Spring is here on Maui! With airfares dropping and special rates at the Haiku Plantation Inn... spring on over!
As I drove along the Hana Hwy yesterday .... I took notice of how lucky we are to live on Maui.
The wetlands along the highway through Paia are in full bloom of yellow wildflowers in such a burst of color that has not been seen in years! Traveling on into Haiku, the sugar cane fields are getting ready to be harvested with large grassy plumes peaking out onto the rural and coastal drive along Hana Hwy.
Egrets were grooming their favorite cattle along the rural patches butting up against the ocean cliffs... It was a magnificent sight as I slowed down.. this ain't the mainland... and drove local style. Taking in the beauty of the day..
Just as you begin to arrive into the lovely and quiet little township of Ha'iku, the colors of the water and the ocean range from sea-foam greens, crystal whites, deep turquoises and aquas to the rich blue of the deep waters, while the colorful and bright rainbows of spring reach down and touch the glistening waters. No where in the world can you experience such a vision as entering Haiku!
Vacationers and visitors are slowing down from a fast paced winter season here on the North Shore. This is the perfect time to come to Maui and we certainly look forward to a lovely array of guests from all over the world here at our home and Inn, Haiku Plantation Inn. It is the time of year to really enjoy these small eclectic mixes of once bustling plantation townes of markets, stores, shops, bakeries, theaters... cultural centers.. since everything the camp residents needed for daily lives and social gatherings were tightly compacted into the old style plantation owned towns. Workers lived, worked, played, held their social and religious gatherings all within their tight little communities.
Now, the era of the plantation days is all but nearly gone from Hawaii, but Maui remains as one of the only rural and agriculturally based communities in the state. Tourism is our main economy as in all of Hawaii basically but Maui remains a viable and still operating throw back to those nostalgic plantation days.
Of course today these wonderfully nostalgic and historic townes provide the storefronts and backdrop for another and new era. Haiku, along with Paia and Makawao make up the base for the latest trends of eco, agriculture and cultural tourism. Our towns sit within a few miles apart in a triangle so nothing is more than 10 minutes away! The old wooden storefronts and canneries are now full of trendy little boutiques, wonderful art galleries featuring many local artists, and of course surf shops and restaurants for you foodies out there. Haiku is the perfect place with everything from a simple bite to eat on the run to the oh my gosh I just had the best meal of my life.. or boy that was onolicious.. yummy!
The reason for this blog.. let all you followers out there read about this fabulous time of year to travel to Maui.. and of course special rates will be running for the end of April and May! Just let us know when you call in that you wish to use the code..... Let's go to Haiku... spring special. Lower rates and a perfect welcome gift await our new bookings, which must be made direct. A hui ho all!