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Molokai Adventure for your Honeymoon

I’m always being asked what the perfect day after your ceremony could include. You might want to consider a helicopter adventure! I recently had the opportunity to go with my favorite Maui helicopter company, Blue Hawaiian,  on a tour around the West Maui Mountains then over to explore Molokai.

Blue Hawaiian HelicopterBlue Hawaiian offers one of the best safety ratings on Maui and to me, that was number one. Mau airportI personally know one of the lead mechanics and I can only imagine that if he does his job there anything like how he cares for his family and community, then we can expect the best opportunity for all-round safety.


The Molokai Adventure Begins…

Road to HanaTaking off over the airport, we headed out toward West Maui. At first we saw the bluffs that I’ve seen many times when heading toward the Road to Hana.

West Maui MountainsBut then, we passed a bend and began a magical, mystical adventure. Bluffs reached to the sky and waterfalls embedded into the forests. Our pilot was our tour guide and answered our questions along the way.

Maui secret hikesThis West Maui Mountains tour was breathtaking and offered views that were unimaginable from the surface roads below. If you’re not a hiker, you’ll appreciate being able to get into these remote areas.

Molokai islandsAs we left Maui behind, we crossed the narrow straight over to Molokai. The water became a deeper blue and the landscape changed.

Native HawaiiansMolokai is a magical island. With most of the population being Hawaiian, they are very self-sufficient. Molokai is not an Outsider island – you won’t find a Four Seasons Resort here!

Molokai toursMolokai offers valleys filled with beautiful fruit orchards and beaches empty of  resort umbrellas. You really need to schedule your helicopter tour to experience this first-hand. It was absolutely breath-taking!

leper colonyIt wasn’t until the early 1800’s that Molokai was affected by Westerners but this island is probably best known for what is referred to now as the “Leper Colony” overseen by Saint Damien (seen at the far right point).

Molkai represents a very spiritual and deep connection between man and land. As of a decade ago, Hawaiians still made up half the population of Molokai. Generations have passed the land and culture down to their offspring. You can see the towns from this helicopter tour.

Hawaiian fish pondsThe first known arrival of Polynesians in the Hawaiian Islands was here on Molokai, in an area now know as the Halawa Valley in 500-600AD.

As we headed back to Maui, we could see the narrow, cliff road that encompasses the island, including the portions not allowed by rental car companies. You could see great places to hike, the West Maui blow hole (known as Nakalele Blowhole) and Honolua Bay (an incredible snorkleing and surfing spot).

Maui toursMany of the views seen from above will never be experienced first hand unless you check out one of these tours – even with the best island hiking guides.

So wouldn’t you agree that experiencing this breathtaking adventure would be incredible on your wedding day? Let our Concierge Services help you with reservations. Ask us how. Aloha!

Highlights of Maui this week from your Destination Wedding Planner

destination weddingIf you’ve chosen Maui as your destination wedding, then you’re most likely having your honeymoon here as well. Maybe you’d like to send your family and friends off to do something fun so you can snuggle on a beautiful beach with your new spouse. If you’re not here for your destination wedding but instead you’re living the aloha, check out one of these events. There’s lots going on this month on Maui so stay tuned for more!


September 7

Looking for something off-the-wall to do with your kids on a Saturday night? Why not go to the Stock Car Racing at the Speedway! Fun starts at 6:30pm – Visit their website for more information.  www.paradisespeedwaymaui.com

Stock Cars too loud for your littlest ones? How about an outdoor movie under the stars at the MACC’s Starry Night Cinema?

September 7

Starting at 7:30, showing – “Wreck-It Ralph”(John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades ofdoing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.   Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

September 20

Makawao 3rd Friday! Fun lasts from 5-8pm! Neola Caveny lives on an entirely solar powered tropical flower farm on Maui.   She trained and worked as a gemologist and jeweler for many years until she discovered a passion for working with gourds while she was learning to make ipu instrument as a student of hula.  All of the patterns and subjects she uses on her beautiful pieces have a traditional Hawaiian background and she uses the wood burning  techniques she first learned to do on kukui nuts.  In ancient Hawaii, gourds were used for cooking, musical instruments and headdresses and were often highly decorated using the same time consuming techniques as are still used to this day.

September 24

Tony Bennet visit Maui! Bring your parents and ohana 7:30-10:00!

A premier interpreter of popular song, Tony Bennett is an artist who engages his audience, heart and soul. He’s been in the business more than 60 years, but that doesn’t stop him from gaining new fans each year and adding more Grammy Awards:16 so far, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.

If Frank Sinatra can say “Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business,” you might just have to agree! Join us for a memorable evening with this brightly-shining star (who just loves the acoustics in the Castle Theater, by the way!) Special surprise: daughter Antonia Bennett will join him for this concert! Contact the MACC for ticket pricing and more information!