Featuring the Work of Candyce H. Stapen
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Stand-up paddleboard instructor Corby Hettler demonstrates yoga positions on his board in Napili Bay. He offers classes to teach these skills.
Slack-key guitar shows take place weekly at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. The stage set is a photo of the resort framed by a thatch roof and fencing.
A young guest at the Andaz Maui at Wailea resort helps himself to the tasty malasadas, a modern take on a traditional Hawaiian item that’s similar to a fried doughnut.
Chorizo pork and scrambled eggs in steamed bao buns served with homemade hoisin sauce are among the local Hawaiian dishes with a modern twist that are available on the breakfast buffet at the Andaz Maui at Wailea resort’s Ka’ana Kitchen.
Kainoa Horcajo, the cultural advisor at the Andaz Maui at Wailea resort, talks to guests about Hawaiian traditions and answers questions about Hawaiian history and culture.
Uli uli, seed-filled gourds decorated with feathers, are used by hula dancers. These and other traditional Hawaiian crafts are sold at Native Intelligence, a store in Wailuku, Maui.
Hand-blocked and printed pillowcases with contemporary interpretations of traditional designs are among the items for sale at Native Intelligence. The store features items that reflect Hawaiian and Polynesian culture made by craftspeople living in Hawaii.
Kamaole Beach Park II, Kihei, offers sand and surf in the heart of Kihei. The public park has lifeguards, bathrooms and a grassy picnic area.
Da Kitchen created deep-fried Spam musubi for the Travel Channel’s show “Bizarre Foods.” The rice with Spam wrapped in nori, dried seaweed, proved to be a popular item. Da Kitchen has locations in Kahului and Kihei, Maui.
Portions are huge at Da Kitchen. The chicken katsu plate lunch comes with 12 panko-breaded chicken strips and is served with two scoops of rice and macaroni salad or a green salad.
Vene Chun, a volunteer at the Maui Fishpond in Kihei, points out the naupaka kahakai bushes. Long ago the leaves were used for toilet paper.
A green sea turtle suns himself on the black lava rocks that border the 500-year-old Maui Fishpond in Kihei.
The beach in Wailea, a popular resort area on Maui, is a series of coves, separated by black lava rock. A path connects most of the beaches.
Outrigger canoes filled with native plants float in a large fountain in the lobby atrium of the Grand Wailea Resort, Maui.
Table 70 at the Grand Wailea Resort’s Humuhumunukunukuapua’a restaurant is rated by many as the most romantic table in Hawaii. The Maui restaurant is surrounded by a large fish lagoon. A favorite of celebrities and politicians, Table 70 juts out over the lagoon on its own deck and has a panoramic view of the ocean.
Maluaka beach offers a wide and long stretch of sand in Maui. Located about four miles south of Wailea, the state park is also known as Makena Beach and Big Beach.
Pies are part of the draw at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, in Olowalu, Maui. Favorites include peanut butter chocolate, Olowalu lime, chocolate macademia nut and banana cream.
Hike Maui guide Jake Noury points out native red ginger plants on the guided East Maui Waterfalls and Rain Forest hike in the Ho’olawa Valley.
Hike Maui guide Jake Noury shows hikers how to cannonball into a waterfall-fed natural pool on the East Maui Waterfalls and Rain Forest outing.
Kala Baybayan, the educational coordinator and apprentice navigator, points out aspects of the rock replica of a star compass used for teaching on the grounds of the Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, Assembly of the Double-Hull Canoe, in Lahaina.
Volunteers put the finishing touches on the Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani, at Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, Assembly of the Double-Hull Canoe, in Lahaina. When the 62-foot, double-hulled, double- masted, traditional-style voyaging canoe launches launch Feb. 14, 2014, it will be the first such canoe to sail from Maui in over 600 years.
A surfer catches a wave at Ho’okipa Beach Park, Maui. When the trade winds die down, and the windsurfers depart, board surfers ride the waves.
Artist Kenneth Hiraoka plays the nose flute. He exhibits his work and talks with guests at the Andaz Maui at Wailea resort.
A family picnics under the large banyan tree at the corner of North Market and Vineyard streets in Wailuku.
People line up outside popular local restaurant Da Kitchen in Kahului, Maui. The restaurant is a favorite for its large portions and simple island cuisine.
Kamaole Beach Park III, a few blocks from the heart of Kihei, Maui, offers a long stretch of sand, clear waters and a large grassy area with a picnic tables and swings.