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Hawaiian-Owned Maui Businesses

Kolonahe Creations is Hawaiian-owned.

The year 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone differently. Thus far, Maui residents have experienced strict island quarantine measures. This stopped the virus’s spread but created financial ruin for many Maui businesses. It’s been a bittersweet dichotomy between protecting the most vulnerable in our population and finite health…

COVID Message from Maui

Maui dive site Mala Wharf with blue sky and clear water.

This unprecedented pandemic has touched all of our lives in varying degrees. In 2020, many visitors got forced to cancel their long-awaited trips to Maui, while uncertainty remains as to when the doors will be open again. Maui has a tight-knit small business community, and we decided to get together to let you know just…

Maui Hotels in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua

Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort near the best Maui scuba diving sites.

Planning a Maui vacation takes forethought and preparation. You will find that many of the best Maui hotels in Lahaina, Kaanapali, and Kapalua are booked continuously at 97 percent capacity. Most often, visitors to Maui make flight and hotel reservations a year in advance! That is not to say that you cannot find places last…

Maui Coral Reefs: 7 Ways to Help

Maui coral reef in clear water at the Airport Beach dive site.

It is no secret that coral reefs are vanishing worldwide at an alarming rate. When I say worldwide, it almost sounds as if this ecosystem is abundant, when in reality, coral reefs only cover .015 percent of the ocean floor. That is roughly the size of France. Despite claiming this minuscule swath of seafloor, coral…