Aloha Vacation Rentals
April 2014



Maui no ka Oi! (Maui is the Best!). Aloha Vacation Rentals is sending this email newsletter to all of its past and potential customers on a monthly basis (or sooner if we see any great airfare deals or we run any vacation rental deals). If you wish to unsubscribe, please do so at the link at the bottom of this email. We will cover getting to Maui and things to do while you are here. First a quote:


“I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness, and the memory of it will remain with me always.” Mark Twain

Aloha Vacation Rentals

Aloha Vacation Rentals

specializes in West Maui vacation properties. The owners of Aloha Vacation Rentals have owned and managed property on Maui for over 15 years. They are well known in the local Maui community and provide guests with quality accommodations at an affordable price. Guests are supported by our on island managers, tradesmen and maids. See our properties here.

                                                                  Island Happenings
Things to do on Maui

There are literally hundreds of activities and culinary adventures awaiting you on Maui. We have an extensive list of ideas on our website here.
This month let’s look at bicycling down Haleakala. This is a great way to see and experience some of Maui's interesting countryside. First you get to see Haleakala National Park and experience the stark beauty of its crater. Then you will bicycle down through several climate zones and see the change in plant life as you do. Finally, the views are just superb. Most days you can see most of the coast of Maui from various vantage points as well as the volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawaii. We suggest you consider one of the downhill biking companies that just drops you off at the top rather than one where they have riders in front and back as the escorted ones go down way too fast, so you miss all the nice scenery. Its all downhill and a great way to see the countryside. Stop on the way down for brunch/lunch at the Kula Lodge (fabulous food). See Makawao and Paia on the same day.

Early Hawaiians applied the name Haleakalā ("house of the sun") to the general mountain. In Hawaiian folklore, the depression (crater) at the summit of Haleakalā was home to the grandmother of the demigod Māui. According to the legend, Māui's grandmother helped him capture the sun and force it to slow its journey across the sky in order to lengthen the day.

To book Haleakala bicycle tours, click here.


Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop

Located where the old Chez Paul French restaurant used to be, this is a great new place to eat. Stop in for the delicious sandwiches for lunch. But the real thing to get here is the pies. Eat them there or take them to go. A bit pricey but the best pies on Maui.



Current best Maui fares are $398 round trip from Bellingham, WA and Oakland, CA. For Southern California, the best bet is usually San Diego and it is as low as $485 round trip. For other fare deals to Maui, look here


We have a few openings in one of our units through June 13 and have discounted it a bit as follows:

Kapalua Golf Villa with stunning view 1BR/2BA, sleeps 4 through June 13, 2014, only $155/night! Book here now.


Mahalo for reading our newsletter. We hope it gave you some ideas on how to get to Maui, places to stay and things to do while here. Please contact us if we can assist you with your Maui vacation.


Tina A and Tina M
Aloha Vacation Rentals