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 […]

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, […]

The Battle Of Kekaa: What Sydney Lehua Iaukea