Archive for January, 2019

january • 2019 keiki cover model

This month’s keiki cover model is Ysabelle Hera Sanorjo.

Ysabelle is four years old. She and her mom, Alaiza Sanorjo, assistant front desk manager at Ka‘anapali Beach Club, live on the west side in Lahaina.

Mom shares, “Ysabelle likes to draw, read, write, and sing, and she also makes videos of herself talking to her toys!

“Ysabelle is a very sweet and smart little girl. She says to me, ‘I love you, Mommy!’ every day, and gives me hugs and kisses when she knows I’ve had a long day. It’s amazing how she learned her ABCs and numbers all on her own. She inspires me to perform my best in everything I do. I work hard to become the woman I would love to see her grow up to be.”

skyline hawai‘i: do good. have fun.

It took 16 years, but in 2018 Skyline Hawai‘i President and Co-Founder Danny Boren finally achieved his goal of combining a sunset experience at Haleakala Summit with a zipline experience at his company’s course on Haleakala Ranch, the first zipline course in the United States.

“We purposely designed our first zipline tour to be fairly short, and with a lower price point, in order to entice people to add it on to their sunrise trip, or do it before going up to Haleakala Crater during the day,” Danny says. “Before we started Skyline, we had met with every downhill bike company, trying to convince them to stop on their way down, and create a combination tour with our zipline course. Unfortunately, we had no takers.” Continue reading ‘skyline hawai‘i: do good. have fun.’

hawai’i ocean rafting launchess new byob sunset cruise!

Starting January 1, 2019, Hawai’i Ocean Rafting will be out on the water for a new BYOB Sunset Cruise on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. This trip is reserved for adults 21 and over, and guests can bring their own favorite beverage aboard! Price is $59.99 for the two-hour cruise along Maui’s beautiful coastline.

For tickets and more information, please call 661-RAFT (7238), or visit to book online.

new wa‘a tours at ka‘anapali beach hotel

Do you have guests asking about going out in an outrigger canoe? Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel launched their new Wa‘a Tours in early December 2018.

Guests can enjoy an outing on a traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoe complete with a cultural lesson, sightseeing and snorkeling.

The Wa‘a Tour runs from 9am to10:30am. Introductory price is $109+tax for (non-hotel guests) and $99.00+tax for Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel guests. The total time on the water will be approximately 60 to 75 minutes.

Available to children 8 years and older. Maximum group size is 5 and need able paddlers to participate. For more information about this new adventure, please call Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel at 661-0011.

willie k & friends bluesfest 2019, saturday, january 5, maui arts & cultural center

Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Maui Tribe Productions has announced the annual Willie K & Friends Bluesfest on Saturday, January 5 in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater /Yokouchi Pavilion. The music will start at 6pm and gates open at 5pm. Special guest artists for Bluesfest 2019 include Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Tavana, and John Akapo; additional artists will be added.

Willie K’s annual Bluesfest traditionally hosts special guests from near and far for an evening that is as diverse and eclectic as it is electrifying. A living legend in Hawai‘i, Willie K continues to push the musical envelope with his diverse range of musical genres, attracting some of the world’s top musical talents to the MACC as his guest artists. Widely considered one of the founders of contemporary Hawaiian music, Willie K considers himself to be, first and foremost, a blues guitarist. In fact, Willie K and his Warehouse Blues Band has been called “the best blues band in the world” by Alice Cooper. Continue reading ‘willie k & friends bluesfest 2019, saturday, january 5, maui arts & cultural center’