Send Your Pet Rock to Maui for a Holiday

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Little Beach Rocks at Sunday Drum Circle. The islands of Kaho’olawe and Molokini are in the distance.

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.

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 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 a US Postal Service Flat Rate Box – just don’t forget to add some air holes so your pet can breathe!

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Da Rock Inn Surf Shack, with papayas and bananas at the front door

Upon arriving at the Rockin’ Surf Shack your pet will be lovingly unpacked and allowed to sit on a local Hawaiian newspaper until they get used to their 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 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 Pile! A fun activity at The 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 Surf Shack. Others find us driving to Pa’ia and touring the art galleries, or driving to the summit of Haleakala Volcano. You’ll find a list of our many guided Maui activities below.

La Perouse Bay

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 1500s, 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! It’s a great way to see how native rocks live the traditional, ancient Hawaiian lifestyle.

On other days we might visit the Maui Winery at Ulupalakua, or visit awesome destination surfing spots on the north shore in Haiku, 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 an Open Bar all day, every day, with soft drinks, beer, Mai Tais, and a wide variety of umbrella drinks.

We’ve never had a customer complain about the food or free-flowing beverages.

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 & Munchies Chef
  • Rock Whisperer
  • Computer & Cell Phone Support
  • CPR-Trained Staff
  • Lava Hound Repellent
  • Minister on Call – Rock of Ages Church
  • Geologist on Call


Mr. Moss, Waipuilani Beach
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Windsurfing Lessons
  • Kitesurfing Lessons
  • Haleakala Volcano Tour
  • Trip to Hana
  • Trip Around Haleakala
  • Trip Around West Maui
  • Old King’s Highway Hike
  • Old Lahaina Town Tour
  • Lahaina Art Gallery Tour
  • Maui Winery Tour and Wine Tasting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Unicorn Riding (In Season)
  • Unicorn Flights (In Season)
  • Maui Brewery Tour
  • Snorkeling Trips
  • Whale Watching
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Fishing
  • Scuba & Snuba Diving
  • Luaus
  • Bike Ride Down Haleakala Volcano
  • Hula Dancing Classes
  • Skydiving in Hana
  • Seances with the Ghost of Gary Dahl 
  • and Much, Much More…

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

Group Rates

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

Contact us for special pricing on large groups, conventions and family reunions. We can arrange fork lifts, backhoes, front end loaders, bulldozers, even dump trucks on an as-needed basis. Rocks ‘r Us!

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 25 lbs. Each additional rock is only $25 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 prices include return airfare to anywhere in the US. Please contact us about pricing for International Pet Rock transportation.

Pet Rocks over 25 lbs. and the severely handicapped can be accommodated by special arrangements. Please contact us about your special needs pet.

Yes, we always put air holes in the box.

A group activity at Little Beach organized by Pet Rock Holidays.

Contact Us

Dr. Jim Carey – Pet Rock Holiday Host
Da Rock Inn Surf Shack
31 W. Waipuilani Rd.
Kihei, HI  96753

Text: 808-268-6480

eMail: Reservations@PetRockHolidays.com

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Fresh bananas and papaya at the front door of the Surf Shack!

PET ROCK® is a Registered Trademark™ of Rosebud Entertainment, LLC. Please Note:

  • PetRockHolidays.com and its related domain names have no affiliation with Rosebud Entertainment, Gary Dahl, his estate, or heirs.
  • Our services are not meant in any way to be an infringement upon their trademark.
  • Heck, we don’t even sell Pet Rocks, we just entertain and take care of them.