Top 5 Things To Do In Maui
You’re in Maui for vacation! Maui tourism is a unique and varied tapestry of experiences. You can choose from day trips and bus tours to beach activities and nightlife. There are plenty of things to do in Maui but here are the top 5 that you can’t miss if you go!
- Be sure to take a Maui day trip to go on the Road to Hana. This may be Maui’s most famous attraction. Hana is a small town tucked on the opposite side of the island from most of the resorts and attractions. But the road to get there is small and winding up through mountains and rainforest. You’ll see waterfalls, amazing foliage and even some banana bread and smoothie stands, all on the Road to Hana. It’s best seen from a bus tour so that you can focus on the journey and not worry about the drive.
- Next, you need to see the sunrise over Haleakala. This is Maui’s volcano that sits 10,000 feet above sea level. While this tour begins rather early, it’s worth waking up in the wee hours of the morning. You’ll board a bus around 3am and then head to the top of Haleakala. Dress warm because it gets to about 32 degrees up there. Then you’ll take in the sunrise from above the cloud line. It’s magnificent and you’ll want to keep your camera handy. Either take the bus back down or take a bike and coast your way through the national park on your way down.
- Laying on the beach is a main attraction in all of Hawaii. Maui’s beaches are beautiful and you can soak up the sun while listening to the waves crash onto the shore. You can also go kayaking or take a surf lesson on the beach. Rentals and instructors are available. This is a great way to unwind when you’re not sightseeing or exploring the national park.
- One way to experience the Polynesian culture is to take in a luau. Hele mei hoohiwahiwa means “come celebrate” in Hawaiian. A luau is a special celebration in Polynesian culture. You’ll eat authentic cuisine, including a pig roast and poi, a food that the locals love to hate. You’ll also get a show with authentic dancing and some history as well. It’s a fun evening and especially great for the whole family to enjoy.
- Finally, Maui is a great area for shopping and dining. Whether you’re looking for bargain eats at a hole in the wall or you want something classy with top rated food, you’re sure to find the freshest seafood and fruit you’ve ever tasted. Shopping is a great experience with all the stores you love from home and artisans who sell locally made items you can only get in Hawaii.
Written By: Leo Malagon