Drift Along the Ocean by Moonlight
amuse yourself in the island’s buzzing dining rooms and lively locales.
81. LEARN HAWAI‘I HORSE TALES
It’s arguably one of Maui’s most unique shows. NA LIO is an engaging retelling of the history of Hawai‘i and horses.
Many don’t know about the legacy the Spanish left vaqueros in Hawai‘i. They gifted with ali‘i horses (and cows). They trained the (Hawai‘i cowboys). paniolo Today, one can trace a direct line from modern paniolo to those vaqueros from so long ago. When they left the islands, the vaqueros gave their guitars to their Hawaiian hosts. From this, slack-key guitar was born. Na Lio (“The Horses”) tells this uniquely Hawaiian story from its gorgeous, West Maui setting as the sun sinks below the horizon. Travel back in time and be entertained by excellent horsemanship, and slack-key hula music by the legendary, Grammy Award-winner, George Kahumoku, Jr. For more information on this enthralling performance experience, visit naliomaui.com.
82. PICK UP AN ‘UKULELE
Inspired by Eddie Vedder’s
? Or maybe you ‘Ukulele Songs fancy yourself to be the next Jake Shimabukuro, or just want to be able to strum along to songs such as “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” by Jack Johnson, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole or the perennial favorite “‘Ukulele Lady.” Either way, you’re in luck.
shops like BOUNTY MUSIC, a ‘Ukulele family owned business established on Maui in 1979, has the experience and inventory to help you find the best ‘ukulele for you.
As for the history of the ‘ukulele (pronounced “oo-koo-leh-leh,” not “you-ka-lay-lee”), the stringed instrument actually came to Hawai‘i with Portuguese immigrants in the late 1800s along with other island favorites like MALASADAS and SWEET
BREAD. Since then, the ‘ukulele has been a key part of kanikapila (backyard jam sessions) and popular Hawaiian tunes.
Strum the four strings for yourself at Bounty Music, where you can purchase an ‘ukulele to bring home or rent one for a day of island entertainment. While you’re at it, peruse a variety of other instruments and learn more about local music styles from the store’s experts. Bounty Music is located at 111 Hana Highway in Kahului, (808) 871-1141.
83. SAMPLE A SWEET TASTE OF THE ISLANDS
Hawai‘i is a great place for all sorts of people, including those with a sweet tooth. With a multicultural history and population to pull from, SWEET OFFERINGS of the islands vary from well-known options like SHAVE ICE to treats like crispy . If manju you’re looking for something a little more fun than a keychain to take home to friends, consider packing up one of these treats:
• GURI GURI: This popular icy treat is akin to a slushier, sweeter version of shaved ice. It is so good that people have even been known to pack it on ice and successfully fly it back home with them. Try it for yourself at TASAKA GURI GURI SHOP at the Maui Mall in Kahului, (808) 871-4513. • CRISPY MANJU: Almost like a miniature pie, HOME MAID BAKERY’S crispy manju is a flaky crust wrapped around an island-style variety of fillings, from Okinawan sweet potato to bean (a azuki sweet red bean paste). Located in Wailuku (1005 Lower Main St., 808-224-7015) • PASTRIES, MALASADAS AND MOLOKA‘I SWEET BREAD: One of Maui’s most popular places for pastries is T KOMODA STORE AND BAKERY, which includes giant cream puffs and tasty malasadas (a type of Portuguese treat similar to a donut). You can also try great malasadas at Home Maid Bakery. And if you’re hopping over to Moloka‘i, sample some of the famous Moloka‘i bread, along with other tasty baked goods, at KANEMITSU’S BAKERY. T Komoda Store and Bakery is located at
SAMPLE A SWEET TASTE OF THE ISLANDS