Saturday, March 7, 2009

Best Ingenious Invention on a Maui Beach

Some people will go to any lengths to get attention, as we discovered while walking on Waiohuli Beach in Kihei the other day. These creative locals had rigged up a salt water hot tub right on the beach. First they dug a large hole, and lined it with heavy plastic. Then they filled their one-of-a-kind hot tub with water right from the ocean. The pump operated by inverted energy which came from their car battery. For heat they had an old solar panel with a small barbeque underneath. Everything was somehow hooked up to the hose which fed the hot tub and circulated the water.

As you can see by the photo they even had a floating table for their drinks and they were having a ball on their day off!!! Since there was no sunshine that day, this seemed like a very sensible thing to do and they certainly didn't mind the trouble it took. We give these guys top marks for the best ingenious invention on a Maui Beach.

Incidentely, Waiohuli Beach is just a one minute walk from The Maui Garden House, a great Kihei vacation condo.


  1. That is the BEST IDEA EVER!! I mean honestly, normally on a cloudy day at the beach, I'd be staying far away from the water, as it would be too cold for me... but with a "hot tub" like that? Well, that would solve the problem!

  2. LOL, I don't think I'd be THAT committed (digging a hole isn't fun) to doing something that I would only enjoy for an hour or two. But ingenious it is.