Archive for May, 2017

may • 2017 keiki cover model

Our keiki model for this month’s cover is seven-year-old Katelyn Hailey Galo Pagdilao. Her Auntie Jocelyn Pagdilao has worked at Ka‘anapali Beach Club as a tour coordinator for the past ten years; Katelyn’s mom and dad are Janet and Eric Pagdilao. The family lives in Kahului, and Katelyn attends Lihikai School where she loves writing and drawing.

Auntie Jocelyn shared, “Katelynn is just like her favorite Uncle Ronald. She knows how to turn your bad days into good ones with a smile.”

Katelyn’s family would like to dedicate this photo of their sweet girl to her Uncle Ronald who recently passed away.

We are sending love and aloha to your family in this time. Thank you for sharing Katelyn’s smile with us.

humuhumu at grand wailea resort: shorter name, long on exceptional cuisine

Although the name of Grand Wailea Resort’s signature restaurant is still officially Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a, it’s been rebranded as simply Humuhumu, and now boasts a stunning interior redesign, as well as a tantalizingly reimagined menu by Chef de Cuisine Michael “Mike” Lofaro, who was voted Chef of the Year for 2016 by his peers in a prominent Maui magazine poll.

Humuhumu embodies the quintessential tropical paradise many people envision when they think of dining in Hawai‘i. Who wouldn’t be mesmerized by open-air Polynesian thatched-roof hales that seem to float over a picturesque freshwater lagoon that’s surrounded by brilliantly colored bougainvillea? Not to mention the soothing sound of a nearby waterfall cascading into said lagoon. Throw in a spectacular ocean view framed by swaying palm trees, and you’ve got the stuff dreams are made of. Continue reading ‘humuhumu at grand wailea resort: shorter name, long on exceptional cuisine’

son’z steakhouse at the hyatt regency maui resort: where classic combinations reign supreme

Steak, baked potato, and creamed spinach are a classic steakhouse combination. Son’z Steakhouse at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Ka‘anapali has that base covered, along with so much more: New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Spiny Lobster Tail, and fresh Island Catch of the Day, along with mouthwatering appetizers and salads, plus tantalizing sides like Green Beans Amandine and Mac & Cheese Carbonara. It’s a veritable cornucopia of deliciousness!

Son’z also features another classic combination in the form of Executive Chef Geno Sarmiento and Director of Operations Don Abernathy. Both men were recently granted the additional title of Managing Partner by Aaron Placourakis, President & CEO of Tri-Star Restaurant Group, which owns Son’z. “I feel so proud to have Geno and Don as partners,” Aaron says. “They’ve both worked hard to earn the opportunity of having an ownership stake in Son’z.” Continue reading ‘son’z steakhouse at the hyatt regency maui resort: where classic combinations reign supreme’

13th annual wa‘a kiakahi perpetuates islands’ sailing canoe legacy kaanapali resort june 2-4

The 13th annual Wa‘a Kiakahi will grace Ka‘anapali’s shores from June 2 to 4, welcoming 10 six-member crews from all islands to share with the public the history and proficiency of traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes.

Created by the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HCSA), the three-day event features traditional ceremonies, sailing canoe rides and educational talks about celestial navigation and water skills. HCSA conducts its races in the same mode as ancient Hawaiians: sailors do not make crew changes, and they travel every channel connecting the Hawaiian Islands.

Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association is the title sponsor of the event, and the public is invited to interact with the canoes and sailors on Ka‘anapali Beach. Continue reading ’13th annual wa‘a kiakahi perpetuates islands’ sailing canoe legacy kaanapali resort june 2-4′

what’s happening at the hui no‘eau this may

Hui Family Friday Workshop: Hand-made Lotus Book
Friday, May 12 • 5 – 7pm

Need a new journal or sketchbook? How about a great, new gift idea? Bring the whole family to the Hui for a fun & creative Friday night! Learn how to create your own “lotus book” that double as a work of art! Parent-child teams will work together to measure, cut, fold, and attach pages and decorative covers using various tools and techniques! You’ll leave with a book (or two!) and instructions for further projects.“Family Friday” workshops are designed to encourage children along with an adult guardian to create artwork together. This is a hands-on experience for everyone! Pre registration is required at or call 572-6560. Cost: $25/person (includes pizza, water, art supplies, and instruction for each person) Continue reading ‘what’s happening at the hui no‘eau this may’