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The Best Places for Live Music on the Island of Maui
You never run out of things to do or places to visit on the Island of Maui even after dark. One attraction in Mauiís nightlife are the places for live music.
August 19, 2017

You never run out of things to do or places to visit on the Island of Maui even after dark.

Considering that it is an island known for its natural beauty and people - even natives are inclined to nature/beach trips and activities.

Be aware that for some people, lights out is usually around 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm. And some establishments close earlier than you may be used to. But that being said, there are still plenty of options in Maui after dark.

One attraction in Maui’s nightlife are the places for live music.

Some of these places go way back in the late 1960’s and have become Maui institutions.

  • In the Northern part of Maui, two places for live music, singing, and dancing are the front and center of after dark activities - Charley’s Restaurant and Saloon and Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli. Charley’s is a Maui landmark, established in 1969 and is a favorite hangout of celebrities and other public/social figures. It’s known for its authentic Hawaiian dishes but more so for live music entertainment. This award-winning restaurant is a favorite nightspot of Willie Nelson and other stars of the music industry. For beat thumping and techno popping live music, Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli is right up your alley. During Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, music comes alive, and tables are set aside to make room for the dance floor. Contemporary Hawaiian bands and reggae artists from the Caribbean frequently perform here.
  • Down South of the island, the place to be for live music are Mulligan’s on the Blue, and Haui’s Life’s a Beach. Mulligan’s on the Blue is the open air Irish Restaurant and Bar in Wailea’s Old Blue Course. Live music is played here on a daily basis during Happy Hour. It is the only authentic Irish pub in Maui. Haui’s Life’s a Beach or LAB for short is hard to miss with a concrete whale right in front of the sport’s bar. It boasts daily live music, karaoke nights and plenty of eats and drinks. Check out the scheduled entertainment at both establishments to see what’s on for the night.
  • On the Western front, the places to be for live music are Fleetwood’s on Front Street and Cool Cat Cafe. Fleetwood’s has a daily happy hour and after the sunset; the fun begins in the main lounge with live music. Everyday before the live music, watch the sunset ceremony complete with Bagpipes. Cool Cat Cafe boasts the best burger in Maui, and live music to boot. The cafe features contemporary Hawaiian, Acoustic, Jazz and good old Rock n’ Roll music everyday.

Fun times in Maui begin at sun up but don’t end after dark.

Check out these restaurants and bars’ websites for more information on their scheduled bands.

Have fun in Maui with sun, nature trips and music!

Wildlife to Expect on the Island of Maui
Apart from beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, and oceans to explore in Maui, you'll also find an array of incredible wildlife.
August 02, 2017

Maui is a peaceful island located in the Central Pacific and part of the Hawaiian archipelago.

The island contains many tourist attraction sites which include National Parks with various species of animals, as well as waterfalls, pools and volcanic Haleakala which attracts tourists year round who come to visit the island.

Below are some of the various species of wildlife you can find on the island of Maui.

1. Hoary Bats

The Hoary Bat is a species of bat in the Vesper family found on Maui with a body the size of a mouse.

It’s one of the two species of mammals that are endemic to the Maui, the other being the Hawaiian monk seal.

The bat was declared an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the year 1970.

They are attracted to Maui due to the undisturbed forests found on the island.

2. Hawaiian Monk Seals

The Hawaiian Monk Seal can only be found on the island of Maui, believed to have been in existence for more than 13 million years.

The population of the Hawaiian Monk Seal has greatly deteriorated due to challenges like high predation, destruction of their habitat and food shortages in the island due to food competition with other animals.

The species is hard to find but can be spotted on Maui basking on sandy beaches during sunny afternoons.

3. Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles

The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is the most commonly encountered sea turtle on Maui, mostly spotted swimming near the shores, eating algae off the reef and also sometimes seen playing with the sweet waves.

4. Humpback Whales

Apart from sea turtles, Humpback whales are found in high number around Maui.

Most tourists plan their visits during the whale’s season which starts in December and ends in April.

Maui is the prime watching spot for whales since most of the whales make their long trek from Alaska to give birth around the island.

5. Mongooses

The Mongoose was introduced into the ecosystem of Maui to help in reducing a large number of rats which had become a threat to the sugar plantations in the surrounding area.

Despite the fact that rats are nocturnal and mongooses are active in the daytime, the rats were effectively reduced in numbers.

6. Nene Goose

The Nene goose can only be found on Maui and Kauai.

The birds can be seen in groups or in pairs and are known to mate for life.

They are widely known for their loud honking noise and fully webbed feet for gripping hard surfaces like the lava. The largest population of Nene goose can be seen in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

How to Snorkel for Your First Time
Snorkeling is an activity you must do if you're taking a vacation on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii.
July 22, 2017

Snorkeling is an activity you must do if you're taking a vacation on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii.

Knowing how to snorkel will make your experience much more enjoyable.

A lot of people go snorkeling without first reading the basics of snorkeling and knowing a few details, and end up not having a good time.

'The fact is, snorkeling can be one of the best experiences!

Here are a few tips on how to snorkel for the first time.

Find a Good Snorkeling Company

There are a lot of companies that rent out snorkeling equipment and take you out on a tour.

Not all are created equal.

Try to find a company that will take the time to fit you. Going into the water can be a frightening experience for a lot of people, and it intensifies if you have equipment that doesn’t fit you well.

Spend the extra money on a reliable, well-known snorkeling company that will fit you with good gear.

Choose a Good Location

The location where you snorkel is quite important.

Find someone who knows about the ocean currents, for safety, as well as where the most exciting locations are.

It’s also beneficial to first have a practice dive at your chosen place so that you become more familiar with the environment.

Learn Some Snorkeling Techniques

Most first time snorkelers do not research any techniques before they go out into the water.

We all know that swimming takes energy when we do it in a pool or in the sea, but what most are not aware of is that when we snorkel, it's easy to get tired quickly.

Take your time, enjoy the beauty around you, and conserve energy.

Be Mindful About the Environment

When people snorkel, it's common to want to touch the coral reefs and other sea plants.

Touching the marine wildlife disrupts their environment and could cause them damage.

Be mindful about how you behave underwater as your actions could have a lasting consequence on the environment.

Have Fun

The most important part of snorkeling is not to overthink the experience, and have a good time!

Try to have fun and don’t be afraid.

Your equipment will protect you, and even if something happens, professionals around you will be there to help out.

So get out there, wear your gear, and take a dive into the water for a fantastic exploration of life in the sea.

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