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Hawaii's Way to Say Merry Christmas To You

Mele Kalikimaka Santa Claus Maui

Featured in many of our favorite Christmas movies, the song "Mele Kalikimaka", made famous by Bing Crosby, has a special place on our Christmas playlists, but do you know the meaning of this song or how the name originated? Continue reading to learn more about this island greeting.

When we envision a Hawaiian Christmas it looks a lot different than celebrations across much of the US. Going to the beach for Christmas is a unique way to spend the holiday. Even if you're not spending the holidays in Hawaii, you may find yourself singing along to Mele Kalikimaka at some point during the season.

In traditional Hawaiian culture, this time of the year is known as Makahiki season which is the beginning of…

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A Worthy Tropical Challange

Kapalua Plantation Golf Course

Every year since 1999, Kapalua has hosted the PGA Tour's previous season winners for a tropical kick-off to the new PGA Tour season. These champions journey to the lovely Kapalua Plantation Course every January to compete in the Sentry Tournament of Champions. 

About The Kapalua Plantation Golf Course

Today, Kapalua actually boasts two superb 18 hole golf courses: the Kapalua Plantation Course and The Kapalua Bay Golf Course. Both offer championship golf conditions and exceptional Pacific Ocean vistas. The Kapalua Plantation Course in particular features abrupt changes in elevation in some places as well as a variety of playing conditions. Unlike the golf courses of Wailea, Kapalua's weather is much less…

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An Idyllic Coastal Retreat

Kapalua Bay West Maui

Kapalua Bay in northwest Maui enjoys an internationally acclaimed reputation as a spectacular recreational site. It adjoins the popular Kapalua Resort. This scenic section of West Maui's coastline offers magnificent views of the blue Pacific Ocean. During clear weather, people enjoy stunning vistas of Lanai and Molokai in the distance. The surrounding beaches and golf courses here appeal to vacationers from around the world.

The Beachfront at Kapalua Bay

A fine golden-brown sandy carpet forms a crescent along this shoreline. Both ends of the beach end in rocky outcroppings of hardened lava, reminders of West Maui's volcanic past. Blessed with warm, balmy weather and a sheltering reef, this location supplies an…

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On An Island In The Sun

Best Beaches West Maui

Beautiful West Maui attracts visitors from around the world. This region features many outstanding beaches, far too many to cover in one brief article. However, some of the most acclaimed sites enjoy well-deserved reputations as delightful recreation spots. Every beach on Maui has something special to offer, imagine the thrill of spending happy hours relaxing in these choice locations:

Launiupoko Beach Park

The 6.7-acre Launiupoko Beach Park lies just south of Lahaina, a popular tourist center and a historic town featuring numerous attractions. Lahaina offers museums and marine centers, fine restaurants, and unique boutiques. Launiupoko Beach Park sits at the bottom of a large hill that goes up to the Launiupoko…

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