Maui is a magical destination and home of some of the world’s top beaches, lush rainforest & volcanoes surrounded by beautiful coastlines. Here are some hot spots for you to check out!
Hike: Maui known for it’s epic waterfalls, lush rainforests, and panoramic coastline views. Maui is filled with hiking trails. Most trails are easy to navigate. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a quick morning hike or an experienced trailblazer longing for a full-day trek, Maui offers a diverse array of trails.
Our favorite hike is the Lahaina Pali. It’s a 4.5 mile point to point hike, climbing 1765 feet beginning on the coast up to windmills in the clouds.
Drink the local beer: Craft beer tastes much better because craft brewers spend their time focusing on the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices. When in Maui, drink local, Maui Brewing Co. that is. Visit their brewpub for some killer eats & a chilled bar top.
Take a drive: One of the most famous road trips in America is on Maui, The Road to Hana. The Hana Highway is a 64.4-mile long stretch of Hawaii Routes 36 and 360 which connects Kahului with the town of Hāna in east Maui. It’s full of winding roads & blind turns so take your time and enjoy the scenery. Be sure to stop at Julia’s Bannana Bread @ mile marker 13.
See the Sights: There are so many scenic lookouts & iconic spots on this magical island. Maui has over 30 miles of beautiful beaches along 120 miles of coastline. You’ll find white, black and red sand beaches. See a blowhole, a neat rock formation & the sunrise.
The Nakalele Blowhole, on the northern end of Maui produces powerful geyser-like waterspouts with the waves and tides. Keep your eye out for the hidden heart.
Dragon’s Teeth on Maui is a unique rock formation located at Makalua-puna Point in Kapalua on the island’s northwestern shore. You can easily imagine yourself in the mouth of a giant dragon. This is also home of a labyrinth.
Watching the sunrise above the clouds at Haleakala National Park is a unique and memorable experience. Tourists get up super early to make the drive and you can even do a downhill bike tour.
Get on a Boat: We visited Maui in February which is prime time for spotting whales. Why go on a whale watching boat when you can be on a power sailboat and see the same thing?
Enjoy the open seas sailing from Maui to Lanai & Molokini. Join Sail Maui for one of their private performance sails to snorkel, dolphin & whale watch, picnic while siping on Mai Tai’s.
Go to a Luau:
A luau always makes a great night in Hawaii. Experiance Hawaii’s culture while listening to the exciting trance of the drums. We had an awesome time at the Drums of the Pacific meeting new friends, sipping on Mai Tai’s & eating an authentic Hawaiin BBQ buffet.
Shop: There are some great places to shop in Maui. For island styles check out the boutiques stores in Paia. From home goods to bikinis you’ll find it all here. For high-end style head over to the Shops at Wailea. If you are looking for jewelry or souvieniers go to Front St in Lahaina. Best Mai Tai’s on the island can be found at Kimo’s on Front St. Whalers Village in Kannapali has a good mix of it all. While you are there be sure to hit up happy hour & live music at the Hula Grill.
There’s so much to explore on this beautiful island & it’s one of the best destinations to unwind. Give yourself a week of sightseeing and relaxation in Maui.