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20/Jan/2022

2022 is here! After a long and crazy 2021, many people are looking forward to this new year to focus on their ambitions and goals. You might be asking yourself, “what is my New Years resolution?”. We decided to put together some good ideas to help motivate you. It’s never too late to begin! Check out our list of New Years Resolutions for 2022!

Less screen time, more outdoor time!

It can be incredibly easy to get sucked into your computer or phone. Whether you work from these devices, or just use them in your free time…too much screen time can negatively impact your mind, body and overall health. Telling yourself to put the phone down and get outside, will not only feel great, but will also allow your brain and eyes some space to think and refresh. Disconnecting and taking in some outdoor air is good for you. Everyone needs it! This will help to increase your overall health and happiness over time.

Eating healthier

Everyone tends to have a resolution similar to this, post-holiday season. Eating healthy is definitely a lifestyle, and something that isn’t just practiced for one month, but over a lifespan. It is never too late to begin! You can start simply by incorporating fresh fruits and veggies into one meal per day. Staying away from junk food or processed food also helps eliminate those bad habits. If you don’t have time to cook, meal prepping for the week ahead, or finding a local restaurant that has a healthy menu is key.

Check out our menu here at Belle Surf Cafe! We have options for all diets and allergy restrictions. Our menu is made to focus on being healthy, and enjoying food. We have organic coffee, smoothies, smoothie bowls, bagel sandwiches, and more! If you would like some ideas on how to eat healthier, check out our blogs. We have written recipes, discussed superfoods, and other health related articles for our viewers to learn how to fuel their bodies with what they need.

Travel more

This is a tricky one, because of the current worldwide pandemic going on! But luckily, Hawaii is open! Traveling takes you out of your daily routine, and into new experiences and surroundings. Planning a trip somewhere boosts your happiness and gives you something exciting to look forward to. After all your hard work, it can feel extremely rewarding treating yourself to a trip. Maybe it’s been a long time since you have seen your family or friends and are craving a trip to visit them! It’s always great to break the routine, take some work off, and de stress. Your body and mind will have a chance to reset, and you will come back feeling refreshed.

Maui, Hawaii is a great place to visit right now! As the holidays are over, there are less people visiting this time of year. You might even find some good deals on rentals! There are many wonderful activities such as whale watching, snorkeling, hiking, and more!

If you visit the island, make sure to stop by and say hello! Belle Surf Cafe is open Thursday-Monday 7:30am-1pm.

Self care and mental health

Too many times, we place other things above ourselves. Whether it be work, friends, family, cleaning the house / car, or all of these things. Remembering to take the time to care for yourself, and your mental health, is extremely important. We wanted to list this as one of our resolution ideas, because usually it’s placed on the back burner. Although putting others before you is selfless and kind, if you aren’t taking good care of yourself, how can you be there for others? Sometime’s you may feel guilty saying “no” to people. Maybe work is starting to burn you out and you are craving some self care time. Well, it’s as easy as marking a little spot on your calendar once, twice, or everyday a week leaving 30 minutes or longer to do what YOU need. This could be exercise, yoga, a bubble bath, getting your nails done, getting a massage, going shopping, getting a hair cut, going to therapy, or doing an at-home facial. The ideas are endless! Making efforts to treat yourself well (just like you do for others), will have a major impact on your happiness and well being.

Take up a new hobby, sport, or other interest

Who’s ready to try some new things this year?! Are you tired of the same old activities? Well, how about trying a new sport, hobby, or something else? After all, there are so many things to do in this world!

Here are some of our ideas : 

Surfing – The ocean is therapy! If you live in Hawaii, or a place with ocean, stop on by to your local surf school and book a lesson. We guarantee you will love it!
Pickle ball – This is one of the fastest growing sports in America! Grab some rackets & balls at the store, gather a few friends and go play some pickle ball! It’s all fun and games. There are many courts popping around everywhere these days to cater to those who are eager to play. You could make a weekly practice or game schedule for people to join in! This is also a great way to meet new people.
Photography – We absolutely love photography! It is a wonderful activity to do alone, and can almost be meditative in a way. Going around and exploring and capturing sweet moments will make you see the town or city you live in, through new eyes. You can sign up for a photography class, or Youtube has an array of different videos to learn from!
Start a garden – Have you always wanted to grow your own fruits and vegetables, or just plants in general? Why not start now? Gardens are fun, and you will learn many new things as you go. If you’re lucky, you will even get to eat from it! This is a very rewarding hobby.

We hope that these New Years Resolutions for 2022 helped motivate you to get moving!

Share in the comments your New Years resolutions and how you will stick to them for the year!

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23/Dec/2021

Christmas is almost here, and many of you are probably trying to sip up all the holiday inspired flavors and drinks before the new year arrives! I know I am! Here at Belle Surf Cafe, we love celebrating each holiday throughout the year, and serving our customers accordingly! This year, our cafe won’t be open on Christmas Day, however, we will be open on Christmas Eve and day after Christmas with regular hours. Come join us for a tasty meal or drink. If you are looking for somewhere to bring someone special, Belle Surf is the perfect spot! Keep reading to discover our list of the best Christmas inspired coffee drinks.

Gingerbread spiced mocha

This gingerbread spiced mocha is a tasty drink that will bring warm and comfort to you. Even though we are in Hawaii, it is technically the rainy season. This gives us a good excuse to make this. You can also take this recipe with you wherever you go!

Ingredients :

1 cup coffee
1 cup almond milk (or sub for preferred milk choice)
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp molasses
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of salt

How to make :

Place your hot cup of coffee, and all of the ingredients into a blender. Blend everything on high for 30 seconds. It will create a frothy texture and combine all the ingredients perfectly together. Enjoy!

Eggnog Latte

This Eggnog Latte is very simple to make. It consists of coffee, eggnog, brown sugar, and some fun toppings if you feel like adding them in! This is a great coffee to make if you are hosting a Christmas cookie decorating party. It pairs perfectly with some gingerbread cookies!

Ingredients :

1 cup brewed coffee
1-2 tbsp light brown sugar
1 cup of warmed eggnog

Toppings :

Whipped cream
Powdered nutmeg

How to make :

Prepare the coffee, and once it’s ready stir in the light brown sugar. Warm the eggnog, and then pour the eggnog into the coffee. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg! Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Latte

Ingredients :

2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
Espresso
2 cups milk of choice

How to make :

In a saucepan, on low heat roast the cinnamon by shaking over the heat continuously. Do this for roughly 2 minutes. Add the cinnamon into a frothing cup, and add in your milk, vanilla, sugar and salt. Make your cup of espresso (one or 2 shots). Steam your milk / spice combination. Pour the espresso into a cup, and then pour the milk over the espresso. Now it’s ready to drink!

Snickerdoodle Latte

This delicious and easy coffee brings the warm and fuzzy feeling of cookies into your morning cup of coffee!

Ingredients :

1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee or espresso
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 tbsp brown sugar
1 pinch of nutmeg
1 cup milk of choice

How to make :

Pour the hot coffee or espresso into a large mug and set aside. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg & milk into a mason jar. Secure the lid and shake hard for 1 minute. Pour the mixture into a cup to steam or froth to heat up and boil the mixture. Pour the warm sweetened milk into your cup of coffee or espresso. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top to garnish.

Cashew Latte

If you are looking for a warm, creamy and rich coffee drink, this one is perfect!

Ingredients :

1/4 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup black coffee
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
High powered blender

How to make :

Combine all of the ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend on high for 1 min or til the coffee mixture is creamy and frothy. Pour into a cup and sprinkle nutmeg on top. Bon Appetit!

We hope that this list of the best Christmas inspired coffee drinks makes you want to go try them all. Let us know which one is your favorite down below in the comments!

Happy Holidays from the Belle Surf Fam!

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24/Nov/2021

Thanksgiving is a very popular holiday in the United States. It is a day of giving thanks and spending time with your family, friends and loved ones. A typical Thanksgiving includes gathering with your family and friends, and have a big feast. Don’t forget the pies for dessert! Here in Maui, Hawaii, we celebrate this holiday as well. Whether it’s getting together with your Ohana, or friends that have become your family over the years, it’s always heart-filling to dedicate a day to talking story and having fun with your loved ones. Here are 5 things to do in Maui for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise

A unique Hawaiian-style way of celebrating Thanksgiving this year would be to go on a dinner cruise!  Pacific Whale Foundation hosts a wonderful Thanksgiving Day Feast on one of their catamarans. You will enjoy your dinner on the ocean while watching the sunset. The dinner cruise departs from Lahaina Harbor (right across the street from Belle Surf Cafe!). The cruise includes cocktails and a buffet featuring all of the traditional Thanksgiving food. You can expect live music as well. If you’re lucky, you will even be surprised by dolphins or Humpback Whales! The whales begin to arrive around this time of year. Although booking tickets in advance is recommended, they may also have last minute cancellations or a couple of seats that need to be filled.

Hawaiian Luau

We highly recommend grabbing tickets to a Hawaiian Luau here in Maui, Hawaii! There are luaus happening on Thanksgiving Day, however, it is also a fun activity to do during the holiday weekend with your loved ones. If you are not already familiar with a luau, it is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that’s accompanied by entertainment. They feature many Hawaiian dishes, however on the Thanksgiving luaus they also offer a traditional turkey dish as an option. You will be whisked away watching the hula dancers and listening to the beautiful music.

Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in Maui, Hawaii

There are plenty of dinner options in Maui. Some places may be closed on Thanksgiving, while others stay open and have special items on the menu for the evening. The Grand Wailea Hotel and Spa has a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. You will want to make a reservation between 2-9pm in order to secure your table. They serve traditional Thanksgiving cuisine such as Turkey, stuffing, fish, prime rib, or beef. They also have vegetarian options for those of you who don’t eat meat. Enjoy!

Paddle For Hunger 

There is a very prominent paddling community on Maui. Every year they host the Paddle for Hunger event. The event is free, however they do accept food or monetary donations given to the Maui Food Bank in order to help families in need. The paddle is a race that is not timed. You can join by bringing a paddle board, surf board, or any other floating water type of device to take part in the fun. The Paddle For Hunger takes place on November 24 at 7am to November 25th at 11am. Check out more of the details here!

Weekend brunch at Belle Surf Cafe

If you already have plans for Thanksgiving day, but looking for something fun to do over the weekend, bring your loved ones for a brunch at Belle Surf Cafe! We serve organic coffee, smoothies, smoothie bowls, avocado toast, bagel sandwiches, and more! We are a diet friendly cafe, meaning there is something on the menu for everyone.

I hope that you enjoy this list of recommendations on  5 things to do in Maui for Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays!

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29/Oct/2021

Are you planning on taking a day trip to Maui? Maybe you are staying on a different island but interested in exploring the other Hawaiian Islands? Well, Maui has so much to offer! It is a very fun island filled with many different types of activities. Although the options seem endless, we have curated a list of our favorite things to do on a day trip to Maui. This way, you can explore the island, have fun, and still have time to catch the boat or plane back to the island you came from!

Breakfast at Belle Surf Cafe

Belle Surf Cafe is the perfect way to start your day! With our delicious espresso, coffee drinks, smoothies, food, and more… you are bound to find something here that will satisfy you for the beginning of your day! We have options for  dietary needs and restrictions. Check out our menu here!

Snorkeling with the turtles at Kapalua Bay

Kapalua Bay is a beautiful beach located in Kapalua, on the West side of Maui. Snorkeling is always best in the early morning time. You can either bring your own snorkel and fins, or rent them! In this bay, you will find a variety of coral reef, Hawaiian fish, and turtles. Make sure to be careful and aware of currents, winds, and waves. When in doubt, don’t go out! Always have a buddy, and even bring a flotation device in case you get tired. Enjoy the turtles!

Parasailing in Lahaina, Maui

Parasailing is a very fun and exhilarating activity! This is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle while attached to a special canopy wing similar to a parachute. It’s a great way to get a birds eye perspective of the ocean in Hawaii! Very beautiful, and great activity to do in the morning time as well, before the strong winds pick up.

Lunch on the water at Mala Tavern

After all those fun morning activities, you have probably worked up an appetite! If you are looking for somewhere fairly casual with indoor / outdoor dining and great food, Mala Tavern is the place! This intimate and local waterfront restaurant is located in Lahaina, Maui. Their delicious cuisine consists of Pacific Rim and Mediterranean style dishes. They have a variety of wines and drinks to choose from as well. Male Tavern is extremely popular to both tourists and local residents!

Ululani’s Shave Ice

You can’t go to Hawaii without trying shave ice! Ululani’s Shave Ice is one of the most popular places to get shave ice in Hawaii. They serve gourmet shave ice, and are experts at it. The taste, texture, and appearance of their shave ice is like no other! We highly recommend trying out Ululani’s for a yummy dessert after lunch!

Whale Watching

Once your lunch has digested, we highly recommend going whale watching. Every year, over 10,000 Humpback Whales migrate to the warm waters of Maui. This is where they birth their young. If you are here between November to March, you are highly likely to see the whales. Booking a spot on an afternoon or sunset boat to whale watch is incredibly fun. It’s a great way to see these beautiful creatures up close.

Dinner and Drinks at Monkeypod

Monkeypod Kitchen is located in Kaanapali, in Whaler’s Village. They have a great happy hour and you will find a little bit of something for everyone here. Even the kids will enjoy! It’s the perfect location to end the day. Close to the ocean, refreshing food and drinks, and an easy location to access. You can even do some shopping afterward in Whaler’s Village.

We hope you enjoy your time on the beautiful island of Maui! Enjoy our list of our favorite things to do on a day trip to Maui. Comment below to tell us what your favorite activities are!

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20/Oct/2021

Although here in Hawaii we might not experience the classic changes for Fall and Winter, we still want to be included in all of the fun and holiday spirit! Hawaii is definitely warm year round. As winter approaches, we get more wind and rain which tends to “cool” down the islands a bit. Now that Fall is here, we wanted to put together a list of fun things to do for Fall in Maui Hawaii.

Stay at a romantic bed & breakfast

We highly recommend booking a cute bed and breakfast in Upcountry Maui. Once you head Upcountry, you will start to feel the air cool as you gain elevation up the slopes of the mountain. Enjoy the weekend in the cooler weather, relaxing in a jacuzzi, hiking, drinking warm pumpkin lattes, or watching the sunrise at Haleakala!

Go to the pumpkin patch

Kula Country Farms has a beautiful pumpkin patch. They take reservations online, and those with a reservation will be allowed in first. They welcome you to take pictures, walk around, and pick out your favorite pumpkin! The patch is open from Oct. 1-31 from 9am to 4pm. What a fun activity for the kids!

Have a pumpkin carving contest

Well, what better way to celebrate the Halloween and Fall spirit, than to have a pumpkin carving contest! Invite your friends and family over, and carve the pumpkins that you picked out from the patch. Best carving wins a prize! You can even make your own fall inspired drinks, cookies, food, and more!

Have a movie night

Time to invite the friends over for a movie night! Get cozy inside or outside and put up the projector for a big movie screen. Make some popcorn and hot chocolates! Maybe put on something scary!

Host a Pie bakeoff

It’s pie season, and who doesn’t love pie?! You can put your baking skills to the test with a fun and friendly competition. See who can make the best pie using fall’s most delicious flavors. Our favorites are apple, pumpkin and pecan!

Decorate your home

Feel like being festive and welcoming the new season? Decorate your porch with flowers, haystacks, and lots of pumpkins! If you would like to bring the decorations inside, there are plenty of fun ways to decorate your home. Go to a thrift store to be more sustainable, or support your local boutique in purchasing fall or Halloween inspired decorations.

Go to your local Farmer’s Market

What better way to pick out some fresh and local Fall produce, than by shopping at the Farmer’s Market! There is an abundance of food to choose from, and then you can go home and whip up something delicious in the kitchen!

Make a tasty Pumpkin Spiced Mocha Latte

Are you in the mood for a yummy holiday drink?! Head on over to our blog that features a Pumpkin Spiced Mocha Latte Recipe. This one is delicious, and can be made either warm or iced! Tell us your favorite holiday drink in the comments below!

DIY your Halloween costume!

This one is great for everyone. Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to decide what you would like to be! Creating your own costume is a fun way to have something unique, that no one else will be wearing! Head on over to your local Goodwill, and you will be able to piece together the coolest costume! Not only that, but creating a costume through thrift store finds is much more sustainable and eco-friendly.

We hope that these fun things to do for Fall in Maui Hawaii inspired you to get outside (or inside), and enjoy the season! Happy Fall!

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27/Sep/2021

What exactly are superfoods? Superfood is a term typically used to describe nutrient-dense foods. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Basically, we’re talking whole, unprocessed fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and whole grains. They’re all packed with different bod-boosters, from immunity-increasing antioxidants to healthy-healthy fatty acids and more. Your body requires these nutrients to complete the essential functions that keep you alive and healthy. In order to get the best benefit, you’ll want to incorporate the widest variety of superfoods that you can. Here is our take on 5 superfoods you should be eating.

Dark Leafy Greens

Watercress, chard, spinach, romaine lettuce and collard greens rank among the most nutrient-dense fruits and veggies, according to a study  published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This study developed a method of calculating the nutrient density of a large sampling fruits and veggies that are considered to be “powerhouses”, or those most strongly associated with reducing the risk of chronic disease. The higher the nutrient density score, the higher the amount of overall nutrients and phytochemicals per calorie. Of all the types of fruits and veggies that were ranked in this study, dark, leafy greens were consistently on top of the list.

One cup raw or one-half cup of cooked leafy greens counts toward your daily vegetable servings. How cool is that?!

If you are not a huge fan of dark leafy greens, there are a number of ways where you can eat them, without having to really taste them.

Add spinach into a smoothie!
Add some leafy greens into a creamy soup, that will later be blended.  I swear you won’t taste them!
Time to get juicing! You can make a delicious juice with loads of veggies. Top it off with some apple or a sweeter fruit to mask the taste of the greens.

Avocado

We love avocados. Can you imagine life before avo toast?! Avocados are a bit pricy in most states, but completely worth it. The fruit, packed with healthy fats, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin K is extremely healthy! There are numerous ways to eat avocado. Turn them into guacamole, put them on toast, or just put some Himalayan pink salt on them and eat them whole! Children love them too!

Blueberries

Blueberries are an antioxidant-packed superfood that features phytochemicals and vitamins C, K, and manganese. Phytochemicals are compounds found in plants that have been found to have an impressive amount of health benefits, including helping to protect the cells in your body from damage that could lead to cancer. Blueberries taste amazing on cereal, in baked goods, or frozen. I love eating them alone, or putting them as a topping to granola and yogurt!

Legumes

Legumes are a class of plant foods made up of beans (including soy), lentils, peas, peanuts and alfalfa. These are definitely a top one on our list of 5 superfoods you should be eating. They earn the superfood title because they’re loaded with nutrients. Legumes help prevent and manage a wide variety of diseases. Legumes are a rich source of B vitamins, various minerals, protein and fiber. Research indicates that they offer many health benefits including improved type 2 diabetes management, as well as reduced blood pressure and cholesterol. Eating beans and legumes regularly may also promote healthy weight maintenance, due to their ability to improve feelings of fullness. We love our legumes!

Nuts & Seeds

Are you looking for something rich in fiber? Are you vegetarian or vegan in need of protein and heart-healthy fats? Well, nuts and seeds are great for all of these reasons. These are definitely a necessary super food for any kind of diet! They also have various plant compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This helps protect agains oxidative stress. Research also shows that eating nuts and seeds can have a protective effect against heart disease. We recommend trying almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds. Chia seeds and hemp seeds are also delicious and can be added as toppings or in smoothies!

Are you feeling hungry? Did this article motivate you to eat healthier? We hope that our list of 5 superfoods you should be eating can help by providing the proper tools and information in order to support a healthy diet. Check out the Belle Surf Menu, we offer many diet friendly, healthy and tasty meals.

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23/Sep/2021

It’s officially Fall, and you know what that means! Holiday themed drinks are coming! We absolutely love drinks that give a taste and aroma of the holidays. Mostly every coffee drink can be hot, or iced, according to your preference, or the weather! Here in Hawaii, the temperatures are warm year round. As much as I love hot coffees, there’s nothing as refreshing as a tasty iced one. Read below to view our Pumpkin Spiced Mocha Latte recipe. Happy Fall!

Pumpkin Spice Mocha Latte

Ingredients :

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (homemade recipe below)
2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 shots espresso (or 2/3 cup strong coffee)
whipped cream for serving
1 teaspoon chocolate extract
chocolate sauce for glass

Homemade pumpkin pie spice:

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add the spice, pumpkin and honey. Cook while constantly stirring until it starts to simmer, about 45 seconds.
Next, stir in the milk, vanilla, and chocolate extract. Bring to a slight simmer while constantly stirring.
Next, use an immersion blender (or transfer the mixture to a blender carefully) and blend until frothy.
Add chocolate sauce to the two glasses, and add the coffee or espresso. Chocolate sauce gives the glass a fun decorative look! Pour the frothy pumpkin latte mixture on top, and then top with whipped cream. Drizzle extra chocolate sauce on the whipped cream. (or you can add some spice on top!)
Combine all ingredients, and store in an air-tight jar.

Well, happy holidays! We hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Spiced Mocha Latte recipe. Stay tuned for more drink recipes as we get further into the holiday season. Share your recipes below, or follow us on Instagram!

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20/Sep/2021

Maui has many things to offer, but if there is one thing that’s certain… there’s definitely no shortage of spa’s on this island! Sometimes a little daytime getaway is all that you need to feel rejuvenated. Whether you are on vacation, or live on this island, everyone needs a little pampering! We have curated a list of the best spa’s on Maui. Have a memorable mother daughter day, bring your friends, or just go alone for some peace and quiet! Most spa’s even offer couple massages if you are here with your significant other. Keep reading below to discover more!

Spa Montage

This is the best spa on the Northwest side of the island. Using the finest local ingredients, every treatment and service at Spa Montage Kapalua Bay is authentically inspired and highly personalized. The caring associates are ready to exceed your expectations and provide a unique and tranquil spa experience.

Open 9am-7pm daily, this wellness retreat is unlike any other. When your treatment is through, you can use the facilities or sit by the edgeless pool. A 60-minute massage goes for around $210. For one of the island’s best spa deals, purchase a day pass for $55, which gives you access to the facilities, including the fitness center, hydrotherapy circuits, and impossibly calming surroundings. A weeklong pass is $250, or $350 for two people.

Spa at Black Rock

For slightly more affordable rates, the Spa at Black rock is open 8:30am-7pm daily. They offer 50-minute massages beginning at $140. The Spa at Black Rock is located in the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. It is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort is a very romantic escape, where the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.

Spa Grande

Voted the best spa in Hawaii and among the top 10 in the United States, it’s 50,000 square foot luxury spa is hard to beat! Mōhalu by Spa Grande is a personal escape inspired by their Spa Grande heritage and traditions in a more intimate and private environment as Spa Grande undergoes beautification. Each treatment room features a partial garden or ocean view and natural light. During this time, locker rooms and hydrothermal areas remain closed. Roman hot tubs, Japanese furo baths, or honey-mango loofah exfoliations.. try them all! There is an enormous selection of facials and treatment options, also a beauty salon and fitness center. Open 8am-7pm daily.

The Spa at Four Seasons

Just as you may expect, the Spa at Four Seasons is lavish and over the top in the best ways possible. You can even enjoy a massage right inside an oceanfront cabana! The prices are often higher than Spa Grande, but the offerings of wellness options, body treatments, and massage are no less impressive. The Spa offers many different spa and wellness services to cater to your exact needs. We highly recommend this spa!

Did reading all this about spa’s make you want to book a facial or massage?! Because I’m ready to go get one right now! We hope you enjoyed our list of the best spa’s on Maui. Enjoy your relaxing vacation, or treat yourself, because you deserve it !

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16/Sep/2021

Maui has some wonderful bakeries, and we wanted to expose these hidden gems! I mean, who doesn’t love fresh baked goods, am I right? Many of Maui’s bakeries specialize in custom cakes for weddings and celebrations. We are going to list the best bakeries on Maui, one for each side of the island. Whether you’re feeling hungry in the morning and want to treat yourself, or just need a fresh loaf of bread…this list has it all!

Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop-Lahaina

Leoda’s is more restaurant than bakery, but their popular selection of sweet and savory pies have earned them a spot on our bakery list! They offer casual family-style dining in a comfortable plantation-era atmosphere. Located on the Westside of Maui, specifically in Olowalu, dining in this adorable restaurant is a must… and you definitely need to try a pie for dessert!

Cravings Bakery-Kahului 

Cravings Bakery is all about cakes and dessert. Whether it’s for a wedding, birthday or celebration, Cravings works with you to create an extraordinarily delicious cake, cupcake or dessert. From traditional, classic and modern, to romantic, whimsical and even theme inspired designs, they have something for everyone. Cravings Bakery really cares about the ingredients that go into their cakes and desserts. They use the freshest whole ingredients that they can get their hands on. We highly recommend them!

The Maui Cookie Lady-Kahului

The Maui Cookie Lady is a little island boutique bakery with premium, freshly-baked gourmet cookies that feature an array of locally sourced ingredients. They continue to gain loyal customers due to their creative, decadent flavor combinations and wholesome inclusions. MCL has been featured in many different magazines and shows. Their cookies even made the #2 spot for Top 10 Christmas Cookies to Buy Online for the annual shopping guide of “Taste of Home Magazine” for 2020.  MCL cookies are shipped all around the world, but originally starting as a fundraiser at a local farmers market on the island of Maui!

Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe-Wailuku

One of my absolute favorites, is Stillwell’s! There’s a sort of nostalgia when I walk into their air conditioning doors. My mom used to treat me to their tasty chocolate eclairs from time to time as a child. They never disappoint! Not only are their baked goods on point, but this is also a great spot for breakfast and lunch. The menu has high ratings and they’ve got all sorts of salads and sandwiches to choose from.

Maui Bread Company-Kihei

Are you into fresh baked bread? Then this is the bakery for you! Maui Bread Co offers sweet, savory, Hawaiian artisan, German artisan, gluten-free and vegan bread options. Something for everyone! They truly believe in quality. They are well known for their local flavors, Alohas, and their unique ability to combine the best of Eastern and Western baking. Maui Bread Co strives to give their customers an experience they will appreciate and long remember. They are delicious, authentic, caring, and filled with Aloha Spirit.

Supporting Local Businesses

Small-business owners love what they do, and they play an important role in supporting their local communities. From providing a hometown feel for localities to working hard to know their neighbors, these small companies do a lot to help others who live nearby in many different ways. When it comes to showing your support, it’s important to do so, and not just to help them gain revenue and stay operational. Everything from the local clothing boutique to the corner  bakery relies on the support of loyal customers to keep its doors open. Now more than ever, is the best time to support local businesses.

Are you ready to eat?! Writing this blog made me hungry! I am dying to go get a little treat from each of the best bakeries on Maui. Sometimes, it’s hard to decide which places to go. With lots of trial and error, we now know which places we absolutely love.

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For all my plant based people out there, this ones for you! Are you new to Maui, visiting, or simply just trying to discover new places to eat?! We have put together a list of the best places to eat vegan food on Maui. Of course, Belle Surf Cafe is at the top of the list. We offer food and drinks that are healthy and friendly to ALL diets. However, we are only open for breakfast and lunch! I figured, it would be nice to give you some ideas for dinner time. Maui has an array of cuisine to be discovered, however, you may notice it truly is difficult to find vegan food.  Sometimes I will be stuck for hours either cooking, or reading all of the ingredients at the store to piece together some food.

Belle Surf Cafe

Like I mentioned before, we offer food for all diets! If you and your friends or family all like to eat different things, then we definitely recommend coming here. You get a little bit of everything, from vegetarian to vegan, meat or fish, dairy or non dairy, gluten free, etc. Open for breakfast and lunch (also the BEST coffee in town). We definitely recommend trying any of the items on our menu. We can also customize to your dietary needs!

Moku Roots 

There is something incredibly special about Moku Roots. This adorable vegan restaurant, located in Lahaina, Maui, is also a Zero Waste restaurant. They offer a creative, delicious, and constantly changing menu to keep both tourists and locals excited. Their fresh, organic veggies come from a farm literally 5 minutes down the road! Either dine in, or grab your food to go! Absolutely everything is zero waste, right down to the to-go packaging (your food will be tightly wrapped up in a beautiful banana leaf). We love restaurants that place an importance on the environment! They are open daily : Sundays 10-3, Monday-Saturday 10:30-9pm. There are also happy hour and dinner specials! Check out their website for more info.

Choice Health Bar

Choice has multiple locations in Lahaina, and one in Paia. This yummy cafe offers healthy salads, kombucha, acai bowls, smoothies and grab and go options such as wraps and chia pudding. Great spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Down To Earth Organic and Natural

Down to Earth is a large natural foods grocery store located in Kahului. They offer local organic produce, bulk foods, loads of vegan groceries as well as a deli with hot food. Our favorite is the tofu, potatoes and salad! They also have juices, smoothies, vegan baked goods, kombucha, coffee, plenty to grab and go and a made-to-order sandwich menu. Good for groceries, smoothies, packing up a picnic or a grabbing a quick and healthy lunch or dinner. Have you ever seen a spam-musubi? Well, it’s a typical Hawaiian style snack… and Down to Earth makes them vegan style! Sooooo good!

A’A Roots

Located in Napili, this adorable little restaurant is full of surprises! All vegan and vegetarian food, and for the price, you will get a HUGE plate or bowl. It is all fresh, and locally farmed produce. You definitely won’t be leaving this restaurant without a full belly!

Earth Aloha Eats

Earth Aloha Eats is a plant based, organic, vegan food truck. They have 2 locations, one in Lahaina, and one in Kahului. If you are looking for a quick grab and go, we definitely recommend this spot! Everything on their menu is unique in it’s own way. I have been waiting for a cool vegan food truck like this to hit the island for a while!

Well, there are many different places on Maui that one on a plant based diet can eat. But, you don’t even need to be vegan to eat at these places! With all of the different restaurants here, they are well equipped to cook the food that you need. Sometimes it is just easier to go to one of the best places to eat vegan food on Maui. We definitely recommend trying all of these spots, and more! There are other cuisines such as Thai, Indian and Mexican. I hope you love these restaurants as much as I do. Enjoy your dinner!

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