Some Like It Hot

Others like to chill. Our preference? Sharing our favorite ways to revel in or beat the heat.

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Compiled by Conn Brattain

Great-Finds-Hot1. ROCK ON! Pōhaku is Hawaiian for stone, but we’re sure you’ll come up with your own superlative for the therapeutic effect of pōhaku massage. The warmth of the stones relaxes muscles for a deeper, more effective massage. 50/80 min. $165/$230 at Heavenly Spa at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, 2365 Kā‘anapali Parkway, Kā‘anapali, 661-2588, WestinMaui.com.

2 HOT PLATE, cool idea. Kō’s bakers fill Portuguese sweet bread with coconut gelato, fry it, roll it in vanilla sugar, and serve these pão doce frito with Kula black-raspberry jam — hot and crunchy outside, cool and creamy inside. $10 for 2 at in The Fairmont Kea Lani, 4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, 875-2210, KoRestaurant.com.

3 HALA IF YOU’RE A FAN Cool down with a lauhala fan handwoven from the leaves of the pandanus. Approximately 10”x6”, made in Hawai‘i. (Batteries neither included, nor necessary.) $17 at Native Intelligence, 1980 Main Street, Wailuku, 249-2421, www.Native-Intel.com.

4 IN THE HEAT OF THE BITE Hana Hotties sauces are made on Maui with fresh fruits, Hawaiian chili peppers, and no artificial flavors, concentrates, or added sugar. Available in habanero, liliko‘i, pineapple, mango or papaya; 5oz. bottle/$14 at Tutu’s Pantry, 1941 S. Kīhei Road, Unit 5D, Kīhei, 874-6400, TutusPantry.com

5 FRIED TO A CRISP Teddy’s fries stay crunchy and hot, the perfect side for what MNKO readers voted Best Burger at 2016’s ‘Aipono Awards. $4 small, $5 large (shown) at Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, 335 Keawe Street, Lahaina, 661-9111; TeddysBB.com, and Teddy’s Bigger Burger Food Truck. Call 280-9371 or check Facebook for truck location.

6 ESSENTIAL OIL Analgesic relief combines with mint’s healing properties in Volcano Oil Roll-on by Maui Excellent, great for headaches, sore muscles, pain and congestion. 9.75ml, $15 at MauiExcellent.com and Longs Drugs islandwide.

7 MUG SHOT Meghan Gould handcrafts her Seeds and Stone mugs to handle the heat beautifully. Ocean Blue glazed ceramic, $35; red clay, $30. Find an assortment at Hāna Ranch Provisions Cafe, 71 Baldwin Avenue, Pā‘ia, 868-3688; and SeedsAndStone.com.

8 SUN BLOCK Lovin’ Summer’s 100% cotton canvas tent has aluminum poles, pegs for beach or grass setup, pole stays for wind stability, and shoulder-strap carry bag with lightweight mallet. 6 patterns. Approximately 11’x6’. $189 at HUE, 210 Alamaha Street, Kahului, 873-6910, MauiHue.com.


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