Aloha Vacation Rentals
MAy 2017



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


Maui's Haleakala National Park is a must see during any visit.
An extremely winding but well maintained road leads up the mountain. The summit area includes the crater the summit of the volcano. There is a visitor center, with parking and restrooms, near the summit. At the summit itself is another parking lot and a simple observatory without facilities.
The main feature of this part of the park is the famous Haleakalā Crater. It is huge: 6.99 miles (11.25 km) across, 2.0mi (3.2 km) wide, and some 2,600 ft (790 m) deep. The interior of the crater is dotted by numerous volcanic features, including large cinder cones. Two main trails lead into the crater from the summit area: the Halemau'u and Sliding Sands trails. Hikers in the crater can stay in one of three cabins (which need to be reserved through the park first).

Each morning, visitors come to the summit of the volcano to watch the spectacular sunrise. More visitors come each afternoon to watch the equally amazing sunset. In either case conditions can be extremely cold.

The park is known for its unique volcanic features, its long scenic drive with numerous overlooks, and the unusually clear views of the night sky available. Haleakalā is one of the best places in the United States for amateur astronomy, and binoculars and telescopes are available for rent from many local merchants. Nēnē (Hawaiian Geese, Branta sandvicensis) can also be seen in their natural habitat in Haleakalā Crater. Although nēnē died out entirely in the park, in 1946 they were re-introduced with the help of the Boy Scouts who carried young birds into the crater in their backpacks.
When you visit the park we encourage you to stop at the Kula Lodge for a meal or just drinks. The view is spectacular and the food is good.

One of the best ways to experience the volcano is to bike down ithe main road, which almost all downhill. There are several companies that will rent you a bike and take you up to the top. There are two main types or rentals available. The first is with a guide and you go down the road with the guide. The other is free style, they take you up to the top and then you bike down to their shop and turn the bikes back in on your own schedule.

You can book either type of bike trips by contacting our local Expedia activities contact: 808.665.1262 or email Let them know Aloha Vacation Rentals sent you.


It is hard to find decent food for affordable prices on Maui, but this new restaurant achieves that goal in a great location with great decor. We have been pleased with all meals we have had here.

Here is from the restaurant itself:

Opened in March 2016, Taverna Italian Eatery was created to be a gathering place. A place where longtime residents, returning guests and first-time visitors could come together and relax and enjoy the beauty of Maui’s mountains and sea, and feed their bodies and spirits with Italian cuisine created from fresh ingredients by an innovative and renowned Chef.

Pleasing to the eye and the palate; comfortable for the body and yes, the pocketbook; heartening to the soul. Join us for fresh house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and other favorite Italian dishes in our lovely and rustic open air restaurant. Or enjoy a meal outside on the spacious patio with views extending across the greens to the ocean, and up into Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui Mountains.

At night, flickering tiki torches lend a tropical glow to the warm darkness as you linger over a favorite beverage…maybe a refreshing craft cocktail, one of our locally brewed cold beers on tap, or a glass of Italian wine from our popular Wines by the Glass program. Our sleek, concrete-top bar offers 32 bar chairs and is the perfect place to meet a friend or watch the game.

Welcoming, delicious and comfortable any time of day—from the heart of Kapalua, we invite you to join us at Taverna…

Current best airfare deals are be coming out of Canada. To monitor all travel deals to Maui, we suggest you use the link below.

For other fare deals to Maui, look here.


***$275 SPECIAL to 6/1/17 Direct Oceanfront Central A/C Sleeps 6-8 Upgraded**

Highly upgraded West Maui Kaanapali Papakea 2 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, ground floor condo 25 feet from the oceans edge. Watch the whales, sunsets, and the ocean from the kitchen, living room and lanai. Sleep to the sound of the waves. This condo was fully renovated and features granite countertops, tile floors/baths and ceiling fans throughout. CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING. Full size front load washer/dryer. Kitchen includes built-in wine cooler/fridge, Bosch dishwasher, convection range, warming drawer, convection microwave, GE Profile fridge with ice/water, and separate drink fridge. Living room includes tropical furniture with queen sofa sleeper, love seat, HDTV/DVD/BLURAY and dining table and chairs. Kitchen is fully stocked with all dishes, glassware, small appliances and silverware. Master bedroom has California king bed, HDTV/DVD/BLURAY, 2 vanity sinks and walk in shower with 'rain' shower head. Guest bedroom has queen murphy bed, twin bunk beds and HDTV/DVD/BLURAY. Full guest bath has walk in shower. There is a safe for your valuables. Lanai has table, 4 chairs and 2 lounge chairs. Papakea Resort has sand beach, pools, jacuzzis, putting greens, tennis courts, shuffleboard and koi ponds.

This stunning totally renovated condo is truly directly on the ocean. You awake to the sites and sounds of the beautiful surf, dine on your lanai while enjoying the whales and breathtaking sunsets, or simply relax with a refreshing cocktail and enjoy the views of the ocean, Moloka'i and Lana'i. Walk 25 feet to take a dip in the ocean or snorkel with the fish. You really can enjoy paradise without leaving the resort. The Papakea Resort is located on North Kaanapali Beach. Papakea has 13 acres of lush tropical gardens with foot bridges and koi ponds. The tennis courts, putting greens, shuffleboard and 2 pools/ 2 hot tubs make your time as relaxing or as busy as you choose. Children especially enjoy swimming in the pools and ocean in front of the condo. You have the option of dining in or barbecuing poolside or heading out to any one of the numerous restaurants within a five mile radius.

FREE: For families with small children we will place a portable crib with sheets plus a portable high chair in the condo upon request.

Book it NOW HERE!

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