We use the word mistakes in a general sense. A wedding on Maui does take planning and help, we will be the feet on the ground and the voice of reason and experience for you. We want you and your guests to have the most amazing time on Maui and have yours be the best wedding everyone ever attended. Here's a great article from our friends at Maui.bz. We're here to help you, right on the other end of the phone, 888-304-7750, warmest aloha, Jayanne, Wedding Coordinator
We couldn't have said it better! A lovely article on Maui's beach wedding locations from our partners at Maui.bz. Our Favorite beach is the Cove, aka Secret Beach. Kick your shoes off and take a little trip to Maui on your phone, tablet or computer. Hope to see you soon! Jayanne
HONOLULU (AP) — An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has given birth on a Waikiki beach — the first such birth in at least several decades.
The seal was born late Wednesday or early Thursday, said Angela Amlin, coordinator for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Program.
Mother and pup attracted dozens of onlookers as they rolled around on the sand. Volunteers kept people at a safe distance behind a rope barrier.
The mother, known as RH58 and nicknamed Rocky, has lived on and around Oahu since 2002. But she would return to Kauai, where she was born 17 years ago, to give birth. This time she had her pup at Kaimana, an area in Waikiki popular with Honolulu residents.
It's the first seal to be born in the densely populated tourist district since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began keeping track in the 1970s, Amlin said.
Amlin says monk seals normally like to give birth in quiet spots so it's rare that pups appear in a congested place like Waikiki.
Monk seal pups usually nurse for about five to seven weeks. Mothers are protective of their pups during this time. Officials are urging people to keep their distance so they don't disturb the pair.
Hawaiian monk seals are an endangered species. There are about 1,400 in the wild.
Separately, NOAA officials said a Hawaiian monk seal conservation volunteer on Kauai captured rare video of one of the animals giving birth.
The seal known as RO28 had her pup on Kauai's north shore on June 18.
AUDREY McAVOY , Associated Press See Original Article here
Maui was ranked among best places to visit in the USA on a list compiled by US News and World Report. The publication highlighted Maui’s idyllic beaches, parks and east Maui’s Kaihalulu sands and Road to Hana, calling Maui “escapism at its finest.”
Maui was ranked number four behind first place New York City, 2nd place Philadelphia, and third place Honolulu. San Francisco rounded out the top five. Other Hawaiʻi locations making the list were Kauaʻi at #11 and the Big Island of Hawaiʻi at #12.
The complete list of locations named on the Best USA Vacations list were: #1 New York City; #2 Philadelphia; #3 Honolulu; #4 Maui; #5 San Francisco; #6 Grand Canyon; #7 Sonoma; #8 Washington D.C.; #9 New Orleans; #10 San Diego.
US News analyzed more than 300 destinations for its Best Vacation Rankings, using a methodology that combines travelers’ opinions with expert and editor analysis. Each destination was scored in 10 categories, from sights, culture and food to nightlife, adventure and romance.
US News & World Report also released lists today for the World’s Best Places to Visit as well as region-specific lists and the Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean as well as the Best Small Towns in the USA and the Best National Parks in the USA.
You know how all the fast food restaurants are touting breakfast all day, every day? Maui gets to tout Summer all day, every day, all year long! We smile cheekily today, the first official day of summer and enjoy, BBQ's on the beach, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, sunset mai tai's, plate lunches, June weddings and more. And we smile VERY gratefully every day, knowing that we can do all this in December too! Know that you can pop over to Maui in the middle of -15 degree snow packed weather and go back in time to Summer all over again!
Cheyenne and Amanda with their cute two year old son enjoyed a Maui wedding at Poolenalena beach. Friends and family provided the music and the vows. A true family wedding. Photography by Branden Sequeira. Jayanne, Wedding Coordinator