Maui is in bloom! While it’s true that you can find gorgeous flowers and plants around the island in any season, spring is a special time. And with many varieties right here on the property you won’t have to go far to see the unique flora of our tropical climate. Take a stroll with us and enjoy these photos shared by our talented guests and owners!
You’ll most likely smell these flowers before you see them, and we are lucky to have several plumeria trees swaying in the ocean breeze. A favorite of our guests, we often see them picking up fallen petals to decorate their lanais or tucking a bloom behind their ear. We suggest finding some locally made plumeria scented candles so you can take a little bit of paradise home with you!
There are a lot of Hawaiian legends, so many that even the plants are named after them! Like this one, aptly called Pele, with it’s colorful leaves that remind us of the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, dance, and volcanoes. Click here to learn more about Pele and the rumbling reminders of her island presence.
Photo courtesy @shirleyhd
Bird of Paradise
An iconic and exotic flower, the Bird of Paradise is commonly used as a centerpiece in floral arrangements. But seeing one in the wild and in person is even better, especially when you have the ocean as a backdrop. Bird of paradise meanings include joyfulness, anticipation, and excitement — if you’re planning a trip to Maui we bet that you agree!
Photo courtesy @gregoz
So beloved is the hibiscus that the yellow variety is Hawaii’s official state flower. With delicate petals and only in full flower for about a day, seeing one in bloom a wonderful treat. They glow when lit up in the late afternoon sunshine, which also happens to be a perfect time to stroll the property with a cocktail. ;-)
Kids love to see their favorite fruit growing from a tree. Hanging in bunches among the thick foliage, they can be easy to miss. Keep an eye out during your next visit and try to spot them! For ripe ones to go in your morning smoothie, we recommend heading to a local farmers market.
Orchids, Pohuehue, Hymenocallis, & More!
No matter how many times you visit, there is always a new flower or plant tucked away to be discovered. Orchids, morning glory, and many other varieties of flora are soaking up the sunshine right off your lanai. We love when our guests share their finds! Scroll through the gallery below for some of our favorites.
Are you ready to smell the flowers? Spring is lovely in Maui and we still have some units available! Start daydreaming — you’ll find more photos of the property here. Aloha!