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leilani’s on the beach: multi-million dollar renovation pays off

Last May, Leilani’s on the Beach at Whalers Village in Ka‘anapali unveiled its new look, after a six-month, multi-million dollar renovation. A mainstay on world-famous Ka‘anapali Beach since the early ‘80s, Leilani’s has racked up award after award, including Most Booked and Best Seafood on OpenTable; Best Moderately Priced Restaurant by Hawai‘i magazine; and the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The large-scale remodeling included work on the main dining room, and an extension of the lanai for more ocean-view seating.

“The goal of our renovation was to honor the Leilani’s of yesterday, today, and tomorrow by incorporating traditional design with modern comfort,” says General Manager Jason Donez. “Guests will continue to enjoy the same great views and friendly hospitality for which we’ve been known since our opening in 1982.” Continue reading ‘leilani’s on the beach: multi-million dollar renovation pays off’


2019 maui plein air painting invitational

Beginning Saturday, February 16 and ending Sunday, February 24, the 2019 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational will bring together 24 of the top plein air artists from Hawai‘i and the mainland to capture Maui’s Upcountry vistas, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and historic towns.
The public will have three opportunities to observe 24 nationally acclaimed plein air artists creating paintings outdoors in four hours.

Private ticketed events for collectors will precede each art exhibit and sale. Six public art sales offer everyone opportunities to meet artists and buy fine art that they witnessed being painted during the week. Continue reading ‘2019 maui plein air painting invitational’

13th annual whale tales: february 15-18 at the ritz-carlton, kapalua

Each year since 2006 world-renowned presenters have come together on Maui to collaborate and share at Whale Tales, an annual four-day event hosted by Whale Trust. Often described as West Maui’s premier whale event, Whale Tales attracts ocean enthusiasts of all ages.

Whale Tales is a unique opportunity for Maui residents and visitors to hear first-hand what marine scientists are studying and discovering about the ocean and its inhabitants. “This event really brings together a unique community that advocates for stewardship and protection of our local whale population,” shares one attendee. “The more we learn about whales, the more we want to learn.” Continue reading ’13th annual whale tales: february 15-18 at the ritz-carlton, kapalua’

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.