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Hawaii Fun Planner

Free Reservation Service & Visitor Information. Design Your Personal Hawaii Activities - Reserve On-Line in Minutes. NO PRE-PAYMENT For ANY On-Island Event

140 Kulanai Pl Kula , Maui , 877-661-1188

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Kiteboarding School of Maui

Swap your sun-lounger and book for a board and kite and have a go at one of the most exciting wind powered sports in the world. And where better to give kite-surfing a try than the sunny climes of Maui.

400 Hana Highway Kahului , 808-873-0015

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Maui Luau

No trip to Hawaii is complete without a traditional Hawaiian luau.

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Adventure Maui

If your vacation in Hawaii is going to be based on a cruise ship, we'll help you sort out what you can do on each island. We offer quality shore excursions that are typically less expensive than what you'll find on-board.

, 877-678-7333

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Best Maui Luau

Your time on Maui allows you to take advantage of the best luau in Hawaii, the Old Lahaina Luau. Chosen the Best Maui Luau by visitors and island residents alike, year after year. Easy on-line reservations with the best seats available and no pre-payment.

140 Kulanani Place Hi , 877-661-1188

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Maui Ocean Center

This tour of the 5-acre Maui Ocean Center is a must for those interested in the undersea world that is Maui.

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Kaanapali Golf Course

This course focuses on strategy of your round, not necessarily distance or strength, which is why this course is enjoyed by both the beginner and avid golfer.

2290 KAANAPALI PARKWAY Lahaina , 808-661-3691

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Drive the Road to Hana

Take a trip back in time to the old style, slower paced Hawaii and the most beautiful tropical rain forests that you have ever seen

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Island Helicopter Tour

The highlights of both East and West Maui are united in this unique aerial tour of the complete island of Maui.

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Jun 08, 2011
we took a helicopter tour and it was the flight of a lifetime!!

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Vavoom Volcano Tours

Aloha! We offer exciting & culturally educational guided tours with direct from port pickup.We can do leisurely tours or more challenging tours such as a 3.8 mile hike across the live volcano crater floor! Call now and see what is available for your port date. We specialize in SMALL personalized groups(in 2010 our ave. group size has been 4 people) . Break away from the herd and be heard.

PO BOx 4761 Hilo , Hawaii , (808)966-8858

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Ka'anapali Beach Break

The world famous Ka'anapali beach resort area on the north western side of Maui is your destination for a few hours of relaxing beach fun.

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Maui Hiking Safaris

Hike Maui’s wilderness with a knowledgeable owner/guide who will share a wealth of information about island history, geology, flora and culture. Our hiking tours range from short and easy, to rigorous explorations of a Maui the average tourist seldom sees. If you are a hiking purist you will want to do these Maui tours.

Lahaina , 888-445-3963

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I rented a convertable mustang i drove the Roadto hana. We went all the way around even though the car rental company said the car was covered if you went on a certain part of the road. We went. made it and it turned out to be the best road trip ever. The road had so many turns and cliffs. It was a little scary but worth every minute

Jun 26, 2010
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MAUI

Maui also known as the "Valley Isle" is the 2nd largest island in the Hawaiian chain, with over 700 square miles of breathtaking scenery and coastline. The island of Maui was actually formed by two separate volcanoes, one being Mt. Haleakala which is the worlds largest dormant volcano. Haleakala rises to over 10,000 feet with sloping hills and wind swept terrain. The second of Maui's volcanoes is Puu Kukui, which is located on the west side of the island and receives over 400 inches of rainfall annually.

Kahului and Wailuku are Maui’s two largest communities and flow together to form the island’s largest urban sprawl. This is where regular folks live, work and shop. Kahului is the commercial center. The main road, Kaahumanu Avenue is a collection of stores, banks and office buildings and a mile-long strip of shopping centers.

Lahaina has a long and varied history, which is now woven into the fabric of the present-day town. The earliest settlers of Maui stepped foot on its shores around 450 A.D – and some think even earlier. However, it was the prosperity of the 1800s and the foresight of King Kamehameha that put Lahaina on the map.

In 1802, King Kamehameha pronounced that the West Maui town of Lahaina would be the capital of his Hawaiian island kingdom. He even built a brick palace on the shores of Lahaina (the ruins of which are still there) along with other royal buildings and residences on a site called Moku`ula. Lahaina served as the seat of government for over 50 years, until the capital moved to Honolulu.

In the 1800s, Lahaina was also a major whaling port and fishing town, thanks to the calm harbor and it’s location on the whale migration routes. Also known as Lele, which means “Land of Relentless Sun,” the weather was a major draw for immigrants as well. However, the bawdy sailors had to share the immigration limelight with the missionaries that were also attracted to the area. This brought about a battle of virtues – the missionaries had many virtues and the sailors had none. Eventually, with the construction of missionary schools, the introduction of the missionaries of the printing press on the island and the construction of a prison for sailors in 1853, the missionaries won out and tamed the nautical culture.

In 1873, the now-famous Banyan Tree was first planted by the courthouse by the sheriff of Old Lahaina Town, William Owen Smith. Its original purpose was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lahaina’s first Christian Mission. In 1886, it served as the site for a birthday party for King Kamehameha III, and in 1898 was the site of a ceremony marking Hawaii becoming a United States territory.

Lahaina has moved with the times, and now the wooden buildings along Front Street were once outfitters for sailors and grog houses are now unique shops and art galleries. The port that was once where whalers’ ships docked is now where tourists take boat excursions. However, the past is always present in Lahaina.

 

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