`UHANE O KA LA Spirit of the Sun
Our People Make The Magic Maui My Home
Lavender Fields Forever
Whatâ€™s Inside Our People Make The Magic 4 Lavender Fields Forever 10 Maui My Home 16 Whatâ€™s Happening 20 Special Offers 21
March 2012 Edition
OUR PEOPLE MAKE THE MAGIC David Ching
“Big smiles! That’s my reward and being at the front desk I see those smiles all the time. I’ve been here for nine years and, for me, everyone has become ohana (family). Many of our guests consider Lahaina Shores as their winter home. They come back right after New Year’s for long stays – one to three months - to get out of the cold and onto one of our sun loungers by
the pool. The whales are active right out front and people enjoy that so much. Some guests have been coming for over 20 years and many have inspired their friends to come along. So that brings first time guests to Lahaina Shores. The first timers tackle the “must do” list of a luau, the winding road to Hana, an early morning trip to Haleakala etc. Return guests usually like to stay on property and just relax. I take pride in preserving the unique relaxed style of Lahaina Shores and nourishing the family feeling among the staff and guests. Insider tip from David: Don’t miss the Friday night art show under the famous banyan tree. Everything you want to see in Lahaina is just a stroll from Lahaina Shores.”
Rhoda Benitez Housekeeping
“My job is called inspectress because it’s up to me to make sure your condo is clean and organized before you step through the door. We know that first impressions are very important so I check on the details before you arrive. I’ve been here 15 years and lots of guests know me. I hear them call out “Oh you’re still here Rhoda! I’m happy to see you again.” That makes me feel good. There are lots of return guests at Lahaina Shores. They run away from the cold every winter. I see people from the Mainland and from Germany, Japan and Canada.” One thing that’s nice too is when I hear guests say that they love the brand new Lahaina Shores Premier condos. They say, “Oh this is beautiful!” 6
Michael Zaan Maintenance
“The easiest part of my job is fixing the air conditioners because usually all I have to do is shut the lanai door! Guests don’t know that sensors shut the air conditioning off when they open the lanai door so they think it’s broken. But I like those calls because it gives me a chance to make the guests feel welcome on their first day. They can see that I’m here and they feel confident that they won’t be left on their own if something comes up. Guests count on me to keep the oceanfront pool clean and ready for them to enjoy. Often as I’m cleaning the pool I meet guests as they go out for their morning walk. Sometimes they ask me for an idea on what to do outside Lahaina. I say just take a drive upcountry, stop to pick up something to eat, and have a picnic anywhere along the way. There are so many beautiful spots that you don’t have to plan all you have to do is go.” 7
Take a stroll on the beach directly in front of Lahaina Shores
LAVENDER FIELDS FOREVER 10
li`i Kula Lavender is located on the island of Maui against the slopes of Haleakala Crater, and is home to over 55,000 lavender plants. In its fantastic location, with its thriving plants and welcoming hosts, Ali`i Kula Lavender celebrates life and living things, beauty and sweetness, healing and growth.
“Stop and smell the lavender,” says one of signs tucked in amid the flowers. Another Chinese proverb carved on a plaque at the feet of a bronze Chinese water carrier, sums up the spirit of this place; “He who plants a garden plants happiness.”
The farm offers a sense of well-being and serenity in a place so awe-inspiringly beautiful you wonâ€™t want to miss it.
Indulge yourself in a Lavender Lifestyle of delicious aromatic lavender tea, take a guided walking tour, dine on a scrumptious lavender gourmet lunch basket, go on a treasure hunt, shop amongst 75 different lavender gifts or simply relax and enjoy the view. The gallery gift shop offers lavender bath & body products, essential oil, candles, sachets, culinary delights, art and apparel. Free to visit.
Open daily 9am -4pm with five guided tours. Call (808) 878-3004 or visit www.aklmaui.com for more information. A must see when in Maui!
`O MAUI KU`U HOME translated means
“Maui, my Home”
“The images of Maui are like nowhere else on Earth. No matter how far one wanders, the beauty of the mountains, the land, and the sea remain in one’s soul.” View Maui through the eyes of our friend Tiffany Taira.
View from a studio ocean front lanai just after sunset 19
UPCOMING EVENTS 5/5/2012 24TH ANNUAL MAUI ONION FESTIVAL
The Maui Onion Festival has been a signature event at Whalers Village since 1990. It’s dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of the world-famous Maui Onion and is attended by thousands of visitors and residents every year. Free to the public and only a short drive from Lahaina Shores this is a must see event. For more information visit www.whalersvillage.com or call 808-667-4567.
6/24/2012 21ST ANNUAL KI-HOALU “HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR FESTIVAL “MAUI STYLE”
Festival will showcase some of the world’s greatest artists in the slack key guitar genre. In all, 15-18 artists will be featured. Festival will also feature local cuisine, island crafters, community group booths, guitar exhibit, festival merchandise, and an abundance of the Aloha Spirit! For more information visit www.mauiarts.org.
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1-877-732-9277 www.lahainashores.com 475 Front St Lahaina, Hawaii 96761
March 2012 – Fourth Edition © 2012 Lahaina Shores Beach Resort