Tour a Pineapple Plantation for a Great Adventure in Maui

The beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii offers a plethora of exciting adventures waiting to be discovered. One is the Hali’imaile Pineapple Plantation in the historic town of Hali’imaile, Maui which provides you with a wonderful tour of the plantation grounds.

The Maui Gold Pineapple Company maintains 1,350 acres of harvesting grounds on the slopes of Maui’s national park Haleakala at an elevation of 1,100 feet. The quality of the land at this remarkable location is pertinent to the 18 month grow period of the delicious gold pineapples. The perfect Maui weather provides the current location of the plantation with rewarding fruit during the harvest season.

The pineapple is a simple fruit, and when eaten as a fresh fruit you will enjoy a true pineapple plant that will entice you to travel to Maui again and again. Employees are dedicated to assessing the quality of the pineapples before they are ripe to ensure the best quality possible.

The pineapple plantation gives you the opportunity to learn about how they harvest the fruit while participating in a guided tour that captures the agricultural process of the famous Maui Gold pineapple. The knowledgeable tour guide will inform you about the different stages of the harvesting process, encouraging you to taste the pineapple from each stage of the growing cycle to better understand the sweet history of this succulent and healthy fruit. You will learn about the story of the pineapple, as well as other facts about Hawaii and Maui excursions perfect for a family adventure. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, it’s what he’s there for!

Fleetwood’s on Front Street Opens

The next time you’re on Maui looking from someplace to eat, “You Can Go Your Own Way” or you can make your way to Fleetwood’s on Front Street. One of the newest restaurants on the Magic Isle and started by Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame.

The restaurant features four levels and over 16,000 square feet of space. There is a beautiful view of both the ocean and the West Maui Mountains from its rooftop setting, especially at sunset.

Fleetwood’s On Front Street is the only roof-top dining in Lahaina and the views are breathtaking making any event a memorable one. There is a VIP Private Dining room on the Main Dining level perfect for small special events or business meetings.

The menu features dishes by celebrity chef Scott Leibfried, best known for his work hosting and participating in cooking-related competition programs such as Hell’s Kitchen and the Food Network Challenge. The wine list is exceptional and is a perfect match to the elegant cuisine presented. Contact us to add Fleetwood’s to your island dine around.

There Be Pirates at This Party!

Ahoy Mateys! Looking for a fun way to celebrate your next Hawaiian shore leave? Add a flair for the fantastic with  MC&A’s Pirates-themed party.  Your crew of VIP guests will enjoy this special stop into their own private pirate cove filled with celebration and song.

Treasure chests filled with gold, jewels and other booty dress the tables and surrounding area. A few “fallen crew members” along with kegs of rum and exotic silks also add to the pirate decor. Inside, your crew can try their hand (or hooks) at different carnival pirate games or refresh their wardrobe in the pirate costume and hat-building stations.

The remains of a shipwreck long forgotten serves as a stage backdrop, while the live band in front keeps the energy going all night long. Throughout the event,  performers from around the world interact and entertain your guests with their mystifying skills.

This is definitely one port of call that you won’t want to miss.

Monkeypod – Maui’s Newest Merriman Restaurant Opens

Popular chef, Peter Merriman, recently opened “Monkeypod” his latest restaurant on the island of Maui. Stressing casual sustainable dining, Monkeypod stresses its own unique philosophy.

According to Monkeypod’s website, the philosophy on food at the Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman is really quite simple.

“We have three core beliefs.

First and foremost, your food should taste great!  Fortunately, the food that grows in Hawaii is amazing. A sweeter mango does not exist than the one you would pick off Aunties tree on a hot summer day in Lahaina.  We proudly source our produce and meat locally so it as fresh as possible. Our simple and thoughtful preparations always let the freshness shine through.  Lucky Live Hawaii!

Second, we believe your dining experience with us has the power to invoke a sense of nostalgia for a simpler way of life. We live in a world where factories make the majority of our clothes and science labs create our breakfast cereals. At the Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman, handcrafted is making a big time comeback! When something is handcrafted, be it the surfboards that hang above our bar, the ramen noodles from Mrs. Nomura in Paia, or Peter’s mango cream pie recipe, you can bet there is a face and a story behind it. We are passionate about promoting this connection of past and present as it is a way for memories to live on.

And lastly, we are committed to doing what’s right.  Each choice we make in our day to day operations can have a huge impact on our local community and environment. We continuously ask ourselves, is this product sustainable, how can we create less waste, and are we doing everything we can to leave the world a better place than we found it.”

Lunch specialties include Wood-Roasted Chicken Wings, Crispy Rock Shrimp and Calamari and Poke Tacos. Wood Fired Pizza that is hand-tossed with a variety of fresh toppings are also available. The dinner menu includes such tantalizing dishes like the Kiawe Grilled Ahi Steak, Ahi Nicoise, Grass Fed, Hormone Free Peppercorn Rubbed Filet Steak and even Fresh Gnocchi.