Maui is separated into 5 distinct regions: West Maui, South Maui, Central Maui, Upcountry Maui and East Maui. The Hawaiian Islands are generally drier on the western, or leeward side, and wetter on the eastern, or windward side. Most Maui resorts can be found in sunny West Maui and South Maui while you can find the lush drive to Hana in East Maui. Haleakala volcano dominates the southeastern region of Maui with a crater 3,000 feet deep and 21 miles around.
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES:
ISLAND SPIRIT YOGA - local yoga studio with charm and warmth
SOUND CURRENT MOVEMENT - YogaSOMATICS and Sound Healing sessions with our teacher Jules Gard
WHALE WATCHING - from November to March the humpback whales jump and play, mate and give birth just off the shores of Lahaina. We have many friends with boats and whale watch trips . . . please ask. We will also be organizing a few group "WHALE WATCH" Boat Cruises the week after the retreat . . . we hope you will be there to join us!
GOOFY FOOT SURF SCHOOL - Our friends Tim Scherer and staff are full of the spirit of ALOHA as they teach you to longboard surf or Stand Up Paddle.
Watch the pros and experienced surfers at HONOLUA BAY
Have a the best banana pancakes at NAPILI KAI Beach Resort - Beachfront Restaurant - then spend the rest of the day at beautiful Napili Bay - you might even see a sea turtle or two!
Accommodation Suggestions in Lahaina (or of course - AirBnB)
THE NORTH SHORE
Go and watch the big wave surfers ride the infamous JAWS - Peahi
Learn to KITE SURF
Chill out with Yoga and Raw food in the hip little surf town of PAIA (also a super cool, boho, laid back hippie chic place to base your extra days from)
Hike into the HALEAKALA crater and stay in a WILDERNESS CABIN (National Park Service)
Eco-farms and secret fresh water pools on DOOR OF FAITH ROAD in Haiku
Hawaiian PANIOLO (Cowboy Country) and shop in MAKAWAO - a town combining all things new age, yoga, cowboy, healing and boho style. Fresh upcountry air.
HIKE or Mountain Bike in POLI POLI State Park then get a coffee and cakes at GRANDMA'S COFFEE (this is also the beginning or the end of the "back road to Hana" through Kaupo and Kipahulu - the "dry side")
HEAVENLY HANA & KIPAHULU
One of Maui's true gems is HANA . . . it is remote, local and rainforest at its finest. An ultimate getaway for doing a whole lot of nothing.
Walk in a pitch black and cavernous LAVA TUBE in Hana
Drive the famous ROAD TO HANA and stay overnight (or many nights!)
On the way to HANA hike in the amazing BAMBOO FOREST and swim in nearby waterfalls at the end of the trail.
Accomodation Suggestions for HANA
AND FOR DREAM COME TRUE ADVENTURES:
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He can create the dream-package for your Hawaii itineraries.