Published July 1, 2020
Reaping the Rewards Post COVID19
With upwards of 10 million visitors per year, can you imagine what Maui is like right now without our visitors? Locals are experiencing an unprecedented time here in Hawaii as lockdowns ease and we are able to enjoy the beauty of our islands all to ourselves! Many Maui residents are not yet back to work as our economy relies so heavily on the tourism industry, and we are reaping the rewards of our stringent dedication to adhering to COVID19 rules and regulations for the past few months. With our islands now being hailed as the ‘safest place in the world’ we are surfing, snorkeling, lounging on our empty beaches, and combing the trails in our beautiful jungles without the crowds. We’ve done the work to flatten the curve and are reaping the rewards in paradise!
What is open on Maui?
While many restaurants are still serving take-out or delivery only, there are a nice handful of places to sit down and enjoy a meal in good company. Shopping is more of the same, some stores are open, some are not. This is a time when we are very keen on keeping it local as much as we can. Supporting local businesses is in the hearts of our residents, we hope when our visitors return, they will adopt this mindset as well to help our family-owned businesses regain footing post COVID19 and once again flourish!
Some fun things that are open are boating activities (with limited restrictions). Lucky for us at Sea Monkey Private Charters, we are open for business and super excited to extend a 25% off kama’aina discount to our local folks! Our crew worked hard during the shutdown phase of COVID19 — with our boat in the dry dock they put in long, hard, hot hours to make our beautiful boat shine like a diamond! She’s fast, she’s fun, she’s luxurious! Come spend a day with us and together let’s celebrate our graduates, our local newlyweds, and our healthy friends and families! There is no better time than now to get your friends together, split the cost, and hang out for a day on the best boat you’ll find in Maui!
Maui Re-opens To Visitors August 1st, 2020
As of August 1, 2020, with new health and safety rules set in place, the State of Hawaii re-opens its arms and welcomes the masses to come back to our islands. The fourteen-day quarantine upon arrival will take a back seat to the new highly favored option of providing documentation of a negative result COVID19 test taken 72 hours prior to boarding your flight to Hawaii. Please make sure you do your homework to learn about the guidelines for traveling to Hawaii, they are set in place to help keep us all safe and healthy. And in a time, such as now, we very much need for you to care for the safety of our island people by committing to follow Hawaii’s guidelines for a successful re-opening, including pre-testing, wearing masks, and social distancing. Be aware that some shops, restaurants, and activities may still not be open, but our palm trees still sway, our sunsets are still magical, our beaches still beckon us to put our toes in the sand and surf the waves, and the Spirit of Aloha still reigns! Come see us!