Easter on Maui

easter on Maui 2015

We’ve had some pretty amazing Easters here on Maui. One year we went to the beach and stumbled upon an egg hunt happening at Baby Beach in Lahaina. A few neighbors roped off an area of the beach and then came around to all the families inviting all the kieki to join the egg hunt.

The kids grabbed anything that could hold the eggs (sand castle buckets, my beach bag or my husband’s hat) and then all the kids of the beach stopped what they were doing and ran after the eggs, clad in bikinis with sand in their wet hair – it was awesome!

If you are on Maui for the holiday, I suggest you spend Easter Sunday at the beach after church, or as your church, but if you want a little more tradition and something fun for the kids, check out these Easter happenings around Maui.

West Maui

Lahaina Animal Farm


Sheraton in Kaanapali

We invite you to join us on Anuenue Lawn for our Annual StarWish Easter Egg Hunt and Rubber Ducky Races!

8:00 am – Ducky Race Registration

8:00 am – 11:00 am – Keiki games, crafts, face painting, egg decorating, and photos with the Easter Bunny

9:00 am – Easter Egg Hunt

11:00 am – Lucky Ducky Race

Duke’s Beach House



Grand Wailea

Egg Eggstravaganza – 11am – 1pm

Egg Hunt • 11:30am and 12:30pm • Chapel Lawn
Egg decorating, carnival games, cookie decorating, and crafts complimentary for all ages! Glitter tattoos, snacks, and beverages available for purchase.

Stay for brunch after which goes until 2:30 p.m. Find more information here.

Makena Beach & Golf Resort

Annual Makena, Maui Easter Egg Hunt – 9 a.m. start time

Easter Sunday at Makena, Maui is an all-day family affair! Join the Easter Bunny and the rest of the Maui Makena Ohana for an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt on the resort’s Pu’u Olai lawn, starting promptly at 9 AM.

With over 2,000 eggs hidden in plain sight on the 24,300 sq. ft. lush lawn, kids of all ages will get an opportunity to search, collect and reap the rewards of Makena’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter egg hunt is complimentary for registered resort guests and Easter Sunday Brunch goers. Registration for the event starts at 8:45 AM.

Also join us for our Easter Egg Hunt and Maui Easter Sunday Brunch immediately following the hunt. For more information call (808) 874-1111

A Very Maui Christmas

Need a little Maui this holiday? Can’t make it to Maui? Grab one, or two or three, of these Maui gift picks and have a little mele kalikimaka wherever you are this holiday season.

Maui Christmas Presents

1. Tara B Trucker Hats, Made in Lahaina, 2. CraeVita 14K Gold Leather Wrap Bracelet, Made in Lahaina, 3. NinaKuna Gold Cowrie Shell Bracelet, Made in Wailuku, 4. TikiTales Hawaiian stocking, Made in Paia and on Lanai

The Ohana Mama’s Summer Survival

Maui Mom Blogger Keurig single coffee brew systems review

As summer approached, so did a rather large box on my doorstep. In it was what would soon be called my Summer Survival Kit.

This box didn’t house ready-to-eat meals, or bottled water or canned goods. It didn’t include a wind-up radio or even a bottle of Xanax. Instead, in this box was something very, very special, something that I think every Mom and Dad needs as summer break approaches…. a Keurig single brew coffee machine.

Thanks to the awesome folks at Staples, I was able to review a Keurig just in time for summer. Let me tell you, this baby has been working over time. In the morning I use it to crack open my eyes after late summer nights. And in the afternoon I use it to get through dinner and well, those late summer nights.

What’s great is that you can easily make iced coffee and even other treats in it such as lemonade. Yup, this baby has been running overtime, that is for sure.

Before Staples came to me with this review opportunity, I was a bit hesitant to get a Keurig. I’m a fan of the good ol French Press and I’m not really a fan of using all of those throw away coffee pods that Kuerigs use. In fact, that was the number one reason my husband and I hadn’t yet given into the Kuerig craze. We both drink 1-2 cups of coffee in the morning and we thought it was just too wasteful to go through so many plastic coffee pods.

Enter the reusable coffee pod. Once we went through the samples that Staples had sent us – Donut Shoppe coffee for us, hot cocoa for the kids – I was able to find reusable coffee pods at our local drug store. Now we’re able to use the incredibly awesome, ready-any-time, Keurig without the guilt. We simply buy our own coffee grounds, fill the reusable pods and get our coffee freak on whenever we please without having to brew an entire pot.

Here is a huge MAHALO to Keurig and Staples for helping me get through summer and for having alternatives to those pods. You are a life saver!


Maui eats: Koa’s Seaside Grill in Lahaina

Koa's Seaside Grill Lahaina

I recently had the opportunity to try out the new Koa’s Seaside Grill on Front Street in Lahaina. The whole family sat down to try out a sunset dinner, overlooking (and literally hanging over) the Pacific Ocean.

Koa’s was created by the same owners of the world-famous Gazebos restaurant. If you’ve been to West Maui, no doubt you’ve tried Gazebos breakfast. Good news for us, it’s the same breakfast that will be served at Koa’s. Score!

koa's lahaina

As the sun set over the ocean my family and I enjoyed some pupus, artichoke dip and steamers. Both were delicious and didn’t last long. The kids kept themselves busy with Wikisticks (I love a restaurant that offers something fun for the kiddos!).

Koa's Seaside Grill Lahaina

For dinner I had the scallops on a bed of mashed potatoes and served with asparagus and a super yummy sauce. My husband had a sort of seafood stew that was delish. The kid’s fare is the typical keiki menu of chicken nuggets, hamburger or spaghetti – which is good when your kids want to stay on the less adventurous side.

What cannot be beat is the absolute gorgeous view from Koa’s. You can sit downstairs or on the rooftop, both are spectacular and literally hang over the edge of the ocean with Lanai and Molokai staring right at you.

You are Invited! Koa’s Grand Opening Party June 1st

happy hour Koa's Seaside Grill, Lahaina

Come and check out Koa’s for happy hour on Saturday June 1st, 2013 from 3-5:30 p.m. 10 percent of the proceeds from the entire day will be given to local school, Maui Prep!

For more information, check out Koa’s on Facebook. Make this your new spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

I received this dinner gratis from Koa’s so that I could check it out and share with The Ohana Mama readers! Mahalo to the entire Koa’s team for a lovely evening!