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Your Ocean View Wedding!

Imagine the sun setting over the mountains, while standing in a lovely flower laced gazebo.  The tranquil waters of the Pacific Ocean are your backdrop, while you take your wedding vows with the person you love.  This is the Mendes Ranch... Situated on the top of a bluff, our gazebo provides the perfect location for your wedding day.  A pathway along a small pond, provides the perfect entrance as you slowly stroll down towards the gazebo.  Once there you are greeted with unobstructed coastal views, a perfect setting for photographs on this very special day.

Our weddings locations are perfect for the person that wants something unique, we can accommodate small to midsize groups easily, but can make arrangements for larger wedding parties. For more details on our wedding locations, please contact us.


Our Ranch also features several locations that are ideal for private and corporate functions.

  • Incentive Banquets
  • Corporate Retreats & Parties
  • Awards Banquets
  • Private Trail Rides

Scenic oceanfront ride!

A great ride along the ridge above the ocean.

We decided to try horseback riding while on Maui.  We chose Mendes Ranch because of the scenic ocean views, and were not disappointed. 

The ride took us along the ocean where we saw whales breaching in the background.  The ride was great and the guides were friendly and informative.  The property is some of the most scenic on the island and offers different perspectives and outlooks with each turn of the trail.

The horses were well suited to the riders experience and there were a number of chances for running for those that wished for more than a great walk.

Give Mendes Ranch a look on your next trip to Maui.  You won't be disappointed.

Horseback riding on Kauai

Silver Falls Ranch offered a great day in the saddle!

We love to experience outdoors and see something not available from the road so we chose a horseback riding adventure.  Silver Falls Ranch was close to where we were staying in Princeville, so we booked it!  We had a wonderful time and the ride offered a great opportunity to get into the bush?  We have often wondered what the interior of the island was like and we saw it on this ride.  Everything gets a bit wild once you're off the groomed paths, but remains beautiful none the less.

The horses were well cared for and the ranch offered a great pairing of horse to rider.  Our guide was very well versed in the island lore and history which made the ride interesting on a number of levels.

We would recommend this ride to our friends and will book again on our next trip.


Wonderful vacation rental on Kaanapali Beach

We just completed a stay on Maui in this exceptional 1 bedroom condo belonging to one of our members,  Click her link here for more information, Laura Tyler.

The condo was located in the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach and is adjacent to Whaler Village Shopping Center.  The unit was perfect for our family and offered 1 bedroom and a queen wall bed in the living room, full kitchen and dining room with space to satisfy most any needs.

We were just a few steps from the most beautiful beach in the world and walking paths that extend for miles in each direction.  If you're into a multitude of beach activities, surfing, snorkeling, diving, whale watching parasailing etc, this is a must for your next trip.

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