Valentine’s Day is next week and love is in the air!
Ah Maui, so romantic. It’s undulating green mountains, miles of white sandy beaches and fabulous glowing sunsets. They say that Hawaii is for lovers, and I agree. Lovers of all sorts, but especially food lovers! Maui has an abundance of fresh fish, locally grown fruits and vegetables and passionate chefs, resulting in some of the most amazing places to eat. The food is so unbelievably good, or as we say in Hawaii, ‘so ono’!
One restaurant that serves ono-licious food is 5 Palms Restaurant, right on Keawakapu Beach in Kihei. It’s an open air place with spectacular sunset and ocean views. The menu has a wide range of items and ‘pupus’ (appetizers) to start your evening off right.
Very romantic indeed.
If your first love is sushi and you’re looking for a lively night out, Sansei Restaurant in Kihei is your go to spot. It’s a popular, happening place that serves some of the best sushi on the island.
One of my personal favorite’s is Cafe O’Lei, located upstairs in the Rainbow Mall on South Kihei road. The food here is unbelievably good. The menu is extensive and distinctively local with a creative twist.
With so many great places, you really can’t go wrong. So if you want to impress your loved one, or your own personal culinary palate, don’t forget to call your favorite Maui restaurant and make reservations for Valentine’s Day.
With love from all of us at Kihei Rent A Car, Maui’s family owned and operated rental car business since 1990. We wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day 2018.♥
The Whales are back!
This mother whale was showing her baby how to breech right in front of our snorkel boat.
, and over!
Nothing compares to being up close to a humpback whale the size of a school bus. Going out on a whale watch is the ideal way to see these beautiful creatures. But you can see them from shore too. And, if you listen closely, you can hear them under the water when you are swimming at the beach.
Maui’s beauty is presented to us in abundant rainbows, waves crashing on the sandy beaches, and majestic humpback whales, to name just a few.
Take the time to watch a sunset from the beach, or wherever you are. Learn about the whales and turtles that grace our warm ocean waters right now. Take a hike through a bamboo forest. Or, go on a snorkel trip or whale watch.
There is so much to do here on Maui. The cool thing is, there is something for everyone.
Get out there and do it, see it, and experience what Maui has to offer.
Dave, who will be 80 in December, hit the drag strip after being the Kihei Rent A Car Racing Team’s biggest fan for years. Now the Kihei Rent A Car owner has his own fans!
Thirty street class racers showed up to see what drag racing is all about. Most of the racers didn’t have a clue about the rules and strategies involved in drag racing. Dave Hunkins, the owner of Kihei Rent A Car, was one of the thirty. But Dave knew the rules. He knew the strategies too. He did 8 to 10 practice runs before the time trials. He took Marj along on some runs to help coach him on the timing and techniques involved. He was ready and he was HOT. Literally. Since you have to keep the windows up and the air conditioning off (you need all the power you can get) AND you have to wear a helmet and jacket, you get pretty heated inside the drag car. Which in this case was one of Kihei Rent A Car’s 2006 Nissan Sentras. The actual races didn’t start until after 9pm. But since the street class was single elimination those young guys were dropping like flies. Dave made it through round one, then round two, then round three. Finally, at 12:30am, when most of us had been sleeping for 3 hours already, he started one hundredth of a second too early and “red lighted”. Out of 30 guys (all under the age of 30) Dave came in 7th! WAY TO GO DAVE! You made us proud!
Sweet, Sweet Summer Time On Maui
Summer is a fun season for our Kihei Rent A Car family here on Maui. So many great events that happen during the summer, from drag and stock car racing to visiting the Leilani Farm Sanctuary and the Enchanting Floral Gardens. Read about our adventures… with more to come since Summer has really only just begun. Happy Summer!
MAUI DRAG RACING:
Burn, Baby! Burn!!
The Kihei Rent A Car Racing Team hits the drag racing track for one weekend a month. These races go late into the night and are a perfect place for tail-gating and hanging out.
The KRAC Team is made up of:
- KRAC Mechanic Dean – Pit Crew
- KRAC Head Mechanic Marj – 11.90 class driver & Pit Crew
- KRAC Mechanic Mat – 10.90 class driver
- KRAC Night Manager Ryan – 12.90 class driver
- KRAC Weekend Mechanic Dustin – 12.90 class driver
- Dustin’s Girlfriend Kim – Street Class or Sportsman class 13.0 driver
Here’s the Maui Drag Racing schedule for more summer fun:
- July 20, 2013
Championship & National Dragster Challenge
- September 21, 2013
- October 19, 2013
- November 15 and 16, 2013
MAUI STOCK CAR RACING:
Kihei Rent A Car Racing RULES!
The Circle Track Girl Does it Again! 2nd place is summertime fun for the Kihei Rent A Car Racing Team! Next race is July 6th – head on over to have some fun!
LEILANI FARM SANCTUARY MAUI:
Turtles and rabbits live in harmony together.
For those of you who love animals or have children who love animals this activity is for you! KRAC Bookkeeper Jayne and her daughter took a tour at the Leilani Farm Sanctuary in Haiku. They give the sweetest tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am. Go to their website and email them so they know you are coming: http://www.leilanifarmsanctuary.org/ . Leilani Farm is so clean and cared for. It’s located in Haiku so there is a chance of rain. But it’s warm rain 🙂
ENCHANTING FLORAL GARDENS MAUI
Another fun thing to do any season of the year on Maui is the Enchanting Floral Gardens in Kula. This botanical garden is only 35 minutes from Kihei. Find their website at: http://enchantingfloralgardens.com/.
They serve breakfast and lunch and have a little gift shop. Have a bite to eat then wander around the gardens for as longs as you like. It was a really fun Sunday morning thing to do – and we were the only ones there!!
Amazing plants and flowers to see in every hue.
Craines with the cranes.
So, hop in your rental car and go check out some of the activities the Kihei Rent A Car folks like to do.
And please don’t hesitate to call us @ 1-800-251-5288 for directions.
On the same day we happily received our old friends who came to our Mahalo Celebration, we happily received our new electric bill. It’s hard to see this picture but the tiny black dot all the way to the right of the bar chart is our new usage. We will joyously pay the $48 due since in the past we have paid $1,200 to $1,400 a month. It’s an amazing feeling to wipe out a monthly bill as big as that and help the environment at the same time. Mahalo for that.
Our new normal. $48 a month electric bill.
Mahalo nui loa also for a great weekend and a great party. We celebrated our new photovoltaic system, our new vacant lot, and 23 years of business in Kihei. We also celebrated our May and June Birthdays: Sugar 5/13, Mike L. 5/18, Acacia 5/21, Jayne 5/31 and Todd 6/2.These are all people we are so grateful for!
There was a fun circle track race Saturday night after the Mahalo party. Our girls got out there and ripped around the track in their beat up Sentras. Looks like fun!
What a fun way to start a new month! Lots of food, lots of friends and lots of fun.
Rental Car Racing
Remember to tell your friends we are extending our “summer sale” through June. So, our already low prices will be 10% lower. This is the time to try out Kihei Rent A Car if you haven’t already.
And: THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who’s been there for us over the last 23 years. Don’t forget to send your Maui Rental Car story to email@example.com We hang up nice letters and stories in our break room so all of our awesome employees can read them.
Next time we will post the recipe for Sugar’s yummy, healthy cookies she brought to the Mahalo Celebration!
Mahalo Nui Loa!