First humpback whale of the season spotted in October! Or was it August? Please read on for explanation.

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The first humpback whale sighting of the season is always reason to rejoice, auguring as it does the return of our beloved state marine mammal and the start of whale season in Maui. This year’s first sighting occurred Oct. 20, …

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“Halloween in Lahaina” Returns this Monday!

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The Lahaina Town Action Committee and the Maui Office of Economic Development host Halloween in Lahaina, a family-friendly event for the residents and visitors of Maui. “Halloween in Lahaina” returns to Front Street on Monday Oct. 31. Highlights include the 38th …

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Timeshare vs. Peer-to-Peer Rentals: What’s the verdict?

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    A recent popular trend has become share or peer-to-peer vacations – like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway – where vacationers rent rooms or houses directly from homeowners.  For most families a vacation is a once-a-year event, where everything needs …

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2016 first half Maui tourism figures: Visitor arrivals exceed 1 million, expenditures 2 billion.

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Visitor arrivals and expenditures on Maui were up for the first six months of the year, with arrivals topping 1.3 million (up 3% from the previous year) and spending at $2.3 billion (up 4% from last year), according to new data …

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Enjoy the benefits of ownership at Kahana Villa

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  Just like living in paradise! The decision to own your vacation comes with numerous considerations. These include your budget, your travel frequency, and your vacation style. They are different for everyone, but one thing is certain: People who become …

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Heed these helpful packing tips for your next visit!

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  Often competing with the anticipation of a long-awaited vacation to Kahana Villa is the nagging consideration of what and how much to bring. This debate can befuddle even the most seasoned travelers, leaving them to anguish over the consequences of either …

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Vacation ownership now an even greater value

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An increase in lodging rates in 2015 – up more than 18 percent over the previous year owing to a rise in travel frequency – now more than ever underscores the value of vacation ownership. Consistency of cost is a …

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Suffer no more from Guilty Vacation Syndrome!

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Are you suffering from GVS (Guilty Vacation Syndrome)? Based on the results of a recent family vacation survey, you probably are. It is especially likely if you’re a Millennial, 59 percent of which report feeling ashamed for taking or planning …

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Take some tanning tips to keep from getting toasted!

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As a Kahana Villa timeshare owner, you know the temperate summer climate can deceive you into thinking that you can’t get burned. With that in mind, we thought now would be a good time to review some common sense tanning …

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Discover traditional Hawaiian music at George Kahumoku Jr.’s entertaining Slack Key Show

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With master slack-key guitar player and Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku Jr. as host, the weekly Slack Key Show showcases Masters of Hawaiian Music at the beautiful Aloha  Pavilion in Lahaina. Slack-key is a genre of guitar music that originated …

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