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New Maui Rental Car Facility Under Construction

Kahului Airport is getting a new $340 million car rental facility.
April 29, 2016

New Maui Rental Car Facility Under Construction

If you're going to explore everything Maui has to offer during your vacation, you're going to need to rent a car. While car rentals are expensive here, they are well worth the money for those who like to go sightseeing all over the island instead of spending their time on equally expensive activities. Well, Maui's car rental facility at Kahului Airport is getting a major overhaul for the sake of convenience and a wider variety of choices.

Construction has already begun on the $340 million project, which is part of a $2.7 billion statewide airport modernization program. It will include over a dozen rental car companies when completed, and just under 3,800 parking stalls. For convenience, there will be an electric tram to transport travelers between the terminal and the facility, which will replace the 25 shuttle buses that are being used currently.

Some of the facility's other highlights will be new water features and attractive landscaping to enhance visual appeal, along with a reservoir that will be used to support the greenery. Considering how many renters are Maui visitors, the state has a vested interest in enhancing their experience in any reasonable way they can. Beautiful scenery sets the tone for enjoyment as soon as vacationers get off the plane.

Before you get too excited to see this new facility, you should know that it won't be completed for another three and a half years. If you're one of the island's many returning visitors, you'll most likely see the facility in the future if you plan to rent a car.

As for your accommodations, we suggest a Maui beachfront condo rental in Kaanapali. If you're looking for a good deal, see our Maui condo rental specials page. For any assistance you might need, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. Mahalo!

Maui Lei Day Concert on May 1st

Music, food, hula, and beautiful flower lei in celebration of this uniquely Hawaiian holiday.
April 22, 2016

Maui Lei Day Concert on May 1st

Have you every heard it said that May day is Lei Day in Hawaii? This statewide celebration begins on the morning of May first every year, and continues through the entire day, sometimes spilling over into the next. The holiday began in 1929, and since then, each of the islands has adopted a different kind of signature lei, although it's also a time for boundless creativity in lei making, so you'll see plenty of different kinds.

This year, if you'll be here on a Maui vacation on Lei Day, you can join the festivities at a special concert that will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, about an hour from our West Maui beachfront condo rentals. The talented Robert Cazimero will share his beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music accompanied by hula performances.

The Lei Day Concert isn't just about the music and dance performances, but also about the talented crafters who will provide a vibrant selection of fragrant lei for you to purchase and wear in honor of the celebration. There will also be preshow festivities involving more music and hula in the courtyard.

Along with the preshow festivities, you will have the opportunity to grab a bite to eat at the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. Cuisine will be provided by Pascual's Cafe & Catering. The menu currently includes kale and quinoa chopped salad, homestyle meatloaf and guava baked chicken. True to Hawaii's plate lunch style, the latter two are served with steamed rice and macaroni salad. The food will be available for purchase at 5:30pm.

The concert itself will be held inside the Castle Theater, which is indoors and pleasantly air conditioned for your comfort. It will begin at 7:30pm and end at 10:30pm. Because there are so many seating options inside this capacious space, there are several ticket options to choose from, at $12, $28, $40 and $55.

If you need more information about the concert, the food menu, or any other details, visit this link to the MACC. If you need assistance with your accommodations, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We would be happy to answer all of your questions about our beachfront Maui condo rentals. Mahalo!

23rd Annual Haiku Hoolaulea and Flower Festival

A fun, free, family-friendly event that will give you an inside look at the local Maui community.
April 15, 2016

23rd Annual Haiku Ho` olaule` a and Flower Festival

Looking for a day of family-friendly entertainment that will bring you right into the local Maui community? Some visitors are passionate about escaping from the tourist traps for an authentic experience with the residents of their vacation destination. The 23rd Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a & Flower Festival is the perfect opportunity to do that.

The Festival organizers are inviting residents and visitors alike to this free one-day celebration and fundraising event, which is located in Haiku, in the North Shore Maui area. If you attend, you can enjoy a dynamic lineup of entertainers. There will be live music throughout the day, provided by some of the island's favorite groups. As with any good Maui celebration, there will also be delicious food from local restaurants and the Haiku PTA. Mouthwatering baked goods will be available for purchase from the Haiku bake sale, which is known for its amazing quality.

Other event highlights will be one of Maui's largest silent auctions along with floral design and lei making contests. There will be a Haiku historical display where you can learn all about the roots of the community and the events that shaped it into what it is today. There is also a keiki (kid) zone where your kids can have fun and play.

This year's theme is Keiki (child) to Kupuna (elder), growing hand in hand. Money raised at the event will go to the Haiku Boys & Girls Club, The Haiku Community Association and Haiku School, helping to continue their extra curricular activities like art, science, music and sports. The festival will open at 9am and close at 3pm on April 23rd at Haiku Elementary School, located at 105 Pauwela Rd in Haiku. That's a little over an hour away from our Kaanapali vacation rental condos, if you'll be staying with us.

For more information on this event, you can call 808-575-3000 or visit www.haikuhoolaulea.org. If you need assistance with your Maui accommodations, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We hope you have a wonderful time at the festival! Mahalo!

2016 Maui Steel Guitar Festival

If you enjoy uniquely Hawaiian music, you won't want to miss this festival.
April 08, 2016

2016 Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Are you a fan of the many nuanced styles of Hawaiian music? You might enjoy stopping by the upcoming Maui Steel Guitar Festival between April 15th and 17th at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. If you'll be staying at one of our beautiful Kaanapali condo rentals, this location will be conveniently close by, and there are plenty of fun things to enjoy at this celebration, starting with performances by some of the finest Hawaiian steel guitarists in the world.

There's no cost to attend this festival, and you can enjoy a fantastic series of performances, presentations, instructional workshops and jam sessions. There are several highlights that you might want to attend. During the Open Stage Entertainment portion of the event, three "Next Generation" steel guitar students (ages 10-15) from Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music will be performing. You can drop by any one of the workshops, which include Beginning Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar Tips, Steel Guitar Styles, Hawaiian Slack Key, 'Ukulele 1 and 2, Hawaiian Style Singing, and cultural favorites Hula and Lei Making. Friday and Saturday afternoons will feature the Open Stage Entertainment sessions, which will be made up of 30-minute playing sessions by several talented musicians. The big group performances will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings, featuring musicians and entertaining MCs.

This festival is part of an ongoing effort to share interest and appreciation for the Hawaiian Steel Guitar and its unique contributions to Hawaiian music. Speaking of its uniqueness, it is widely considered to be the only instrument that is indigenous to Hawaii. The festival is presented by the non-profit Arts Education for Children Group and the Kaanapali Beach Hotel, and produced by the Ke Kula Mele Hawaii School of Hawaiian Music.

All the details that you'll need to plan your attendance can be found at www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com, including the schedule and more information on all the features of the festival. Conveniently, the Kaanapali Beach Hotel is just a short walk from many of our condos on Kaanapali Beach. Also fronting the same beach is Whaler's Village, so you can attend the festival amid your shopping, dining and beach activities without having to drive anywhere. It doesn't get much more easier than that.

As for your accommodations, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page if you should need our assistance with any details or questions you might have about booking with us. We are happy to help! Mahalo!

Maui Made Festival at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center

A new family friendly event that will be held every Sunday, featuring Maui made products by local residents.
April 01, 2016

Maui Made Festival at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center

Queen Ka'ahumanu Center is Maui's largest mall, with over a hundred shops and restaurants, including the island's only department stores: Macy's and Sears. It's such a popular, prominent spot that it attracts a mix of visitors and local residents alike. For many visitors, it's a welcome break from those tourist trap shopping areas. Now, the mall is launching a festival that will make the Sunday shopping experience even more authentic.

The Maui Made Festival will commence on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, and will continue every Sunday thereafter from 9am to 5pm. It's no small commitment for the mall, but their managers are wisely accommodating the many shoppers who are interested in goods that are made on the island, thereby supporting the work of local artisans while boosting sales at their shops on Sundays. It's an arrangement that residents, visitors, commercial interests and local crafters can all benefit from.

To spice up these weekly festivals, there will be Hawaiian style entertainment in the morning and jazz music in the afternoons. As for food, there are several restaurants to choose from, along with the food court. The mall is only accepting vendors who have made, manufactured or grown their products right here in Maui County. They also encourage the use of materials made or found on Maui as well, so you can definitely count on their authenticity.

At this point, there is no end date for this ongoing Sunday festival, which should be convenient for you if you'd like to stop by, no matter when it is that you'll be on your Maui vacation. If you would like some more information on the mall or the details of the festival, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com. The mall is located in Kahului, not far from the airport, and about an hour from our West Maui vacation rentals.

As always, if you need assistance with your accommodations, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. For more Maui activity and event suggestions, check our past blog entries, or keep an eye out for our future ones, which come out every Friday. Mahalo!

Blogs for April 2016

New Maui Rental Car Facility Under Construction

Posted on April 29, 2016
New Maui Rental Car Facility Under Construction

If you're going to explore everything Maui has to offer during your vacation, you're going to need to rent a car. While car rentals are expensive here, they are well worth the money for those who like to go sightseeing all over the island… Continue Reading

Maui Lei Day Concert on May 1st

Posted on April 22, 2016
Maui Lei Day Concert on May 1st

Have you every heard it said that May day is Lei Day in Hawaii? This statewide celebration begins on the morning of May first every year, and continues through the entire day, sometimes spilling over into the next. The holiday began in 1929, and… Continue Reading

23rd Annual Haiku Hoolaulea and Flower Festival

Posted on April 15, 2016
23rd Annual Haiku Ho` olaule` a and Flower Festival

Looking for a day of family-friendly entertainment that will bring you right into the local Maui community? Some visitors are passionate about escaping from the tourist traps for an authentic experience with the residents of their vacation destination. The 23rd Annual Haiku… Continue Reading

2016 Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Posted on April 08, 2016
2016 Maui Steel Guitar Festival

Are you a fan of the many nuanced styles of Hawaiian music? You might enjoy stopping by the upcoming Maui Steel Guitar Festival between April 15th and 17th at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel. If you'll be staying at one of our beautiful Kaanapali condo… Continue Reading

Maui Made Festival at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center

Posted on April 01, 2016
Maui Made Festival at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center

Queen Ka'ahumanu Center is Maui's largest mall, with over a hundred shops and restaurants, including the island's only department stores: Macy's and Sears. It's such a popular, prominent spot that it attracts a mix of visitors and local residents alike. For many… Continue Reading


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