Let’s take a moment and be frank, homeschool for most – not fun, have you seen the memes? We laugh because most of them are hilariously close to the truth. Working from home with kids, or the cat that won’t quit sitting on your computer keyboard? Some people are gaining weight, some are losing weight, but at some point in time it’s easy to speculate that most of us have had moments where we have felt like we are gaining stress and losing our minds. The news, the newsfeeds, the masks, the politics, Covid-19 – is there any end in sight? Is there any happy to be found? Yes! Yes, there is! We just have to tap into an attitude of gratitude and count our blessings. In this unprecedented time we have the opportunity to set time aside and enjoy the little things. It’s the perfect time to throw expectations of ‘the old way’ out the window and learn to go with the flow a little more. I woke up this morning with the intent to write this article at 7am, it is now 7pm and I’m not at all sorry that I spent the day with building blocks, monster trucks, bubbles, and books with my 2 year old grandson. Granted, many of you have pressing matters that can’t wait all day; but when you can – take a break! If you are feeling stressed step back and re-evaluate your mindset, take a few deep breaths and remind yourself to choose happy. Everyday find time to do something just for you that makes you happy. A long soak, yoga or a hard core workout, work on writing that novel that’s been in your head for years, play guitar or learn an instrument, stream your favorite guilty pleasure show like “America’s Got Talent” or “Survivor”, do some gardening, or just sit with a hot cup of coffee and do nothing. And if you are lucky enough to be stuck in paradise, like we are here on Maui where COVID-19 is currently somewhat under control, don’t forget to get out and support your local businesses and have fun! Many restaurants and activities on Maui offer generous Kama Aina discounts in these challenging times. Go out fishing, parasailing, or let a private boat charter whisk you away! Enjoy this special time! As everyrthing else, it won’t stay here forever…
Maui is for lovers: lovers of spas and massages, lovers of hiking thru rain forest and waterfalls on the Road to Hana, lovers of snorkeling with sea turtles and most breathtaking sunsets in the world. If you are looking for something more, wishing Google would find you something a little different than the norm, a tad more lavish, a lot more private, we hope this blog will help you find what you are looking for.
Exclusive Accommodations on Maui
When you want to feel at home the moment you walk in the door of your private villa, we recommend you book your stay with Molly McMillen at Luxury Retreats. A concierge above the cut, Molly delivers curated properties equipped with high-end amenities alongside an exquisite itinerary to fill your Maui days with luxe local experiences from rainforests and waterfalls to world class spas and golf courses. Contact Molly to begin planning your unforgettable stay on Maui: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the ultimate upcountry Maui experience imagine this: Your limo picks you up from your hotel and whisks you to the Kahului Heliport. You soar over the North side of Haleakala Mountain to Hana Town and view East Maui Waterfalls. Your flight lands at the secluded Baldwin Family’s cabins tucked up at 2000 feet on the slopes of Haleakala. Step out of the helicopter to be greeted with coffee and pastries and to be met by your own personal Piiholo Ranch Wrangler. Spend 2 hours exploring the lush green pastures and fragrant eucalyptus forests as you ride horseback on the 800-acre Piiholo Ranch; the ocean and mountain views are nothing short of spectacular.
Your Own Private Photographer
If you could freeze time in a capsule so you would be able to remember his hand brushing your hair off your cheek, or slipping and falling in mud and laughing until your side hurts, or that magic moment when the last light caught your champagne flute as you toasted sunset, would you? One of the most raw things you can do is to trust a shadow to follow you to capture your moments in real-time: no posing, perfect imperfections, timelessness. Let Stephanie Betsillbe your private photographer. With an inspired eye and creative spirit, she will turn the pages of your story into works of art that you can re-visit time and time again.
Oh, The Places We Go for Wine
Did you ever think you would have to go to jail to get the best wine? What if we told you the Old Jail House would be one of the most beautiful, tucked away little treasures you would find on the island of Maui? The roughhewn stone walls are thick set with chinking and lush foliage giving it an air that transports your mind to an era gone by. But the romance of the little gem has only just begun on the exterior.
Inside you find a jaw-dropping, warm and cozy setting under a vaulted wooden ceiling; the perfect pairing for your private party wine tasting. Set in foothills of Haleakala, in Ulupalakua, Maui Wine is a ‘don’t miss’. The wine is the climax; however, the grounds are so charming it is a total package all the way around. Bring your bridal party here and raise a glass to the mysteries of the past as you send up a toast to your future.
A Very Exclusive Peek into the Past
Discover The King’s Gardens where you can experience a taste of the lush and beautiful rainforest of Hana without the long drive. The exclusive grounds are a well-kept Royal Hawaiian secret. Only select few have the honor and privilege to walk these private paths of past King’s with a personal guide who shares cultural and natural knowledge of the estate. Visit the private waterfall, and learn about their young cacao, and chocolate tours too. Be a part of the chocolate making process, or just be a taster! Home to very rare and endangered species and Hawaiian artifacts, The King’s Gardens will only send directions disclosing their location to you after your booking is secured and verified. Don’t miss out on this magical and mystical place to immerse yourself deep within Hawaii.
When money is no object and your only limits are how far your imagination takes you, we hope the things you found in this blog will literally make you feel like your rainbow met with a pot of gold. We would feel remiss, however, not to offer up one last thing. For you lovers of the water, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, snorkeling, cruising, and so much more: we have to invite you to come see who we are, we promise you won’t be disappointed! www.seamonkeymaui.com
While you’re away from your hometown
Let home be where the anchor’s down
Let home be where the trades blow, cruising out on the deep blue sea
Trade in all of your shoes for bare feet
As steadily the shoreline ocean waves goodbye
For new found destinations – you’re free
Like a patch let your hair dip down over one eye
And sing a song within your heart – A pirate’s life for me
The seascapes take your breath away
Out where honu and dolphins play
Go anywhere your heart goes, jumping out in the deep blue sea
You’ve traded in your bare feet for fins – you’re free
You feel your new found freedom within reach
And sing the song that lingers on – A pirate’s life for me!
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Join us aboard, snorkel magnificent coral reefs and be pirates for a day! Sea Monkey Private Charters – Where we are all kids at heart and age matters not. Leave your cares behind, imagination and a sense of adventure are all you need!
Let us take you to a place where love is in the trade winds, and Maui has more up it’s Aloha shirted sleeve than shimmering moon lit waters and fiery sunsets. Romance is all around for lovers seeking the ultimate tropical paradise honeymoon. Drumbeats of the Hawaiian luau, hula, and sacred chants – salty seascapes and cool waterfall pools to dip into – hikes in the whispering bamboo forest – a boat that’s all your own for the day, to whisk you away like the tides that make their own rules.
There is a mystery about the Hawaiian islands and culture that lingers long after in the hearts of those that are touched by the Spirit of Aloha. Let us take you there – join us aboard Sea Monkey Private Charters and let us bring the romance of the islands. Play with us and treasure hunt native marine life as you snorkel hand in hand in turquoise waters, exploring coral reefs. Sip champagne as the sun dips over the horizon and kiss in the moonlight.
Experience Aloha. Experience love and romance. Experience the magic of Maui. Experience luxury aboard Sea Monkey Private Charters… let us take you there.
Romance Your Sweetheart Aboard Sea Monkey Private Charters!
Looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea for that special someone? Surprise them with a Romantic Sunset Cruise on the beautiful Hawaiian waters. Now is the perfect time for whale watching – if you can take your eyes off of your Valentine! There is nothing quite like the moon rising over the West Maui Mountains as the sun sets over the neighboring island of Lana’i; all the while reclining on the bow of our beautiful SeaRay yacht with the one you love.
Call today and reserve – make the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift idea a reality – make memories that last a lifetime!
Hawaii’s second largest island is often described as a sun-drenched pacific paradise, so it is no wonder that many couples find it the ideal place for a romantic proposal. With fabulous scenery, idyllic weather, wonderful food, and a calmer, more relaxed atmosphere than Hawaiian destinations such as Waikiki, there are plenty of places to propose on Maui whatever time of day you choose. Most visitors head to either West Maui or South Maui for the best locations.
Sunrise Proposals on Maui
Most people would agree that if you want to pop the question as the sun comes up, there is no better place on Maui to do it than at the top of Haleakala, a dormant volcano in Haleakala National Park. The views from the top are breathtaking, but do be aware it takes two hours to drive to the top from the coast, you need to plan ahead if you want to be there for the sunrise, which is known as one of the best in the world. Legend has it that the Hawaiian god Maui waited in the volcano’s crater to capture the sun and make it move more slowly through the sky.
Daytime Proposals on Maui
One of the most romantic ways to propose in Maui is to pack a picnic and head for a secluded beach where you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming before or after the proposal. Ideal beaches in South Maui include Sugar Beach and Kamaole II Beach, while in West Maui Kaanapali Beach and Napili Bay is are wonderful choices.
Lahaina is a lovely historic town in West Maui and is ideal for a more public proposal. You can spend the day shopping Front Street and work your way to the harbor where you can take a cruise or simply walk along the seawall before you get down on one knee. Celebrate afterwards with a Mai Tai at one of the picturesque waterfront bars.
Sunset Proposals on Maui
Maui sunsets are legendary and can be enjoyed from just about anywhere along the west coast. There are plenty of places that are perfect for a sunset proposal, however, one of the best options is to take a sunset cruise out of Lahaina Harbor. If you book a sunset cruise with Sea Monkey Private Charters – make sure you let us know you are planning to propose so we can make a few special arrangements for you. Sunset on the water aboard a luxury yacht never fails for romance. If you choose an earlier excursion with us – you can eat lunch or dinner and snorkel during the day then pop the question as the moon rises and the sun sets all the while cruising along the beautiful West Coast of Maui.
Give us a call today to make your proposal unforgettable!
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The scattering of ashes into the open ocean is a timeless tradition that spans across many cultures around the world. Many people, from former residents, to return visitors have made the Hawaiian Ocean their final resting place.
Along with other services, Sea Monkey Private Charters offers the most beautiful and intimate atmosphere for your ash scattering ceremony. Honor your loved one as their ashes are scattered in the open ocean off picturesque Island of Maui. Say a prayer, sing a song, or simply rest in silence while you say “Aloha”.