Maui Farmers’ Markets

Posted: August 8th, 2011 | Comments Off

Maui Farmers Market

Many people come to Maui for the sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches, incredible Maui snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, hiking… and to also experience the foods of Maui. You’ll be sure to find fruit stands that dot the roadsides. Maui is abundant with fruit, such as guava, mango, papaya, apple banana, pineapple… all so sweet and delicious from the Maui sun.

Here is a listing of Maui Farmers’ Markets where you will find locally and organically grown fruits and vegetables....
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Maui Weather

Posted: August 1st, 2011 | Comments Off

Maui Weather

We often are asked what the weather is like during certain months of the year here in Maui. Although we can’t predict the weather of the future since Mother Nature has a mind all her own, we can tell you what Maui weather is typically like throughout the year. This may help you plan for your next trip to Maui.

Summary of Average Monthly Weather for Maui Hawaii

January
Maui does have a winter, which is characteristically a bit cooler and rainier than the other seasons. January...
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Hawaiian Poke – Ahi Tuna Recipe

Posted: July 25th, 2011 | Comments Off

Last week we told you about Hawaiian poi, and this week we bring you a tasty recipe that would go along really well with your poi.  Give this one a try…

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Hawaiian Poke – Ahi Tuna Recipe
From Chef Jason Hill

Here is a version of Hawaiian poke which comes out pretty tasty.  It’s not your traditional Hawaiian poke recipe, but it’s a tasty version.

1 1/2 lb. of fresh ahi tuna (sushi grade).  Rinse the fish with cool water.  Pat dry with a paper towel.  Dice the...
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Maui Snorkeling Sighting: Moray Eel

Posted: July 11th, 2011 | Comments Off

moray eel maui

The moray eel has quite a reputation for its dangerous-looking teeth, snake-like body and elusive characteristics.  Many snorkelers and scuba divers in Maui often get very excited when seeing the moray eel.  Many people become a little frightened because of their looks… large mouths and menacing teeth, but the moray eel is not known to be aggressive.  Although menacing-looking, these creatures are quite incredible when you consider their bizarre adaptations to the coral reef and even more bizarre reproductive system.

The Hawaiian name for the moray eel is puhi...
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Maui Snorkeling Sighting: Butterflyfish

Posted: July 4th, 2011 | Comments Off

maui snorkeling butterflyfish

Another common fish you will see while snorkeling on Maui is the butterflyfish (lau-lau and lau-wiliwili in Hawaiian).  These brightly colors, disk-shaped fish got their name from resembling the wings of a butterfly, especially since they often appear in pairs.  The ancient Hawaiians named the fish lau-lau and lau-wiliwili since to them they resembled the leaves (lau) of a tree.  It was especially the wiliwili and the hau trees in which these fish found their name, since the leaves of these trees are flat and oval...
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Maui Snorkeling Sighting – Parrotfish (Uhu)

Posted: June 27th, 2011 | Comments Off

Maui snorkeling parrotfish

Snorkeling is voted as one of Maui’s top activities enjoyed by locals and visitors to the island. What you will find under the surface of the water is coral reef which is home to many interesting species of underwater creatures. There is the parrotfish, which is easily spotted because of its rather large size and coloration… and its distinctive mouth which resembles that of a parrot, but with a full set of teeth.

The parrotfish is a beautiful fish with some bizarre characteristics....
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