You may not be able to afford an all-expense-paid holiday on Maui, but is that any reason to deprive your Pet Rock of the experience? When a beautiful vacation is this affordable, it’s a shame to pass it up!
Maui – the Valley Isle, the Rainbow Isle , the Isle of Love – there’s no single reason why Maui is consistently named the world’s best island . There are thousands of reasons, each contributing to the island’s intoxicating charm.
This is a place where watching the sunset is a celebrated evening event, trade winds rustle the palm tree branches that hang out over the sand, and humpback whales sing and breach just offshore.
The weather is sunny and warm year around and guests are treated with aloha, making Maui truly no ka oi (the best).
Travel and Accommodations
Most people opt to fly their Pet Rocks to Maui utilizing the affordable US Postal Service Flat Rate Box – just don’t forget to add some air holes so your pet can breathe!
Upon arriving at the Rockin’ Surf Shack your pet will be lovingly unpacked, presented with a beautiful fresh Hawaiian flower lei, a kiss from a beautiful wahine, and allowed to sit on a local Hawaiian newspaper until they acclimatize to the new surroundings and the other guests. This is the method recommended in the original Pet Rock Handbook, The Care and Training of Your Pet Rock, by Gary Dahl.
Once our honored guest is rested and acclimated we’ll take him or her on an orientation tour of the resort, showing them where all the amenities are located.
Next, we walk with your pet the 1/2 block to the Pacific Ocean and Waipuilani Beach Park. Your pet will surely make new friends here among the rocks, dogs, people and trees.
For the rest of your Pet Rock’s stay we pretty much leave the agenda up to them, unless you’ve instructed otherwise.
Most choose to go with us in the morning for a walk on the beach , from Waipuilani Park north to the Menehune Shores resort, then south until the beach runs out near Kalama Park. Then it’s back to the Surf Shack. The total walk is five miles – a good workout.
After that, the optional activities vary day-to-day. Some days we hang around Da Shack. Others find us driving to Lahina and touring the art galleries , or driving to the summit of Haleakala Volcano . You’ll find a list of our many Maui activities below.
Once a month we like to drive out across the lava fields to La Perouse and hike a few miles of the King’s Highway, originally built in the 1500’s, walking through abandoned Hawaiian villages that date back hundreds of years. Pet Rocks always love this day trip because it’s almost all wild rocks – hardly any vegetation! And it’s a great way to see how many of the native rocks live in the traditional, ancient Hawaiian lifestyle.
On other days we might visit the winery at Ulupalakua , or visit awesome destination surfing spots on the north shore around Paia like Ho’okipa and Jaws; or drive the winding, twisting road to Hana – and beyond!
To finish each day we celebrate the sunset back at Waipuilani Beach.
Feeding and Caring for Your Pet Rock
The food we serve is always wonderfully healthy and delicious, and authentically Hawaiian at every meal. It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet three times a day, along with an evening snack . We have Open Bar – all day, every day, with soft drinks, beer , Mai Tais , and all kinds of umbrella drinks.
In all of our weeks in business we’ve never heard a Pet Rock complain about the food – no matter how fussy of an eater they are at home.
Like summer camp, we’ll make sure you get photos and a letter from your Pet Rock during their stay.
As you know, Pet Rocks are very sociable, and actually enjoy sharing their lodgings with other Pet Rocks!
Because of this, we have group rates for couples, friends and families of Pet Rocks. Our basic one-week Maui Holiday is $99 for rocks under 29 lbs. Each additional rock is only $15 additional per week.
Not only that, but when you arrange special events for your pet, up to FIVE rock friends can attend the event with them at no extra charge!
We provide an experience that your Pet Rock will remember for the rest of their life, and love you for it!
Transportation to and from Maui
The package price of $99 includes return airfare to anywhere in the US via USPS Priority Mail. Express Mail and Overnight delivery are available at extra cost. Please contact us about pricing for International Pet Rock transportation. Yes, we always put air holes in the box.
Pet Rocks over 29 lbs. and the severely handicapped can be accommodated by special arrangement. Please contact us about your special needs pet.
Dr. Jim Carey – Pet Rock Holiday Specialist Da Rockin’ Surf Shack 31 W. Waipuilani Rd. Kihei, Maui, HI 96753