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If you’re suffering from reverse island fever – that is, you would like to experience as many islands as you can while you’re visiting Maui Banyan – the Lanai Ferry is just the ticket. Local residents and visitors alike enjoy the short …

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Without a doubt, the biggest and most celebrated holiday on Maui is Halloween. Each year, Lahaina Town is the host of one of the largest Halloween parties in Hawaii, often dubbed the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific.” Front Street closes …

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If you plan your Maui Banyan visit to coincide with whale watching season, we are happy to report the first humpback whales of the season were recently spotted off Kapalua in West Maui. You know what that means? You’ll be …

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Hula is Life More than just a dance, more than just a way of life… Hula is life itself. History of Hula in Hawaii In ancient Hawaii, a time when a written language did not exist, hula and its chants …

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Maui Fair returning for a 95th big year!

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The Maui Fair, the island’s longest running event, is returning for its 95th year with four days of food and fun Oct. 5-8. This year’s theme, “Celebrating the Greatest Things in Life,” pays tribute to the things we have accomplished, …

 

Annual Festivals of Aloha celebrating native Hawaiian culture begin Sept. 1

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Finishing first runner-up to the Maui Film Festival on the Pride of Maui’s Top 10 list of Maui events is the Festivals of Aloha. The annual celebration of native Hawaiian culture runs through October across three islands, beginning Sept. 1 …

 

Enjoy great food and wine at the Maui Plantation Days celebration this Friday

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If you’re staying at Maui Banyan this Friday and looking for a fun night out, we suggest the Plantation Days celebration at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Maui’s premier gala event features premium wines from boutique wineries around the world and …

 

Maui visitor spending up nearly 5 percent the first half of 2017. Mahalo!

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Hawaii’s status as a premier resort destination was born out once again in the first half of 2017, with visitor spending increasing by nearly 9 percent. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, visitors spent a total of $8.4 billion the …

 

‘Īao Valley Monument Reopening Pushed to August 2017

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The state has pushed back the reopening of ʻĪao Valley State monument to early August of 2017 amid ongoing repairs and interim improvements. Earlier projections had indicated that the monument area that includes the portion of the valley above the …

 

Maui Ranked Among Top Destinations in US

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Not unexpectedly, Maui was ranked among the top destinations in a new list compiled by the travel planning and booking site, TripAdvisor. This year Bali, Indonesia is the global winner and New York City ranks number one in the US for the seventh consecutive …