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Hawaiian-Owned Maui Businesses

Mauna Kahalawai Watershed 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, which have stopped the spread of the virus but also created financial ruin for many Maui businesses. It’s been a bittersweet dichotomy between protecting the most vulnerable in our…

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…

Top 6 Maui Snorkeling Spots

Maui snorkel map listing 27 spots to visit.

Maui features some of the most vibrant and accessible coastlines of the Hawaiian Islands. You will find amazing Maui snorkeling at almost any beach you visit. We picked our top 6 Maui snorkeling spots to share with you, but only on the westside. Why only West Maui? While there are several beautiful sites in South…

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…