The second largest of the Hawaiian islands is our retreat's playground. No ka oi means "the best."
Maui is known for...
Brilliant sunsets and beautiful beaches.
Coffee. Macadamia nuts. Pineapple.
Whale-watching (December-April) and celebrity-watching (year-round)
Wind-surfing (along the North Shore) and naked sun-bathing (at Little Beach).
The drive to Hana. The sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala. The art galleries in Lahaina.
Geckos. Shave ice. Double rainbows.
Experiences & Places not to be missed...
Watching the sun rise or sun set atop Mt. Haleakala.
Venturing up into the Iao Valley.
Hiking through the bamboo forest at Oheo Gulch (The Seven Sacred Pools) outside of Hana. Stop and get a coconut ice cream at Coconut Glen's just before you get to town.
Spending a Sunday afternoon frolicking about on Little Beach.
Cocktails and pu-pus (Hawaiian appetizers) on the gorgeous lanai at Merryman's Restaurant in Kapalua.
The cheese plate at the Grand Wailea hotel. Trust me, it's a killer deal.
The lobster grilled-cheese at Andaz. It's not a deal, but it's the most delicious grilled cheese you'll ever consume.
Visiting one of the three MFOL (Maui Friends of the Library) bookstores.
Meeting and talking with a native Hawaiian.