CORRECTED: Best of Maui Politics And Environment

Politics and Environment Best County Official Alan Arakawa Going into an election in which five other people would like to replace him, we’re sure that Mayor Arakawa will appreciate the fact that our readers consider him the county’s best public official. Hey, have you seen his yellow campaign signs? The ones that say, “Mayor Arakawa–Getting It Done.” Pure genius. Who cares what “it” is–“it” is whatever the prospective voter wants it … [Read more...]

Best of Maui Sports and Leisure

Sports & Leisure Best Fitness Club Photo credit to Sean M. Hower Crossfit State of Mind After personally watching lots people get into the best shape of their lives through this program, it’s no wonder our readers once again chose CrossFit State of Mind as Maui’s best fitness club. Although the intense workouts can be a lot to handle at first, the encouraging coaches will ensure that you see results through their intimate training … [Read more...]

Best of Maui Goods and Services

Goods & Services Best Local Clothing Designer Photo credit to Sean M. Hower Maui Thing Our readers love Maui Thing for their original designs made for people of all ages. Their clothing encompasses the aloha spirit in their unique brand that was built upon the saying, “Stuck on Good.” And how could you be stuck on anything else when you’re on such a glorious island? Maui Thing strives to show off the soul of island life through … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST SALON: Salon 253 #BOM2013

Best Salon Salon 253 Though nestled in Wailuku Town, Salon 253 is in no way a secret. Owned and managed by best friends, Salon 253 exudes a chic edginess often sought after in a haircut. The full service salon is staffed with qualified stylists ready to take on your hair woes. Brush your haircut horror stories aside and let Salon 253 ease your tease. Congratulations, ladies! 253 S. Market St., Wailuku; 808-270-2759; … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST UKULELE SHOP: Mele Ukulele #BOM2013

Photo Courtesy of Mele Ukulele. Best Ukulele Shop Mele Ukulele Mele Ukulele boasts entirely handmade products. Keeping up with cost efficient processes has also allotted Mele Ukulele the opportunity to offer competitive pricing. Whether you’re looking for koa, mahogany or spruce instruments with one hole or two, Mele Ukulele has a uke fit for any skill level. Be prepared for your next concert or jam sesh with MauiTime readers’ choice in uke … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST LOCAL CLOTHING DESIGNER: Maui Thing #BOM2013

Best Local Clothing Designer Maui Thing Fresh off their fifth anniversary, Maui Thing is this year’s (and last year’s) choice for Best Local Clothing Designer. Combining community and commodity, this local designer seems to have a winning formula. Clever graphics paired with smart design has made Maui Thing a MauiTime reader favorite. 7 N. Market St.; 808-249-0215; @sandtothecity Runner-up: Maggie Coulombe … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST SCUBA & SNORKEL: Maui Dive Shop #BOM2013

Best Scuba & Snorkel Maui Dive Shop Set sail, scuba or snorkel the Pacific with Maui Dive Shop at the helm. Voted Best Scuba and Snorkel Shop by our readers, Maui Dive Shop’s services expand beyond the confines of the ocean. They also book myriad activities include luau, horseback riding and helicopter rides. Or you can learn how to scuba, get all your gear and book a dive all at once. The depth of services and convenient locations have … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST LOCAL BOUTIQUE: Mahina #BOM2013

Best Local Boutique Mahina One-stop shop doesn’t begin to describe this year’s Best Local Boutique recipient (who’ve also taken the prize for the last five years). From beach-friendly maxi dresses to fitted flirty evening wear, Mahina has something for any occasion. Their inventory is inspired by the latest in fashion trends and then polished with a touch of island flare. How about enhancing your wardrobe with sassy wedges and bold accessories? … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST FURNITURE STORE: Lifestyle Maui #BOM2013

Best Furniture Store Lifestyle Maui Often, we find that we must compromise comfort for aesthetic. Luckily, Lifestyle Maui’s extensive inventory, reasonable pricing and delivery services can offer both when it comes to furniture. Stocked with tropical-inspired pieces to traditional and everything in-between, Lifestyle Maui can help fulfill your home decor dreams. But don’t take my word for it–the proof is in our readers’ votes. 703 L. Main St.; … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST BRIDAL SHOP: Elly’s Formal Wear #BOM2013

Best Bridal Shop Elly’s Formal Wear Elly’s has set themselves apart as one of Maui’s premiere bridal shops. Their impressive designer inventory, alteration services and rental options are just a few reasons our readers have apparently made Elly’s their bridal shop. From proms to weddings, Elly’s Formal Wear takes the cake. Serving locals and destination wedding guests alike, Elly’s has something for everyone, including my very own sister. It … [Read more...]