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, 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.
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 Lahina 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.
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! It’s a great way to see how native rocks live 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.