Entries by Ken Fields

Wainapanapa State Park

  Wainapanapa State Park, a few miles west of Hana, Maui, is a wonderfully scenic location. The Hawaiian word Wainapanapa translates to English as ‘glistening fresh water’ referring to the nearby fresh water streams and sparkling pools of this rainforest area on Maui’s north eastern side. Home to one of Maui’s few black sand beaches, […]

Mama’s Fish House

  Mama’s Fish House is more than one of the best restaurants on Maui. It is a Maui attraction. A Maui landmark. Nestled in Kuau Cove on the north shore of Maui since 1973, Mama’s Fish House offers a delightful, relaxing tropical ambiance amidst coconut trees and a white sandy beach and some of the […]

The Meditative Mind

  “The soil in which the meditative mind can begin is the soil of everyday life, the strife, the pain, and the fleeting joy. It must begin there, and bring order, and from there move endlessly. But if you are concerned only with making order, then that very order will bring about its own limitation, […]

Iao Needle

  Commonly called Iao Needle, the traditional Hawaiian name for the 2,250 foot peak that dominates the valley is Kuka`emoku. This peak is known as the phallic stone of Kanaloa, Hawaiian god of the ocean. During periods of warfare, the peak was used as a lookout by warriors. It was here that some Maui warriors […]

Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens

  The Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens Japanese Tea House and Temple is located in a calm, quiet, serene corner of the park. A delightful place to relax and reflect. As a Heritage Gardens which represents the diverse cultures which make Hawaii what it is, the Japanese or well included. Other areas of the park display a […]