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

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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

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Wailea

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

Hiking with Kids in West Maui

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Maui has some great spots to take the family on a hike. Here are a few ideas on the West side.

If you head to Kapalua there are a few different hiking trails that are good for the kids.

☛ By DT Fleming beach is a trail that goes back into the valley a bit.  It’s easy for kids.  Park at DT Fleming Beach and then walk a small ways back up Lower Honoapiilani, past the preschool, where you’ll see the entrance to the trail. It’s not long but the perfect length to explore.

☛ Just past Fleming Beach is the Honolua Ridge & Maunalei Arboretum Trails. We LOVE this trail.  It can be rainy and cooler so bring a wind breaker and put on your bug spray but this lush, green trail is super fun, not too long and shows you a different side to West Maui.  It’s awesome!  You do have to take a shuttle to get there since it’s in a private neighborhood.  You can find times and where to hitch a ride here.

☛ Another favorite, with spectacular views is the Village Walking Trails. The trail starts at the Kapalua Village Center with plenty of parking available. This used to be the old Village golf course so it’s paved, so if you want to bring a jogger or stroller on your hike, this is your place.  It does have some pretty steep hills but we did it with a stroller and a 4 year old.  Once at the top you’ll find a pond with ducks.  The views from this trail are magnificent!

The kids at Launiupoko Walking Trail

☛ Also in West Maui is the Launiupoko walking trail.  It too is paved so a stroller is ok here. You get a wonderful view of Lahaina Town, Lanai, Molokai and splashing whales.  You can also encounter horses hanging in their yards along the way, which is a hit with the kids.  This is a residential area, FYI.

Have fun!

go on an adventure

 

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It doesn’t have to be far far away.

It can be the “slow” road, the longer route home from school drop off.

Or the highway along the shore.

It can be a stop off to watch the whales.

Or a hunt for sea glass.

Go on an adventure, big small, near, far, just do something different today. 

Happy aloha Friday!

A little somethin’ somethin’

I am so beyond honored that Dania of edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine asked the kids and I to be part of the Winter edition’s Keiki in the Kitchen feature.

Dania is such an amazing role model mom, business woman and kind soul. Mahalo Dania for including my ohana in your beautiful magazine.

edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine

If you love Hawaii and love food (hello, yes to BOTH!) then check out edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine. Each magazine is always a work of art (seriously, their cover photos are frame worthy) with great reads and scrumptious photos.

Go and take a look at the Winter edition and hang with us in the Kitchen (we’re on page 10). You can buy a subscription here.

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