Take Labor Day to the next level at Ka‘anapali Resort’s dream culinary event. Friday’s sunset chicken skin ceremony, ‘Aha‘aina O Ka‘anapali, will see the Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani lead a flotilla of canoes to the shores of Ka‘anapali Beach with traditional chanting and gift exchange sea to land. Meet the islands farmers at the Grown on Maui Market […]

Big Kaanapali Beach Restoration Takes Small Step Forward


Way back in 1964, when the Ka‘anapali Resort was still in its infancy, its owner American Factors paid for a 19-minute promotional film to bring rich tourists to Maui (click here to watch it on Youtube). Titled Kaanapali, the film called the area a “Polynesian Riviera” and didn’t undersell the importance of the resort’s expansive […]

The Battle Of Kekaa: What Sydney Lehua Iaukea’s new book on the development of North Beach says about Maui land use, and ourselves


It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, the Westside beaches that stretched from the Royal Lahaina Resort to Honokowai were largely empty. There were just grassy fields between the highway and the water. Known as Keka‘a or, more colloquially, North Beach, this was the capital of Maui. Kaka‘alaneo ruled there 500 years ago, […]

This Saturday, Sept. 27: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

This Saturday, Women Helping Women and the West Maui Domestic Violence Task Force are inviting all men to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (it’s actually just a lap around the Whalers Village Courtyard, but whatever). The third annual West Maui event helps publicize the need to end domestic violence. To help the cause, men get to walk in high heels to help support […]

Nooo! Climate Change Might Ruin Future Hawaiian Vacations!


Every few months, it seems, some University of Hawaii scientist puts out a new report giving us more bad news about climate change. In October 2012, four UH researchers published a report saying the trade winds that make life so pleasant–and possible–in Hawaii are steadily decreasing. Four months later, UH researchers published a study showing […]

This Saturday, July 12: 2nd Annual Maui Craft Session

The second annual Maui Craft Session returns to the Sheraton Maui’s Ocean Lawn this Saturday. This year’s theme will compare production styles of the old world with the new. The afternoon will feature samplings from Maui Brewing Co., Southern Wine and Spirits, Cigar Bar Hawaii and Ocean Vodka. Craft enthusiasts will get samplings of spirits, beers […]

This Friday, June 27: Flamenco by Indio & Avi

This Friday, enjoy live flamenco by Indio & Avi. Blending Jazz, blues and Latin, the duo are Sangrita Grill’s Final Friday Fiesta feature. Explore the Mediterranean with a touch of Hawaii. Don’t miss the guitar mastery on this journey through all five senses. 6:30pm-8:30pm. The Fairway Shops, Sangrita Grill and Cantina (2580 Kekaa Dr, Ka’anapali); 808-662-6000, […]

Federal Court Rules County Of Maui Violating Clean Water Act At Lahaina Wastewater Facility


We’ve known for a year now that the County of Maui’s Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility (LWRF) has been damaging precious coral reefs just off Kahekili Beach (“Airport Beach”) in Ka’anapali. It comes from the practice of injecting three to five million gallons of wastewater into the ground each day. In July 2013, the University of Hawaii released a […]