Maui Travel Guide

Maui Travel Guide published by Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

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20 Things We Love About Maui: The Shaka List

Every year, we publish the Shaka List: a serenade to some of what makes Maui nō ka ‘oi.
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Hiking Hālawa

This remote Moloka‘i valley is home to hardy Hawaiians, lizard deities, and fish that climb waterfalls.
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A Mermaid’s Tale

Meet the mermaid on staff at the Grand Wailea Resort.
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Resort Report

A great resort is much more than simply a place to rest your head, and no one knows that better than Maui's resort destinations. Here's what's new and novel—whatever type of traveler you are.

Above and Beyond

Champion waterman Kai Lenny is changing the standup paddleboard industry with breakneck speed.
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Hot Wheels

At Maui Raceway Park, life’s a drag — and that’s a good thing.
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2016 Maui Film Festival

Check out movie trailers and get tickets for the 2016 Maui Film Festival — one of Maui's most beloved annual events.
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Maui’s Small Towns

We asked residents of Maui's small towns to share their favorite spots, shops, dining and more.
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7 Splendid Spas

Nothing is more luxurious than placing yourself in the hands of an expert massage therapist.
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All the Right Moves

Experts share their tips for a safe and memorable Maui vacation.
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Surf’s Up, Dig In!

Climb aboard an outrigger canoe for a twist on a time-honored sport.
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Maui’s Best Beaches

Find out who won our Maui best beach contest for 2015.
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Cool Pools and Hot Spas

Diving into Maui pools, we found that each one reflected its own sense of place — not just its location on the island, but also the overall feel of its host resort.
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Hawaii’s Best Beaches

Top beaches in Hawaii in these categories: best family beach, most iconic features, best snorkeling, and most romantic beach sunsets in Hawaiʻi.
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Troon Story

Troon Golf sharpens your golf skills on the course with drills and lessons to condition better practices.

The Suite Life

The top 5 most lavish resort suites on the island of Maui where Hollywood celebs and industry moguls spend their vacations. Resorts from Wailea to Kapalua.
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25 Tips for Island Travellers

Plan the perfect vacation with tips from our insider guide to Maui. Discover the best activities for foodies, history buffs, adventurers and more.
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5 Homes away from Home

Visiting Maui? We found vacation rentals across the island to suit your accommodation needs–from a luxury oceanfront villa to retro beach bungalow.
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The 2012 Shaka List

From Tongan choirs to camping at Hulopoe, our shaka list gives you 25 reasons to fall in love with Maui.
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The Microscopic Marvel of Sand

Marvel at the black, red and white sand beaches that make up the shores of Maui, then discover the scientific story of how they got that way.
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Liquid Assets

Writer Teya Penniman takes us along as she learns to scuba dive—and introduces us to the tropical reef life just a fin-kick from Maui’s shores.
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How to Catch a Whale

Underwater photographer Douglas Hoffman tells us what it takes to capture Maui’s most famous visitor, the illusive humpback whale, in its natural environment.
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Maui’s Chinatown

The Chinese community in Upcountry Maui helped feed the 49ers of the California Gold Rush, and a now-and-then resident who became the father of modern China.
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Gathering of Love

Huialoha has weathered earthquakes, storms, even the exodus of its people. For 150 years, the remote Maui coast has summoned a cast of characters to its aid.
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Cruising Sun Country

The Chinatown sector of Maui is hardly a tourist mecca. A drive can include farm-country attractions and some of the Chinese history of the island.
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In Pursuit of Song

For researcher Jim Darling, the song of the humpback whale may hold the key to understanding this remarkable creature.
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A Sacred Path

Exploring Maui’s places of worship is a pilgrimage into the rich and compelling history of this multicultural island.

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