|“In the early days of the sugar plantations, lunch was a simple affair. Plantation workers gathered in the fields for their mid-day meal. The Japanese laborers would bring teriyaki beef with rice and pickled vegetables. Seated next to them might be their Filipino neighbors with the traditional dish adobo or perhaps a pork or chicken stew. The Koreans had their kalbi or marinated ribs and the Chinese a rice noodle and vegetable dish called chow fun. Hawaiians were known for their kalua pig, roasted in an underground oven called an imu. It wasn’t long before they began to share their foods with one another and the “mixed plate” was born.
|Set sail for adventure in the tropical paradise of Maui. Explore the stunning vistas from Haleakala the “House of the Sun,” the world’s largest dormant volcano, and enjoy a stroll soaking up the historic charm of Old Lahaina Town, once the capital of Hawaii. When you’ve worked up an appetite, come dine on a Legendary® Burger available only at Hard Rock Cafe Maui.
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"The freshest fish", "gracious" service and "tropical breezes make for an unforgettable experience" exult enthusiasts who find "heavenly bliss" at this "intimate" Pacific seafooder– it's voted Most Popular and No. 1 for Food among Maui restaurants.
|At Hawaii's Most Hawaiian Hotel, we take pride in serving our guests award-winning regional cuisine. Find out more about the on-site restaurants and entertainment here at our West Maui hotel on the famous Ka'anapali Beach. you can even recreate some of our chef's special recipes from home!
|From scuba diving and tennis courts to Hula demonstrations, Lei making classes, or art and garden tours around our spectacular 40-acre resort, you will experience incredible Maui activities and tours right here at our Kaanapali Beach hotel. Whether you prefer an action-packed getaway, fun, family-oriented programs or restful days spent at the Marilyn Monroe™ Kamaha'o Spa and the pool, you'll find our exquisite Kaanapali Beach resort offers everything you need for a perfect and memorable stay filled with exciting Maui activities.
While there is plenty to do at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, there is also a multitude of exciting Maui activities within close proximity. We’re just a 15-minute walk from the shops of Whalers Village, the town of Lahaina, and the long boardwalk along Kaanapali Beach. You’ll find good snorkeling awaits you at nearby Black Rock, which offers the easiest snorkeling for kids.
|On the water's edge on Kaanapali Beach, Hula Grill offers a stunning view of the Pacific and of the islands of Lanai and Molokai. From this distinctly Hawaiian vantage point, you are invited to join us as we celebrate the hospitality, culture and cuisine of the islands. Dinner is served in our open-air dining room where you can relax in the ambiance of a plantation era beach house while enjoying renown chef Peter Merriman's Hawaii Regional Seafood, that isn't only a favorite of vacationers, but locals too. Hawaiian fresh fish and locally grown produce are combined to create amazing menu offerings that are as colorful as they are flavorful. Fiery sunsets are served up daily along with live Hawaiian entertainment.
Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner under authentic thatch roof umbrellas and a sand floor where you can sink your toes in. The Barefoot Bar is seated on a walk-in basis only.
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AUSTRALIA FIRES RAGE ON
by Jeff Stark
As I write this Australia is still burning. Some reports indicate that well over 100 fires in nearly every section of the continent are out of control. Estimates of wildlife loss go as high as 1 billion, including many endemic species which may go extinct as a result of the fires. So far about 15 million acres have burned across the country - an area roughly the size of West Virginia - and there is no reason to believe that these fires won't continue burning and growing for a long time to come.
Australia's fires are, in part, a function of the longest drought in Australia since Europeans first began to settle the continent. For several years the Australia fire season has grown by leaps and bounds and will undoubtedly continue and accelerate. Climate change is making wild fires hotter and more dispersed all the time. As urban development all over the globe continues, ... MORE
Mauians are serious about protecting the beauty and natural environment of our island home.
A big part of our strategy involves embracing and implementing a "Zero Waste" philosophy.
To find out how to help protect one of the planet's most special places when you visit Maui