I am a fanatic about Maui, Hawaii and I love the polynesian
island. This site lets me share the island with you and hope
that you enjoy my photography, suggestions and favorite beaches
Businesses! I started with my son a Tour Guide GPS
rental business on Maui called GyPSy Guide Hawaii in February,
2010, and later added Skip's Beach Shack. We also rented underwater
digital cameras, snorkel equipment, boogie boards, ice chests
sold the business on September 1, 2011 and started our entry
into the food business on Maui in Lahaina Town.
early December, 2011 we opened Lahaina Fudge Company, which
is located at 819 Front Street in the historic Lahaina Town
on the west side of Maui. We're situated in the Old Poi Factory
courtyard on the ocean-side of Front Street.
We sold the business in September, 2013. It is now called
now have also opened a distribution company offering salt
water taffy Big
Wave Taffy and roasted macadamia nuts, along with
coconut candy and other products.
Love The Hawaiian Islands.
came to the islands nine years ago from the Dallas/Fort Worth,
Texas area, after a successful career in technology sales.
I lived on Oahu for 1 1/2 years, and then moved to Maui to
work in a software start-up. I also managed Ritz Camera in
Whaler's Village and Lighthaus Camera in Lahaina Town for
of the pictures on this web site were taken by me with a Canon
G-Series digital camera, and I continue my love of capturing
the beauty of Maui through photography.
also love Southeast Asia! Over the years, I've
been blessed to travel to Southeast Asia and have come to
love that part of the world. I have several travel web sites
for those interested in seeing that part of the planet, and
I focus a lot of my attention on the incredible country of
you have any questions about Maui or Southeast Asia, please
send me a message.
hope to hear from you soon!
One of the most beautiful Hawaiian islands is Maui. Make sure
to drive to the west
side of Maui, and see the historic whaling town
consider a day trip to the island of Lanai
on an Expeditions
ferry our of Lahaina Harbor. Of course, Oahu
is the most popular island, with Waikiki
Beach being one of the most famous beaches in the
Thinking of visiting Thailand? Stop in Hawaii on your way
the most visited city in the world.
Top Maui Restaurants.
Fish House is one of the most well-known restaurants
• In Lahaina
Town, try Lahaina
Grill. It's one of the best restaurants on Maui.
Hawaiian Restaurant in Kapalua has won many awards
for outstanding food.
• The Pineapple
Grill in Kapalua is a popular, upscale restaurant
popular with locals and tourists alike.
• On the west side of Maui, try Star
Noodle. It's one of the most popular restaurants
on the island.
Plantation House in Kapalua offers an excellent
fine dining experience.
On The Beach in the Kihei area of Maui is always
recognized for outstanding food and service.
imaile General Store has pleased customers since
opening in 1988 with its upcountry location.
• Japengo At The
Maui Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa is a recent
addition to the Top 10 Restaurants on Maui.
in Ka'anapali has consistently been one of the
top restaurants on Maui, Hawaii.
Maui's Top Attractions.
National Park lets you visit one of the most rare
sights in the world at over 32,000 feet.
• The Road
To Hana takes a full day but is one of the most
drives in the world.
• One of the wettest and most beautiful valleys on all
the Hawaiian islands is at Iao
• Visit 7
Sacred Pools (Ohe'o Gulch) past Hana
on the far windward side of Maui.
• A "must-see" beach is Big
Beach at Makena
State Park on the southwest side of Maui, Hawaii.
Town & Banyan
Tree on the west side of Maui is a historic whaling
town with much to see.
• Stroll through gardens with over 45 varieties of lavender
at the Ali'i
Kula Lavender Farm.
• One of Maui's top-rated family attractions in the
Tropical Plantation offers rides through a tropical
plantation and has a fun zipline.
• The Sugar
Museum is located on Hawaii's largest working sugar
Winery produces wine from Maui-grown grapes at
the Ulupalakua Ranch.
Goat Dairy has world-class cheese made upcountry
in a unique setting.
Village is a wonderful shopping complex
on West Maui.
Maui's Top Activities.
• See a unique perspective of Maui with a zipline adventure
Ranch Adventures and Skyline
• See Molokini or the remote stretches of the Kanaio
Coast with Red
Submarines offers you the only underwater tour
adventure on Maui that the whole family can enjoy.
• Ziplining is one of Maui's top activities - try Kapalua
• Want to see another Hawaiian island? Go with Expeditions
to the island of Lanai.
• There's nothing like seeing Maui from a helicopter
Hawaiian may be the best on Maui.
• Looking to jet ski? Jet
Ski Maui is a seasonal activity but is a lot of
fun even for beginners.
• Sunset dining on Maui gives you an unforgettable experience,
and the Maui
Princess is the boat to be on.
• Want to parasail while on Maui? UFO
Parasail on Kaanapali Beach has been doing it longer
• Bike down the Haleakala volcano for an amazing experience
offers one of the best excursions on Maui with several different
• Enjoy The Road To Hana in a luxury vehicle with The
Maui Touring Company.
• Go with the whale experts at Pacific
Whale Foundation. They offer a wide variety of
• Wanting to go horseback riding on Maui? Go with Pony
Express Tours for the best experience.
• Go sportfishing out of Lahaina Harbor with Start
Steve's Rafting Adventures is the top dolphin and
whale tour company on Maui.
and Annabelle magic show is one of the best entertainment
values on Maui.
• Take a day trip or a weekend trip to the Hawaiiand
island of Molokai, via the Maui
Princess ferry and experience another island.
BONUS - Free Hula Shows!
At The Lahaina
Cannery Mall on the west side of Maui, there are
free hula shows. The Polynesian Dancers perform at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursday. The Keiki Hula Show (children performing)
is at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
While visiting Maui, a luau is a must. Here's a list of luaus
• One of the most popular and highly-rated luaus is
Lahaina Luau on the west side of Maui.
• The Feast
At Lele is an oceanfront luau at 505 Front Street
in Lahaina Town.
• The best family luau is the Kaanapali
• Staying in Wailea? Consider the Wailea
Marriott Luau and The
Grand Wailea Luau.
• In the Kaanapali Resort Area, both the Sheraton
and the Hyatt
Regency offer a good luau experience.
of the pictures on The Maui Tourist were taken
Scott and are copyright protected under
laws. Steven Scott is a state-approved
Guide and professional photographer.
boasts some of the nicest beaches
in the world, with West Maui having the largest selection
of beaches with calm, clear water. Enjoy a nice overview of
these Maui beaches!
Bay - West Maui
Beach in Lahaina
Beach near Paia
Beach in Lahaina
Beach in Makena
Bay on West Maui
Beach in Wailea
Beach in Makena
Sand Beach - Hana
Beach - Wailea
D.T. Fleming Beach
Ulua Beach In
Along Hwy 30