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Ulalena - Capture the Essence of Hawaii

Ulalena, used to share the history of Hawaii through dance and music, is one of Hawaii's most grand live productions located on Front Street.
July 21, 2017

Ulalena - Capture the Essence of Hawaii


Ulalena, used to share the history of Hawaii through dance and music, is one of Hawaii's most grand live productions located on Front Street. Held at the Maui Theater in Lahaina, Ulalena gives viewers the opportunity to honor Hawaii's past through features of historical figures of events along the timeline leading up to what Hawaii is today. 

Ulalena is said to be a rain found only on Maui, which appears to have colors of red and yellow when seen at twilight. This magical musical is meant to preserve the Hawaiian culture starting with the birth of the Hawaiian islands. Performers then take the audience through a story of the gods, goddesses, legends, and the arrival of the various cultures that played a part in the development of the Hawaiian culture.

This production was described as a "stunning theatrical sensation" by National Geographic, probably due to the great efforts of performers whose goal is to leave the audience mesmerized by the beauty of Hawaii's history. Unique instruments are constantly being used to mimic the sounds of the wind, ocean, and many more sounds of nature. Rainbows of lights and special effects are also used to create the setting, giving the audience the feeling of being in the scene. Performers have a great amount of numbers where hula, chanting, singing, and even acrobatic performances perfectly portray many of Hawaii's cherished stories.

Tickets can be purchased online. Prices vary depending on where you choose to be seated. Shows are put on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, so to ensure your reservation you should book far in advance. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the lobby.  Make sure you make the most of your trip and go on a drive from your West Maui Vacation Rental to witness what Hawaii Magazine calls the "best live show in Hawaii." Join the Ulalena family to get a chance to honor those who have come before us and the value that they contributed to Hawaii's rich history.

Survive Your Maui Vacation With a Teenager - Top 5 Things to Do

Many teenagers spend their days indoors, but it is hard to imagine spending any days indoors while on the island of Maui!
July 14, 2017


Many teenagers spend their days indoors, but it is hard to imagine spending any day indoors while on the island of Maui! Here are some popular things for teenagers to enjoy during your stay here on Maui:

1. Day on the Beach
Maui is home to the most beautiful beaches. Makena State Park's well-known Big Beach and the famous Kamaole beach parks right by Kamaole Beach Royale and Kamaole Sands are perfect for a day in the sun. On the West side of Maui, lies Kaanapali beach which stretches from the Hyatt to the Sheraton and has a variety of fun water activities. Paia, on Maui's North Shore, attracts surfers because of the waves at Paia Bay and Baldwin Beach Park. Farther north from Paia is Hookipa Beach Park, internationally known for windsurfing and a favorite of the Hawaiian sea turtle. These are only a few of the many beaches that Maui has to offer and are a great way to spend time with the family.

2. Hiking
Even on vacation, you have to stay fit. Time by the sea is great, but Maui's mountainsides feature amazing hiking trails to explore. On the slopes of Haleakala is Polipoli Spring State Recreational Area where four hiking trails offers a chance to see the preserved native plants and a variety of wildlife. For the more experienced hikers, the Haleakala Crater trail is the way to go for panoramic views and backcountry camping. Waihee Ridge Trail is a popular one amongst locals, for a variety of ups and downs and the gorgeous view of the ocean. You can also take a look at the windmills along the Pali trail, which can be tackled from the Lahaina Pali or from an entrance closer to the Maalaea condominium, both with great views of the ocean as well as the island.

3. Surfing and Stand up Paddle Boarding
Surrounded by the clear waters and perfect waves, surfing or stand up paddle boarding is a must when vacationing to Maui. Near your south side vacation rental is Hawaiian Paddle Sports with tours and lessons for all water activities. Lessons are offered all over the island to give you a chance to bond with the ocean.

4. Paintball
Maui Paintball, located off Honoapiilani highway, is the only paintball course on the island. They offer many rates and packages for your teens or for the whole family. This exciting activity brings everyone together to enjoy a day of fun alongside the ocean.

5. Roller skating
Also located near your South Maui Vacation Rental is the Maui Inline Hockey Association. This rink at Kalama Park offers public skating on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy a night with friends as you skate along to the music with Maui's tropical sunset in perfect view.

These activities are perfect for teenagers who enjoy some time in the sun. Book a stay with Rentals Maui and make some memories!

Hike Through Bamboo on the Pipiwai Trail

Pipiwai trail, at the end of Hana highway of Kipahulu Valley, is home to waterfalls and bamboo forests.
July 11, 2017

Hike Through Bamboo on the Pipiwai Trail


Are you ready for one of Maui's most stunning hikes? On your trip to paradise, book a stay at a Maui Vacation Rental and make your way around Haleakala to the East side of Maui. Waiting for you just at the end of Hana highway, is the Pipiwai trail, 12 miles away from Hana town. The Pipiwai trail will give you a chance to walk through a verdant rainforest leading up to one of Maui's most impressive waterfalls - Waikomu falls. Find the visitors center, where parking is available for $10 per vehicle. Be sure to ask a worker if the trail is safe to hike. If so, get ready for a 4 mile hike that will surely be a favorite memory from your vacation to Hawaii. You won't be worried about the distance at all with the amazing sights and views along the trail.

Pipiwai trail offers multiple points of interest. Near the start of the hike, you'll come across Makahiku falls. Here sparkling waters cascade down a 200 foot cliff. After enjoying the view of the waterfall, make a quick stop at the trail's enormous banyan tree. As you make your way upward, you will cross a number of bridges, into an endless forest of bamboo. A wooden boardwalk will take you to the end of the trail, featuring a waterfall off of a 400 foot cliff, called Waikomu falls. Take in the sights of the magnificent water, plunging into a stream, surrounded by bunches of ti leaves and mossy trees. 

To be ready for this adventure, you'll definitely need to pack a bag, as it's a 2-3 hour walk through one of Mother Nature's most awe inspiring masterpieces. Pack a bottle of sunscreen, water, and a few snacks for the trip. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes to ensure that you're hike is enjoyable.  Don't be afraid to get out of your Maui Vacation Rental and take a trip East for a chance to go deep into one of Maui's most enchanted valleys!

Finding your Next Rental Made Easy

Planning your vacation to Maui should be as simple as breathing in the warm ocean air, which is why we have developed some new pages with you in mind.
July 06, 2017

Finding your Next Rental Made Easy

Planning your vacation to Maui should be as simple as breathing in the warm ocean air, which is why we have developed some new pages with you in mind. Whether you are looking for some affordable comfort or to indulge in luxury, you should not have to sift through a number of our listings to find the right place to lay your head.

If falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing and a short walk before your feet hits the sand is something that you are looking for, we have a new oceanfront condos page that lists our range of villas located right on the beach. As our most popular listings, we recommend not to hesitate for too long!

For those of you who are traveling with family or friends and are looking for a place to house a specific amount of guests, we have also created two new pages that show our available 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom condos. Accommodating 4 to 6 guests, our 2 bedroom rentals are great for vacationing family and friends. For bigger groups of travelers, we have 3 bedroom condos that sleep 6 to 8 guests comfortably.

Check out our site’s newest additions and book your reservations online today!

Take a Stroll Down Paia Town

A walk through Paia Town and the surrounding beaches will give you a chance to shop, eat, and enjoy some time by the sea.
June 30, 2017

Take a Stroll Down Paia Town


Looking to lift your spirits? Well, you're in luck because Paia Town was named one of "America's Happiest Seaside Towns" by Coastal Living Magazine. Before making your way down the road to Hana, make a quick stop! A walk through Paia Town and the surrounding beaches will give you a chance to shop, eat, and enjoy some time by the sea.

A historic plantation town, Paia, is over 103 years old. Before then, the mill opened in 1880 and brought people of different cultures to the town, including people from nearby plantation fields. The workers then built Paia's first store in 1896.  During the 1960's and 1970's, a large group of hippies made their way from the mainland to Hawaii, making Paia Town Maui's own "hippie town." The mill closed in 2000, but the town is still as lively as ever!

Nowadays, tourists and locals come to Paia Town, with their wallets ready for some shopping. Boutiques filled with clothes, bikinis, and jewelry are lined down the street. You will also find your mouth watering when you come across the oven baked flatbread from Maui Flatbread Company. If you have a craving for a sweet sensation, Cafe Des Amis will hit the spot, serving crepes of all kinds. You can find anything to satisfy your cravings in Paia Town.

Outside of this small town, within walking distance, are a few beaches that will definitely make your trip to the north shore worthwhile. Lining up in one long strip of golden sand and turquoise waters, Paia Bay, Baldwin Beach Park, and Baby Beach await you. Paia Bay is great for body boarding. You'll find a lot of locals waiting for the waves to roll in. Baldwin Beach is perfect for a nice swim or a place to relax under the sun. On the farther end of Baldwin Beach, near Spreckelsville is Baby Beach. With a shallow lagoon, protected by the ocean, Baby Beach is ideal for small children to enjoy.

Farther North, past Paia Town is Hookipa Beach Park. Hookipa beach is internationally known for its windsurfing. During the winter, waves can reach as high as 20 feet, which is why many surfing competitions are held here. Spectators can watch from afar, admiring the many tricks that surfers can do with just their board and the ocean!

Happiness awaits you! Just 35-40 minutes from your South Maui Vacation Rental, take a quick trip to Maui's own Paia Town. With massive paintings upon the walls, and stacks of surfboards, you'll enjoy the many sights that Paia has to offer, surrounded by the happy atmosphere.

Blogs for July 2017

Ulalena - Capture the Essence of Hawaii

Posted on July 21, 2017
Ulalena - Capture the Essence of Hawaii


Ulalena, used to share the history of Hawaii through dance and music, is one of Hawaii's most grand live productions located on Front Street. Held at the Maui Theater in Lahaina, Ulalena gives viewers the opportunity to honor Hawaii's past through… Continue Reading

Survive Your Maui Vacation With a Teenager - Top 5 Things to Do

Posted on July 14, 2017


Many teenagers spend their days indoors, but it is hard to imagine spending any day indoors while on the island of Maui! Here are some popular things for teenagers to enjoy during your stay here on Maui:

1. Day on the Beach
Maui is home to the most… Continue Reading

Hike Through Bamboo on the Pipiwai Trail

Posted on July 11, 2017
Hike Through Bamboo on the Pipiwai Trail


Are you ready for one of Maui's most stunning hikes? On your trip to paradise, book a stay at a Maui Vacation Rental and make your way around Haleakala to the East side of Maui. Waiting for you just at the… Continue Reading

Finding your Next Rental Made Easy

Posted on July 06, 2017
Finding your Next Rental Made Easy

Planning your vacation to Maui should be as simple as breathing in the warm ocean air, which is why we have developed some new pages with you in mind. Whether you are looking for some affordable comfort or to indulge in luxury, you… Continue Reading

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