We provide a loaner copy of “Maui Revealed,” perhaps the best guidebook to our wonderful island, to each guest. We also supply coolers, beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels so don’t worry about bringing any of these along.
We are located just 15 minutes from Paia and Ho’okipa Beach Park; widely recognized as perhaps the best windsurfing spot in the world. Windsurfers from around the globe make their pilgrimage to this world-famous beach.
The winds at Ho’okipa are nearly perfect due to the consistent trade winds from the northeast which are sped up as they approach the shore by the venturi effect between the two mountains of Maui. The shoreline orientation is PERFECT too, with the wind direction onshore to slightly onshore and always parallel to the wave direction.
The map included in this website shows just how to get between the airport and our guesthouse, but if you use your imagination Paia and Ho’okipa Beach are just 5 minutes farther down the road past the airport, for a total travel time of about 15 minutes (except during rush hour, which we do have, so add five minutes!).
Probably one of the most beautiful two- to three-hour hikes in the world is out by Hana at the Seven Sacred Pools. There are actually two hikes there, one down from the parking lot, and one up, but the hike up is by far the better of the two. You’ll see waterfalls galore, walk through bamboo forests, and when the water level is safe actually swim in some of the pools. The island has many other beautiful hiking trails as well, but in our opinion this is the best. (It can take a while to get out there by car, so start your day early).
Of all the Hawaiian Islands, Maui and Oahu have the best beaches (and Maui’s are less crowded!) Because of their age and topography, these islands are not all fresh lava like the younger big island, nor do they have miles of sheer cliffs like Kauai and Molokai. Instead they have beaches. In fact Maui has so many wonderful beaches it’s impossible to visit them all in a single trip. Pictured here are our very first guests ever, Stefan and Guni from Germany, having fun on Po’olenalena beach. (Shown with their permission).
Snorkeling is available on specialized boat trips or just off the beach! Generally snorkeling is best in the morning before the winds and waves pick up later in the day, and great spots can be found everywhere. Honoloa Bay is one of our favorites, but is generally good for snorkeling only in the summer (in the winter the waves and surfers are there). For boat trips we strongly recommend a trip to Lanai over the more well-known Molokini – you’re likely to run into a pod of spinner dolphins on the way! Pictured here are Maureen’s sister Mary and her husband Britt, who had a blast on their trip. (Shown without their permission).
Originally built as officer’s quarters before the Second World War, the house has been fully renovated and is centrally located in historic Wailuku town.
The gardens are quite large and include stone tables, sculptures, and a variety of fruit trees including mango, papaya, banana, and pummelo (a fruit we don’t recommend).
POOL & TENNIS
Our new pool is a beauty, long enough to swim laps in, with a waterfall and plenty of deck chairs. Plus, we’re located right next door to a county park that has six excellent public tennis courts.