Maui Newsletter: May 2020

Your Favorite Island In The Sea

Your Favorite Island In The Sea

An Update From Your Favorite Island In The Sea

And just like that, it’s May. It’s the time of year when we say: “Ok, Maui, now you’re just showing off.” It seems as if everything has gone into bloom all at once. The plumeria flowers are at their brightest, the grass is at its greenest and the Upcountry jacaranda trees are bursting with brilliant lavender-blue blossoms. With so much out of the norm this year, it’s as if nature is reminding us that Maui will continue to be Maui, your favorite island in the sea, no matter what is happening in the world. Much like these May blossoms, the phased “re-opening” of the island has begun to bring us out again as well. The last few weeks have brought back some welcome sights as the Ka’anapali Resort was able to re-open both the Kai and Royal Golf Courses and Whalers Village has been given the green-light to re-open some of the retail stores. With beaches and parks opening this weekend, many are looking forward to once again watching sunsets from the comfort of their favorite beach. So, although we’re not quite ready to get back to business as usual just yet; in true “Hawaiian Time” our re-opening process may be slow but definitely worth the wait.

Kaanapali Luxury Living Maui Newsletter May Market 2020
Kaanapali Luxury Living Maui Newsletter May Market 2020

Leah’s Banana Bread Recipe

  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Mashed Ripe Bananas
  • 1 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract


  • 1/8 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
Your Favorite Island In The Sea

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and bananas, then stir. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly add to the creamed mixture then add vanilla. Pour into greased loaf pan and sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes. *Oven temperatures may vary, I suggest inserting a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, it’s done.