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Turley Wine Tastings at Travaasa Hana

Wine lovers: Looking for a valid excuse to take a week off and visit us in Hana? Well here it is; On Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th, the California-based winery, Turley Wine Cellars, will be offering a two-day wine tasting at Hana gem, Travaasa Hana.

Treat yourself to a wide array of top vintages from Turley, accompanied by a few culinary delights prepared by executive chef, Barry Villarimo.  And in addition to these incredible indulgences, come enjoy the serene views and weather that Hana has to offer this time of year.

The tasting will consist of a five-course wine-pairing dinner on Saturday followed by tapas and a tasting of Turley’s newest releases on Sunday. Tickets for this event are $85 per person and $40 per person, respectively.

So there you go, the perfect excuse to come out and spend a few days in the beautiful town of Hana in Maui. Take our word for it, you will not regret your decision to do so!

 

5 Tips on How to Spend Your Maui Mancation

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With the non-stop scenery, beautiful blue ocean and island atmosphere, it’s no secret that Hana is an ideal location for a relaxing or romantic getaway vacation. However, unbeknown to many of you men, Hana is a prime spot to get your guy buds together for your next “man-cation.” Here are 5 ideas on how to spend time with the boys while in Hana.

Camping. What better way to connect with your inner man than to spend a night or two in the great outdoors? Hana is home to some of Hawaii’s most scenic and rugged campsites. Check out the Kipahulu Campground located right by the Oheo Gulch, it’s one of our favorites.

Cliff Jumping. If you are with the guys in Hana, you are probably going to need something to get that adrenaline going. And if there is one thing that Hana does have, it is cliffs and water. So why not put the two together and do a little cliff diving?

Hang Gliding. If cliff diving isn’t really your thing or you already took down that task, try some high flying powered hang gliding tours above Hana. This is the perfect way to see the entire island of Maui and to get your blood flowing!

Bars. After a long day of adventure, you’ll want to do nothing more than to grab some drinks and some delicious grub right inside the town of Hana. Venture over to Travaasa Hana, they have a fully-stocked bar and a kitchen that is open late.

Beaches. On your “mancation” it is essential to take a day or two to hang out on the beach. Luckily for you, Hana offers up a variety of awesome spots where you can get your tan on, surf, do some fishing and check out the scenery.

Best Snorkeling Locations in Hana


Whether you are just getting started, have done it a few times before, or are a seasoned veteran, the town of Hana on the island of Maui has it all when it comes to snorkeling; Beautiful fish, unique lava formations, incredible arches, and crystal clear water. But before you simply dive-into the water, take a look at our favorite places to venture to when seeking a Maui snorkeling adventure!

Hana Bay or ”Kapueokahi”

  • For all levels of snorkeling and swimming. The Hana Bay offers a protected cove with calm waters for snorkelers to explore called Puuiki Island. Stay inside here and catch a glimpse of Maui’s colorful reef, thousands of fish and pristine waters.

Hamoa Beach

  • For the intermediate to advanced snorkeler. Located just 5 minutes from the town of Hana, Hamoa Beach is considered to be “the most perfect crescent beach in the Pacific” according to James Michener. It offers snorkelers the chance to get a peek at gorgeous coral formations and a countless number of fish. Be sure to explore this spot when the surf is calm!

Kaihalulu (Red Sand) Beach

  • For the intermediate to advanced snorkeler. Hang out just inside the reef and you’re set!  Located just South of Hana Bay, the Red Sand Beach is a spectacular sight with its unique blend of red sand, blue water, green vegetation and rock formations. It will leave you speechless to say the least!