Aloha Vacation Rentals
May 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.

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Things to do on Maui

Should I drive to Hana? This is a common question as there is a certain amount of mystique surrounding going to Hana. The most important thing to remember about driving to Hana is the stops along the road are what is important not the end destination. If you are headed to Hana in a big hurry because that is your goal, you will miss all the good stuff and be sorely disappointed with Hana. Hana is merely a sleepy town along the way. Ideally purchase a guidebook or CD to use as you go to Hana and plan on being gone all day. Take lunch with you. DO stop at all the water falls and black sand beaches as you go. Also, go about 10 miles past Hana and visit Wailua Falls, some of the prettiest ones on Maui. Once that far, consider driving the rest of the way around Haleakala. It is generally quite passable and you will pass over some of the most recent lava flows on Maui.

So remember, plan on a whole day, get a recent guidebook or CD, take lunch and stop along the route.

Also consider leaving the driving to someone else, see here.

Slappy Cakes

West Maui now has an interesting breakfast alternative. You sit down at a table with a built in griddle and they bring you the pancake batter and you make your own cakes. They have basic buttermilk, gluten-free and vegan, Okinawan sweet potato, chocolate and whole grain batters. You then order whatever items you want to mix in and the toppings and go at it. They have various side dishes and meats to finish out your meal. We particularly enjoyed the Portuguese sausage. Some of their sides have a Southern influence, such as the sausage gravy and chicken fried bacon. Really good way to start the day!

Slappy Cakes

Current best Maui fares range from $450 to $500 roundtrip form San Diego, Sacramento, and Oakland.

For other fare deals to Maui, look here.

We have just listed a new property in West Maui at Papakea. 

Direct Oceanfront 1 BR/1 BA, spectacular ocean views, gorgeous new remodel! We are in the midst of a top to bottom renovation, which will be completed middle June of 2014. Once everything is finished, our condo will feature a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, a 42" TV in the living room with DVD player and separate music system, and a comfortable queen sleeper sofa. The bedroom will have a king size bed with pillow top mattress, with a second flat screen TV. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Molokai and Lanai across the tropical blue Hawaiian waters. Savor gorgeous sunsets from your lanai, or watch whales, turtles and dolphins just off shore in season.

Be the first to book and use this brand new remodel. Click 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