Quizunderstood: How well do you know the future of the vacant land next to the Honua Kai Resort?


1. On Sept. 3, more than 40 state and county leaders gathered in Honolulu to call for true publicly owned utilities in Hawaii. According to the news release the state House of Representatives’ press office sent out that day, which Maui County Councilmember was there? A. Riki Hokama B. Gladys Baisa C. Don Guzman D. […]

Self-help guru Wayne Dyer dies in Kaanapali


World-famous self-help guru Dr. Wayne W. Dyer died at the age of 75 at his home in Ka‘anapali on Aug. 29, The Maui News reported today. A part-time Maui resident who often appeared on PBS and Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, Dyer sold many millions of copies of his 30 or so books, all of which offered some sort […]

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival comes to Maui for Three Delicious Days #HFWF2015

hawaii food and wine festival kaanapali maui chefs bev gannon and isaac bancaco

I used to sit in front of my computer and point the browser to the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival website, where I’d drool over all the great events they were holding. All of them took place on Oahu, just out of my reach. But this year, they’re celebrating five years of exemplary food festivals by bringing Maui and Hawaii […]

Maui County protests against Haleakala telescope, TPP are really heating up


For those of us in the business of chronicling conflict in Maui County, we live in good times. For the first time since, well, that long crisis known as the Hawaii Superferry, residents and activists are regularly going into the streets to voice their displeasure at the status quo. And now they’re getting arrested doing […]

Ridge to Reef Rendezvous

Come along to Ka’anapali with Ka’anapali Makai Watch to enjoy a great few honors celebrating their 6 years of stewardship. Not only will there be a Papio Catch-and-Release Fishing Tournament coordinated by the Division of Aquatic Resources but also food, prizes, giveaways, and a Kāʻanapali Resorts’ Limu Poke Challenge and Taste-Off

Will Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks conclude on Maui this month?


Out here on Maui, it’s relatively easy for big international news stories like the ongoing negotiations over the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade zone to get lost. Between locals just trying to find out why the Pali is backed up and visitors more concerned about scheduling their luau, few people out here want […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know 4th of July skydivers in Kaanapali?


1. On July 4, skydivers parachuted over which Ka‘anapali resort as part of Independence Day celebrations? A. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club B. Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas C. Hyatt Regency Maui D. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel E. Royal Lahaina Resort 2. On July 2, Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) Executive Director Michael Naho‘opi‘i announced that a […]

First Sunday Funday Live July

First sunday series in Kaanapali continues with the breathtaking sounds of Slack Key Master John Keawe, his wife Kumu Hope Keawe performing Hula with their two granddaughters, and Na Hoku winner slack key master Kevin Brown! Enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the Kaanapali views and delicious bites from the kitchen of Chef Bobby Masters

Hawaii goes to war over telescopes


Watching the battle over the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea and now the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) on Haleakala has reached nearly comical proportions. Especially over on the Big Island, where native Hawaiian discontent over the big scope–they say it is an unwarranted desecration of the sacred Mauna […]

Jurassic Helicopters stops tour flights from Kaanapali Hyatt rooftop


So about a month ago in our annual MauiTime Summer Guide, we said that Jurassic Helicopters was operating tours of Molokai and Haleakala from its home on the rooftop of the Hyatt Resort in Kaanapali. It was at least somewhat disconcerting to see helicopters four or so times a day flying low over water, then […]

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Will Hartzag at Captain Jack’s Island Grill

Chinese Kite Festival at the Wo Hing Museum and North Beach

Kite Festival on Wo Hing Lawn. Courtesy of Lahaina Restoration Foundation

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation (LRF) explores the world of kites this Friday and Saturday during their Chinese Kite Festival at the Wo Hing Museum and Kaanapali’s North Beach. The celebration on Friday at the museum will highlight cultural arts, kite-making, stunt flying, tea brewing and more. Indulge in cultural favorites, including steamed manapua with beef brisket, pork hash, stir-fried vegetables and almond […]

Joey Macadangdang’s New Maui Restaurant Joey’s Kitchen


You may recognize Chef Joey Macadangdang from Roy’s Ka’anapali, but now he’s opened his own new Maui restaurant in Whaler’s Village in the former Ruby’s Dinette spot (which years ago was a McDonald’s). Macadangdang wanted to focus on taking Filipino cuisine to the next level, but in a fast casual setting. “We knew from the beginning […]

Staycation: Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa Maui Vacation Resorts


The Sheraton Maui’s claims to fame is that they were one of the first resorts in the Ka’anapali area and have put on a traditional cliff dive ceremony at sunset since 1963. Today, they’re trailblazing new menus, restaurants and nightlife scene, as well as hosting some of the best cocktail and foodie forward events this year. The resort recently added a […]

Grammy Winner John Keawe Playing Hula Grill in Kaanapali

Born in Hawi on the Big Island, John Keawe says music has been a part of his life from the very beginning. Given the 11 or so albums he’s produced and all the awards he’s won through the years (including a Grammy and multiple Na Hoku Hano Hanos), this isn’t surprising. “After a four year […]

Quizunderstood: How well do you know Food Network celebrity chefs that praise Maui restaurants?

1. According to a Jan. 8 University of Hawaii press release, the school’s Board of Regents recently agreed to form a “task group” to study something quite important. What will the task group research? A. The possibility of paying its student-athletes. B. Ending the practice of taking money for defense-related research. C. Divesting itself from […]