Isn’t it great to have tropical islands as lovely as Maui on the earth? I’ve been a fan of Hawaii since childhood, visiting over a dozen occasions now, together with a number of to the island of Maui.
Whether or not you’re touring with associates, your accomplice, or solo, every of those stops are certain to make your journey to Maui as adventurous as it may be:
23. Take a surf lesson
It’s no secret that Hawaii is a surf capital of the world. It may appear a bit intimidating to think about getting out onto the waves your self, however Maui Surfer Women makes the expertise nice for first-timers.
Different well-known browsing spots on Maui embody Ho’okipa Seaside on the North Shore, Lahaina Reefs on the west aspect of the island, and Honolua Bay on the north west tip. Ho’okipa is certainly greatest suited to superior riders, however Lahaina Reefs and Honolua Bay are each appropriate for novices when the tide is low.
22. Go snorkeling
The Molokini is without doubt one of the hottest locations to go snorkelling due to its extremely deep, blue water. It’s positioned simply three miles off the coast of Maui and was a bomb web site. It has since been restored and there you will discover all kinds of corals and different marine life.
Alii Niu‘s snorkel journey is really useful as a result of it limits the boat to 60 folks, which tends to make it a bit extra pleasurable.
21. Go for a dive
SCUBA diving off the coast of Maui is named certainly one of Hawaii’s greatest stored secrets and techniques. Particularly, shore diving in Maui tends to be cheaper than elsewhere in Hawaii. In the event you’re into freediving, there are a ton of choices however this one is probably the most really useful. I can’t think about a greater technique to benefit from the unbelievable biodiversity of Maui’s coasts!
20. Make your mermaid desires come true
Wish to take your mermaid expertise to the subsequent degree? The oldsters at Hawaii Mermaid Adventures on Maui supply a novel expertise which includes really attempting on a mermaid tail to swim in. In addition they give friends a full run-down on marine life and conservation efforts.
19. Cliff dive at sundown
If you wish to get your adrenaline pumping, attempt cliff diving! Every evening earlier than sundown, journey seekers can cliff leap off Black Rock on Ka’anapali Seaside.
Be sure to’re a powerful swimmer earlier than taking the leap, as sturdy currents can happen there and the water is kind of deep in some elements.
18. Take in the solar at Kaanapali Seaside
Since all of the seashores on Maui are public, you might have many choices on the place to spend a day sunning and swimming. Kaanapali Seaside is a good place to take action as a result of it tends to be hotter and sunnier than different spots on the island as a consequence of its location. In the event you’re a giant folks watcher like me, this can be a excellent spot to observe windsurfers to their factor out on the water.
17. Frolic in a lavender area
Do you know that there are fields of lavender on Maui? I certain didn’t! In the event you want a break from the seashore (okay, who actually wants a break from that?), head over to the Ali’i Kula lavender farm. There, you may comply with the strolling paths by yourself or take a tour of the farm on a golf cart. I don’t learn about you, however laying in a area of lavender appears like a dream come true to me!
16. Catch a dawn at Haleakala
Positive, waking up at (or staying up till) 2:30am won’t sound nice now. When else are you going to have the ability to catch probably the most lovely dawn of your life, although?
To expertise a dawn on the prime of Mount Haleakala on Maui, you’ll have to make a reservation forward of time. Between the drive there and again and the precise dawn itself, plan to be there from 3am-7am, roughly.
Be sure that to decorate for chilly climate because the mountaintop might be fairly chilly earlier than the solar comes up. Deliver layers and brace your self for an epic photo-op!
15. See the black sand at Honokalani Seaside
It’s not like anybody actually wants a break from comfortable white sand seashores, however if you wish to take a look at an attention-grabbing and equally lovely seashore with black sand, head over to Honokalani seashore. It’s positioned inside Waianapanapa State Park on the Street to Hana, which is free to go to however has some parking charges.
The sand will get its deep black shade from hundreds of thousands of years of volcanic ash and lava. The feel is neat, too!
14. Discover lava tubes and caves
Whilst you’re at Waianapanapa State Park, be certain that to take a look at the caves and lava tubes. There’s an superior cave proper on the seashore entrance and the remainder of the park is enjoyable to discover, particularly for the coastal views! One of the best half is that there’s a probability you’ll have the caves to your self should you get there early sufficient. You may as well e-book a full day tour to discover the world.
13. Go Outrigger Canoeing
An outrigger canoe tour is an unbelievable technique to study extra about Maui’s surroundings, historical past, and tradition. The canoes themselves are conventional to Hawaii and are lengthy, smooth, and have been used for hundreds of years!
The tour makes a speciality of giving guests a novel expertise that includes studying concerning the island’s marine life with an “outside museum” strategy.
12. Drive the highway to Hana
In the event you do something on Maui, do that drive. The winding roads to Hana is usually a thrill and there are numerous pure wonders alongside the way in which. Identified for its unbelievable views and gorgeous waterfalls, it’s also possible to discover a ton of native treasures within the small cities that dot the freeway.
Be sure that to take a look at our full information to the highway to Hana earlier than you head out!
11. Take a kayak tour
In the event you can’t get sufficient of the water after your outrigger canoeing journey, exit for a kayak tour! Relying in your funds and what you’d prefer to see on the tour, there are many choices to select from. Listed below are just a few superior excursions to pick from, together with stops to see the inexperienced sea turtles at Turtle City.
At Maui Kayak Excursions you might have just a few totally different choices for kayak excursions together with a whale watching tour! They arrive extremely really useful due to the number of excursions they’ve accessible.
10. Spot some turtles at Ho’okipa Seaside
Whilst you drive alongside the highway to Hana, you’ll discover Ho’okipa Seaside. It’s proper outdoors Paia and is the most effective spot on Maui to identify inexperienced sea turtles.
It’s all the time really useful to keep away from touching wildlife, and this event isn’t any totally different. Whilst you stretch your legs, keep no less than 10 ft away from the turtles, which is shut sufficient to get a glimpse of them of their pure habitat with out disturbing them.
9. Strive some island delights
One other spot on the highway to Hana, Paia is without doubt one of the greatest locations to cease throughout the drive for some scrumptious Hawaiian meals. Paia is a small city that packs a bunch with its island flavors. Mama’s Fish Home and Paia Fish Market are native favorites for the freshest meals possible.
If you wish to actually get into the island foodie scene, think about doing a Maui meals tour. This one consists of stops at 7 of Maui’s greatest eating places. Yum!
eight. Chow down at a meals truck
Getting a chew to eat could be fairly costly in Hawaii as a consequence of a lot of the meals being imported from the mainland. An ideal choice for getting a filling meal for a good worth is selecting a meals truck. Yow will discover them throughout Maui, however particularly in Kaanapali, Lahaina, and Kihei. There are additionally just a few on the highway to Hana. These meals vans are an area favourite and lots of serve genuine Hawaiian delicacies!
7. Look out for rainbow eucalyptus bushes
These beauties could be seen totally on the Street to Hana, but in addition on the Ke’anea Arboretum. They’re a novel species of eucalyptus bushes which have rainbow-colored bark that may be greatest seen within the daylight. Native to Maui, they develop in just a few locations, so preserve a watch out for them!
6. Admire the Banyan Tree in Lahaina
Okay okay, I do know you aren’t going to one of the crucial lovely locations on the planet to see a tree. There are a ton of Banyan bushes all around the islands, however this one specifically is value going to see. It’s one tree, however has 16 trunks. Sure, 16! It’s bigger than a metropolis block, overlaying almost 2 acres. Go test it out for your self and admire its enormity.
5. Chase waterfalls
Whereas the highway to Hana is an incredible place to seek out Maui’s greatest waterfalls, there are many others to take a look at. Makamaka‘ole Falls is positioned in West Maui close to mile marker eight on the Kahekili Freeway. It may be seen from the freeway, however it’s also possible to stroll a few mile to unravel it the place there may be an excellent higher view.
The King’s Backyard is one other gorgeous waterfall that it’s a must to e-book a reservation to see. When you get there, you may discover the grounds across the waterfall as properly.
four. Go on a chocolate tour
Cacao is native to Maui and there are many locations the place it’s grown and harvested to make chocolate. In the event you fancy a tour of certainly one of these cacao farms, take a look at the Maui Chocolate Tour. Not solely will you get to style the scrumptious product of those wonderful vegetation, however additionally, you will must alternative to find out about how they develop.
three. Hike to the Iao Needle
Whilst you’re on the islands, it looks as if a ceremony of passage to get out for an epic hike. A crowd favourite is Iao Valley State Park on Maui the place you may get a wonderful view of the Iao Needle–a steep mountain peak that towers 1,200 ft. Due to its recognition, its greatest to get to Iao Valley early within the morning with the intention to keep away from crowds.
2. Take a yoga class on the seashore
Positive, taking a yoga class in a tropical location is an excellent expertise in itself. With hotter temperatures, our our bodies are typically extra versatile, making yoga much more pleasurable.
Take it one step additional and think about taking a category out on the seashore along with your toes within the sand at Maui Seaside Yoga! They’ve group and personal courses and even do dawn and sundown classes on the seashore.
1. See Humpback Whales
From the months of mid-October to early April, Maui turns into probably the greatest locations on the earth to go whale watching. Due to the nice and cozy, shallow waters surrounding the island, Humpback Whales discover refuge there earlier than they head up north in the direction of Alaska.
There are many choices for whale watching on Maui, however this one specifically has a give attention to preservation and environmental sustainability. It’s a win-win!
Right here’s a map with all the above-mentioned places that can assist you along with your journey planning:
As you might be planning your Hawaiian journey, all the time consider the seasons as a few of these locations are optimum throughout totally different occasions of yr (click on right here to seek out out the most effective time of the yr to go to Hawaii). There are such a lot of breathtaking locations on Maui that you simply in all probability may spend your journey there alone. Nonetheless, on BMTM we’ve got loads of guides that can assist you resolve how greatest to spend your time within the Aloha state.