Archive for September, 2019

september • 2019 keiki cover model

Aloha and Mahalo to the family of Tytan Kamahele O‘Kala‘akea Castillo for sharing our keiki cover model this month.

Mom is Nisha Santana, supervisor at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, and dad is Curtis Castillo.

Tytan just started Kindergarten in Kahului and loves music. He enjoys swim class, and plans to play rugby next season. He also loves hanging out with his cousins.

Mom shares, “Tytan has such a great sense of humor. His facial expressions and ‘words of wisdom’ will catch you off guard, and you can’t help but laugh! He is our baby of six children, and is the only boy. He definitely inspires me to share the Aloha spirit with our guests and to be humble with any challenges we may encounter.”

maui tropical plantation + the mill house: celebrating maui’s agricultural bounty

Publisher’s note: We want to express our sincere apologies to Maui Tropical Plantation and The Mill House, as the story had a printing error last month. We are re-running the story in its entirety this issue.

If it’s been a while since you suggested Maui Tropical Plantation (MTP) to guests, or even visited yourself, you’ll definitely want to add it to your list of must-do experiences. Over the past few years, MTP has undergone an extraordinary and exciting transformation. Showcasing our island’s extensive agricultural history and bounty, today MTP has something to offer the entire family, with its variety of activities, enticing food and beverage options, and drop-dead gorgeous views of the West Maui mountains. And plentiful free parking, plus no admission fee, make MTP even easier to recommend.

The best way to orient oneself after arriving at MTP is to ride the Tropical Express, a fun, educational narrated tram tour that loops around the idyllic lagoon. The 45-minute ride departs on the hour seven times per day, and costs $24 for adults; $12 for keiki 3-12 years old (age 2 years and under rides for free on a parent’s lap). Continue reading ‘maui tropical plantation + the mill house: celebrating maui’s agricultural bounty’

four seasons resort maui unveils modern tropical lobby lounge

Four Seasons Resort Maui’s destination bar now offers guests an immersive local experience, starting with an innovative cocktail program that reinvents Hawaiian classics.

Helmed by star mixologist Ben Yabrow, the newly reimagined Lobby Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Maui is a celebration of the diverse and colourful flavours and flora of Maui. Featuring what he c­­alls a “modern tropical” craft cocktail program, Yabrow has curated a stunning collection of original creations and imaginative interpretations of classic tropical cocktails. Continue reading ‘four seasons resort maui unveils modern tropical lobby lounge’