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Helpful Information from Aviella Aloha "the former Activities Concierge"
The Urban-n-Island experience is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Below are interesting facts that I have learned while living, doing business, and interacting with local businesses and local people.  If you are a first time visitor to Maui or returning seeking another Urban-n-Island Adventure, or if you prefer to SAVE $$$ and have fun while you are here, call Aviella Aloha the Concierge for information on where to go for DISCOUNT activity OPTIONS.
AVIELLA ALOHA CONCIERGE CARD
I have been living on the island for over eleven years now. A unique thing about me is that I have already experienced 95% of all the activities available on the island of Maui first hand and i have got the pictures to prove it. If you have any questions about the island of Maui submit it below and I  will see what we can find out for you. Have a blessed day!

How do you say the months of the year in Hawaiian language?
January -  LANUALI                  August - AUKAKE
February - PEPELUALI             September - KEPAKEMAPA
March - MALAKI                      October - 'OKAKOPA
April - APELILA                        November - NOWEMAPA
May - MEI                                  December - KEKEMAPA
June - LUNE
July - LULA
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1. If you plan to do any grocery shopping on Maui take care to sign up for a Grocery Store Discount Card and Save 10% or more on all your purchases at SAFEWAY or FOODLAND.

2. Use the Maui Bus to get around the island. Pay $2.00 per person per ride or opt for a $4.00 ALL DAY PASS. Seniors can qualify for an additional discount on weekly and monthly passes. BE ADVISED: Monthly passes can only be purchased the first 5 days in each month.

3. If you are planning on going snorkeling or uptown Haleakala crater you will want to bring some sleeves. Haleakala is COLD when the sun is down, It peaks at 10,023 ft elevation. Depending on which snorkel trip you choose and get pretty chilly on the way to the snorkel site and even more so on the way back. Ask me about the best trips to Lanai and Molokini crater when we meet. I have lots of real time information for you.

4. This tip is often considered priceless based on guest feedback. iF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TAKE ON THE ROAD TO HANA you will want to do two things, First off, instead of making stops on the side of the road, drive all the way to Hana before you get out of the car. In doing so you will not only avoid traffic stressors but you will save so much time. The strategy is to make your stops on the wayback. This way every time you get back into the vehicle you will be a little bit closer to your place to stay and usually have better photo options and first dibs on the tasty BBQ booth that everybody loves. Definitely the best place to eat on the entire trip GUARANTEED! Oh the second thing is to bring bottled water and at least one roll of toilet paper..it helps!!!

LOCAL BEACHES close to the Maui Schooner Resort
Directions:Big Beach / Lil Beach – Sunday night is most popular at Lil Beach. Be advised, Little Beach is bathing suit optional and requires you to hike up the mountain from Big Beach.  25 minutes away

Directions:Keawekapu Beach in front of the Mana Kai Resort on S. Kihei Rd. Turn right from resort parking lot. 8 minutes away

Directions:Charley Young Beach / Kamaole Beach Park I Turn right from resort parking lot. 6 minutes away. In between the Maui Vista Resort and the World Mark / ABC store.
 
Directions:Kamaole Beach Park III Turn right from resort parking lot. 10 minutes away. Directly across from Kamaole Sands. Great place to catch a sunset, BBQ, shoreline snorkel or swim. Plus they have swing sets and bathrooms. Limited parking is available so go early especially on the weekends.
 
Directions:Ulua Beach Turn right from resort parking lot. Continue on S. Kihei Rd until you get to the only stop sign(Wailea Ala Nui Dr.) Turn right. Ulua Beach is the first right hand turn. Gorgeous photo ops. This beach is the back yard of all the fancy Wailea resorts. Enjoy it! 13 minutes away from the resort.
 
Shop Local for Maui Made Gifts & Souvenirs 
Aviella Aloha Designs, Maui Diva Silk Flower Hair Clips. They make great gifts for yourself and for others. Hand made in Maui with aloha. Ask about Maui Schooner Special Discounts. There are many beautiful elegant combinations to choose from.

Big Beautiful Hair Braids, The first thing you should do when you come to Maui is get the beautiful hair braids that you always wanted but maybe never have. Enjoy your vacation never having to worry about your hair in and out of swimming pools, the ocean or anything else while at the same time still having more beautiful hair then probably everybody standing around you. 

Unique Boutique, Locally made gifts and souvenirs, located at the beginning of South Kihei Rd next to the Shave Ice and ABC store.

Maui Memories, Entire inventory is comprised of arts and crafts created by Maui artists. It’s located across the street from the Banyan Tree in Lahaina right behind the Pioneer Inn.____________________________________________________________________ 
DIRECTIONS from 
KIHEI, SOUTH SHORE


Courtesy of FORMER  Activities Director, Aviella Aloha
 
Directions – Kahului Airport  1 Kahului Airport Rd, Kahului, HI 96732
Turn left onto S. Kihei Road. Follow it down to the stoplight. Turn right onto N. Kihei Road and then turn left at the stop light onto Piilani Hwy. Continue on Piilani Hwy until you reach Dairy Road Stoplight. Turn right onto the Airport Access Road. Continue on Airport Access Road until you reach the Kahului Airport.
Drive time is 30 minutes


Directions – Kahului Heliport  Kahului, HI 96732
Turn left onto S. Kihei Road. Follow it down to the stoplight. Turn right onto N. Kihei Road and then turn left at the stop light onto Piilani Hwy. Continue on Piilani Hwy until you reach Dairy Road Stoplight. Turn right onto the Airport Access Road. Continue on Airport Access Road until you reach the Hana Hwy.  Turn right and continue down Hana Hwy until you reach Haleakala Hwy stop light. Turn left and continue straight into the Kahului Heliport. Drive time is 30 minutes

Directions-Piiholo Ranch/Zipline Makawao, HI 325 Waiahiwi Rd. Makawao, HI 96768
Turn left onto S. Kihei Road. Follow it down to the stoplight. Turn right onto N. Kihei Road and then turn left at the stop light onto Piilani Hwy. Continue on Piilani Hwy until you reach Dairy Road Stoplight. Turn right onto the Airport Access Road. Continue on Airport Access Road until you reach the Hana Hwy.  Turn right and continue down Hana Hwy until you reach Haleakala Hwy stop light. Turn right. Continue up the mountain to Makawao Ave. Turn left. Follow it past Casanovas restaurant thru the stop sign.  At the next street turn right and follow it to the Piiholo Ranch


Directions - Maalea Harbor (Quicksilver, Strike Zone, Aqua Ad ventures, Aquarium
From the resort, Turn left onto S. Kihei Rd. Follow it to the end of the street, and turn left onto N. Kihei Rd. Follow it down to the end of the street and turn left at the stoplight onto 30 Hwy. Continue driving to the first stop light and turn left. Go down to the stopsign and turn right. Follow the road until it curves to the right. The harbor is across from Beach Bums on your left. You do have to pay for parking so bring some single dollar bills to put into the machine. Drive time 15 minutes
 
Directions – Spa Grande 3850 Wailea Ala Nui Drive, Wailea Maui, 96753
Turn right out of the Maui Schooner resort and follow S. Kihei Road to the only stop sign.
Then turn right onto Wailea Alanui Dr. The Grand Wailea is PAST the Shops at Wailea on your right. Valet park and have Spa Grande or HumuHumu restaurant validate your parking pass to save on parking costs. Drive time is 13 minutes

West side : Lahaina & Ka’anapali

Directions – Lahaina Harbor, Lahaina, HI 96761 649 Wharf St. Lahaina, HI  96761
From the resort, Turn left onto S. Kihei Rd. Follow it to the end of the street, and turn left onto N. Kihei Rd. Follow it down to the end of the street and turn left at the stoplight onto 30 Hwy.
Once on 30 Hwy dri ve to Shaw Street stop light and turn left. Follow Shaw St. three blocks to Front Street. Turn right. There is a FREE PUBLIC PARKING lot a half of block down on the right. Park there and then walk up Front Street just one block to the infamous Banyan Tree. Lahaina Harbor is behind the Banyan Tree on the ocean side.


Directions – Sheraton Black Rock Luau, 2605 Ka’anapali Parkway Lahaina, HI 96761
From the resort, Turn left onto S. Kihei Rd. Follow it to the end of the street, and turn left onto N. Kihei Rd. Follow it down to the end of the street and turn left at the stoplight onto 30 Hwy.
Once on 30 Hwy dri ve 18 miles. Turn left Ka’anapali Parkway stop light. Continue driving until you see the Sheraton Resort on your left. Turn left and make an immediate left into the parking garage and grab a ticket to enter.  Drive time 1 hour.


Directions – Maui Schooner to Diamond Presentation 104 Ka’anapali Shores, Lahaina, HI 96761
From the resort, Turn left onto S. Kihei Rd. Follow it to the end of the street, and turn left onto N. Kihei Rd. Follow it down to the end of the street and turn left at the stoplight onto 30 Hwy.
Once on 30 Hwy dri ve 20.68 miles. Turn left onto Lower Honoapiliani Rd. Turn left at the second resort which is Ka’anapali Beach Club. Turn left at the end of the driveway and then turn right to go up the ramp and to the lobby entrance for FREE valet parking.  Drive time 1 hour.


Directions – Maui Theatre & Outlet Shops
From the resort, Turn left onto S. Kihei Rd. Follow it to the end of the street, and turn left onto N. Kihei Rd. Follow it down to the end of the street and turn left at the stoplight onto 30 Hwy.
Once on 30 Hwy drive to Papalua St Turn Left. Go thru the stoplight. The Outlet Shops are on your right (paid parking for Warren and Annabelle’s) and the Maui Theatre for Ulalena and Burn n Love. is in the parking lot on your left FREE parking.


Return From Diamond to Front St. Lahaina, Ulalena, Burn n Love, Warren and Annabelles and Front St. Access.
To get back to Front St. from the Diamond Presentation. Exit the resort by turning right. Drive to the stoplight and turn right onto 30 Hwy. Follow 30 Hwy to Papalua St. Turn Right. Go thru the stoplight. The Outlet Shops are on your right (paid parking for Warren and Annabelle’s) and the Maui Theatre for Ulalena and Burn n Love. is in the parking lot on your left FREE parking.
Other Popular Places of Maui


Directions:   Haleakala Summit - Hwy 378, Makawao, HI, 96
Turn left out of Maui Schooner Resort. Follow S. Kihei Rd to the end and turn right onto N.  Kihei Rd. At the stop light turn left onto the Mokulele Highway. Continue to follow the Mokulele Hwy. Turn right onto Hansen Rd. Follow it to the end and turn right onto Hana Hwy. Continue making a slight right onto Haleakala Hwy. Turn left onto Hwy 377 which is Haleakala Hwy also. Then turn left onto Haleakala Hwy 378. Yes there are 3 Haleakala Highways in Maui. Most Popular for Sunrise… Don’t forget to pre-pay for parking by visiting www.recreation.com and reserve a tour ticket for $1.50 per vehicle.


Directions:   Road to Hana – 2.5 Hour Scenic drive through Maui’s rainforest. Turn left out of Maui Schooner Resort. Follow S. Kihei Rd to the end and turn right onto N.  Kihei Rd. At the stop light turn left onto the Mokulele Highway. Continue to follow the Mokulele Hwy. Turn right onto Hansen Rd. Follow it to the end and turn right onto Hana Hwy.  Stay on Hana Highway 360 for 52 miles until you reach the city. I recommend driving all the way to Hana first and making your stops on the way back. You will get there much faster and avoid having to drive the road in the dark because you didn’t actually arrive in Hana until after 4 pm. It means that a portion of your drive back may be in the dark. Beware!


Directions:   Maui Swap Meet & Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Turn left out of Maui Schooner Resort. Follow S. Kihei Rd to the end and turn right onto N.  Kihei Rd. At the stop light turn left onto the Mokulele Highway. Continue to follow the Mokulele Hwy.  Turn right onto Dairy Rd (heading towards the airport). Turn left onto Hana Hwy. Continue until you get to Kahului Beach Rd. Turn right at the light and then turn left at the second light. Maui Swap Meet is on the left, Maui Arts and Cultural Center is on the right.


Directions:   Maui Tropical Plantation 1670 Honoapilliani Highway Wailuku, HI 
Turn left out of Maui Schooner Resort. Follow S. Kihei Rd to the end and turn LEFT onto N.  Kihei Rd. At the stop light turn RIGHT onto the Honoapiilani Highway 30. Continue on 30 highway until you reach Maui Tropical Plantation. It is about five minutes up the highway on the left.