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Buy Tickets to the 2018 Made in Maui Festival this Fall

A stellar event to attend on Maui this fall
July 20, 2018

If you’re looking for a stellar event to attend on Maui this fall then you’ll definitely want to buy tickets to Maui’s popular Made in Maui County Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

The Made in Maui County Festival kicks off again this year on November 2nd and 3rd and features a variety of locally made food, products, goods, arts, crafts, collectables and more!  Every year this event is put together to help showcase the best in island-made goods and services so outsiders just like you can experience firsthand the incredible craftsmanship of locally-made products on the island. The festival also acts as a catalyst for local creatives to put themselves out there and have an arena for their products to be featured in. It’s made possible with support by the Maui County Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce.

Depending on what day you plan on attending, you’ll have plenty of time to shop until you drop! The first day features a more relaxed shopping experience with a special “Exclusive Shopping Day” that lasts until about 6 p.m. There will be an opening ceremony and food available for purchase. Attendees will receive a free festival tote bag and have the opportunity to win a special Maui getaway package! Tickets range from $35 per person. Children under 12 are free.

The next day is the “Big Festival Day” where buyers are encouraged to come as early as 8 a.m. and stay as late as 4:30 p.m. Public admission is only $5 so you can spend your money on shopping instead! There will be around a dozen food trucks on site, a fashion show, product demonstrations and more! There will also be complimentary shuttles to and from designated parking locations so you don’t have to worry about that. How convenient! 

If you’re interested in learning more about the incredible annual Made in Maui County Festival, visit the Made in Maui website today. We hope to see you there during your next stay in Maui. Speaking of staying in Maui. If you’re researching your next vacation rental in Hawaii then please keep us in mind. From vacation home rentals to oceanfront condos, we have a wide selection to choose from and can make your next vacation planning adventure easy and enjoyable! Reach out today and learn more about what affordable vacation rentals are available on Maui. Aloha and a hui hou!

Book a Maui Submarine Tour For Your Next Trip to Hawaii

Explore the beautiful blue Pacific
July 13, 2018

Are you looking for fun and exciting activities to book for your next vacation in Maui? If you’re looking for an activity that will entertain the whole family then why not look into taking a submarine into the depths of the deep blue?

Maui submarine tours are a perfect fit for people of all ages. With accommodations for children as young as three, there’s no better activity to explore than this one. Each tour takes you out of the Lahaina Harbor either in the morning and afternoon before heading deep, down below to get up close and personal with some beautiful reef and marine life. Here you will be 100 feet under and get a tour of a whole new world.

Some tours will include a chance to explore an artificial reef of an old boat called the Carthaginian. The vessel was sunk after the ship was no longer useful and today it serves its purpose as a home to many sharks, turtles, fishes and more. But don’t be scared! You’ll be protected the entire time. Inside the submarine you will be in a climate-controlled cabin and receive great views of the depths below without having to get wet even once. During the winter months you may even be lucky enough to see a whale! How cool is that?

So if booking a submarine tour sounds right up your alley, then check out Tom Barefoot’s Tours for all of your booking needs. You will find an array of tour and activity options to choose from and are sure to find the perfect fit for you and your family. Simply go to our favorite tour, activity and adventure company and book your tour today.

Also, if you’re planning on coming to Hawaii and are still looking for a great price on a Maui vacation rental then keep us in mind. Here at Vacation-Maui we have plenty of options to choose from. If you’re interested in booking a vacation home or a condo on the beach, you should scroll through our listings and see what we have available. We always have incredible homes at affordable prices and you’re sure to find just what you need with us. Give us a call today at 808.661.3484 or visit our contact page for more information. We hope you decide on a submarine tour for your next family vacation to Maui and consider us when booking your next stay. Hope to hear from you soon. Aloha.

Explore Maui with a Mountain Bike Tour

If you have been contemplating ways to spice up your next vacation to Maui, then we have got just the activity in mind to help push you out of your comfort zone and experience the island like you have never before!
July 06, 2018

While parasailing and boat tours is the norm for Maui adventures and activities, there is one option that you may have never even thought of doing but should certainly look into. This ever-growing and exciting Valley Isle activity is the mountain bike tours that travel down the island’s famous Haleakala Mountain.

Many Maui bike tours offer special packages that include sunrise tours that thankfully don’t require you to truck it up the mountain before dawn. Instead, you’ll be picked up by a friendly driver near your West Maui vacation rental and shuttled to see a one-of-a-kind sunrise at the edge of the mountain’s crater. Once sunrise is over and you’re all done snapping pictures that are sure to make your relatives back home jealous, you’ll meet at the designated gathering area at 6,500 feet to start your descent. Here you will be instructed by trained tour operators who will help you along your journey back down the mountain.

While the thought of soaring down a dormant volcano may sound scary, we can assure you that you are in good hands. Each group is led by a talented cyclist who operates these tours pretty much every day and you’ll be followed by a driver who will slow down and block traffic along the way. This way you can rest your mind at ease and focus on just enjoying the beautiful views and breeze as you glide back down the mountain.

If you’re interested in booking a bike tour at Haleakala, then check out Tom Barefoot Tours for a complete list of tour options. If you book through this website, you will also receive a special discount. Don’t hesitate and book it today!

And if you are also looking for the perfect place to stay in Maui during your next visit to Hawaii, then take a few minutes to explore the rental listings we currently have available. Whether you have been considering renting a condo on Maui or were hoping to score an affordable vacation rental, we have plenty of options to choose from. See any that have caught your eye? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always here to help. We hope to see you soon and enjoy the sunrise at Haleakala with a special bike tour during your next stay in Maui.

Watch Live Music at the 2018 Maui Ukulele Festival

Enjoy the islands best musicians strumming their favorite ukulele-inspired tunes.
June 29, 2018

Everyone knows that the ukulele is Hawaii’s most beloved instrument and what better way to get the full Aloha experience during your next vacation to Maui than with a relaxed afternoon listening to some of the islands’ best musicians strumming their favorite ukulele-inspired tunes. 

This September 30th you’ll be able to do just that during the 13th annual Maui Ukulele Festival at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. This event, lasting from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., will bring together some renowned ukulele players to celebrate Hawaii’s deep cultural roots to this beautiful instrument. This year’s emcee will be Roy Sakuma, a well-known ukulele teacher and player, and includes top-acts which have yet to be released. While the lineup may still be a mystery, rest assured this event aims to please and you will not be disappointed. Since 2006, the Maui Ukulele Festival has brought together some top-acts including Herb Ohta Sr. (Ohta-San), Paula Fuga, Richard Hoopii, Jake Shimabukuro, Derek Sebastian and more. It’s truly a great way to spend the afternoon and did we mention it’s free? If you enjoy free things to do on Maui then this will be right up your ally. The festival will also include fun options for the family to indulge in including food vendors and local arts & crafts for sale on site. There will also be plenty of space for the keiki to run around so mom and dad can just sit back and enjoy the show. We hope to see you there!

If you’re going to be visiting Maui during the month of September and are looking for a place to stay, let us help you find the best rental for you and your family. Here at Vacation-Maui we have a ton of affordable rentals on Maui to choose from to help make your next vacation to Hawaii a breeze. You can check out some of our latest condos for rent or if you need something bigger, we have vacation homes on Maui too. Explore our newest Maui vacation rental specials page for special deals on some great rentals. If you’re interested in booking your next holiday getaway on Maui then go ahead and contact one of our agents today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always willing to help and can assist you in finding the best vacation rental on Maui for you and your loved ones. Enjoy the show and we’ll see you soon.

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