If you have a crush on Maui like I do, then you’ll love checking out these fun Maui Travel Tips!
Here are my top 10 Maui Travel Tips
- Eat at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Lahaina. I recommend going for dinner and asking for a seat near the water to enjoy the sunset!
- Check out the ginormous Banyan Tree in Lahaina on Front Street.
- Enjoy the best Snorkeling in Honolua Bay north of Kaanapali
- See the Sea Turtles in the wild by 5 Graves on Makena Road, just south of Poolenalena Park. (they often hang out here)
- Check out the Iao Needle in the Iao Valley State Park.
- Go to Big Beach (Makena Beach) for huge waves.
- Drive south of Big Beach on Makena road to view old Lava Fields. (we even spotted some wild goats here)
- Drive to Hana in the Spring and stop to enjoy the waterfalls all along the way.
- Visit the 7 Pools of Hana.
- Just beyond Hana, go to beautiful Koki Beach in the summer for a picnic.
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Angelique said: “Luau in Lahaina! Loved Maui!!! Wish I could live there… everything is open air, no need for screens! ENJOY!”
Heather said: “Mt. Haleakala is beautiful. We descended from the summit on bikes and road back down to sea level. 28 miles, all down hill. Fantastic, breath taking views of Maui!”
Candace said: “Haleakala before sunrise, Guri Guri Ice Cream, zip lining, Grand Wailea Resort, Road to Hana, Kapalua Bay, Shave ice, the list is endless!”
Aimee said: “Do a helicopter tour of the island!! And do the Road to Hana!”
Michele said: “As the above ladies said, Road to Hana and Haleakala. Also, try and stop at any of the little road side stands for seafood or pineapple whips – fabulous! The little town of Lahaina is very cute.”
Megan said: “I got married in Maui, LOVE it there. Everybody is suggesting the road to Hana and I am going to say the same. We loved it so much it’s our baby girl’s middle name. ♥ Snorkeling at Molokini is awesome too. Have fun!”
Laura said: “Went just last month for first time. Hike Maui was hands down my favorite. Can also recommend Red Line Tours for snorkeling Molokini & Mendes Ranch for horseback. For scuba, Tim from Tiny Bubbles is excellent with families. Lahaina Luau was outstanding.”
Lori said: “On Maui, having a massage at the spa at the Grand Wailea Hotel is fabulous!”
Charity said: “One of the most awesome guidebooks is “Maui Revealed“…make sure you get the most recent edition. It directs you to hidden waterfalls (i.e. 6/10 of a mile past the 6th mile marker on Road to Hana, there is a break in the forest. Pull over, follow trail to beautiful falls!!) All the inside info. Made our trip!! And do Haleakala the first day at 3am BEFORE you adjust to the time change lol!”
Deborah said: “I traveled there on my honeymoon about six years ago. We also had the “Maui Revealed” book and traveled the entire island. You have to be careful though… the locals sometimes do not like people going to of the places revealed in the book!”
Jeanine said: “Dragon’s Teeth is a great Free place and Nakalekee Blow Hole is a great hike as well. Maui Revealed book is a must to have along!”
Liz said: “Little known fact: If you rent a car on Maui, you can’t take it all around the island past Hana (but people do anyway). Be sure to take a submarine tour, go surfing, wake boarding, chase some dolphins on one of the small catamarans, and shop at Whalers Village!”
Laura said: “Take a helicopter ride over the volcano and Jurasic Waterfalls – beautiful! And the road to Hana is fun to do – crazy drivers, but the black rock beaches are really cool! The Pineapple Plantation tour was kinda interesting as well and the pineapple was to die for!!”
Melinda said: “Like everyone says, the Road to Hana is a beautiful adventure and Haleakala is wonder to behold, but we also really liked the little town of Paia on the North Shore. It’s a great little town with a very laid back vibe, and a great place to hang out that’s away from the main tourist areas, big hotels, etc. When we go back, that is where we will be staying.”
Dale said: “Haleakala is fun, and go very north of Lahaina, or far south to Makena, and that’s very cool. The Luau in Lahaina would seem to be touristy and it is, but it is also very worth it as well. Whale watching out of Maalaea is a must do. We liked the ethics of the Pacific Whale Foundation trip. Snorkeling in the crowded Molokini isn’t bad, and there are lots of other good-to-great snorkeling options. You can visit the megaresorts, or overpay for a beautiful morning of golf, but there are also a lot of very affordable options. We liked leasing an apartment north of Lahaina, and buying fish at the local market to grill by the pool.”
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