Summer Travel brings a bit of a lull to the Visitor Industry. The Snowbirds have flown back to their nests, and Residents are tightening their belts a notch after the winter months, but happy about the ease of parking availability.
This year, our spring with it's late start, promises to roll into a green and vibrant Summer. There are still nightly trade showers, and the trails are a little muddier than usual. With the rains, all the rivers and streams on the island can quickly change into roaring waterfalls not to be crossed. It's the wild and wonderful world of nature that will awe and inspire all those who take the time to explore. After our wet winter and all the Mainland summer heat, I believe Hawaii will be a welcome change to folks looking for a summer vacation.
It's time to offer my Seasonal Savings. Whenever I offer the O' Summer Sale: $10 Off Per Night, I like to highlight local eateries, shops and events where the savings can be applied to round out vacation fun and support local small businesses.
Savings are fun...check these out:
Here is a FRESH new item available to my guests. R.I.P.E. Juice Maui will deliver to Hale Ho'okipa Inn, fresh, cold pressed organic greens juice for $20 a quart, with a 48 hour request time. Personally, this is my new all time favorite healthy thrive food. I drink four quarts a week, and feel sooo great. Stay healthy while traveling.
Poli's Mexican Restaurant in Makawao will gladly offer you two Margaritas at $4 each with chips and salsa at Happy Hour. With chips and tip, a bit over your $10 nightly savings, but, after two Margaritas whose counting change?
Haiku Style a colorful little gift shop in the Haiku Marketplace, has many wonderful gifts of all things made in Haiku. Claire displays Maui made soaps, key chains, cards, bamboo whistles, bracelets, a wide variety of fun things locally made for $10 and under. GREAT place to spend your savings and more, supporting many local small businesses while finding unique gifts to take home.
Makawao Garden Cafe , located next door to the wonderful Sherrie Reeve Gallery, has got to be one of the mellowest, friendliest and most affordable place for lunch in upcountry. Kathi makes onolicious salads and sandwiches. Take a load off, enjoy your lemonade and lunch, and watch the local wildlife. A Hawaii outdoor cafe would not be complete without the occasional hen and chicks cruising around looking for handouts.
La Provence melt in your mouth fresh French pasteries in Kula
It obvious to see that people in Hawaii like to eat, and I haven't even covered local plate lunch grinds!
So, book your Summer Fun, stay at Hale Ho'okipa Inn Makawao, save some kala (money) spend some kala (money).
But, remember the most beautiful things on Maui are free. All you have to do is respect the aina ( land) and enjoy the kai (ocean) and a memorable vacation is yours.
Aloha and See you soon,