Maui Unemployment Skyrockets, Economy Crumbles; Dr. Jim’s Predictions

For the past decade Maui has enjoyed one record year of tourism after another. Up until March visitor spending had reached record levels of $500 Million. Per Month! Since the Covid-19 panic it's plummeted to zero. The mayor has already announced a 20% wage cut for all county employees, and lots more budget cuts are [...]
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What Maui Looks Like During Lockdown

Here are some videos of what Maui's been like for the past few weeks. Lahaina Front Street during the lockdown Map of the Lahaina area Whaler's Village Whaler's Village area map. Some great aerial video of the same area. A tour of Kihei and Wailea during lockdown. A map of the Kihei and Wailea area. [...]
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When is Maui Reopening?

Everything is confusion regarding the reopening of Maui. Apparently the Governor extending his stay-at-home order to May 31st was in conflict to what had been told to a meeting of resort executives, and now they're scrambling to change their plans. The Ritz Carlton now says they're reopening August 1st. Some other Ka'anapali resorts have extended [...]
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Maui Under Lockdown – A Video Update

Let's take a look around Maui and see what it's like under Covid-19. Life on Maui under Covid-19 Day 34 of Maui Lockdown, taken from the West Maui Forest Reserve Some photos of the 18,000 rental cars parked at the Maui airport. https://planetmaui.com/18000-parked-rental-cars-at-airport/ For more articles about Maui during the Covid-19 crisis, click here.
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Beautiful Maui Sunset Photos

For your quarantine viewing pleasure, here's a collection of Maui sunset photos.
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Diver Rescues Whale, Gets Amazing Thank-You!

Seeing a humpback whale in its natural environment, just a few feet away, is why whale watches are so popular on Maui. It’s only when you are that close to a whale that you see just how majestic and incredible these creatures are. James Moskito caught a glimpse of a surfacing humpback whale while diving [...]
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Planet Maui Writer Sued over Chickens on Maui Article

Dr. Jim Carey, aka Haole Boi, webmaster of PlanetMaui.com and a regular contributor to the Maui Good News, was sued today in Federal District Court by the Maui Coalition of Feral Chickens and Other Poultry for defamation of character. In particular, they quoted his articles in the Maui Good News, published by Planet Maui, in […]

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Chickens on Maui – Part 2

What’s with all the feral chickens on Maui?

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What’s with all the Chickens on Maui?

by Dr. Jim Carey If Disney did chickens, they’d be Maui chickens. Arrogant, independent, decidedly territorial, and, OK, cocky, Maui’s 20,000 or so chickens – I can’t imagine who’s counting – Maui’s chickens rank right up there with snorkeling trips and luaus as tourist magnets, and are the scourge of locals wanting to sleep in. […]

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Great Maui Waterfall Photos

Here's some more of the thousands of waterfalls you'll find on Maui. There are some 400 ft. high! Many you can see from your car, some of them require a short hike, and a few are only accessible by helicopter. Enjoy the virtual tour! Clicking on any photo will take you to the high-res version.
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Be a Guest Writer

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 and on our website? 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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Sunset Over Molokini

Three beautiful sunset photos with the sun setting behind Molokini Crater. Taken by Johnny Hilliard in south Makena, on the way to La Perouse Bay. Mahalo, Johnny! Photos were taken from here
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A Virtual Escape to Maui

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Beautiful Maui Waterfall Photos

Here's some more pics of the thousands of waterfalls you'll find on Maui. Many you can see from your car, some of them require a short hike, and a few are only accessible by helicopter. Some are 400 ft. high! Enjoy the virtual tour. Clicking on any photo will take you to the high-res version. [...]
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Take a Virtual Walk Along the Beach in Wailea

Take a virtual walk in Wailea from the Andaz Resort to the Fairmont along the oceanfront path and the beach. You'll pass the Wailea Elua Village, the Wailea Beach Resort, the Grand Wailea, and the Four Seasons on your way. These are all top, 5-Star resorts on Maui. It's a wonderful life! Virtual Hike - [...]
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