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!

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The Rockin’ Surf Shack, with papayas and bananas at the front door

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.

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Waipuilani Beach Park, Kihei, Maui, 1/2 block from Da Surf Shack

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.

Rock Pilin’ at Da Surf Shack

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.

The lava fields, a few miles past La Perouse Bay, on the King’s Highway.

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.

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