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!

da rockin' surf shack
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.

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