Send Your Pet Rock to Maui for a Holiday

You may not be able to afford an all-expense-paid trip to Maui, but is that any reason to deprive your Pet Rock of the experience? When a beautiful experience 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 in its own unique way to the island’s intoxicating charm.

The nightly Sunset Celebration at Waipuilani Beach

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.

Lefty and his Pet Rock friends

The weather is 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 Rock 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!

Waipuilani Beach Park, with the West Maui Mountains and Maalae’a Harbor in the background.

Upon arriving at Da Rockin’ Surf Shack your pet will be lovingly unpacked, presented with a beautiful fresh Hawaiian flower lei, a kiss by 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 exactly what is recommended in the original book, The Care and Training of Your Pet Rock, by Gary Dahl.

Once our honored visitor 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.

Waipuilani Beach

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.

Happy hour at the open bar

Most choose to go with us each 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 Da Rockin’ 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 the Surf 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 regular 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 rock – hardly any vegetation! It’s a great way to see how some of the native rocks still live the traditional Hawaiian lifestyle.

On other days we might visit the winery at Ulupalakua, or visit awesome destination surfing spots on the North Shore around Paia, 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 before bedtime. We have an 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.

Staff Members & Support Staff

  • Front Desk Clerk
  • Concierge
  • Limo & Driver
  • Maid & Turn-Down Service
  • Cabana Boy
  • Massage Therapist
  • Yoga Classes
  • Bartender
  • Keto Diet Chef
  • Vegetarian & Vegan Chef
  • Pizza, Beer, Chips & Salsa Chef
  • Rock Whisperer
  • Computer & Cell Phone Support
  • CPR-Trained Staff
  • Lava Hound Repellent
  • Minister on Call – Rock of Ages Church
  • Geologist on Call


  • Surfing Lessons
  • Windsurfing Lessons
  • Kitesurfing Lessons
  • Haleakala Volcano Tour
  • Trip to Hana
  • Trip Around Haleakala
  • Trip Around West Maui
  • Old King’s Trail Hike & Tour
  • Old Lahaina Town Tour
  • Lahaina Art Gallery Tour
  • Maui Winery Tour and Wine Tasting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Maui Brewery Tour
  • Snorkeling Trips
  • Whale Watching
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Fishing
  • Scuba & Snuba Diving
  • Luaus
  • Bike Ride Down Haleakala
  • Hula Dancing Classes
  • Seances with the Ghost of Gary Dahl 
  • and much, much more

Like a summer camp, we’ll make sure you get photos and notes from your pet during their stay.

Group Rates

As you know, Pet Rocks are very sociable, and actually enjoy sharing their lodgings with other Pet Rocks.

Contact us for special pricing on large groups, conventions and family reunions.

Because of this, we have group rates for couples, friends and families of Pet Rocks. Our basic one-week Maui Holiday is $99 for Pet Rocks under 29 lbs. Each additional Pet Rock is only $15 additional per week.

Not only that, but when you arrange special events for your Pet, up to FIVE Pet Rock friends can attend that 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 severely handicapped Pet Rocks can be accommodated by special arrangement. Please contact us about your special needs pet.