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Hawaiian Slack Key Music Festival this Summer in Maui, Hawaii

Summer is just around the corner and if you are looking for a great event to attend, then we recommend checking out the 28th Annual Ki Hoalu Slack Key Guitar Festival!
April 12, 2019

Summer is just around the corner and we hope you are getting ready to plan your Hawaiian vacation! With your Hawaii oceanfront vacation rental booked, your Maui activities all planned out the only thing left to do is see what you and your family are going to do when you get here. Well if you’re looking for a great event to attend then we recommend checking out the 28th Annual Ki Ho’alu Slack Key Guitar Festival this coming June!

On Sunday, June 23rd from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. the 28th Annual Ki Ho’alu will be a slack key guitar festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Ki Ho’alu translates to “loosen the key” in Hawaiian and celebrates this particular style of music that dates back to the 19th-century paniolo era. During that time, slack key was played around the campfire after a day of manual labor and began a tradition on the island that is still practiced today. Nowadays, it has become known as one of the world’s greatest acoustic guitar techniques and the Grammy Awards has even recognized Hawaiian slack key music in its own category.

This annual summer festival has been bringing together some of the top Hawaiian slack key guitar performers in Hawaii year after year and continues to be a popular event for music lovers all over. Located at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Maui, you can enjoy the sweet sounds of the guitar from the beauty and comfort of an open lawn area. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, or lauhala mats to sit back and relax and enjoy the show.

All generations and ages are welcome, and guests should know that crafts and merchants will be on site with plenty of local goods for purchase as well as food trucks where you can find some tasty grinds. And the best part is the show is free! So unlike other music festivals, you won’t have to spend a lot of money (or any for that matter) to attend. Check it out this summer, and we’ll see you on the lawn!

ps. If you want to bring the extended family over for this amazing musical concert event, remember, we offer 3 bedroom condos in South Maui that can accommodate up to 8 guests!

Best Local Food Restaurants in Maui, Hawaii

If you are interested in taking your taste buds on a journey of a lifetime, then here are a few of our top places to eat like a real local on Maui, Hawaii.
April 05, 2019

Vacations to Maui, Hawaii are an exciting way to experience a different culture, try new adventures, and see the world like you never have before. Ever since different cultures made their way to Hawaii, the Hawaiian Islands have been home to a mix of customs, traditions, and, most importantly, some of the best food from around the world! From Portuguese influences to Chinese twists on local dishes, cooking in Hawaii is not like on the mainland or anywhere else in the world for that matter, and if you’re an adventurous eater than you’re in luck.

If you are ready to take your taste buds on a journey of a lifetime, then here are a few of the best local food restaurants in Maui to check out so you too can eat like a real local.

Da Kitchen

Da Kitchen is a MUST for your Maui vacation. Located conveniently close to many of our best Maui hotels and resorts, not to mention our rental office (stop in to say aloha), you might want to make this one of your first stops. An easy walk from our Kihei Kai Nani rentals and Kamaole Beach Royale. Try their special lau lau or ask about their chicken long rice but whatever you do, make sure to keep the rice on your plate. Skipping it may cost you some embarrassment as the waiters are sure to call you out.

Tin Roof

Tin Roof offers elevated local dishes by Top Chef contestant Chef Sheldon Simeon. This bustling local food restaurant is turning out pork belly bowls, garlic noodles, and other Hawaiian comfort foods. Not far from the airport, you could stop here as soon as you get off the plane for your Maui vacation! The prices are affordable and the food is delicious. Try the Mochiko Chicken or the saimen. You won’t be disappointed.

Aloha Mixed Plate

If your traveling to West Maui from your oceanfront resort in South Maui, be sure to check this place out! A “traditional” mix plate in Hawaii often comes with a protein, fish or kalbi beef ribs more often than not, rice and a mac salad. At Aloha Mixed Plate, you can get one of the best-mixed plates on the island and also order some great takes on some unique local dishes, as well. From a spam egg benedict to a kalua pig omelet, Aloha Mixed Plate will have you tasting Maui like never before.

Those are some of our favorite local spots on the island. If you’d like to learn more about what there is to do on Maui, check out our in-house concierge. And if you’re still on the fence about where to stay in Maui, then don’t hesitate to contact us or maybe view some of our South Maui oceanfront vacation rentals today. We have a great selection to choose from and do our best to serve our customers with sincere aloha and honesty in all that we do. We hope to hear from you soon and, as always, aloha. 

Lyft Now Available at Maui Airports

Got everything planned for your Maui vacation but not quite sure how you are going to get to your destination? Lyft is now providing transportation for arriving travelers!
March 29, 2019

Aloha returning travelers to Maui! We trust you’re getting a big start on your upcoming Maui vacation and are preparing for the incredible adventures that are in store for you once you arrive. If you find yourself sitting at your desk chair at work daydreaming of shave ice, whale watching tours, and the exciting twists and turns of the road to Hana, then why not channel that energy into planning your trip instead and get your dream vacation off the ground the right way.

While planning on renting an awesome oceanfront Maui condo for rent to stay in is a great first step, don’t forget to think about transportation on the island once you arrive. We know how much of a challenge it may seem to get from the airport to your lodging, but that journey just got a whole lot easier. In the past, your only options to and from the airports on Maui used to be limited to taxis, buses and rental cars. But now you’ll be happy to know that the personal taxi service Lyft will now be able to serve arriving vacationing guests such as yourself at designated pickup locations at both the Kahului and Kapalua airports.

Lyft, along with the Hawaii Department of Transportation, recently mentioned in a press release that the new services began on Feb. 1. According to representatives, the decision allows for the company to serve arriving guests such as yourself better, and Maui’s airports are now among the more than 350 airports across the United States and Canada that offer Lyft rideshare service. And just when you thought Maui couldn’t get much better...

We hope you’re as excited as we are for this new service on Maui. Now that your transportation is taken care of, all that’s left is finding your perfect rental for your vacation getaway. But don’t worry, we have your back there too. No need to stress about where you’re going to stay and how you’re going to afford it because we have a wide selection of rentals to choose from. If you’re looking for a great deal on a vacation rental, then make sure to look through our current rental specials. You can also check out our vacation rental map to see what’s for rent on the island before you land. Contact us if you see any rentals you like and let us know how we can help you get the most of your Maui excursion. Have a great week and let’s talk soon. Aloha!

Stay in Kihei at Menehune Shores Maui for a Dream Hawaii Vacation

Feeling overwhelmed with all the Maui lodging options? Look no further than Menehune Shores vacation rentals!
March 22, 2019

No vacation to Hawaii is complete without the perfect beachfront condo rental in Maui. And with so many great places to stay on the island, it may be hard to pick and choose which location will be right for you and your ohana (family). So if you’re finding yourself having trouble with deciding on where to stay, look no further because we have an excellent Hawaii lodging option with condos for rent at Menehune Shores Maui.

Menehune Shores is an oceanfront property nestled amongst our North Kihei vacation rentals and is made up of several stories that overlook the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The condo rentals here come with private lanais, fully-equipped kitchens, wifi and so much more! On-site is a swimming pool, rooftop lanai, a business center and incredible grounds that may make you never want to leave the resort.

Throughout the tropical condo property, you can enjoy beautiful palm trees swaying in the wind and perfectly manicured landscaped grounds that lead you right back to the ocean. You’ll also be right next door to the National Marine Humpback Sanctuary and will have stunning views of the West Maui Mountains and neighboring islands. The Maui vacation rentals here come with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos for rent that give you plenty of space to relax with your loved ones. 

The Maui condo rentals at Menehune Shores will also come with everything you need to make your vacation comfortable and convenient. You’ll be right down the street from the happening area of Kihei where there’s plenty of nightlife, eateries, beaches, shopping and more. Also onsite is a great restaurant called Monsoon India so you won’t even have to leave to satisfy your appetite.

We hope you enjoyed learning about Menehune Shores and consider booking a condo here for your next vacation. If you’re still interested in seeing what else is out there for rent on Maui, then take a few minutes to look through our current listings. We have everything from two bedroom and three bedroom condos to special deals. So whether you’re looking for a lot of space to entertain your company or a good deal on a beachfront condo, you are sure to find that here with us. Contact us with any questions you might have, and we hope to hear from you soon. Have a great week and let us know when you’re ready to book a stay at Menehune Shores. Aloha!

Best Maui Food Trucks to Stop By During Your Island Vacation

Looking for a great place to eat during your Hawaii vacation? Check out a few of our favorite Maui food trucks!
March 15, 2019

While the white sandy beaches and warm tropical breezes are something to love about a Hawaii vacation, one of our favorites happens to be the food! The Valley Isle is home to some really great spots to grab a bite and on almost any given day you can enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many Maui restaurants. But some of the best places to eat on the island actually happen to be at one of Maui’s ever-growing popular food trucks. Check out a few of our favorites! 

South Maui Fish Company

You find this little red food truck behind the Union 76 Station on South Kihei Road. If you're in the mood for some of the freshest fish on the island without having to go to a fancy restaurant, this is a must stop for when you're feeling famished. Try some of their amazing poke! You can ask for traditional or spicy. Their menu changes daily depending on what was caught, but most days you’ll find curry fish plate, grilled fish plate, taco, and ceviche.

Broke Da Mouth

Maui’s newest food truck oasis is Broke Da Mouth on West Maui’s town of Honokawai. This hidden gem has so much good food to choose from including Thai, Mexican, wings, Asian, and even an ice cream truck that has some of the best handmade ice creams on the island. It’s worth the drive to check it out and spend a Friday night under the stars here.

Plate Lunch Marketplace

Located across from Costco in Kahului, this food truck haven is getting more and more popular. With an awesome acai truck, Thai options, poke and more, you can’t go wrong stopping here for your next meal.

Haiku Foodland

Tucked away in beautiful Upcountry Maui are a few food trucks that will make your upcountry adventure even better. Located in the parking lot of the Haiku Foodland grocery store are the Mediterranean Grill, Satrang, and Bailey’s Cafe. These three trucks offer a variety of different cuisines that you really can’t find anywhere else on the island. Make a day trip of it and stop here on your way up to Haleakala.

These are just a few of our favorites but part of the fun of exploring Hawaii is discovering some on your own! And if you are still shopping around for the perfect place to stay in South Maui, we have just the vacation rental for you. Whether you are looking for oceanfront condos for rent or a spacious 3 bedroom lodging for your family vacation, we have a variety of affordable accommodations that fit almost every need. But don’t take our word for it, book online today and find out for yourself what keeps people coming back!

Blogs for April 2019

Hawaiian Slack Key Music Festival this Summer in Maui, Hawaii

Posted on April 12, 2019

Summer is just around the corner and we hope you are getting ready to plan your Hawaiian vacation! With your Hawaii oceanfront vacation rental booked, your Maui activities all planned out the only thing left to do is see what you and your family are going to do… Continue Reading

Best Local Food Restaurants in Maui, Hawaii

Posted on April 05, 2019

Vacations to Maui, Hawaii are an exciting way to experience a different culture, try new adventures, and see the world like you never have before. Ever since different cultures made their way to Hawaii, the Hawaiian Islands have been home to a mix of customs, traditions, and, most… Continue Reading


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