Things to do in Hawaii within 20 miles of Manele.

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Maui Beaches - Honokowai Beach Park

Honokowai Beach Park is undoubtedly the focal point of activity in the town of Honokowai. Anyone driving through the beach community of Honokowai will get their first glimpse of the ocean when they drive by the park on the Lower Honoapiilani Hawaii. As the name implies, Honokowai Beach Park is both a beach and a park. The large expanses of lawn..

Maui Beaches - Kaanapali Beach (Black Rock)

Of all the beaches on Maui probably the most famous is Kaanapali Beach. This enormous white sand crescent shaped beach is the centerpiece of the Kaanapali Beach Resort which is the home of five of the most popular hotels on Maui as well as six of the largest condominium complexes. Kaanapali Beach is not only extremely wide with the most..

Maui Beaches - Launiupoko Beach Park

Launiupoko State Wayside Park has long been a favorite on the west side of the island. It offers visitors a beautiful green grass park setting complete with picnic tables and barbecue stations but it also has a small beach to enter for a short swim and water activities. Located right off the Honoapiilani Highway (Rt 30) a couple miles south of the town of Lahaina this has been a popular gathering place over the years.

Maui Beaches - Maui Beaches Hanakao`o Beach Park (Canoe Beach)

Hanakao'o Beach park is located on the southern extremity of Kaanapali Beach just off the Honoapiilani Highway (Rt. 30) about two miles north of the town of Lahaina. Its more popular name is "Canoe Beach" because this is the home of the Lahaina Canoe Club and is the site of numerous outrigger canoe regalia competitions throughout the year. When..

Maui Beaches - Oluwalu Surfing

Olowalu Beach is located close to the 14 mile marker on the Honoapiilani Highway which is the ocean road that takes you from the central valley to Lahaina and the West Side. Olowalu Beach is located just off the side of the road and can be easily seen by anyone driving by. Olowalu is noted for a number of things primary among them being its..

Maui Beaches - Puamana Beach Park

Puamana Beach Park is located immediately south of Lahaina next to the small resort community of the same name. The beach, and the park area behind it, are small and the beach itself consists of rocks rather than sand. This would not be your ideal choice of a beach to go to and lay out to enjoy the sun and lounge along the shoreline but it might..

Maui Beaches - Ukumehame Beach Park

Ukumehame Beach Park is located near the 12 mile marker along the Honoapiilani Highway (Hwy 30) in West Maui just a couple of miles north of the tunnel which separates the west side from Maalaea Harbor and the central valley. Ukumehame takes its name from the huge valley which can be seen directly behind it which carves a spectacular..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Gemini Snorkel Trip

Today was a Kona wind day with rather heavy variable winds. We set sail towards the channel and searched for some whales which we found quickly. A mother and a calf breached near our boat before we anchored and lowered the snorkel step to search through the wreckage of the ancient Mala pier that was destroyed during hurricane Aniki in 1992. The..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Hyatt Regency Ka'anapali Luau Video

When we attended the "Drums of the Pacific" Luau at the Hyatt regency we watched their Polynesian revue that came on right as the sun was going down. We thoroughly enjoyed the show, which had a variety of traditional polynesian entertainment from all corners of the pacific. We saw the graceful movements of the Tahitian as well as the..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Lahaina Divers Molokini

For our dive our instructor took us along the eastern tip of Molokini where we saw a variety of fish species. There were all kinds of nocturnal fish that were burying themselves into holes and caves in the reef to get some rest during the daytime. We saw some white tipped reef sharks that were hanging out under a ledge and then we were able to get..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Lahaina Stables Maui

Today we took a morning ride with Lahaina Stables up on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains. The Lahaina Stables are very conveniently located right above Lahaina Town on the West side of Maui. The owner Ray Fuqua has been doing trail rides on Maui for 25 years and recently moved to the new location above Launiupoko beach, just outside Lahaina..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Lanai Dolphins With Ocean Riders

Today we went out with Ocean Riders on their sleek 28' speedboat on a mission to circumnavigate the island of Lanai. The weather was slightly overcast but there was not a breath of wind in the air which made the surface of the ocean as smooth as a pane of glass. On our way across the channel we encountered multiple pods of whales. Two of which..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Lanai's Dolphins With Maui Adventure Cruises

Today turned out to be quite an exciting day. At the beginning of the day we were told by the Captain that if we were lucky he would be able to show us Sea Turtles, Dolphins and Whales. I guess we were lucky because we saw them all. The boat ride over was very smooth and the snorkeling conditions were incredible. There were schools of hundreds of..

Travel Blog Articles - All - Pacific Jet Sport

Today my afternoon plans fell through so I thought it might be a good idea to go for a jet ski ride. I called up Pacific Jet Sport in Kaanapali and they happened to have availability because of a cancelation so I decided to go for it. I checked in at the beach and was immediately shuttled out on a zodiac boat to their floating off shore jet ski..