Welcome to the blog page for Aloha Vacation Villas in Kapalua Bay. We are glad that you found us as we will provide regular posts to give the insider scoop on the best time of year to visit for the activities you have planned, as well as other tips and advice. At Aloha Vacation Villas, we know that the ability to come “home” to your place after a day of fun-filled activities makes all the difference in a vacation experience. Plan your next visit to Hawaii by deciding on the perfect luxury vacation rental now and call Aloha Vacation Villas.

Planning for your vacation can be one of the most exciting things because you get to look forward to a period of unstructured living and a break from your daily responsibilities. Aloha Vacation Villas can increase your relaxation by providing the luxury vacation rentals you need to spread out and have plenty of private space. Continue reading to learn what items you should pack for your tropical vacation, and contact us today to reserve your vacation rental in Kapalua Bay.

Multiple Swimsuits

You may have one swimsuit that is your absolute favorite, which is great, but it might not be able to handle the demands of being used on a daily basis. There is nothing quite as uncomfortable as trying to put on a wet or even a damp swimsuit. If you are from a temperate or dry climate, you might think that you can simply hang up your bathing suit or swim trunks to dry overnight. With the high humidity of our tropical climate, that just isn’t going to happen.

Many of the luxury vacation rentals that we offer have washer and dryer units, but you want to be careful about sending your swimwear through the dryer too frequently as it can increase the rate of wear and tear on the material. We recommend that you pack at least two swimsuits so that you can alternate them through the duration of your visit to Kapalua Bay.

Sunscreen

Whether or not you have been working on establishing a base tan before your Hawaiian vacation, you want to make sure that you purchase a quality sunscreen. The sun’s rays are closer, and therefore, more intense in the tropics. Don’t make the mistake of underestimating the amount of time that you can spend in the sun without risking sunburn by comparing your skin’s response to the sun in a non-tropical climate. Another thing to remember is that your sunscreen bottle should be no bigger than three ounces if you plan on packing it in a carry-on.

Light Jacket

You might be wondering why we would suggest a jacket since you’re traveling to one of the warmest regions on earth. The truth is that the temperatures can get quite cool in the evenings here on Maui. Additionally, if you’re planning an early morning hike in the mountains to watch the sunrise, or an exploration of a volcano on a guided trip, you will be glad that you followed our advice! Ideally, your light jacket can double as a rain poncho, otherwise, you should plan on packing a raincoat in addition to your light jacket. Hawaii can get quite a bit of rain during the winter.

Comfortable Footwear

Flip flops are arguably one of the most comfortable forms of footwear available, depending on the brand. If flip flops are your happy place, then make sure to pack a few so that you have different color and style options to choose from. If flip flops are not the ideal footwear for you, then be sure to choose shoes that are lightweight and comfortable.

When you think about which shoes to pack, consider this — if you can walk around all day without wishing you could take your shoes off, then those are the pairs to pack!

At Aloha Vacation Villas, we want your next trip to Kapalua Bay to be one of the best you’ve ever had! Call today to reserve the perfect luxury vacation rental for your needs and make sure to follow our packing tips.

Pineapples are one of the best fruits that grow on this planet. In fact, people have discovered numerous ways to enjoy this deliciously sweet fruit. From drinks and desserts to salads and main dishes, you will be amazed at the number of recipes that feature pineapples. If you’ve ever wondered about where pineapples originally came from, how they are farmed, and other interesting facts, then continue reading today’s post and contact Aloha Vacation Villas to learn about our luxury vacation rentals in Kapalua Bay.

Origins of the Pineapple

Believe it or not, historians believe that the pineapples origins are South American — the area between Brazil and Paraguay, to be precise. Later, they were imported to Europe and eventually appeared in Hawaii around 1813.

Pineapple Trivia

If you enjoy having interesting bits of information that you can share with others, then keep reading to learn some of the most interesting pineapple trivia!

  • Hummingbirds are the natural pollinators for pineapple
  • Wild pineapples that are pollinated by bats do the opposite of the majority of flowers by opening them at night and closing them at day
  • Two years is the average time for a pineapple plant to produce fruit
  • Each pineapple plant produces just one pineapple per year
  • Grow your own pineapple by planting the top of one in rich soil
  • You cannot use pineapple in jello — it won’t jell
  • Picked pineapples cannot continue to ripen and an unripe pineapple is not only disgusting, but also poisonous
  • The pineapple core is edible despite being tough
  • The Hawaiian word for pineapple is Hala kahiki

Pineapple Tours

Pineapple tours are a great way to see first-hand how they are grown, processed, and distributed. Depending on your interests, you can even book a tour with lunch, or learn how pineapples are being used in a number of different tropical drinks. Some pineapple plantations even offer zipline tours! Depending on your preference and experience, you can choose either an introductory zipline or a more extreme zipline course on that is longer, higher, and faster.

More Pineapple Trivia 

If you’re like us, then you were captivated by the previous list of pineapple trivia, and so we have some more interesting tidbits to share with you.

  • Pineapples are actually many berries that have grown together to form one fruit
  • Historically, they were useful on long boat trips to help prevent scurvy
  • Since pollination is required for seed formation, but seeds have a negative effect on the taste, pineapples are grown through vegetative reproduction, or cloning
  • You can trick pineapples into flowering using smoke, which is how the plants can produce more than one pineapple per year

At Aloha Vacation Villas in Kapalua Bay, we are passionate about Hawaii, including pineapple. We know that when you get ready to plan your vacation, you want to prepare for all of the fun activities and sights that our island has to offer. As you think about the things that will help you to fully relax, don’t forget the most important aspect — your luxury vacation rental! We offer a wide variety of options to provide you with the space and amenities you need to fully enjoy your time here on Maui. Be sure to call Aloha Vacation Villas today and reserve your luxury vacation rental in Kapalua Bay.

If you have recently had a baby, then congratulations are in order! You may be planning a family vacation to Maui and wondering how to make the most of it with your infant. If this sounds like you, then continue reading to learn what activities to plan so that everyone can fully enjoy their time on our beautiful island. At Aloha Vacation Villas in Kapalua Bay, we know that feeling at home while you’re on vacation is priceless, which is why we offer a wide variety of luxury vacation rentals. Continue reading to learn what to do on your Hawaiian vacation with your baby and contact Aloha Vacation Rentals to reserve your rental today.

Maui Ocean Center

The Maui Ocean Center is home to some of Maui’s unique and rare marine life. From humpback whales to sea turtles and more, you will be amazed at the marine animals and environments that exist nowhere else in the world. There are a variety of daily presentations for the whole family to enjoy including, Shallow Reef, Turtle Lagoon, Tide Pool, and more.

Old Lahaina Luau

Experience live demonstrations of native Hawaiian culture, featuring the hula, at a traditional luau and feast at the Old Lahaina Luau. Due to the popularity, make sure to schedule advance reservations as each show sells out quickly. You and your family can sit down, enjoy a delicious meal, and then experience the storytelling of the luau.  

‘Iao Valley State Monument

Take advantage of the wide variety of baby carriers and hiking packs for infants, and explore one of the most beautiful hiking spots on the island — ‘Iao Valley State Monument. In fact, you don’t even need to do “true” hiking to experience all that the park has to offer. There are plenty of easy paths that are suitable for walking for you to enjoy.

Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice

Not all Hawaiian shave ice is created equally as Ululani’s proves. They sell the best shave ice in the world, and you will have to experience it for yourself. With four locations, you won’t have to go very far from Kapalua Bay to find one and enjoy your favorite flavor, or try a new one!

Maui Baby Beaches 

Don’t let the name deceive you — these are not tiny beaches. Rather, these baby beaches are ideal for families with infants and toddlers as they are known for having soft sand, good weather, and an outer reef, which shelters the beach. While we hope you’ll explore as many of the beaches of Maui as you can, if you are traveling with an infant or young children, then you’ll want to visit Launiupoko Beach, Baby Beach Lahaina, or Baby Beach Paia. When your little ones are ready to take a break from the ocean, make sure to rent a beach shade cabana to shelter them from the sun and sand while they nap.

At Aloha Vacation Villas in Kapalua Bay, we believe that everyone should enjoy all that Maui has to offer, which is why we offer luxury vacation rentals. When you feel at home on the island, even if your stay is brief, you will more fully enjoy your daily excursions as you relax in the privacy of your rental each night. Call today and see all that we have to offer.