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Foods You Won't Want to Meet When Visiting Maui
Maui offers a surprisingly rich variety of culinary dishes from American, Chinese, Polynesian, Filipino, and Korean cooking.
July 08, 2017

Beyond the sightseeing, Maui has a secret.

It’s the food!

Nothing is better than finding secret spots with the best food.

Maui is the second biggest Hawaiian island, and a must visit for the hungry tourist.

Maui offers a surprisingly rich variety of culinary dishes from American, Chinese, Polynesian, Filipino, and Korean cooking.

Below you will find the ranking of hearty dishes, from main courses to desserts that you don’t want to miss in Maui.

1. Poi

Our first dish in the list is Poi.

Most who visit the island have tried munching on this delicacy.

The paste-like consistency, as well as sweet flavor, make it an ideal side dip to grilled beef and pork with rice.


2. Mahi Mahi (Maui style)

Mahi Mahi is a classic staple dish for all the Hawaiian locals.

Mahi Mahi, or dolphin fish, is often sautéed in garlic and butter for quite some time. Once sautéed, the meat is marinated in lemon, honey and sesame seeds.

Mahi Mahi is ideal for lunch or your light afternoon snack.

3. Kalua Pork

Your trip to the great Hawaiian Islands would not be complete without roasted pork.

This traditional specialty often comes complete with a ceremony and a whole pig cooked on an “imu” pit.

Preparing this meat takes consideration of taste, style, and tradition. 

The imu pit is covered in limestones, with pork chops wrapped in banana leaves and oven roasted.

4. Laulau

Meaning "wrapped in leaves," this dish is a must try for the experimenters out there.

Laulau is prepared by wrapping taro leaves around the pig and fish meat, and slow cooking it in an underground rock oven.

The longer the slow cooking, the more tender the leaves and meat flavoring.

This dish is an excellent introduction to the complex geo-political and historical development of the culture of Hawaii, with Polynesians bringing the pigs and Westerners incorporating beef into the recipe.

The laulau is an accurate representation of Maui culture. 

5. Lomi Salmon

This signature Hawaiian dish is a mix of salmon with other vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and onions.

The ingredients are diced and served cold with poi.

The word Lomi when translated from Hawaiian means “to massage,” which explains how to dish is made.

All the vegetables and other seasonings are taken and rubbed into the fish.

The fish is first salted to give it a better flavor. 

If you are in Maui, immerse yourself into an exploration of unique flavors and dishes. The beautiful sights and the warm beach weather will only complement the great food. You will not regret trying these culinary delights, and your taste buds will thank you for it.

5 Sights Photographers Won't Want to Miss on Maui
Here are five places photographers won't want to miss when visiting Maui.
July 01, 2017


The second largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, Maui, is a place diverse in geography and climate on its shores and inland, with rocky hills and soft sand.

A location that rains plenty, but with the sun shining throughout the year. Everywhere on the island, there is something beautiful to capture on camera.

Here are five places photographers won't want to miss when visiting Maui.

1. Haleakala Crater

It’s the largest inactive volcano, having last erupted 200 years ago and no sign that it will happen again.

The “House of the Sun,” as it’s called, is 10,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by the island's beauty of all kinds.

Just hiking towards the crater has plenty of sights to photograph.

For the bet shots of the crater, get a helicopter to give a tour of the area and note the gorgeous landscape from a bird's eye view.

2. The Road to Hana

Hana is the name of a small town in Maui, which is the final destination after passing some visually spectacular sights along the way.

For 52 miles, you can drive the curvy road filled with waterfalls, a lush rainforest, and bridges with water below.

3. Molokini Crater

This atoll is 2.5 miles off of Maui's shore and is a popular place to snorkel and scuba dive in all of Hawaii.

On a bright, sunny day, the visibility is spectacular, and the crater is full of incredible sea life.

Get on a boat to receive a 360-degree swim around the entire crescent in the crystal clear waters, including scuba diving the atoll’s back wall down 300 feet.

4. La Perouse Bay

In the south, this is where the last lava flow on Maui stood, going back to the 1790s.

The bay is part of the AhihiKina'u Natural Area Reserve and visitors can catch a beautiful sunset, dolphins swimming nearby, or the pathway on King’s Highway for hikers on its black lava rock.

La Perouse is French, named after the first European explorer to land in Maul, Jean-Francois De La Perouse.

5. Makena Beach

If there’s one beach to photograph “Big Beach” Makena is it.

With its soft sand, bright waves, and massive scenery, this is one of the more beautiful places on Maui to visit.

The top of a hill gives photographers a panoramic view of the entire 

Note: it can be a dangerous place to swim because of an unpredictable rip tide that can suck in swimmers, so, be careful.

Conclusion

Maui is an island that thrives on Hawaiian culture and proudly showcases to visitors what the island is all about.

It goes beyond pineapples and surfing; the scenery inland is just as stunning as the ocean’s waves.

There’s a bit of everything to capture in Maui for photographers. A volcanic masterpiece stuffed with eye candy.

Things to Do in Maui in June
The summer is a great time to visit Maui and dive into the exotic.
June 19, 2017


As part of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui is a popular destination for visitors looking to isolate themselves from the mainland and dive into the exotic.

The summer time couldn’t be a better time to do just that.

It is a place full of passion with its unique attractions that make visits unforgettable. All of Maui is authentic, and it has plenty to offer, no matter what month.

Maui has everything a summer vacation desires: rounds of golf on A-plus courses, sunny beaches and great oceans to swim in, and coral reefs to snorkel through.

Maybe the best place to visit year round here is Haleakala National Park. Known as the “House of the Rising Sun,” it’s the largest volcano in the world that is inactive. It rises to 10,000 feet from the sea and has incredible views for hikers and sightseers.

Then, there is the Hana Highway, which takes visitors along the coast for breathtaking sights, roadside waterfalls, and a radical drive through the highway’s 54-mile stretch with turns and lanes that make it adventurous. Don’t worry; there are tour companies who can do the driving while visitors look at the sights.

Like in any town, there are annual festivals for all people to go to for any occasion. There are wine festivals, weekend markets, fireworks, and other specialized days. These are a few of Maui’s annual events in the month of June.

  • Cycle To The Sun – It may not be as vast as Le Tour de France, but cyclists who love a good challenge will ride this one out. This is a 36-mile bike climb from sea level to 10,000 feet above to the peak of Haleakala. Rent a bicycle and, for those who can pedal upward, good luck!
  • Kamehameha Day – On June 11, the state of Hawaii honors the King who unified the islands as one area. For one weekend, see the parade and Ho'olaule'a with plenty of food and arts & crafts, and authentic Hawaiian music.
  • Maui Film Festival – Held annually in June, this goes beyond movies and has multiple gala parties, culinary events with Hawaii’s excellent cooking, and – as it goes with all films – celebrity sightings. This takes place on the Wailea Gold Golf course (sorry, golf lovers – but there are 14 other courses to play on), outside, under the starry sky.

120 miles of beach, dozens of shops, and non-stop views will fulfill every Maui visitor in the summer.

The heritage of Hawaii surrounds us like a blanket that soothes with beautiful luaus and local foods that separate Maui from other areas. 

Come over and say "Aloha" to Maui!

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