My husband’s friend Maui recently went to Maui. And he shared a few stories about his wonderful vacation. This made me curious about the place and I would like to share with you the things I’ve learned about Maui.
Must visit in Maui
Maui is indeed the world’s most popular vacation destination. It is loaded with tourist options from water sports, incredible sights, gardens, hiking trails and more. With a vast range of breathtaking sights, it can be difficult to decide which ones to see. Each of those options has its own qualities and uniquely fascinating.
Lodging at Maui is not going to be an issue as the island offers a vast range of accommodations. There are budget hotels and condominiums and plenty of homes for rent in Maui. One can rent out an accommodation based on their preferences and budget. There are beautiful beaches and good weather, no matter where you rent out a home, that is sure to offer you complete privacy and seclusion.
The Road to Hana
One of the best things to do in Maui is the Road to Hana. There are hiking trails, endless waterfalls, and gorgeous scenery.
The best way to experience is a road trip via a rental car, and it is a must to visit those awe-inspiring natural wonders. More than fifty bridges cross many waterfalls on the way. Take time to stop and check out less frequented areas. Explore Hana Bay, art galleries, and farmers markets in Hana Town. When planning your trip to Hana, get the most out of your day. Get a rare glimpse into Old Hawaii and spend the day at Hamoa Beach.
Whale watching tours on Maui is one of the most exciting experiences you can come across. Do not miss the chance to see this endangered and protected species. It is really fun to see the endangered and protected species and see the whales frolic and play on the ocean surface. It is kinda hard to miss the mature Humpback Whales that are 40-feet in length and in weight. The glorious ocean creatures come here to give birth to their baby calves. Thus, Whale Watching Tours in Maui is a must-do activity!
Mt. Haleakala on Maui
Located 10,000 feet above sea level, it is a must to make a trip to the summit of Mt. Haleakala and enjoy the glorious Maui sunrise. This is a must-do Maui activity and the best time to see the sunrise at Mt. Haleakala is on your first morning. Check with your concierge when planning for this Maui activity. Depending on what part of the island you are, it will depend on how much time will it take to get to Kahului. You should reach Haleakala Visitor Center about half an hour before the local sunrise time to get the best view. Keep your camera or smartphone ready when you reach the top. After all, it is indeed a thrilling experience to see the sunrise from Mt. Haleakala.
Halaekalā National Park
The wilderness of Haleakala National Park is spread across massive thousands of acres. Hundreds of visitors arrive at the visitor’s park, and most try to reach here before dawn so that they can catch the glorious sunrise. As in the words of Mark Twain, it was the “sublimest spectacle” he’d ever seen. You can imagine yourself huddled and wrapped in a blanket at predawn, trying to keep warm, just like those hundreds of people around. Everything looks surreal and one gets completely immersed in the experience as soft, orange glow pierces the darkness and those rich tones of amber and ocher light fill the crater floor.
Old Lahaina Luau
The Old Lahaina Luau is the most authentic luau in Maui. It is one of the few that has not set up as a resort. It is your real chance to experience Hawaiian history, culture, and culinary prowess. Service here is exceptional and set in front of the ocean. There are great shops and art galleries as well as everyone has a great view of the stage as the seating is amphitheater style. The crowd is mostly adults, and the production is as authentic as possible. It would be hard to refuse the cool mai tai and fresh orchid lei. The dancing of the hula kahiko and savoring the spread of hearty salads, roasted meats and grilled fish are the highlights.
Maui Craft Tours
Maui is already loaded with several exciting activities and great spots to pick from. Another attraction is the Maui Craft Tours as there are loads of fun-filled activities. The Valley Isle is famous for its delicious and island-inspired foods. Maui is known for its beer, wine, craft spirits and freshly roasted coffee. It is a great way to experience the best local crafters in beautiful locations throughout the island. Enjoy snacks and farm-to-table cuisine or take one of the delectably memorable experiences of the most innovative crafters of Maui.
Maui snorkeling off the shore is simply great. Depending on the condition, one can enjoy great snorkeling in areas with plenty of marine life. Snorkeling around Molokini Crater is highly recommended because of protected waters and plenty of sea life. The Island of Maui is one of the few volcanic islets which is just three miles away from the South Maui shoreline. Another of the most popular places to snorkel in Hawaii is Marine Life Conservation District. Molokini too should not be missed as one can expect a vast array of Maui’s marine life. It is common to see Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles, Manta Rays, Morrish Idols, Raccoon Butterfly Fish and hundreds of species of coral and algae. As there is no sand surrounding this snorkel site, the ocean clarity is the best for underwater visibility.
Must visit in Maui
Simply, Maui offers more than the seas and sands. It has a beautiful sky and gorgeous mountains, too. It is best to visit Maui in April through May and September through November. The spring and fall seasons will certainly provide such pleasant weather for Maui vacationers. Our friend Maui stayed there in the third quarter of this year and he had the best vacation ever.