Maui Snorkel Guide: Honolua Bay

Our favorite snorkeling spot on Maui's west side is Honolua Bay.   Visitors can take either drive and hike in or they can choose to take a catamaran excursion with a number of companies, including our favorites Trilogy and Pacific Whale Foundation

Honolua Bay is an amazing Marine Preserve located on the northwest tip of Maui, not far from the Kapala Resort.  Snorkeling is best at Honolua Bay in the morning from 7 am – 10 am for the clearest visibility.  For those staying on the west side of Maui, you can expect a 5 to 20 minute drive time from your resort.

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The best Mai Tai in the Universe - Monkeypod Kitchen

There is no more iconic experience than sipping a tropical Mai Tai at your favorite Maui beach bar.  In Tahitian, Mai Tai translates simply as "The Best".   While the debate has raged for decades,  Maui Insider has proclaimed the Mai Tai at Merriman's Monkeypod Kitchen to be "The Best" Mai Tia in the universe. You will find Monkey Pod Kitchen in the Wailea and Ka'anapali resorts.  Here is how it is made

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Jaws Challenge 2018 - Pe'ahi, Maui

Yesterday saw the best big wave surfers in the world take on the 30 foot swells at Jaws surf spot on the WSL's Big Wave Tour.  The 30 foot swell's meant each wave had bone-crushing intensity.  Hawaiian Keala Kennelly won women's event during a brutal session yesterday. The Men's event had been put on hold because the waves had become too dangerous for the surfers in Maui, Hawaii. When competition resumed, Billy Kemper took out the men’s title for a third time in a row.   Click here to view the entire event