Visit the Wo Hing Museum for a Glimpse in the Past

There are many great activities you can enjoy during your stay at Puunoa Beach Estates: Great restaurants, parasailing, and a beach that is perfect for playing with your kids, as well as whale watching. Another fun thing to do with the entire family is to get a glimpse into the past at the Wo Hing Museum – only a short distance from your accommodations.

About the Wo Hing Museum

Hawaii has strong Chinese traditions in its past. The earliest Chinese to arrive came by whaling or trading ships. These men built irrigations systems and tunnels through the mountains. They also worked in the many sugar mills and sugar plantations in Maui. There were many Chinese immigrants living in Maui, so in 1912, a social and meeting hall was built by the Wo Hing Society. The attractive building was constructed right on Front Street, and still stands to this day. It has been maintained by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation since 1983, when the foundation realized the importance of this valuable historical structure. It has since been turned into a museum!

Museum is a “Gem of a Museum”

Many visitors to the Wo Hing Museum say that it is well worth the visit. One reviewer says they “visit every time we come to Maui,” because “something always has been added” (read additional reviews of the museum here). When you visit the museum, you’ll be able to tour the house, as well as a cookhouse (where you can see cooking artifacts), and short films by Thomas Edison.

Information about Visiting

The museum is located at 858 Front Street, Lahaina, a less-than 10-minute walk from your accommodations at Puunoa Beach Estates. The museum is open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Admission ranges from $5-$7, and children under the age of 12 are free. And, when you purchase admission to the Wo Hing Museum, you also get access to the Baldwin House – another historical site in Lahaina (upgrade your ticket to a passport, and you get access to four museums in the area). Learn more about visiting the museum here. Also, the Annual Chinese Kite Festival is coming up soon in April – learn more about this fun event!

Get a Glimpse into Maui’s Past

When you visit historic sites such as the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina, you get insight into Maui’s past. This is a valuable part of traveling, and makes the rest of your vacation that much more meaningful. Book your stay at Puunoa Beach Estates today, and get started on planning the rest of your vacation from there!

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Review of 3 Bedroom Condo 104 “perfect for us”

“Our first trip to Hawaii could not have been better! Puunoa Beach Estates #104 was perfect for us. All of the amenities you could need in a great location! Easy walk to Front Street and all it has to offer. Shopping near by for groceries. The location on Baby Beach is perfect for snorkeling and shallow enough for the little ones with no big waves. The property is beautiful and very well taken care of. A quiet location for just relaxing and reading a book. The pool area is very clean and also offers 2 gas grills and outdoor dining. I would not hesitate to book at Puunoa for our next trip. Can’t wait to go back. ”

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Puunoa Beach Estates: Best Restaurants on Maui

Vacation is a time to relax, and enjoy things you wouldn’t normally get to enjoy. Taking time to indulge in a little luxury while on vacation is a good thing for your body and soul. It reduces stress, and helps you prepare for going back to work and normal life. One of our favorite things about vacation is eating out: There’s nothing better than trying new foods, and not having to cook any of them. Puunoa Beach is surrounded by a wide variety of great restaurants. Here are a few of our favorites (all referenced from real ratings on TripAdvisor and Yelp).

Best Date Night Option: Lahaina Grill

Lahaina Grill is listed as the number one best restaurants on Maui on TripAdvisor. And, for good reason. It was listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. 2016 on Yelp, Top 100 Restaurants for Foodies in America for 2016, Best Maui Restaurant 24 years in a row, and is one of the Top 25 Restaurants in the U.S. for the past 3 years. You really can’t get better references than that. Lahaina Grill was founded in 1990, and has been a favorite spot since then.

Foods to Try: There are many wonderful dishes at Lahaina Grill, but a few favorites are the Wagyu Beef Raviolo (with black truffle, Portobello, braised apple, porcini, and morel mushroom-brandy cream sauce), and Tequila Shrimp with Firecracker Rice are fan favorites.

Prices: Lahaina Grill is a pricier option, but it is worth every penny. Appetizers range start at $22, entrees begin at $33.

Getting There: Lahaina Grill is a 3-minute drive from your accommodations at Puunoa Beach Estates, and less than a 15-minute walk!

Best Brunch Option: 808 Grindz Café

The 808 Grindz Café is open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch (until 2pm). A local favorite, they are famous for their “Onolicious Pancakes,” which are topped with homemade sweet cream sauce. It is listed in the top 10 best restaurants on Maui on Yelp. Reviewers say they wish they could eat there for every meal!

Foods to Try: We’ve already mentioned the sweet cream sauce, but there are other delicious options you need to try as well. A tasty lunch option is the shredded pork Loco Moco with fried rice, and the Kalua pork.

Prices: The 808 Grindz Café is a great option for people with big families, or those looking for less expensive options. Prices range from $8.08, and the helpings are large.

Getting There: Grindz is only a 4-minute drive from Puunoa Beach Estates, and it takes less than 15 to walk!

Best Family Dining: Cool Cat Café

If you’re looking for a good dinner place that is family-friendly, look no further than the Cool Cat Café. Reviewers say they have the best burgers on Maui, and when you add a shake, you can’t get much better than that. This café has a great old-school vibe with its chrome and red accents, and black and white checkered floor.

Foods to Try: The burgers are hands-down the best option, but there are other delicious things to try as well. They have mean baby back ribs, and their adult milkshakes are famous.

Getting There: Cool Cat Café is located very close to your accommodations at Puunoa Beach Estates. Drive in about 5-minutes, or walk in less than 20.

The Best Restaurants on Maui

If you have any questions about these restuarants, or you’d like other recommendations, don’t hesitate to ask at guest services. Because Puunoa Beach Estates is located so close to Front Street (where everything happens in Maui!), there are countless dining options.

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Just a stroll to living Chinese culture in Lahaina

Puunoa Beach Estates is just a stroll to all the exciting events in Lahaina Town throughout the year. And there’s still time to reserve your oceanfront condo for mid-April and be here for the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Chinese Kite Festival. This event starts at the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse, 858 Front Street in Lahaina on Friday, April 14, 2017. It continues the next day with Kite Flying Day at Lahaina Cannery Mall’s open space lawn (at the intersection of Honoapi‘ilani Hwy. 30 and Keawe Street). Admission is free to both events.

During the Wo Hing Museum festival on Friday, April 14, attendees can see kites from around the world in traditional and modern styles; kites are available for purchase, view traditional and modern kites, learn how to make kites and hear presentations on ancient kites, kite fighting and acrobatic kites (10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.).

Bring the whole family to fly a kite on Saturday, April 15 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the open space lawn adjacent to Lahaina Cannery Mall where there is plenty of free parking. In addition to flying their own kites, participants can watch a giant dragon kite fly and acrobatic sport kite demos by kite masters from Colorado and Hawai‘i.

The festival is sponsored by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development and supported by Wo Hing Society, Lahaina Cannery Mall and Hawai‘i Kitefliers Association. Wo Hing Museum will be open continuously from 10 am to 7 p.m. on Friday. For more information, call the Museum at 808-661-5553, see LahainaRestoration.org/events or visit Facebook.com/LahainaRestoration.

Reserve your luxury condo at Puunoa Beach Estates now! You won’t want to miss April in sunny Lahaina.

 

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Get Your Heart Racing with Maui Parasailing Adventures

Are you in the mood for adventure? Traveling is a great way to explore and try new things, and nothing gets your heart racing more than parasailing. Soaring through the sky over the brilliant blue ocean – watching the world go by as you fly with the birds: Does anything sound more adventurous? When you stay at Puunoa Beach Estates, you’ll have the best of two worlds: Your accommodations are located on a very quiet, serene beach, but you have easy access to heart-racing adventures like Maui parasailing.

The Joys of Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the best ways to experience a new place. You get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful landscape as you soar above the water. Many people have described parasailing as a very calming, peaceful experience, as you take in the beauty of the world in which we live.  And, don’t worry if you’re scared of heights: Many avid parasailers are afraid of heights, but are not bothered by parasailing.

Maui Parasailing: Where to Book

There are two companies offering parasailing adventures in Maui: West Maui Parasailing, and UFO Parasailing. Both companies have great reviews from many happy visitors. Here is an overview of each company:

 – West Maui Parasail

West Maui Parasail is located at 2525 Ka’anapali Parkway, a less than 10 minute drive from your condo at Puunoa Beach Estates. But, they offer trips from Lahaina Harbor, which is a very short distance from your accommodations. Here is some feedback from some very happy customers:

“Awesome Experience!”

“Such an Amazing View and So Calm!!”

“Top Notch Guides and Service.”

 – UFO Parasail

Located at 2435 Kaanapali Parkway, UFO Parasail is less than 10 minutes away from your accommodations at Puunoa Beach Estates. They offer great options for everyone in your trip who wants to see the island from the air. Here are some reviews from past adventurers:

“Once in a Lifetime Experience!!!”

“Great Parasailing Experience!”

“Stack of Fun and SUPER friendly crew – Must Do!!”

Maui Parasailing: Book Your Adventure

Puunoa Beach Estates is the perfect accommodations for vacationing in Maui. The condos are located right on Puunoa Beach – which is one of the quietest, most peaceful beaches in the area (it’s perfect for kids!). But, you are only a short distance from adventure and Maui parasailing. Book your trip to Maui, and have a relaxing vacation punctuated by adventure!

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Maui’s Baby Beach popular for family vacations

The gentle waves of Baby Beach in Lahaina, Maui offer warm water fun for all ages and abilities.  And all the luxury condos of Puunoa Beach Estates have direct access to this idyllic stretch of golden sand.

Families often reserve multiple condos for a multi-generational vacation. Everyone has space to gather and also lots of space for private relaxation.

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So start planning your family vacation now! Baby Beach awaits for swimming, stand up paddle board, or just splashing around!

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Peak of the Whale Watch Season coming up

Choose a Puunoa Beach Estates condo vacation in February and March and you’ll have a front row seat to peak whale watching!

And to learn more from the experts, you can take part in whale events organized by The Pacific Whale Foundation. Their mission is to raise awareness and support in order to protect humpback whales and their ocean habitat. Plus you’re sure to meet like-minded nature lovers!

Run & Walk for the Whales (Feb 4)

World Whale Film Festival (Feb 11)

Parade of Whales & World Whale Day (Feb 18)

Reserve your luxury beachfront condo now at Puunoa Beach Estates as this gated community includes only a very few condos. You’ll enjoy lavish space and the savings of No Resort Fee.

Escape Winter's Gloom: Fly to Sunny Maui

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You deserve Maui and warm weather luxury

Puunoa Beach Estates is the vacation address you deserve! Get out of the cold this Winter and into these oceanfront luxury condos in sunny Lahaina. Many guests reserve multiple condos and gather as an extended family. The privacy of this gated community located on the sands of Baby Beach fits the needs of families.

Puunoa Beach Estates is also popular with couples and friends who decide to share some Winter relaxation on Maui. These luxury condos offer space to gather for easy meals on large private lanais or elegant dining areas. Also there is a welcoming barbecue area next to the pool. Guests like to stock their kitchens with their favorite grill foods and get together at sunset for an easy dinner. Every day is full of memories when you chose Lahaina as your Winter destination.Escape Winter's Gloom: Fly to Sunny Maui

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Celebrate Christmas in Maui: A Look at Traditions in the Area

If you’re celebrating Christmas in Maui, then you are in for a treat. While snow, ice, snowmen, hot chocolate, and ice-skating are typical for this season, in Hawaii, you’ll find much different traditions that are just as vibrant and festive! Here is a look at a few things to do in Maui over the holidays, as well as a look at our traditions.

Christmas Trees & Visits with Santa

Everyone in Maui gets excited about picking out their annual Christmas tree. This is because it is a big tradition, and has been for many years. Every year on one Saturday before Christmas, the Friends of Haleakala National Park open up an area of the park where types of pine trees are growing that are invasive to the area. Here, you can cut down a free tree for your home! You can also get materials for a wreath in the park at Hosmer’s Grove.

Santa visits Maui just like the rest of the world. You can find him in various places throughout the month of December. Check this link to see locations where you’ll be able to find him on Christmas Eve!

Sledding & Tree Lightings

Believe it or not, you can go sledding in Maui over Christmas – even without snow. All you need is a sturdy cardboard box, and a sandy hill. Follow up with hot chocolate (or a refreshing drink for the adults!), and you’ll have a day of fun.

Enjoy another Maui tradition by attending the lighting of the Lahaina Banyan Tree. This beautiful tradition is a must for many families in the area, and is often followed by shopping in Lahaina Town.

Christmas Shopping & Christmas Dinner

Christmas shopping in Lahaina is very special. And, because Lahaina Town is within walking distance from your accommodations at Puunoa Beach Estates, you’ll be able to get all yoru last-minute shopping done in a fun, festive outdoor mall!

After all the presents have been wrapped, and all the sledding and decorating is done, it’s time to enjoy a great Christmas dinner. There are many restaurants and hotels in the area that provide Christmas dinners and brunches. Follow the link to find a list and choose your favorite.

Christmas at Puunoa Beach Estates: Home Away from Home

Celebrating Christmas while on vacation can be a good break from the routine. But, it’s also important to have the comforts of home, especially during the holidays. Puunoa Beach Estates is spacious and luxurious, and allows your family to relax in comfort. With four times more space than a standard hotel (our accommodations are from 1,700 – 2,100 square feet), a private lanai, full baths in every bedroom, and a full, gourmet kitchen, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the holidays in perfect comfort.

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Escape Winter’s Gloom: Escape to Sunny Maui at Puunoa Beach Estates

The weather is getting chilly – the evenings are getting darker sooner, and there’s a definite chill in the air (if you live anywhere other than Hawaii, that is). Before you know it, the holidays will be here: With Thanksgiving a little over a week away, everyone is stocking up on their turkey dinner essentials. After that, the stockings and the Christmas tree will soon follow. November and December are magical – the chill in the air only adds to the holiday spirit. It’s hard to think of the fact, but by the time the New Year rolls around, you’ll be looking to escape winter’s gloom (and, it’s actually better for your health to take a vacation during winter). Now is the time to plan to escape to sunny Maui, and stay at Puunoa Beach Estates.

Sun-IconOceanfront Luxury

Why visit an island if you can’t stay on the beach? Puunoa Beach Estates is located right beside the ocean. Staying at an oceanfront resort means you can be relaxing on a quiet sandy beach within minutes of leaving your accommodations. And, because there are only ten condos at Puunoa Beach Estates, you’ll have a much more private, relaxing vacation.

Sun-IconEverything is within Walking Distance

Lahaina Town is only a short walk away from Puunoa Beach Estates. With many shops, restaurants, art galleries, and entertainment, there are activities to keep everyone in your group entertained for the entirety of your vacation.

Sun-IconSpacious Accommodations

The condos at Puunoa Beach Estates are much more spacious than a hotel. In fact, they are four times larger than the average hotel room. You’ll have a home away from home as you visit Maui. Additionally, each of our luxurious condos is fully equipped with a gourmet kitchen, so you can make breakfast and enjoy it on your private lanai.

Sun-IconLuxurious Amenities

We offer personalized services and luxurious amenities here at Puunoa Beach Estates, because we believe vacations should be truly relaxing. We have a freshwater pool, a business center, an exercise studio, a daily maid service (at no extra cost), and the best part? All resort services and amenities are included at no additional cost.

Book Your Stay: Escape to Sunny Maui

The holidays will soon be here, and we can all celebrate the season in good cheer. But, after Christmas has come and gone, you’ll want to escape winter’s gloom and head off to sunny Maui. Book your stay at Puunoa Beach Estates today!

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