The Macadamia Nut Farm at Hana, Maui

Jim Nabors, commonly remembered as Gomer Pyle on the TV shows The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., was a popular Hollywood star who moved to Maui in 1976. Upon the advice of his family, he converted a 500 acre oceanfront property he'd bought to a beautiful, and profitable, macadamia nut farm. As he [...]
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The Road to Hana – Video Tips

Here are the top 5 stops on the Road to Hana, with lots of awesome drone footage by Lance O’Brien. First suggestion: We think renting a convertible is better than renting a Jeep. We totally agree with Lance that doing the Road to Hana properly takes two to three days, especially when you add in […]

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Photos of Hana, Maui

Hana Town Aerial. For more about Hana tours and the famous Road to Hana, click here.

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Maui Photo of the Day – War Canoes

War canoes, Kenolio Beach, North Kihei, Maui. On the Beach
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Maui Video of the Day – Observatories

If you’ve ever been to the top of Haleakala or Mauna Kea you’ve seen the multitude of observatories at the summit, like in the above photo. If you’re like me, you assumed that they look dormant because they’re only working at night. Well, we’re wrong about that. A bit of time-lapse photography shows us what’s […]

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Maui Photo of the Day – Kihei Sunset

Two photos taken at Waipuilani Beach Park, Kihei, Maui.

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Be a Guest Writer on Planet Maui

Do you have an awesome Maui story, video or photos to share? Would you like to see your material featured in the Maui Good News? If you do, send it to jim@planetmaui.com and we’ll let you know the date it’s going to be published. Mahalo!

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New Signs Show Original Maui Place Names

Roadways throughout Central Maui will soon be decorated with new signs–each one telling a piece of the area’s history. “A lot of local people are embracing this project because they donʻt even know and they wanna know more,” said Vernon Kalanikau, the graphic designer of the Moku ‘o Wailuku Ahupua’a sign project. Kalanikau says the […]

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Which is More Fun, Snorkeling Maui or Kauai?

When you think of the tropical islands of Hawaii, great snorkeling should be one of the first places that comes to mind. Hawaii’s beautiful islands are perfect for snorkeling, with gorgeous coral reefs and thousands of sea creatures and tropical fish, many that are endemic to Hawaii. For snorkeling, most people think of Maui, but [...]
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Maui Laugh of the Day – On Any Maui Beach

“Did you get a good look at that hussy, Charlie?”

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Hawaii Timelapse Video

A light relaxation video to soften up your day.

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A Whale of a Photo

Words fail me. This is one whale of a photo, isn’t it? Post your comments below!

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Maui – Cars ‘r Us

A few days ago we talked about all the rental cars parked around the airport. Well, there’s even more, now. When the Covid-19 panic hit, Maui was in the midst of a record-breaking season. The rental car companies had been shipping thousands of vehicles here, for just that reason. It’s mind-blowing to see them all […]

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Maui Photo of the Day – Upcountry Rainbow

Maui may be shut down right now because of Covid-19, but Mother Nature is still showing up for work every day. Photo by Dominick Marino.

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Maui Photo of the Day – West Maui Mountains

The West Maui Mountains, from the beach at Kihei. On the beach in Kihei
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