MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Local Late Night Food on Maui: Zippy’s

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BEST LOCAL LATE NIGHT FOOD ON MAUI Zippy’s If you were a newcomer to the island and drove through Kahului at 11pm, you’d probably mistake Maui for Kaho‘olawe. Or the movie set of Jurassic World after everyone fled from the pteranodons. Kahului can be a ghost town past 8pm, but that’s when Zippy’s comes alive. You’d […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Yoga Studio On Maui Island Spirit Yoga

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  Island Spirit Yoga All levels of practices are welcome at this Lahaina studio with Hatha, Vinyasa, Flow, NIA, Dynamic and Restorative yoga on the schedule. The talented instructors guide you through classes to bring the best practice and breath to your mind, body and spirit. Their slice of yoga paradise embodies the therapeutic movement. […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best ‘Green’ Business On Maui Rising Sun Solar and Electric

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  Rising Sun Solar and Electric It may seem like an obvious pick for best green business with the word “solar” in its name, but Rising Sun Solar and Electric is bettering the planet in not so obvious ways. The solar energy company co-founded the Hawaii PV Coalition in 2003, and is partners with the […]

BEST OF MAUI 2015: Best Maui Businesses, Shops and Services Revealed

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Maui’s Best Businesses, Shops and Services These are the top voted goods and services on Maui. We asked you Maui, what shops were the best, and you responded with your votes.  We tallied up all of your votes and posted them here. These top stores and services are the definitely the best on Maui, because […]

BEST OF MAUI 2015: Best Maui Politics, Community and Environment Revealed

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Best Maui Politics, Community and Environment Here are the top voted choices for politics and the environment on Maui. We asked you Maui, what politics, what issues are important, and who the top community leaders were on Maui, and you responded with your votes.  We tallied up all of your votes and posted them right […]

BEST OF MAUI 2015: Best Maui Arts Entertainment and Nightlife Revealed

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These are the top voted arts and entertainment on Maui. We asked you Maui, what activities, what live music, and who the top entertainers were on Maui, and you responded with your votes.  We tallied up all of your votes and posted them right here. These top spots for Maui nightlife, top people in the […]

MauiTime BEST OF MAUI 2015: Best Maui Restaurants and Bars, Food and Drink Revealed

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These are the top voted restaurants and bars on Maui. We asked you Maui, what restaurants were the best, and you responded. These top Maui Restaurants are the definitely the best on Maui, because you said so. Read on for the best places to have breakfast, where the best service is, who is Maui’s best […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Political Scandal on Maui GMOs

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BEST POLITICAL SCANDAL ON MAUI GMOs You can look at this a number of ways. First, that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) themselves–which are grown on Maui by Monsanto, most famously–are themselves scandalous. Or that the act of getting an initiative that calls for a ban on GMO cultivation in Maui County placed on the 2014 […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Environmental Issue on Maui Cane Burning

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BEST ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE ON MAUI Cane Burning Is there a bigger issue than this right now on Maui? Yes, cane burning has been going on for over a century, and yes, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar employs 800 or so people at their Puunene Mill–the last big sugar operation in Hawaii. But tradition and jobs are […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Maui County Official Elle Cochran

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BEST MAUI COUNTY OFFICIAL Elle Cochran First elected to the Maui County Council in 2010, Cochran has been a stalwart friend of land preservationists and slow-growthers. She’s lived in Lahaina her whole life and helped found the Save Honolua Coalition. She faced a tough challenger backed by huge developer money in the November election, but […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Scariest Public Figure of Maui Alan Arakawa

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BEST SCARIEST PUBLIC FIGURE OF MAUI Alan Arakawa We had no idea our readers were Mike White fans (just kidding, but only somewhat). But this is puzzling to us (if no other reason than that he also nearly won this year’s Best County Official category). We certainly have had issues with Arakawa’s administration in the […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Town to Visit on Maui Paia

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BEST TOWN TO VISIT ON MAUI Paia Our readers have long loved visiting Paia, which is both understandable (great boutiques and restaurants, wonderful beaches, eclectic people-watching) and absurd (have you tried parking a car there lately?). Seems to us it might be better just to live there and then walk to all that listed above, […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best County Park on Maui Keopuolani Park

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BEST COUNTY PARK ON MAUI Keopuolani Park You could hold the FIFA World Cup at Keopuolani Park. Just the sheer size of the county park was enough for our readers to vote is as the best. Maui has taken advantage of the 85 acres consisting of soccer, baseball, and softball fields as well as a […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Locals Beach on Maui Big Beach

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BEST LOCALS’ BEACH ON MAUI Big Beach Let me emphasize–best local’s beach. This isn’t the place to bring your boogie board from the ABC store and pretend you’re Duke Kahanamoku. Despite its insidious nickname of “Neckbreak Beach,” our readers deemed Big Beach as the local best because it’s Maui’s favorite hangout spot. The shoreline’s nearly […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Swimming Beach on Maui Kaanapali

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BEST SWIMMING BEACH ON MAUI Ka`anapali This beach makes you feel like you fell into the aquarium’s deep sea exhibit, but its sudden shore drop isn’t a red flag for danger. The Ka‘anapali beach is an ideal place to wade with its miniscule waves and royal blue waters, so clear you can see fishies cruising […]

MauiTime Best of Maui 2015: Best Place to Buy Kitesurf Gear on Maui Naish

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BEST PLACE TO BUY KITESURF GEAR ON MAUI Naish These aren’t the kites you’d buy at Walmart and fly in your neighborhood park. Naish offers the 2015 lineup of professional Naish kitesurf gear for all you sport extremists. If you’re going to fly through the air with Maui’s tradewinds as your guide, then you’d better […]