Tour, you'll join a group of no more than ten guests for an intimate look at how the grapes are grown at this scenic facility and how the wine is made. An estate wine tasting in the historic "Old Jail" will dazzle your palate and satisfy any interest you might have in sites with a dramatic past. The sturdy stone building that was once the office of Captain James Makee, before it became a jail in the late 1800's.

The tasting will feature small-production single-varietal Ulupalakua Vineyards estate wines such as back vintages, unreleased wines and some wines that are only provided for these tastings. It's an exclusive experience best enjoyed by those with a thirst for rare flavors.

Throughout the tour, you'll learn all about the six varietals that this vineyard cultivates on its 23 gorgeous acres. Discover why this location is distinct, what its challenges are, and how its many traits come together for the creation of these remarkable wines. You'll see the historic grounds and cellar while your guide shares a wealth of information on what makes this Maui Wine special.

Want to try it out, or learn more about the tour? Visit the Maui Wine website. Although our blog focuses on all the fascinating things that you can experience on the island, what we enjoy most is providing you with the perfect Maui accommodations to act as your home base during your trip. If you need any assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us. You'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

10th Annual Whale Tales

A four-day educational event featuring whale scientists, photographers, filmmakers and more.
January 29, 2016

10th Annual Whale Tales on Maui

Vacation to Maui

This year's 10th Annual Whale Tales is coming up from Friday, February 12th to Monday, February 15th. This event is much anticipated among marine life enthusiasts, especially those with a fondness for our seasonal humpback whale visitors that grace our Hawaiian waters in the winter and spring. If you'll be on vacation to Maui at that time, you might really enjoy this experience.

Whale Tales brings the world's top scientists, filmmakers, photographers and conservationists together to share their knowledge and experiences with attendees who are eager to know more about these gentle giants. Ideal for Maui vacationers and visitors alike, the event features presentations, receptions, whale watches led by presenters, and networking opportunities. It's an uncommon educational opportunity for adults and older children who are fascinated by marine life.

Although there is no admission fee for many of the following sessions, a $20 donation is suggested for each day of participation, to help ensure that Whale Tales can continue its educational mission in future years. Here are the details, so you can plan accordingly if you so choose.

2016 Event Schedule:

Thursday, February 11       Benefit Whale Watch

Friday, February 12
7:30 am - 12:00 pm            Benefit Whale Watches, Lahaina Harbor
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm            Education and Art Expo, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm              Presentations & Book Signing, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Saturday, February 13
7:30 am - 12:00 pm            Benefit Whale Watches, Lahaina Harbor
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm            Education and Art Expo, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm              Presentations, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Sunday, February 14
7:30 am - 12:00 pm            Benefit Whale Watches, Lahaina Harbor
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm            Education and Art Expo, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm              Presentations, Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
3:30 pm                              Special Screening of Humpback Whales 3D
                                           presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films
                                           at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Monday, February 15
7:30 am - 6:30 pm              Benefit Whale Watches, Lahaina Harbor

If you'd like more details, such as program updates and the long list of distinguished special guests and presenters, follow this link to the Whale Trust website or call 808-572-5700. Whale Trust is the non-profit organization that organizes the event as a dynamic component of their whale research and education efforts. Funds generated by the event will support whale research efforts in the Hawaiian Islands. We hope you'll be able to make it to this fascinating event on your Maui vacation. Mahalo!

Hawaiian Airlines Adding Maui Flights

More Maui flights means more choices, and hopefully more competitive rates.
January 22, 2016

Hawaiian Airlines Adding Maui Flights

Good news recently came down the pipeline for those of you who are planning a Maui vacation in the future and keeping an eye out for competitive airfare to help you budget your trip. Hawaiian Airlines has announced its plans to grow its operations on Maui, not just seasonally, but for the next couple of years.

The Honolulu-based airline updated the media on their plans for expansion at a Maui Chamber of Commerce meeting, which included both inter-island and mainland flights. This expansion is possible thanks to the 16 new aircraft that they purchased in 2013 for $2.8 billion. The aircraft were being built by Airbus, scheduled for delivery between 2017 and 2020.

Hawaiian Airlines representatives stated that Maui was going to be one of their main focuses when the aircraft are delivered, which is good news for everyone from Maui vacationers to business travelers to those going on trips to visit family. Ideally, this would not only help to provide more flight options, but also more competitive fares to choose from. Hawaiian Air might not be the cheapest, but they sure tend to treat their passengers well compared to some of the more affordable airlines.

Those of you planning a stay at our West Maui vacation rentals may be happy to know that Ohana by Hawaiian is adding two daily flights between Kapalua and Honolulu. West Maui vacationers can enjoy a more direct route to this side of the island instead of going through Kahului in Central Maui.

These developments may take time, but they're a step in the right direction for travelers. They're also a good reflection of the strength to be found in Maui's visitor industry, which is encouraging for the economy as a whole. We hope you will be able to take advantage of these changes in the future.

Maui's 14th Annual Art of Aloha

An exciting Lahaina event featuring prestigious artists from around the world.
January 15, 2016

Maui’s 14th Annual “Art of Aloha” in Lahaina

Maui Vacation Rentals

The 14th Annual Art of Aloha show is coming up on Sunday, January 31st. If you appreciate the creative works of brilliant artists from around the world, you might want to free up some time in your Maui vacation schedule to swing by Lahaina on that day. It's a fun town anytime, but especially during stimulating free events like this one.

Art of Aloha is a public show, and will feature eight masterful artists:

  • Bugagiar Twins - painted works on koa wood
  • Dario Campanile - master roman artist
  • Ronaldo Macedo - Hawaii's award-winning plein air impressionist
  • Larissa Morais - Russian imaginary-realist
  • Kalman Radvanyi - wood marquetry
  • Andrea Razzauti - Tuscan virtuoso
  • Lyle Sopel - jade, bronze and precious gem sculptor
  • Steve Turnbull - Hawaii's rare wood and stone carver

As you can see, this year's show will provide quite the variety of mediums to fascinate those in attendance. Whatever your taste, there will be plenty of creations to appreciate and covet among these new collections. Perhaps you will even become the owner of a work of creative genius. What better souvenir to bring home from your vacation?

The show will take place on January 31st from 1-4pm at Lahaina Galleries, located at 828 Front Street in historic Lahaina town. The area is full of shops, restaurants and galleries to keep you busy, while the charming Lahaina Harbor will offer you all kinds of boating adventures. There's so much to do, and hopefully enough time to do it!

If you need more information about the show, call 808-661-6284 or visit lahainagalleries.com. If you need help with your Maui vacation accommodations, that's where we're happy to assist you. Our contact information is located at the bottom of the page. We hope you'll be here on the island with us soon! Mahalo!

Maui Vacation Rental Specials

Maui accommodations are pricey, but the savvy traveler can still find great deals.
January 08, 2016

Maui Vacation Rental Specials

Maui Vacation Rental Specials

During the week of Christmas, which is the busiest of the year, the average rate of a Maui hotel reached $500. Fortunately, while Maui rates are the highest in Hawaii, they haven't been that high during any other time of the year. That being said, there's no reason why you can't scope out some good deals on accommodations here on the Valley Isle. A Maui vacation is worth a little extra investigation so you can make the most of it while saving on accommodations.

If you're reading this blog, you don't have to go much further to find a good deal. Our Maui vacation rental specials page features all our special rates, discounts and deals. If you follow the link, you'll find some of the best accommodations on the island, with a wide variety of rental sizes to fit your needs.

The special deals that we offer are always changing, so be sure to check in as your plans evolve, and you might find the perfect opportunity to save. Many of our deals apply to a specific set of dates, so if you're flexible, you could also plan accordingly and enjoy the reduced rate.

Wondering why you should stay with us? Our rentals are located in the vibrant West Maui area, mostly concentrated around the world-famous Kaanapali Beach. Nearby, you'll find plenty of ocean activities, shopping, and places to dine, but if you feel like saving a bit more by making your own food, our condo rentals come with fully equipped kitchens. You should also know that the sunsets are particularly dramatic from this part of the island. These are all contributing reasons why West Maui is such a remarkable place to stay while you're visiting.

If you have any questions about our fantastic Maui vacation rental specials, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We'll be happy to assist you, and look forward to helping you make the most of your Maui vacation! Mahalo!

Blogs for February 2016

New King's Visit Tour at Maui Wine

Posted on February 05, 2016
New King's Visit Tour at Maui Wine

It seems that 2016 is already a year full of interesting new surprises around the island, and many of them appeal to you Maui vacationers out there who are looking for a fresh experience. For example, if you love wine tasting and… Continue Reading

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