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Queen’s Treasure has arrived!

The “Queen’s Treasure” is West Maui’s newest high-performance sailing beach catamaran!  She is 64′ long and absolutely gorgeous.

I was at the Lahaina Harbor after her long voyage from St. Croix where the catamaran was built by Gold Coast Yachts.  It was a milestone for the yacht building company – their 100th boat!

The owners, Jan Nolan and Amy Sutherland, were of course onboard and invited me aboard and to go sailing on the boat.  What an honor that was.  Along with a full boat of relatives and friends (she holds 49 passengers plus crew), we left the Lahaina Harbor and spent another 5 hours on her!

Queen’s Treasure is solid, so smooth and fast.  We were out of the harbor in no time and the view of the West Maui mountains was incredible.

Everyone on the boat was ecstatic - mahalo to Jan and Amy, Captain Brad and crew members Linda & Greg, who provided us with the best day.  The food was awesome and it was fun to meet new people who all had one thing in common – the success of the Queen’s Treasure!

We anchored off Black Rock in Kaanapali so that passengers and crew could swim in the ocean.  The boating community is tight and it was awesome to see other captains bring their vessels around Queen’s Treasure and congratulate the owners/crew on her arrival.

Here’s a photo of kids jumping off Black Rock!

The day ended at around 5pm when we were back at the Lahaina Harbor.  Here are some more photos of the boat and West Maui for your enjoyment.

MAHALO AND CONGRATULATIONS again to Jan and Amy for an accomplishment of a lifetime.  May you have incredible success with Queen’s Treasure.  Lola

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22nd Annual Maui Onion Festival

Everyone had a great time at the 22nd Annual Maui Onion Festival this past weekend.  The festival was hosted annually by Whalers Village in honor of the famous Maui Kula Onion – one of our largest agricultural exports.  The Maui Onion Growers Association cooked up 300 pounds of sweet Maui onion rings to what seemed to be a never ending long line of people waiting for them.

Entertainment and food/retail vendors filled the courtyards all day long.  Six of the best Chefs on Maui put on amazing food demonstrations for the crowd.  The included: James McDonald, Pacific’O and I’O Restaurants; Roy Yamaguchi, Roy’s; D.K. Kodama, Cane & Taro/Sansei; Brian Etheredge, Capische; Eric Arbogast, Cuatro, and David Paul Johnson, David Paul’s Island Grill.

Chefs also competed against each other in the Maui Onion Recipe Contest. Chef Dave “D.K.” Kodama took top honors in the Maui Onion Recipe Contest with his Kekaha Shrimp & Lobster Cake with Swiss Chard, Hamakua Aliʻi Mushrooms & Lobster Uni Sauce.  Chef D.K. Kodma owns and operates seven  restaurants on three islands, including four Sansei Seafood Restaurant  & Sushi Bars, d.k. Steak House, VINO Italian Tapas & Wine Bar  and Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas.

The festivities continued with keiki and adult Raw Maui Onion Eating contests.  Winners were Dante Gramuglia, 10 years old and a 5th grader at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School in the Keiki Division, and  Wayne Finlinson, 34, of St. George, Utah who won the coveted title for 2011, was presented with a beautiful sweet Maui onion lei, and $100 cash!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE YOUTUBE OF THE ADULT RAW MAUI ONION EATING CONTEST:

 

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Maui Tsunami Lahaina Harbor – March 2011

Tsunami on Maui

Watch this video! On-going tsunami surges changing about 4′ from beginning to end. Video taken on March 11, 2011 at 12:30 PM at the Lahaina Harbor, Maui – 9 1/2 hours after the first wave.

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Skiing Massive Waves

This is fun – Popular Tahoe free-skier and trained racer, Chuck Patterson, was recently on Maui and rode a 20ft. wave at Jaws. But get this – he rode the wave on skis (surf-skiing)! Here’s the link to watch the video and read the article.

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Humpback Whales

Click on the link below to visit our Napili Point Resort Facebook Fan page.  Once there, check out the short video on the January 19, 2011 post.  This is a video taken by Ananda, who crews on the Teralani catamaran.  The humpback whales surrounded the boat and she took this fabulous “double breach” – enjoy!

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How do you say “Happy Valentine’s Day” in Hawaiian?

How do you say Happy Valentine’s Day in Hawaiian? 

Hau’oli La Aloha (horizontal line above the a in La) Literally means: Happy Love Day

Come visit us at Napili Point Resort http://www.napili.com

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

 

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Napili Point Resort Trip Advisor Review!

Here are some exerpts from a recent Trip Advisor review of Napili Point Resort.

‘Beautiful Location right on the ocean. Quiet. Not a party place…which was positive for us. Specatular views, sunsets, great snorkeling with the turtles, Napili beach just a short 4 minute walk away. Surf was up out front.. very entertaining….Staff was excellent, professional…..We stayed in unit A-13…..clean, nice bed, well equipped with lots of extras …beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, stacks of books even snorkel gear.
Obviously thoughtful owners. Enjoyed several rounds of golf at Kapalua. Sampled several restaurants in the area (Merrimen’s, Duke’s, Pinapple Grill, Sea House…all pricey, but first class) Don’t miss – the Gazebo on the beach next door for breakfast…We’ll be back…

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The North Pacific Humpback Whales are back!

The North Pacific humpback whales, we affectionately refer to as our “gentle giants”, have arrived!  The humpbacks begin their migration approximately 3,000 miles from the cold arctic waters to the warm waters of Hawaii, to mate, give birth to their calves, and rear their young.  The shallow waters surrounding Maui are known as the “cradle of the humpback” due to the significant number of humpbacks raised in this area.  

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is one of only 12 marine national parks and is the only preserve in the United States dedicated to a marine mammal.  During the peak season (mid-December to mid-March), there are literally thousands of humpback whales in our islands. On Maui, we are fortunate to have hundreds of daily humpback whale sightings well into April and May.

We so enjoy these gentle giants at Napili Point Resort. We invite you to come visit us soon!  http://www.napili.com Call toll free at 1-800-669-6252 (US and Canada) or direct 1-808-669-9222, Daily 7AM-9PM Hawaii Standard Time

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Napili Point Resort – Amenities

Napili Point Resort offers the following amenities: 

Daily Housekeeping Service; Full Kitchen; Washer & Dryer; Hair Dryer; Lanai with Ocean View; Color TV with DVD Player; In-room Safe; Two Swimming Pools; BBQ’s and Picnic Area’s; Weekly Nature Walk; Pineapple Cutting Demonstration; Poolside Mai Tai Party; 

Free broadband internet service is available. You just need to provide your laptop computer with an ITC Ethernet jack (the Ethernet cord is provided in each unit).

Visit our website at http://www.napili.com and our Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Napili-Point-Resort/178981666569

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Napili Point Resort! We hope that all of you are able to come and visit us this year.  Please remember that we are offering every 5th night free between now and 12/21/11.   IN ADDITION TO EVERY 5TH NIGHT FREE – we also offer a AAA Rate (15% discount/no car included), Condo/Car Packages, and 50+Club Rates (20% discount/no car included – must be 50 years or older to apply).

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